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 AP Information for Students and Parents


 

Over the past eight academic years, the increase in the number of Georgia students benefitting from Advanced Placement (AP) courses being offered in their high schools has been dramatic.

  • During the 2012-2013 academic year, 166,719 students in Georgia public schools were enrolled in AP courses.
  • During the 2012-2013 academic year, 74,293 students in Georgia public high schools completed AP exams.
  • In May of 2013, a total of 125,336 AP exams were completed by Georgia public school students.

Read more information in the AP State of the State

 

Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. In 2008-09, over one-third of the students in Georgia public high schools were enrolled in AP courses. AP courses guarantee rigor in our classrooms. The high school teachers who offer AP courses are trained by The College Board to offer the course at a college-level and have a syllabus approved by The College Board. AP courses are challenging and require significant study time on a daily basis. Assessments in these classes require sophisticated critical thinking skills. In May of each year, AP students take the AP exam(s). Students who score at the 3, 4 or 5 level may be able to earn college credit for these courses taken in the high school. Policies for credit differ from college to college, so take care to check college admissions and credit policies.

There are currently 35 AP courses that high schools in the US may choose to offer. Not all courses are offered in each high school. Check with your counseling department to learn which of these courses are offered in your high school.

 

Arts
AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art 2-D Design
AP Studio Art 3-D Design
AP Studio Art Drawing
Mathematics & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Statistics

English
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
Sciences
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1 (replaces Physics B and begins fall of 2014)
AP Physics 2 (replaces Physics B and begins fall of 2015)
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics

World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  

2014 AP Exam Dates are scheduled for May 5—16, 2014.

Potential AP students and parents can learn more at the official AP website: APCentral, at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/Controller.jpf
To request past AP scores for college and program admissions, call 1-888-308-0013.

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