Georgia labels its high schools for Advanced Placement (AP) participation by category, based on enrollment, participation rates, and results. Here are the definitions for each category:
AP Challenge Schools: Schools of 900 or fewer students with students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies)
AP Access and Support Schools: Schools with at least 30% of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African- American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher
AP Merit Schools: Schools with at least 20% of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher
AP STEM Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)
AP STEM Achievement Schools: Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher
If your high school in Henry County does not offer the AP course you are interested in taking, you have two options:
One, the Henry County Impact Academy a Virtual School, Phone: 770-320-7997 offers a growing number of AP options.
Two, Georgia’s Virtual School (GAVS).
Interested in Science, Engineering, or Technology?
Research shows that students who take AP Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) AP courses are more likely to earn degrees in physical science, engineering or life science disciplines. AP courses and exams are currently offered in the following STEM subjects: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, and Physics C: Mechanics, Statistics.
The College Board
Was founded in 1900 to expand access to higher education through the SAT®, and Advanced Placement Program®. For further information, visit Here.
Overview of the AP Program
- The AP Program has been in place since 1955.
- Offers 34 courses with exams.
- Some colleges and universities offer credit, advanced placement and/or consideration during the admission process for qualifying AP Exam scores.
- Each AP Exam, with the exception of AP Studio Art, consists of multiple-choice questions as well as essays, translations, problems, and/or oral responses.
The composite score for each AP Exam is converted to a score of 1 thru 5, with 5 equivalent to grades of A+ and A; 4 equivalent to grades of A-, B+ and B; 3 equivalent to grades of B-, C+ and C in a corresponding college course.
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