|Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses taught during the regular high school day by specially trained high school teachers. A wide range of AP courses are offered at Gwinnett high schools and through the school system's Online Campus. |
AP courses offer students more rigorous coursework and additional academic challenges. Optional subject-specific AP exams are given at the end of the school year and graded by the College Board. Many colleges either award college credit for passing the exams or allow a student to be exempt from certain courses. (Please note: Some colleges do not honor AP credit. Students should check with their college of choice.)
Gwinnett county students participate in a variety of Advanced Placement Courses. The following is a sample of AP courses offered in Gwinnett schools.
Gov't & Politics: U.S.
Computer Science A
Gov't & Politics: Comp
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Elec & Mag
Studio Art Portfolio
The number of students participating in AP courses increases each year in Gwinnett County. One of the continuous improvement goals for the system is to increase the number of courses and the number of students who take part in the Advanced Placement courses and assessments.
Here are just a few reasons to sign up:
- Receive recognition by more than 90 percent of colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries, which grant credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam grades.
- Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
- Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.
Please visit The College Board to learn more about the AP program.