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AP 2020-21 School Year​

Overview

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 pu​blic 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 masmith@doe.k12.ga.us. 


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 2020 AP STATE OF THE STATE​​​.​​

​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.

2021 Honor Schools Definitions of Categories

AP Access and Support Schools 2021

AP Challenge Schools 2021

AP Expansion Schools 2021

AP Humanities Schools 2021

AP Humanities Achievement Schools 2021

AP Schools of Distinction 2021

AP STEM Schools 2021

AP STEM Achievement Schools 2021​​​​​​​​



AP Coordinator Resources

​Webinars



Quick Links


AP Virtual Academy

In September, College Readiness launched Advanced Placement Virtual Academy to offer professional development to support current AP teachers in 16 subject areas: Biology, Calculus, Capstone, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, US Government, US History, and World History. The webinars, focusing on content and best practices/instructional strategies and activities, will be led by Georgia AP teachers, and offered four times a year. Class schedule, topics, and registration details will be shared with AP Coordinators and the AP teacher network. 

​Webinar Recordings

​​​​AP Academy Greeting from Trevor Packer​

AP Biology​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Calculus​​​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Chemistry - Session I (not recorded), Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Computer Science Principles​ - Session I, Session II, Session III​, Session IV​

AP English Language (New Teachers) - Session I​, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP English Language (Experienced Teachers)​ - Session I​, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP English Literature (New Teachers)​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP English Literature (Experienced Teachers)​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Environmental Science - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Human Geography​ - Session I​, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Psychology - Session I, Session II, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Research​ - Session I​, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Seminar​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Spanish Language​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP Statistics​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III, Session IV​

AP US Government​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP US History (New Teachers)​ - Session I​, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV

AP US History (Experienced Teachers)​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP World History (New Teachers) - Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP World History (Experienced Teachers)​ - Session I, Session II​, Session III​, Session IV​

AP 101

​​This pre-recorded webinar series focuses on how to prepare students and how to increase students' success in advanced courses.

AP 101 Roundtable​ ​

English - Series 1​​ & Resources, Series II​ & Resouces, Series III​ & Resources​​​

Math - Series I​, Series II​, Series III​

Science - Series I​, Series II​, Series III​, Science Roundtable​

Social Studies - Series I​, Series II​, Series III​

Capstone​


New AP Coordinators

If you are a new AP Coordinator, please contact Martha Smith, masmith@doe.k12.ga.us 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 Audit/Authorized Syllabi 

​Principals must ensure that the syllabus for each AP teacher in the school is authorized by The College Board through the audit process. The audit process ensures each course meets specific academic/AP standards. After a course is authorized​ through the audit, it will appear in the AP Course Ledger, the official list of all AP courses. 

To authorize a syllabus, the principal (or designee) 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 should find more information at the College Board website here​.

Georgia AP Teacher Network 

This is a contact list of Georgia AP Teachers by course who have signed up 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 from GaDOE or College Board.  If you would like to join this network, please complete the form located here: Georgia AP Teacher Network.

Building a Quality AP Program

AP Potential is a powerful free tool schools may use to identify potential AP students. AP Potential utilizes data from the PSAT to help match students in your school who could be successful in specific AP courses. For assistance, contact Alison Coker at acoker@doe.k12.ga.us or Martha Smith at masmith@doe.k12.ga.us​.


Back-to-School Webinars & Podcasts for AP Teachers & Coordinators

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 College Readiness Links