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DCHS named AP STEM and AP Challenge school for 2022

Dawson County High School has recently been named by the Georgia Department of Education as an AP STEM and AP Challenge school for 2022.

According to a release by the Georgia Department of Education, Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools are named each year based on the results of the previous year’s AP courses and exams. AP exams are administered by the College Board and allow Georgia students to access college-level learning while in high school. Students who receive a score of 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam can receive college credit for it. 

The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008, and schools are named in eight categories. 

This year, Dawson County High School was named an AP Honor School in two categories: AP Challenge Schools, or schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in English, math, science and social studies; and AP STEM Schools, or schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses. 

According to the release, State School Superintendent Richard Woods named a total of 239 AP Honor Schools for 2022. 

“We are committed to expanding opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Woods said in the release. “I offer my sincere congratulations to each of this year’s AP Honor Schools, and thank each teacher, student and school leader who worked hard to create strong AP opportunities in these Georgia schools.” 

For more information about this year’s AP Honor Schools, go to