KINGSLAND — The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Camden County High School three top Advanced Placement honors.

The school was designated as an AP STEM school, an AP STEM achievement school and an AP humanities school for offering 19 AP courses to help students explore areas of interest.

The classes help students develop college-level academic skills, while providing them the opportunity to earn college credit prior to graduation.

Students receive college credits if they receive a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam conducted by the college board that administers the SAT test.

The AP STEM award is given to schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. At least 40 percent of the test scores must be 3 or above.

The AP humanities designation is given to schools with students testing in at least one English/language arts course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and work world language course.

Pennie Davis, director of secondary education for the Camden County school district, expressed appreciation about the designations. She said students are encouraged to sign up for the classes by their teachers in prerequisite courses.

“The honor of being designated as an AP Award School is a testament to the hard work and determination of our AP teachers and students,” she said. “Earning this recognition reflects our commitment to prepare students for academic success beyond the halls of Camden County High School.”

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