Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. The high school teachers teaching 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.
The following is a current list of AP courses offered within our system, through face-to-face classes, computer-directed study through the Catoosa Online Academy (with teacher assisted coursework or independent study) or the Georgia Virtual School. Check with your counseling department to learn which of these courses may be offered in your high school.
Government & Politics: Comparative
Government and Politics: U.S.
Additional AP Course Titles are available though online resouces -- check with your individual school to find out how to enroll for these courses.
Parents and potential AP students can learn more at the official AP website: APCentral by clicking here.