Gifted & Talented News: High School
Winter 2017: Why Advanced Placement (AP)?
What is Advanced Placement
What are the Benefits of taking an AP Course?
Who Can Take AP Courses?
Students taking AP courses should be prepared to be challenged and committed to working hard. There will be lots of reading and research and students should be prepared and organized. Gifted identification is not required. Students can see a school counselor for more information about the AP program courses offered at their high school.
AP Courses Currently Offered In Columbus City Schools (options vary at each school)
- Art History
- Calculus AB & BC
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Environmental Science
- European History
- French Language
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Spanish Language
- Studio Art
- U.S. Government and Politics
- U.S. History
What do Students say about AP?
What do Students Need to Know About the Exam?
What is an AP Score and What Does it Mean?
An AP score is a weighted combination of scores on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. the final score is reported on a 5-point scale as follows:
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation
Many colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5. Each college decides which scores it will accept.