All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state as 2018 Advanced Placement Honor Schools. Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell high schools made two of the AP honors lists. All were honored as AP Challenge Schools and AP STEM Schools. Armuchee, Model, and Pepperell were also honored as AP STEM Achievement schools.
“This is wonderful news for our school system as our four high schools stayed on the AP Challenge and AP STEM schools lists and added a school to the AP STEM Achievement list,” stated Dr. John Jackson, Floyd County Schools (FCS) Superintendent. “Earning AP honors is a tribute to the commitment of our staff and schools to provide challenging courses for our students that will prepare them for graduation and success in life.”
- AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. Students receiving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.
- AP Challenge schools are small high schools of fewer than 900 students offering the AP advanced courses in the core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies.
- AP STEM schools have students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses
- AP STEM Achievement schools have students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses and at least 40% of exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earn scores of three (3) or higher
Darlington’s Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss, Associate Dean Ivy Brewer, and Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman will be featured presenters at The Association of Boarding Schools/National Association of Independent Schools Global Symposium in New Orleans on Tuesday. Moss and Brewer will be presenting a session entitled “Serving International Students in the College Admissions Process.” Joining them in the presentation will be Cheryl Barber, Director of College Counseling at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Inman will be presenting a session entitled “Cultivating and Stewarding International Constituents in Annual Giving.” The Symposium will be bringing together school leaders, educators, and experts to explore current practices and promising ways forward in global education. Both Moss and Brewer are frequent presenters at educational professional conferences. Moss is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ACCIS, the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, and former President of SACAC, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. Brewer has recently completed her term on the SACAC Board of Directors and Chair of the Professional Development Committee. Inman has vast experience in global education and in the recruiting of international students for Darlington
Every spring, students from the Career Technical Instruction program at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy attend the CTI Spring Leadership Conference at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. This year, around 600 students from across the state met to participate in a variety of activities that are designed to help prepare them to be leaders in their schools and communities. It is a great opportunity for our students. The highlight of the conference is the competitive events session. There are 31 individual competitions that take place from Advertising to Woodworking. On April 11, six students from the Career Academy competed in different competitions. Walker Lynch placed first in Metal Working; Brandi Joy Waters who placed second in Most Improved Student and Sergio Romero Vargas placed second in Construction Technology. Brandi also applied for and won a $500 scholarship for Outstanding Senior.
Rome High’s Drama Department presents its spring musical “Once Upon a Mattress” with shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. All shows are at the Rome High Auditorium. Tickets: $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors; sold at the door.
Georgia Highlands College will be hosting a two-hour event on learning, hip-hop culture and the art of freestyle rap at its Cartersville location on Wednesday, April 18, from 2 until 4:15 p.m. in the Student Center. Starting at 2 p.m., GHC will host Soul Food Cypher, an Atlanta-based group who aims to provide “cultural events that create a place for positive social interactions, using the arts and shared neighborhood spaces as a cultural bridge through the use of hip-hop and the craft of freestyle lyricism.” Soul Food Cypher will be conducting an interactive performance that uses audience participation to create freestyle raps. At 3p.m., GHC will have speaker Bettina Love, also known as Dr. Love, who is an award-winning author and an associate professor at the University of Georgia.