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 College Readiness and Talent Development

The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to the goals of improving student achievement on high stakes college entrance tests such as the SAT and the ACT and to providing students more opportunities for rigorous coursework through Advanced Placement courses. The College Readiness unit works to ensure college and workplace readiness for all students by providing professional learning and technical assistance to teachers, counselors, and administrators.

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 2019 AP STATE OF THE STATE​​​.​

Advanced Placement

May 2019

May 2008

Georgia Public School students enrolled in AP courses




Georgia Public School students completing at least one AP exam




Number of AP exams taken by Georgia Public School students




AP Honor Schools
230 Georgia public schools were named Advanced Placement Honor Schools for 2019. The 2019 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2018 AP courses and exams. A list of categories with descriptions is below and a full list of schools in each category is linked in the description.

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.

2019 AP Stem Achievement Schools​

Information for School Personnel

Information for Students and Parents

​​​​​​​​​2018 AP STATE OF THE STATE.pdf2018 AP STATE OF THE STATE.pdf​​

 Contact Information

Gail Humble
Program Manager
Phone: 404-463-5098


Martha Smith​
Program Specialist

Phone: 404-463-2588


Mary Jean Banter​
Program Specialist

Phone: 404-657-9800




 College Readiness Links