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AP Classes

AP Classes

What is AP?
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses consist of standardized high school courses that are roughly equivilent to undergraduate college courses. After completing an AP class, students take the AP exam in that subject, which can earn them credits and accelerated placement in college. 
 
Why take an AP class?
  • Be challenged. AP classes are rigorous and demanding, offering an intellectual stimulation that students will not get in regular high school courses.
  • Improve college admissions chances. AP classes will raise the "wow' factor of a student's high school record. If a student does well in a AP class, it is a signal to admissions counselors that he or she is ready for the pressures of college study.
  • Earn college credit. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) through 5 (highest). If a student earns a 3 or higher, he or she can receive course credits, advanced placement, or both upon arriving at college. 
 
Who should take an AP class?
  • Your child's past performance in the subject area. If a student has always excelled at science, AP Biology may be a great idea. If a student struggled in history, then AP European History might be too much of an ordeal.
  • Your child's skills. AP courses require heavy amounts of reading and writing. Is your student prepared for long, difficult reading assignments, multiple essays, and in-depth research papers?
 
What courses does Vidalia High School offer?
  1. AP English III (Juniors)
  2. AP Biology (Seniors)
  3. AP European History (Seniors)