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Advanced Placement courses at Norcross High School challenge students to reach further than they thought possible. Students who take AP classes look forward to those challenges and are excited to experience a college atmosphere in the high school classroom. After successfully passing AP exams, students can earn college credits in many different areas. The benefits are far greater than that, though, and with the support of the excellent teachers at Norcross, AP students will realize the potential inside of them.

Norcross High School AP Contract

National Advanced Placement Website

Student and Parent AP Bulletin 2017-2018

AP Exam Information 2017-2018

Offered AP Courses at Norcross High School

Language and Composition

Statistics

Literature and Composition

Calculus AB

2D Design

Calculus BC

3D Design

Biology

Drawing

Physics

Jewelry

Chemistry

World History

Environmental Science

Economics

Computer Science Principles

US History

Spanish

US Government

French

Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AP?
Advanced Placement classes are based on college-level courses. They teach higher level thinking skills and allow for the students to experience the atmosphere and the expectations of a college course. AP courses can also provide college credit, increase the chances of success in college, and help save money on college. For additional AP information go to www.college.board.com/APcentral or contact your child's AP teacher.  Return to Top
How can AP help me in college?
According to research conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board, and Educational Testing Service, there is a strong correlation between participation in AP courses and student achievement, college readiness, and college completion. Researchers at the University of Texas concluded that students who successfully participated in one or more AP exams significantly outperformed their non-AP peers (Hargrove, Godin, and Dodd 2008). Return to Top
Which is more important: advanced classes or a high GPA?
Colleges want to see both. They want to see students excelling in higher level courses. Research shows that if you can be successful in an AP course then you are usually successful in college. Return to Top
What are the top reasons for taking AP courses?
  • AP classes can save thousands of money in college costs.
  • AP students may be granted sophomore standing or given credit in college courses.
  • AP students improve their chances of being accepted by the college of their choice.
  • AP grades are weighted in Gwinnett County by 10 points.
  • Because students work at an advanced level and acquire higher reasoning skills, students normally score about 100 points higher on College Board tests than their peers.
  • AP students outperform their non-AP peers in college.
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