What are AP classes?
AP courses are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize. AP courses are challenging and require significant study time on a daily basis. In May of each year, AP students take the AP exam(s).
Why should I take AP classes instead of Dual enrollment?
When a student passes an AP course, Jefferson High School will add 10 points to his/her final semester average.
How do ap scores affect my hope gpa?
Although JHS will add 10 points to your final semester average when you pass an AP class, the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) will remove these 10 points during HOPE calculations. However, the GSFC will add 0.5 quality points to your grade for a maximum of a 4.0. If a student earned an 83 for a final grade (before adjustment) in an AP course, their JHS grade would be a 93. However, the GSFC would count the grade as a 3.0 (B equivalent on a 4.0 scale), and then add .5 for a total of 3.5 for HOPE calculations.
Tell me about AP EXAMS
If you register for and complete an AP course at JHS, you are required to take the corresponding AP exam. AP exam grades of 5 are equivalent to an 'A' grade in the corresponding college course. AP exam grades of 4 are equivalent to the grades of A- through B in college. Grades of 3 are equivalent to grades of B- through C in college. AP exams are administered in May of each year. If your student takes the course in the fall term of the year, review sessions will be available in the spring. For the 2018-2019 enrollment year, the AP exam fee is $97.