Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. Since 2008, over one-third of the seniors in Georgia public high schools were enrolled in AP courses. AP courses guarantee rigor in our classrooms. To learn more about offering AP courses in your high school, contact Becky Chambers, Program Manager for AP at the GaDOE, at 404-463-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools needing information on use of AP courses as a Gifted Service Model may contact Gail Humble, Gifted Specialist for GaDOE, at email@example.com.
GaDOE is sponsoring 5 AP Regional Workshops this fall. These workshops are specific to course and there is no registration fee. Contact Bonnie Marshall for registration information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops dates and locations:
September 25, Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah, 15 courses
September 29, AP Art History (only course) at the Carlos Museum on the campus of Emory University
October 10, Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, 21 courses
October 17, Lambert High School in Suwanee, 22 courses
October 23, Lowndes High School in Valdosta, 14 courses
New AP Coordinators
New AP Coordinators in GA high schools need to carefully study the AP Coordinator’s Manual for guidance regarding the AP Course Audit process and the process for ordering and administering AP exams. If you do not have a copy of the manual, contact the Southern Regional Office of The College Board at 770-225-4050.
AP Audit/Authorized Syllabi
Principals must ensure that the syllabus for each AP teacher in the school is authorized by The College Board, or students will not be able to receive college credit based on successful AP exam scores. To authorize a syllabus, the principal must access the AP Audit registration site and enter the teacher’s name and then work with the teacher to get the syllabus submitted for approval. Principals that have questions about the Audit process may contact Mr. Bill Heron at the Southern Regional Office of The College Board at 770-225-4005.
AP teachers, high school principals, counselors, and AP coordinators should take advantage of the APCentral website. This resource has a wealth of information about AP courses and many layers of resources for AP teachers.
Georgia AP Teacher Network
This is a contact list of Georgia AP Teachers by course who have attended GaDOE AP Regional workshops or who have asked to be a part of this professional network in order to share information, resources, and/ or seek solutions or assistance. This network list is also used to notify AP teachers of upcoming workshops, webinars, and other opportunities. If you have questions or would like to join this network, please contact Bonnie Marshall at email@example.com.
Building a Quality AP Program
This PowerPoint will help your school identify key elements needed to build a strong AP Program in your school and also includes some guidance on using AP Potential (based on data from your 10th Grade PSAT Scores) to help identify potential students in your school who could be successful in specific AP Courses.