539 school districts across the country were named to the 3rd Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll list, including the Worth County School System.
SYLVESTER, Ga. — The Worth County School district has been named among just seven other districts in the state as an Advanced Placement Honor Roll school system.
The district is the only district in southwest Georgia to snag the honor, according to the College Board, the organization which created the SAT college entrance exam and advanced placement courses, which allow high school students to earn college course credit if they successfully complete the course work and pass the formidable AP exam.
"We are very pleased to be recognized with this honor," Worth School Superintendent Barbara Thomas said. "Our students have worked diligently to earn high scores, and teachers have provided a rigorous curriculum to better prepare the students for success on the AP Exams."
"Parents are also excited that students can receive college credit with a score of 3 or higher. We are continuing to explore other AP offerings in addition to Calculus, Environmental Science, History, Literature and English Composition, and Statistics.
Worth County also received recognition for achieving the honor despite the fact that more than 73.93 percent of the students in the district meet federal poverty standards for free or reduced-price lunches.
"The following honor roll consists of the 539 U.S. public school districts that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP courses for a broader number of students and improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam," the preface of the 2012 list states.
In addition to the Worth schools, the other Georgia districts recognized are DeKalb County School District, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Madison County School District, Oconee County Schools, Rockdale County Public Schools, and Walker County Schools.