Advanced and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses will challenge students with college-level material, which provides them with the academic experiences needed to be successful in earning a college degree.  Students will also have the opportunity to prepare and take an AP exam, which could earn them college credit.  In order for students to be academically successful in AP courses, they are required to complete work outside of the classroom experience similar to what is expected of college students taking a similar course.

AP Courses and Exams
College Board has updated information regarding Advanced Placement courses and exams. Visit these resources for the latest information.
AP News and Updates | For AP Students | Exam Schedule | For AP Educators | College Board website
A course description for all Pre-AP and AP courses can be found in GCISD's Course Selection Guide. This is a comprehensive guide that includes a lot of helpful information, such as (but not limited to):

  • All the courses offered in core content areas, foreign languages, and electives
  • Links to the middle school course selection guide
  • All the courses that count towards GPA and class rank
  • Career planning resources
  • How courses are weighted (Important note: GT courses are weighted the same as their Pre-AP and AP counterparts)