All five high schools in Douglas County were named 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) STEM Schools by the Georgia Department of Education on February 27, 2017. Schools on this list have students who test in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A). There were 204 high schools in Georgia named AP STEM Schools.
In addition, Alexander High School and Chapel Hill High School were named 2017 AP Humanities Schools. To earn this distinction, schools must have students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course. There were 149 high schools in Georgia named 2017 AP Humanities Schools.
“We are proud to have students not only taking these challenging courses but also taking the strenuous AP tests at the end of the school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “We are also proud that Lithia Springs High School has taken STEM to the next level by recently earning the internationally recognized STEM certification by AdvancED. Lithia is one of only two high schools in Georgia with both state and national STEM certification.”