Two local high schools have been recognized by state superintendent Kathy Cox for their performance on Advanced Placement exams.
Callaway High School in Troup County and Columbus High School in Muscogee County were named AP Honor Schools by the state, based on their results in 2008-2009 AP classes and exams.
Advanced Placement, or AP, courses are high school classes in which students are expected to complete college-level coursework. Students take an exam at the end of the course to determine if they receive college credit for the course. Most colleges and universities will grant a student college credit if they score at 3 or higher on an AP exam.
Callaway High School was named an AP Challenge School. An AP Challenge school is a school with fewer than 900 students that offers AP classes in all four academic areas.
Columbus High School was named an AP Merit School. To be named an AP Merit school, a school must have at least 20 percent of its student taking AP exams and at least half of the students testing must score at least a 3 on the test.