• Georgia Title I Distinguished School, 2007-2008
    • SAT scores increased 26 points, 2006-2007
    • 78% college acceptance rate to two- or four-year colleges/universities, 2006-2007
    • 84% college acceptance rate to two- or four-year colleges/universities, 2007-2008
    • $4,893,936 in scholarships awarded to students, 2007-2008
    • Received Highly Operational on all SACS Accreditation Standards, 2008 SAC 
    •  Principal Dr. Shirlene B. Carter named 1 of 17 "High Performance" APS principals by Georgia governor and state education superintendent
    • Georgia Superintendents' Distinguished Achievement Award in Language Arts and Reading on the Georgia High School Graduation Test 2007-2008
    • Georgia Superintendents' Distinguished Achievement Award for Improvement in Ninth Grade Literature on the End of Course Test 2007-2008
    • Georgia Title I Distinguished School 2008-2009
    • Named By Business Week & U.S. News and World Report as ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE NATION 2008-2009
    • Recognized by Gates Mellinium Scolars Program for OUTSTANDING EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THAT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE ACCESS 2008-2009