Dawson County High School was named both an AP Merit School and an AP STEM School for 2019 when State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced the 230 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019 Feb. 8. 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. The 2019 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2018 AP courses and exams.