Lakeview Academy values the importance of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and annually offers a variety of AP course options to 9th-12th grade students. The successful completion of AP courses and the exams may earn a student college credit while expanding their knowledge of subject matter.
The results of the 2023 AP exams were released on July 5, and Lakeview students continue to successfully pass the rigorous AP exams. Several teachers achieved 100% pass rates while others continued their track record of above-average results. Lakeview has a student-to-teacher ratio in AP classes of 8:1.
“Our teachers go above and beyond when it comes to AP courses and create environments advantageous to personalized learning,” said Mike Lawley, upper school director. “Achieving high percentages of pass rates is ultimately the result of the hard work of students as well as the instruction provided by the teachers.”
This year Lakeview administered 180 exams over 17 different subject areas with an average score of 3.14 out of a possible 5. In 11 subject areas the average score was higher than the Georgia and global averages.
Lakeview’s science department had impressive results with Chassie Corbin (AP Biology) and Marvin Clarke (AP Chemistry) both receiving 100% pass rates. Gladys Piper (AP Environmental Science) was right on their heels with a 93% pass rate.
Shannon Ball (AP Literature), Mikhail Lovell (AP Computer Science A), and Sehoon Oh (AP 2D Art) also recorded 100% pass rates. Mrs. Marsha McFall has received scores above the state and global mean for more than five consecutive years.
Lakeview students can begin taking AP courses as early as 9th grade.
“We are the only school in the area offering two AP courses to 9th-grade students,” said Lawley. “Twelve 9th grade students took the AP exams in human geography and environmental science, and all 12 students earned college credit in both courses.”