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 AP Information for School Personnel


​​​​​​​​​​​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 2021 AP STATE OF THE STATE​​​​.​​​

AP for Teachers​​

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.

​2022 Honor Schools Definitions of Categories

AP Access and Support Schools 2022

AP Challenge Schools 2022

AP Expansion Schools 2022

AP Humanities Schools 2022​​

AP Humanities Achievement Schools 2022​​

AP Schools of Distinction 2022

AP STEM Schools 2022

AP STEM Achievement Schools 2022​​​​​​​​​


AP Coordinator Resources

​Webinars

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, 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​


Partnering Organizations​

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 Contact Information

​​Martha Smith
Program Specialist
(404) 823-4901
masmith@doe.k12.ga.us​​