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 Martha Smith, Program Specialist at the GaDOE, 404.463.2588 or email@example.com.
AP State of the State
Over the past ten 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. For more information, see the linked document 2022 AP STATE OF THE STATE.
This page offers a variety of resources to support Georgia's Advanced Placement teachers including:
AP Honor Schools
The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. This recognition began with three categories: AP Access and Support Schools; AP Challenge Schools; and AP Merit Schools. AP STEM and AP STEM Achievement categories were added in 2011, and the AP Humanities category was added in 2015. In 2020, two new categories were added: AP Humanities Achievement and AP Exapansion Schools. The AP Merit Schools category was renamed to AP Schools of Distinction.
2023 Honor Schools Definitions of Categories
AP Access and Support Schools 2023
AP Challenge Schools 2023
AP Expansion Schools 2023
AP Humanities Schools 2023
AP Humanities Achievement Schools 2023
AP Schools of Distinction 2023
AP STEM Schools 2023
AP STEM Achievement Schools 2023
AP Coordinator Resources
Please visit our PL Catalog and search for "AP Coordinator" to view the recorded webinars.
New AP Coordinators
If you are a new AP Coordinator, please contact Martha Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our distribution list. New AP Coordinators in Georgia 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. For additional AP Coordinator resources, visit the AP Coordinator page of the College Board website at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators.
- AP YouTube Channel by College Board
- AP Teacher Community
- AP Central
- College Board Resource Library
- AP Coordinator Community