Advanced Placement Courses
The AP program challenges students with more rigorous coursework and offers the opportunity for college credit. With Advanced Placement, students can study more in-depth and improve their chances of being accepted by colleges. Other benefits include students who may enter college with and advanced or honor status and are prepared for college level work.
Hamilton County Schools offer over 63 AP courses in 14 different high schools.
Why take an AP course?
- Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement
- Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
- Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
- Stand Out in the College Admissions Process
- Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
- Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
- Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
- Gain Skills that Will Help You Succeed in College
- Get a head start on college-level work.
- Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
- Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
- Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons
- Be part of a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and committed to academic excellence
- Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively
What Does it Cost?
The cost of an AP exam is $86.00, however, there are many opportunities for fee waivers.
For further information about AP courses go to WWW.collegeboard.com .
Talk with your school counselor about how add an AP course to your schedule of classes.
You can find Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment at these schools:
- Chattanooga High for Creative Arts
- East Ridge
- Howard School of Academics and Technology
- Lookout Valley High (dual credit only)
- Red Bank
- Soddy Daisy
- Tyner Academy
For more information:
- Gloria Moore, Supervisor of Humanities at: (423) 209-8589
- Contact your school counselor
- Contact Secondary Instruction/Career Ladder at: (423) 209-8482
- Contact Chattanooga State at: (423) 697-4720
- Contact the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at: (423) 425-4155