Georgia Students Gather for AP Day Under the Gold Dome
More than 300 students and educators from nearly 20 Georgia schools converged on the state capitol in Atlanta to advocate for continued support for Advanced Placement (AP)
On February 5, 2020, more than 300 students and educators from nearly 20 Georgia schools converged on the state capitol in Atlanta to advocate for continued support for Advanced Placement (AP).
The students were excited to share their AP stories with Governor Brian Kemp (pictured above), and dozens of legislators and staffers. They urged lawmakers to help expand access to AP by making funding available to pay for low-income students’ AP Exams, which can help save students time and money in college. They also spoke about the importance of establishing a uniform AP credit policy at public colleges and universities in Georgia.
“The AP Exam is very important for me because I want to gain college credit,” said Channing Hall, a sophomore at Dunwoody High School. “We want to make a uniform policy to accept scores of 3, 4, and 5, so students are encouraged to stay in the state in Georgia.”
“AP courses are really important because they push you to be a better student, a better learner,” explained fellow Dunwoody sophomore Annie Quinn. “Students who take AP classes now are going to be the leaders in Georgia in the future.”
Georgia’s School Superintendent Richard Woods addressed students to kick off AP Day Under the Gold Dome
Rep. Bruce Williamson met with students from Monroe Area High School
Sen. Harold V. Jones II held a meeting with students from Cross Creek High School