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Dalton High School Recognized as AP Honor School

Dalton High School has once again been named an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School by Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods. The school was recognized in the category of AP Access and Support.

Superintendent Woods named 273 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools from 97 school districts for 2023.

“The number of AP Honor Schools increased by more than 14%, which serves as a testament to our commitment to expand opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said. “I sincerely congratulate each of this year’s AP Honor Schools on their achievement.”

The 2023 AP Honor Schools are named in eight categories based on the results of 2022 AP courses and exams. A list of categories is below, and a complete list of schools in each category is linked in the description.

Dalton Public Schools Superintendent Tim Scott said he is proud of this year’s accomplishment.

“I want to thank all of the teachers, students and administration for all of their hard work this year,” Dr. Scott said. “This achievement would not be possible without you.” 

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. In addition, the Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008.

AP Access and Support Schools
Schools with at least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identified as African American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.