CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- The College Board has released national, district and state Advanced Placement (AP) scores for 2010.
Highlights of this report include AP course offerings at Cherokee County high schools. The AP Program has grown significantly in the past 10 years in the Cherokee County School District (CCSD), from 400 exams given in 1999 to nearly 2,325 exams in 2010. This provides further evidence of the increasingly rigorous academic curriculum offered by Cherokee County high schools.
The University System of Georgia reports that 95% of students admitted to research universities (Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia) have successfully completed at least one AP course.
The report indicates that 72% of CCSD students earned college credit with "passing" scores of 3, 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 5, compared to 53% in the state of Georgia and 58% nationally.