Alcovy High School recently earned state designation as an AP Access and Support School by State Superintendent John Barge.
AHS is one of 41 high schools in the state to have at least 30 percent of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American or Hispanic.
Additionally, of those 30 percent, all earned scores of 3 or higher, according to the end-of-month notes released by Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews.
The county's newest high school was also the winner of the high school division of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Regional Competition, which was held at Clayton State. The team placed third out of 16 schools in the division competition. Participating students must have read all 20 Georgia Peach Books and retained information on each.
Additionally, NCSS students won 47 percent of all ribbons awarded at the Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair.
Students from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, Clements, Cousins, Indian Creek and Liberty middle schools won 15 first place, 26 second place and 30 third place awards. There were also 12 NCSS students picked to represent Newton County and the Griffin region in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia.