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East Cobb Schools Earn AP Honors

Pope, Walton and Wheeler have earned multiple Advance Placement designations by the Georgia Department of Education.

Pope High School. Credit: Patch file
Pope High School. Credit: Patch file

Patch Staff Report

East Cobb's public high schools have again earned multiple designations from the Georgia Department of Education as Advanced Placement Honor Schools. 

It was announced Tuesday that they were among the 15 county high schools that for the third straight year had received the designations, which are awarded based on increasing access to "rigorous AP coursework."

Pope and Walton were named AP Merit Schools for having at least 20 percent of students taking AP exams and with 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. 

Pope, Walton and Wheeler are all AP STEM Schools for having students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses.

And all three were designated AP STEM Achievement Schools for having students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher.

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