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 AP Information for School Personnel

Advanced Placement 

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 public 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 Becky Chambers, Program Manager for AP at the GaDOE, at 404-463-5098 or  Schools needing information on use of AP courses as a Gifted Service Model may contact Gail Humble, Gifted Specialist for GaDOE, at

GaDOE is sponsoring 7 AP Regional Workshops the fall of 2016.  These workshops are specific to course and there is no registration fee.  Contact Bonnie Marshall for registration information,

Workshops dates and locations:

Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Atlanta Campus of the Savannah School of Art and Design AP Studio Art only

Friday, October 14, 2016 at Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, GA Multiple Courses*

Monday, October 17, 2016 at Columbus High School, Columbus, GA Multiple Courses*

Friday, October 21, 2016 at Lambert High School, Suwanne, GA         Multiple Courses*

Friday, October 28, 2016 at High Museum of Art/Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA AP Art History, AP European History, AP Music Theory only

Monday, November 7, 2016 at Eagle's Landing High School, McDonough, GA Multiple Courses*

Questions may be addressed to Bonnie Marshall,

New AP Coordinators

New AP Coordinators in GA 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. If you do not have a copy of the manual, contact the Southern Regional Office of The College Board at 770-225-4050.

AP Audit/Authorized Syllabi 

Principals must ensure that the syllabus for each AP teacher in the school is authorized by The College Board, or students will not be able to receive college credit based on successful AP exam scores. To authorize a syllabus, the principal 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 may contact Ms. Lynn Demmons at the Southern Regional Office of The College Board at 770-225-4028.

AP teachers, high school principals, counselors, and AP coordinators should take advantage of the APCentral website. This resource has a wealth of information about AP courses and many layers of resources for AP teachers.

Georgia AP Teacher Network 

This is a contact list of Georgia AP Teachers by course who have attended GaDOE AP Regional workshops or who have asked to be a part of this professional network 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.  If you have questions or would like to join this network, please contact Bonnie Marshall at

Building a Quality AP Program

This PowerPoint will help your school identify key elements needed to build a strong AP Program in your school and also includes some guidance on using AP Potential (based on data from your 10th Grade PSAT Scores) to help identify potential students in your school who could be successful in specific AP Courses.

Webinars for AP Teachers

AP Literature and Comp. 2016

AP Language and Comp. 2016

AP US History 2015

AP Physics I 2014/2015


 College Readiness Links