Opportunities for Excellence

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is an educational opportunity based on the reality that many students can successfully complete college-level courses while they are still in high school.  The AP Program is administered by the College Board under the advisement of national groups of educators.  AP courses are challenging but rewarding.  They are designed to maximize and enhance the standard curriculum to the extent individual student ability and interest permits. Students who take Advanced Placement courses are encouraged to take the AP exams that are administered in May.  In addition to high school credit, and in accordance with individual policies of colleges and universities, college credit or advanced placement standing may be awarded to students whose examination grades are considered acceptable. 

Results of the PSAT and the AP Potential may be used to help students accept the challenge to take Advanced Placement courses.  For more information on the Advanced Placement courses, see the course descriptions section.

 

MOVE ON WHEN READY (MOWR)
MOWR allows eligible high school students to take college coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. Entrance requirements are set at the post-secondary level, and the high school counselor serves as an advisor and liaison between the high school, parents, students, and college. Students interested in this program should make an appointment to see their high school counselor. For more information about the MOWR program in Georgia, visit GA FUTURES.

 

HONORS CLASSES
Students may take Honors level classes in English, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Honors courses are rigorous and challenging courses that prepare students for advanced coursework, such as AP classes

 

RIGOR IN AP AND HONORS CLASSES
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes require more critical reading, analytical writing, and cover topics in greater depth than other courses.  Students will be expected to complete daily homework assignments as well as outside projects, including research projects, such as Science Fair, Science Symposium, Science Olympiad, and/or Social Studies Fair projects.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide support for their students to take these classes, and both parents/guardians and students are invited to attend informational meetings about Honors and AP opportunities.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are taught on the college level, and students will be expected to complete an average of one or two hours a night of homework in addition to other classroom assignments before school, after school, and may include summer assignments.  Students taking AP courses will be encouraged to take the AP exam for each AP course.