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High school named to district honor roll
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Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

"Dawson County, in particularly Dawson County High School, has been named to the fifth annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board," said Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs.

The honor roll consists of the 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada.

"This is a big deal," Gibbs said. "This recognizes districts for increasing access to advanced placement courses, which means we have more students this year taking more advanced placement courses last year, while at the same time maintaining or increasing the rate of students scoring a three or higher on the AP Exam, which allows them to receive college credit."

The list is put out each year by the college board, which, according to its website, "is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity."

Dawson County is one of 17 districts in Georgia on this list, which also includes much larger districts, such as Atlanta Public Schools, Buford City Schools and Forsyth County Schools.

"We only have one high school, and while not all high schools in each district got on the list, some of the larger districts may make it on, but to have one high school alone make it on is a very, very big deal and we're proud of that," Gibbs said.