Evidence of Success
Advanced Placement Program
Rome City Schools Releases AP Numbers
Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores on July 28, 2021.
Rome High School has 89 AP scholars total
53 - AP Scholars
22 - AP with distinction
14 - AP with honors
The Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Rome High are certified through the College Board, and students who take those courses are given the opportunity to complete a test at the end of the course for the possibility of earning college credit before they leave high school. It is not required that students who participate in an Advanced Placement course take the corresponding AP exam because each student is still receiving high school credit regardless. However, to receive college credit, students must take the final AP exam and pass with a certain score (dependent on each university’s requirements).
There are five categories of Advanced Placement Exam scholars:
•General AP Scholar: granted to students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.
•AP Scholar with Honor: granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more AP Exams taken.
•AP Scholar with Distinction: granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.
•National AP Scholar: granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least four on all AP Exams taken, and scores of four or more on eight or more of these exams.
•AP International Diploma (APID): globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. Students must take any two (2) eligible AP world language or English exams if the exams are across two different languages with a score of three or higher.
Advanced Placement Honor School
Rome High School has been named an AP Merit School by the Georgia Department of Education!
- AP MERIT SCHOOLS: Schools with at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
Rome High School has also been named, for the fifth year in a row, as a 2017 AP STEM School and a 2017 AP STEM Achievement School by the Georgia Department of Education.
- AP STEM SCHOOLS: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses
(AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)
- AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOLS: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher