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Advanced Studies  
 
The Advanced Studies department encompasses all curricular offerings that provide students with a greater academic challenge than the mainstream curriculum. These include Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.
 
Advanced Placement classes have content that is both rigorous and challenging. These courses are taught at the college level and must meet certain criteria outlined on the College Board’s Advanced Placement website (www.collegeboard.com/apcentral).  Based on their performance on the rigorous exams in each course administered in May and based on the policies of each college, it is possible for students to obtain college placement exemptions or college credit. Course descriptions and course requirements are outlined on the College Board website. Forsyth County requires its AP teachers to complete training through the College Board for the AP course(s) that they teach. This intensive training prepares them to teach the skills and concepts required in the subject area AP curriculum. Advanced Placement offerings are contingent upon sufficient enrollment of interested, self-disciplined, and self-motivated students who are willing to commit to considerable out-of-class preparation. Certain AP courses require prerequisites courses.  Questions about content within a specific class are best directed to the teacher of that class.
 
International Baccalaureate classes have content that is also both rigorous and challenging. These courses are taught at the college level and must meet certain criteria outlined by the International Baccalaureate Organization (www.ibo.org).  Based on their performance on the rigorous internal and external assessments in each course administered through the year and in May and based on the policies of each university, it is possible for students to obtain college placement exemptions or college credit. Students may also earn college credit for completing the full Diploma Program itself, with additional credit available on a per course basis.  Course descriptions and course requirements are outlined on the county website and the IBO's website. The International Baccalaureate requires its IB teachers to complete training through the IBO for the IB course(s) that they teach. This intensive training prepares them to teach the CORE area, and the subject specific skills and concepts required in the subject area IB curriculum. IB offerings are contingent upon sufficient enrollment of interested, self-disciplined, and self-motivated students who are willing to commit to considerable out-of-class preparation and the completion of either the IB Diploma Program or the IB Career Certificate. Certain IB courses require prerequisites courses.  Questions about content within a specific class are best directed to the teacher of that class. 
  
Advanced Studies Department
Administrator
Mrs. Laura Wilson lawilson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
(770) 781-2264
ext. 100450
AP Coordinator            
Mrs. Maggie Gustavus mgustavus@forsyth.k12.ga.us
(770) 781-2264
ext. 101615
IB Coordinator
Mr. Kevin Denney kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us
(770) 781-2264
ext. 100133 (temp.)