Advanced Placement Information

  • Advanced Placement courses help you improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities and develop better study habits - all of which are vital to your success later in college. In AP classrooms, you’ll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

    Advanced Placement by the Numbers

    • A successful score on an AP Exam is a widely recognized sign of college-level achievement.  In fact, more than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores.
    • 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.  In fact, taking just one AP course and exam increases those chances by 1.5 times. Students taking two or more AP courses and exams are twice as likely to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less.
    • The 5-year college graduation rate for students who earn an AP Exam grade of 3, 4, or 5 is approximately 30% higher than the rate of students who do not.
    • The National Association for College Admission Counseling found that the single most significant factor in deciding college admissions is success in rigorous college preparatory courses.

    AP Participation at Rome High School

    • Rome High School currently offers 25 AP courses that span the disciplines of English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
    • Over 400 RHS students are enrolled in an AP course.
    • Over 600 AP exams will be administered in May 2021.

    AP Courses Offered at Rome High School

    Teacher Name

    AP Course

    Amy Lawrence

    AP MicroEconomics 

    Amanda Howell

    AP English Literature

    Todd Ollis

    AP English Literature

    Amanda Hannah

    AP English Language

    Dr. Ben McFry

    AP English Language

    Karen Ehrler

    AP Calculus AB

    Jamie Branson

    AP Statistics

    Randy Stafford

    AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Computer Science A

    Andrea McKenzie

    AP Biology

    Kelly Hill

    AP Chemistry

    Peter Santa Maria

    AP Environmental Science

    Connie Morrow

    AP Psychology

    Kevin Davis

    AP US Government

    Eli Jackson

    AP Human Geography, AP World History

    Seth Winstead

    AP US History

    Sylvia Parker

    AP Spanish Language

    GA Virtual Teacher

    AP German Language

    GA Virtual Teacher

    AP French Language

    Jordan Burrier

    AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2D & 3D)

    Adam Daniel

    AP Music Theory


    AP Registration Information

    Taking Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit, saving a significant amount on college tuition costs.  

    The cost to take each exam is $94. If the cost of taking exams is prohibitive to any student and financial assistance is required, notify Amber Garlin at agarlin@rcs.rome.ga.us or (706)235-9653 ext. 1115 for further details and instructions.

    Important Dates:

    • Monday, September 30th - Regular Registration Period Begins
    • Friday, November 1st - Deadline for Regular Registration and Exam Fee Payment
    • Monday, November 4th - Late Registration Period Begins (A $40 late fee added)
    • Friday, November 15th - Registration Period Ends (Any registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered)

    AP Testing Instructions

    After the exam has begun, students will not be admitted, so make sure you arrive at either 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM. Students may not leave exams until the end of the allotted testing time, so don’t make plans for work or anything else. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DISMISS EARLY.

    You should bring the following items to the exam:

    • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for all multiple-choice answer sheets.
    • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
    • A watch 
    • A calculator with the necessary capabilities if you’re taking an AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. 
    • A ruler or straightedge if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam.
    • Layered clothing in case it’s too cold or hot in the room

    You should not bring the following to the exam:

    • Cell phones, e-readers, MP3 players,tablets or any electronic devices – if possible LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR!
    • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes.
    • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above).
    • Scratch paper (notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets).
    • Computers (except as noted for students with disabilities), or calculators (except as allowed in the student bulletin).
    • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
    • Portable listening or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment.
    • Clothing with subject-related information.
    • Food or drink. (Snacks will be provided during testing breaks)

    Finally, go to this link to familiarize yourself with the exam security information 

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exsecurity.html

    2021 AP Exam Schedule

    Week 1

    Morning (8AM)

    Afternoon (12 Noon)

    Monday, May 3

    AP United States Government and Politics

    AP Physics C: Mechanics

         

    Tuesday, May 4

    AP Calculus AB/AP Calculus BC

    AP German Language and Culture/AP Human Geography

         

    Wednesday, May 5

    AP English Literature and Composition

    AP European History/AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

         

    Thursday, May 6

    AP Chemistry

    AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

         

    Friday, May 7

    AP United States History

    AP Computer Science A

         
         

    Week 2

    Morning (8AM)

    Afternoon (12 Noon)

    Monday, May 10

    AP Biology

    AP Environmental Science

         

    Tuesday, May 11

    AP Spanish Language and Culture

    AP Psychology

         

    Wednesday, May 12

    AP English Language and Composition

    AP Microeconomics

         

    Thursday, May 13

    AP World History: Modern

    AP Macroeconomics 

         

    Friday, May 14

    AP French Language and Culture

    AP Statistics

         


    AP Score Reports

    Students who take AP Exams will receive their scores online. In order to access your scores in July, the most important thing for you to do now is sign up for a free College Board account. Go to AP Online Scores for Students to get an account. (https://apscore.collegeboard.org)

    AP Scholar Awards

    The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Although there is no monetary award, each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred.

    AP Scholar Awards are added to students' online score reports in late August. If you earned an award, you will receive a notification of the award by email. Award certificates are sent by mail in September.

    Award

    Criteria

    AP Scholar

    Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

    AP Scholar with Honor 

    Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

    AP Scholar with Distinction

    Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

    State AP Scholar

    Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.

    National AP Scholar

    Granted to students in the United States who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.