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AP Information for Students and Parents

Over the past seven 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 2009-2010 academic year, 126,506 students in Georgia public schools were enrolled in AP courses.
  • During the 2009-2010 academic year, 56,396 students in Georgia public high schools completed AP exams.
  • During the 2009-2010 academic year, 63,597 students in Georgia public high schools completed AP exams.
  • In May of 2009, Georgia public school students took 91,395 AP exams.
  • In May of 2010, Georgia public school students took 104,539 AP exams.

Read more information in the AP in Georgia – A Success Story

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 more than 30 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.

Art HistoryStudio Art 2-DStudio Art 3-D
Studio Art-DrawingBiologyChemistry
Environmental SciencePhysics BPhysics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Calculus ABCalculus BCStatistics
Chinese Language and CultureFrench LanguageGerman Language
Japanese Language and CultureLatin: VergilSpanish Language
Computer Science AEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and Composition
European HistoryHuman GeographyMacroeconomics
MicroeconomicsPsychologyUS History
World HistoryComparative Government and PoliticsUS Government and Politics
Music TheorySpanish Literature

Potential AP students and parents can learn more at the official AP website: APCentral, at

To request past AP scores for college and program admissions, call 1-888-308-0013.

SAT Test Dates for 2011-2012
2010 SAT Scores

AP Institutes and Workshops for Professional Development
AP Coordinator's Information
AP Exam Dates for 2011-2012
Georgia AP Teacher Network

ACT Test Dates for 2011-2012
2010 ACT School Scores

PSAT/NMSQT Alignment and State Standards
PSAT Date for 2011 is October 12