Are you thinking about taking an Advanced Placement class next school year? Please look through this catalog to learn more about the classes that are available to you.
Summer Reading Assignments (2019-20)
Summer reading assignments for summer 2018 may be accessed via the links below for each AP course. Students are expected to complete the pre-course/summer requirements specific to that course. Assignments are due the first day of class on August 6, 2018. Please email the teacher of your course if you have any questions.
What is AP?
Advanced Placement classes are based on college-level courses. They teach higher level thinking skills and allow for the students to experience the atmosphere and the expectations of a college course. AP courses can also provide college credit, increase the chances of success in college, and help save money on college. For additional AP information go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home or contact your child's AP teacher.
How can AP help me in college?
According to research conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board, and Educational Testing Service, there is a strong correlation between participation in AP courses and student achievement, college readiness, and college completion. Researchers at the University of Texas concluded that students who successfully participated in one or more AP exams significantly outperformed their non-AP peers (Hargrove, Godin, and Dodd 2008).
What are the top reasons for taking AP courses?
• AP classes can save thousands of money in college costs.
• AP students may be granted sophomore standing or given credit in college courses.
• AP students improve their chances of being accepted by the college of their choice.
• AP grades are weighted in Gwinnett County by 10 points.
• Because students work at an advanced level and acquire higher reasoning skills, students normally score about 100 points higher on College Board tests than their peers.
• AP students outperform their non-AP peers in college.
General academic coursework that prepares students for college and/or post-secondary plans.
|HONORS & GIFTED||Requires doing homework on a consistent basis, active participation in class, and reading and studying outside of class. Honors/Gifted classes have the same course standards. They are both higher level classes than CP. The work load is more. Because of this, colleges are looking for honors and gifted level courses on students’ transcripts. Gifted courses are available to students who meet specific eligibility criteria. You must be tested into the Gifted program. Duluth High School does not recognize Honors as a lower level from Gifted.|
|Advanced Placement||Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes. AP course-work is demanding and recommended for students who are mature with strong study skills. AP classes are writing intensive and rigorous. AP exams are administered for a fee (Your first exam is FREE; you will only be responsible for the $10 registration fee. Additional exams will be administered for a fee of $92) at the end of the school year. It is the expectation of Duluth High School that you take the AP exams for the AP courses in which you are registered. Many, but not all, colleges award credit for passing the exams or allow a student to be exempt from certain college courses. It is our hope at Duluth High School that every student consider taking at least one AP course during high school.|
Is it a requirement to take an AP exam for each course?
Yes. All students are required to take the AP exam for each course which will be taken in May. Students will take practice exams in class throughout the year. Registration begins in November, and may be paid through www.MyPaymentsPlus.com