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), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Gifted Education 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 as 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. For more information about each of these curricular offerings, please use the links in the menu to the left. While the information in this section can provide you with an overview of the curriculum within each area, questions about content within a specific class are best directed to the teacher of that class.
Parent Presentation - Advanced Studies Night,
Jan. 23, 2014
Advanced Studies Department
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