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CHS named AP STEM Honor School

Carrollton High School’s STEM initiative and its focus on increasing Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings and student participation have earned CHS state recognition as an AP STEM School. 

The Georgia Department of Education named the 2024 AP Honor Schools based on the results of 2023 AP courses and exams. 

To qualify as an AP STEM School, students must test in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. CHS and 275 other Georgia schools from 98 school districts qualified for this honor. 

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our students and teachers,” said Ian Lyle, CHS principal. “The Advanced Placement students choose to take more rigorous, time-consuming courses that will prepare them for college and beyond, while the AP teachers consistently show they not only care about their students but also want them to be pushed to their full potential.”

Dr. Mark Albertus, superintendent of Carrollton City Schools, not only commended CHS for the achievement, but placed credit on the lower schools as well.

“We should be very proud as a school system for this accomplishment,” said Albertus. “While it is obvious high school students are the ones who take Advanced Placement courses, it can’t be done without system-wide effort and support. The rigorous curriculum in place at all grade levels plays a pivotal role in preparing our students for success in their AP coursework.”

Carrollton High School offers a total of 18 Advanced Placement courses, including the classes recognized for the STEM focus: Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics. Other AP courses that are available are Government, World History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, U.S. History, Language, World Literature, U.S. Literature, Studio Art, Psychology, and Human Geography. In addition to the AP offerings, CHS implemented the International Baccalaureate program in 2012, another route students can pursue to ensure academic rigor through more than a dozen more course offerings.