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 AP Information for Students and Parents


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.

  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, 113.994 students in Georgia public schools were enrolled in AP courses.
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, 86,734 students in Georgia public high schools completed AP exams.
  • In May of 2016, a total of 149,968 AP exams were completed by Georgia public school students.

Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. 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 36 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.


AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art 2-D Design
AP Studio Art 3-D Design
AP Studio Art Drawing
Mathematics & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles (16-17)​
AP Statistics

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1 (replaces Physics B and begins fall of 2014)
AP Physics 2 (replaces Physics B and begins fall of 2015)
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics

World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

2017 AP Exam Dates are scheduled for May 2 through May 13, 2017.

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.



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