What goes on in an AP class?

Take a look at the work our students are able to do!

What is Advanced Placement?

It is a program that allows high school students to take college level classes and potentially earn college credit if they pass the content test with a 3,4,or 5.


AP classes can allow you to do the following:


  • Stand out in the college admission process. It shows you have what it takes to attempt rigorous classes.
  • Earn college credit before being in college. This saves you money and time. It allows you to have the opportunity to study abroad, take part in an internship, or graduate EARLY.
  • Skip introductory classes. Most AP classes offered align with the Areas A-E for Georgia Regents Requirements.
  • It allows you to learn skills needed for success when in college BEFORE HAND.

What Advanced Placement Classes do we offer at EJCHS?

10th Grade:
  • World


11th Grade:
  • Statistics
  • United States History
  • English Language
  • Psychology (OL)
  • Physics
  • AP Computer Science
  • Human Geography
  • Chemistry


12th Grade:

  • English Literature
  • Calculus
  • Macroeconomics
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • 11th Grade classes may overlap with this year

Are you smarter than an AP Student?

World History:


Which of the following changes best justifies the claim that the late 1400s mark the beginning of a new period in

world history?

(A) The rise of the Aztec and Inca empires

(B) The economic recovery in Afro-Eurasia after the Black Death

(C) The incorporation of the Americas into a broader global network of exchange

(D) The emergence of new religious movements in various parts of the world



Macroeconomics:


The purchase of bonds by the Federal Reserve will have the greatest effect

on real gross domestic product if which of the following situations exists in

the economy?

(a) The required reserve ratio is high, and the interest rate has a large effect on

investment spending.

(b) The required reserve ratio is high, and the interest rate has a small effect on

investment spending.

(c) The required reserve ratio is low, and the interest rate has a large effect on

investment spending.

(d) The required reserve ratio is low, and the marginal propensity to consume

is low.

(e) The marginal propensity to consume is high, and the interest rate has a small

effect on investment spending.



Statistics:



Which of the following statements are true? (Check one)

I. Categorical variables are the same as qualitative variables.
II. Categorical variables are the same as quantitative variables.
III. Quantitative variables can be continuous variables.



(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) III only

(D) I and II

(E) I and III



Biology:


During the infection cycle for a typical retrovirus,

such as HIV, which uses RNA as genetic material,

the genetic variation in the resulting population of

new virus particles is very high because of

(A) damage to the virus particle from envelope

loss during infection

(B) errors introduced in the DNA molecule

through reverse transcription

(C) errors in the protein molecules produced in

translation

(D) recombination of the genomes of free virus

particles



So how did you do?


WH: C

Macro: C

Stat: E

Biology: B

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to take the AP Exam if I am in the class?

Yes, we strongly urge you to do so. Not taking the test is like getting a zero- you can only get credit if you earn a 3,4,or 5.


What if I cannot pay for the AP exam?

Please speak in confidence with Mr. Chris Cooley, our AP Coordinator- the sooner, the better! EJCHS will help you find a way to pay for the tests if you do not the have funds.


How many AP classes do I need to get into UGA, GA Tech, or other schools?

It all depends, but we high recommend examining the individual school websites, along with examining what AP scores they take and specific policies they have regarding AP scores.


If I start taking AP Classes, will I always be in AP classes?

No, each class has unique recommendations. Please look over them and think carefully about your schedule and workload. AP US History may be your deal... AP Stats may not.

Please let Mr. Cooley know if you have any questions!