Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Only 539 school systems in the US and Canada appear on the list.
For the third year in a row, Oconee County Schools has been named to the College Board Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. "It's a credit to the teachers, K-12, and the challenges they have for our students," Scott Gordon, Secondary Director for Teaching and Learning, told the Oconee County Board of Education at a work session Monday. "It's also due to the high school administrators who spend hours trying to create those opportunities for AP. It's thanks to the parents who demand the best out of our schools, thanks to the school board for supporting the program, and, finally, thanks to the AP teachers who work so hard." The recognition is given to school districts that simultaneously increased access to AP courses while maintaining or…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The school district is one of only 367 across the United States and Canada to earn the distinction.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Oconee County Schools has been named to the College Board Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. The school district is one of 367 across 45 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada to earn the distinction. Two other Georgia school districts were recognized: Calhoun City Schools and City Schools of Decatur. But Oconee County Schools is the only district from Georgia that has achieved the honor roll for years 2011 and 2012, according to data from the College Board. The recognition is given to school districts that simultaneously increased access to AP courses while maintaining or improving the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam, according to a news release. Advanced Placement classes and exams…
Monday, July 18, 2011
More students than ever are enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, Oconee County Schools superintendent says.
Average scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams were higher for Oconee County Schools than other institutions across the state and nation, according to a report that was presented at the Board of Education meeting Monday. The College Board administers AP exams that are based on college-level curriculum, and students are scored on a five-point scale. With a score of "3" or higher on the tests, many colleges and universities grant course credit to students, according to Superintendent John Jackson's weekly column. Oconee County Schools’ average score was 3.31, surpassing both a state average of 2.74 and the national average of 2.84. Oconee students tested in 24 subjects, including the core areas of language arts, social studies, math and …