Advanced Placement (AP)
Forsyth County Schools offers high school students a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) course options in its high school curriculum. The primary purpose of Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings in Forsyth County Schools is to prepare students for college by providing a highly rigorous academic curriculum based on national expectations developed & authorized by the College Board.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide motivated and prepared students the opportunity to experience college-level academic courses while in high school. All Advanced Placement (AP) instructors in Forsyth County Schools have completed Advanced Placement training in the courses they teach. Full participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses will provide students with the experience of taking college-level courses and exams, and may allow students the opportunity to earn college credit or placement based on exam results. The amount of credit awarded per 3-5 score on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam varies by postsecondary institution. You should contact the postsecondary institution of choice to inquire about their specific policies for accepting AP course credit for college credit.
FCS offers the majority of the Advanced Placement (AP)course offerings developed and authorized by the College Board. Depending on student interest, the specific Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered per school may vary.
AP Courses typically offered at most FCS high schools include:
Select the subject hyperlink to view FCS' High School Course Digest.
Select the course name for the course description from College Board.
Subject Course Name Government & Politics: U.S.
AP Enrollment & Examination Data
Mirroring the growth of Forsyth County, our high school Advanced Placement (AP) Programs continue to expand. Over the past four years, the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered, the number of students enrolled in AP courses, the number of AP exams taken, and the number of students earning 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams has increased. In addition, the percentage of high school students enrolled in AP courses in FCS, the percentage of students taking AP exams, and the percentage of students earning a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams has risen during the past 4 years.
For information about the Advanced Placement (AP) program at a specific high school within FCS, please access the individual school website page for advanced academic programs.
For the 2018-19 school year, home school students that live within Forsyth County may take AP exams at North Forsyth High School. For information about AP registration for Forsyth County home school students, please contact Kim Oliver, Assistant Principal North Forsyth High School (770-781-6637 ext. 160108).
For information on Forsyth County Schools' Advanced Placement (AP) Program, contact Dawn Phipps (770.887.2461 ext. 202238).