Carrollton Appears on Washington Post Rankings for Sixth Consecutive Year
Carrollton, GA – The Washington Post’s annual rankings of America’s Most Challenging High Schools has just been released for 2016. Carrollton High School, for the sixth consecutive year, appears on the prestigious list of high schools that challenge students by providing rigorous courses.
America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.
According to the Washington Post rankings, Carrollton High School continues to provide the most challenging curriculum in the west Georgia region. The 2016 rankings shows Carrollton’s index ranking improving to 1.778 from the previous high of 1.524 earned in 2015.
“We believe the four years we have a student on our campus has the most significant impact on that student’s life path,” said Dr. Mark Albertus, Carrollton High School Principal. “It is during the high school years that as a student becomes a young adult, providing academic rigor ensures personal success. Helping our students achieve at a high standard opens a lifetime of opportunities.”
Carrollton High School offers 13 courses in the renowned International Baccalaureate (I.B.) curriculum and 15 Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses. These 28 course offerings provide a student who earns a high score a competitive advantage in gaining entry into a college or university. Some colleges and universities offer academic credit for successful completion of these exams.
About the Carrollton City School System: The Carrollton City School System is a Charter System as recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Education. Founded in 1886, Carrollton City Schools is a recognized educational leader with offerings including: the first state accredited STEM Program in K-3, one of only two high schools in Georgia to earn the AdvancED STEM certification, International Baccalaureate degree program, award- winning robotics teams as well as renowned programs for the arts and athletics.
Jay Goodman – Press Release 4 February 2016 Carrollton City Schools