(Monroe, Ga.) — College Board has released the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) scores for Loganville, Monroe Area and Walnut Grove high schools. For the third consecutive year, Monroe Area maintained the highest percentage of total students earning a 3 or higher on AP exams.
AP courses allow students to earn college credit through rigorous college-level work in a high school or online setting. During the 2016-17 school year, 435 students across all three high schools were enrolled in 16 different AP courses. The Walton County School District offers an average of 12 AP courses on campus per year, but students have access to all 38 courses offered by College Board through Georgia Virtual at no cost.
“Advanced Placement continues to be an important part of our comprehensive secondary course offerings,” said Director of Secondary Curriculum Celeste Cannon. “We are proud of our teachers’ and students’ ability to leverage these courses for the creation of competitive transcripts for college admissions.”
Students must take an AP exam at the conclusion of a course in order to earn college credit. The scores are weighted based on free response and multiple choice questions. Final scores are reported on a 5-point scale where students who score 3 or higher are eligible to receive college credit and in some cases exempt introductory college courses.
“Advanced Placement is just one way students can obtain college credit while still enrolled in high school,” said Cannon. “With the increasing popularity of Georgia’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) program, we have seen a slight decrease in our AP participation. Our administrators, counselors and teachers continually work to ensure that students have a clear understanding of and access to these outstanding opportunities to assist them in becoming well-equipped for post-secondary studies.”
Walton County School District Three-Year Score Summaries are as follows:
|Loganville High School||2015||2016||2017|
|Total Number of Students (May)||1413||1454||1587|
|Total Number of AP Students||165||173||195|
|Total Number of AP Exams||281||275||333|
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||63.6||73.4||65.1|
|Monroe Area High School||2015||2016||2017|
|Total Number of Students (May)||1025||1008||1005|
|Total Number of AP Students||105||145||161|
|Total Number of AP Exams||180||248||246|
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||69.5||75.2||71.4|
|Walnut Grove High School||2015||2016||2017|
|Total Number of Students (May)||1349||1336||1383|
|Total Number of AP Students||107||143||79|
|Total Number of AP Exams||151||194||100|
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||48.6||49.0||51.9|
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||57.2||58.1||58.8|
The Walton County School District serves around 14,000 students in 15 schools including nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The mission of the Walton County School District is to ensure that all students learn. The district values students as individuals with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. For more information, please visit www.walton.k12.ga.us.