• Advanced Placement

    Studies have shown that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor's degree in four years or less. After taking an AP course, students should take the corresponding AP Exam. Depending on their score and the college they ultimately attend, students could earn college credit and save them (and you!) time and money. Please contact your child’s teachers if you have questions about specific AP courses and/or your child’s potential for success in them.



    Students will take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 25, 2023. Requests for testing accommodations are due on September 5, 2023. If your student qualifies for testing accommodations and you would like to request them, please fill out this form: College Board Consent Form for Accommodations Request and return it completed back to Dr. Denson in D320 or send by email.

    LINK HERE for the College Board Consent Form for Accommodations Request in Spanish.

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Porsha Denson at porsha.denson@gcpsk12.org or at 770-736-4334.

    SGHS 2022-2023 AP Test Registration Information  

    Registration: Registration for May 2023 AP testing will open Monday, October 3, 2022 and will close Wednesday, November 2, 2022. We encourage you to begin the registration process as soon as possible. You may register for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 classes at this time.

    Registration for AP Exams is on My Payments Plus. To register for AP Exams, parents of students who are already active in My Payments Plus may log on to their existing account and select the Exams tab. Parents who do not have a My Payments Plus account must create an account by visiting www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. Once registered in My Payments Plus, parents will need to add their student’s student ID number to their account. They will then be able to see the Exams tab. After completing registration, your student will receive testing information from the AP test Coordinator.

  • 2024 AP Exam Calendar





Fee Information:

    • Please make sure you are enrolled in your teacher’s class section in AP Classroom. You must be registered in the correct section to take the AP Exam.

    • Every student must pay a one-time, non-refundable $10 registration fee.

    • Every student receives one free exam (paid for by GCPS) as long as the student is enrolled in the class if the exam is ordered during the registration window.

    • Each additional exam is $97 per exam.

    • If you receive free or reduced-fee lunch services, GCPS will pay for all AP Exams as long as you are enrolled in the AP class.   

Special Notes:

    • There is a fee of $40.00 for any exam that is a late order, requires late-testing, or is canceled (and does not meet College Board approved guidelines) has been reinstated.

    • A late order fee of $40.00 will be applied to each exam ordered between November 16, 2022 and March 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm for 1st semester and year-long courses. As of March 16th, 2023, no more AP exams may be ordered.

    • Students who have AP Comparative Government, AP Government/Politics, AP Macroeconomics, or AP Microeconomics during 2nd semester may register for those exams during the first registration window, or between Monday, January 9th and Sunday, March 5th, 2023.


  •  If you are eligible for testing accommodations, your accommodations must be approved by the College Board, and it is the responsibility of the student and parents to initiate this process by completing and turning in the College Board’s parent consent form. (http://accommodations.collegeboard.org/forms) This is a time-sensitive matter and must be started immediately. The final deadline for the College Board to receive all forms is January 18, 2023. Visit the following website for details on how to complete the process, as well as College Board deadlines: https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/eligibility

AP Course Information

  • If you have questions about specific courses, please contact your child’s current teacher in that subject area. Course offerings are dependent on enrollment numbers.

    The College Board website offers a tremendous amount of information about AP courses. Please be sure to visit their parent site at College Board.

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