The honor given by the Georgia Department of Education recognizes high schools "that are leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available," the Fulton County School System said in a news release.
"Advanced Placement classes give our students a greater opportunity to grow outside of the traditional high school curriculum," said Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D. "This added rigor not only stimulates their learning but helps prepare them for the extensive, fast-paced courses they'll experience in a college environment."
Based upon testing results from the class of 2013, the 2014 awards are placed in five categories: AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP Challenge Schools and AP Access and Support Schools.
AP STEM Schools (schools with students taking exams in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses):
- Creekside High School
- Langston Hughes High School
- Tri-Cities High School
- Westlake High School