Brooks County High School was recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods as a 2021 Advanced Placement Honor School.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to this year's AP Honor Schools," Superintendent Woods said. “I commend them for their hard work to build strong Advanced Placement programs and, as a result, provide high-quality opportunities for Georgia students."
The distinction sets Brooks County High School apart as an AP Challenge School, which is defined as a small high school of fewer than 900 students offering AP advanced courses in the core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies.
According to data released by the College Board, Georgia’s public-school class of 2020 has the 17th highest AP pass rate in the nation. Overall 38.5 percent of Georgia’s graduating class of 2020 took at least one AP exam while in high school, and Brooks County High School is proud to offer its students the same opportunity.
Principal Chris Chastain and his teachers have worked diligently to bring a robust AP course offering to Brooks County High School. The school currently offers AP classes in Literature, Language, Calculus AB, Computer Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Human Geography, US Government, and Psychology, with plans for additional offerings next year.
Principal Chastain is extremely excited about Brooks County High School being recognized as an AP Honor School. He believes, “Good grades and academic rigor, such as AP Courses, provides our students more opportunities to be not only accepted, but to excel at the college of their choice.”
The addition and expansion of AP class offerings is an important school improvement initiative for the district, geared towards offering Brooks County students more opportunities to be competitive and successful at top colleges and universities. This award recognizes the dedication of Brooks County High School to ensure students are prepared for college and career after graduation, and it highlights the hard work of AP teachers and students as they challenge themselves to reach higher levels of teaching and learning.