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Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level classes and exams that gives bright, motivated students the opportunity to earn credit or advanced placement for college while they are still in high school. AP courses and exams represent the beginning of the journey through college level academic challenges. The work students do in AP courses helps develop skills and study habits that will be vital in college. GSMST offers AP courses in many subject areas for students who are prepared to meet that challenge.
GSMST offers the following AP courses for 2010-2011:
Art History - May 3 at 12pm
Biology - May 9 at 8am
Calculus AB - May 4 at 8am
Calculus BC - May 4 at 8am
Chemistry - May 2 at 8am
Computer Science A - May 3 at 8am
English Language/Composition - May 11 at 8am
English Literature/Composition - May 5 at 8am
Environmental Science - May 2 at 8am
European History - May 6 at 12pm
Human Geography - May 13 at 8am
Latin: Vergil - May 5 at 12pm
Macroeconomics – May 12 at 8am
Physics C: Mechanics - May 9 at noon
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism - May 9 at 2pm
Psychology – May 2 at noon
Statistics – May 11 at noon
Studio Art (portfolio) – May 6 at 8pm
US Government/Politics – May 10 at 8am
US History - May 6 at 8am
World History - May 12 at 8am
ALL GSMST AP TESTING will be held at 970 McElvaney LaneLawrenceville, Georgia 30044.
Registration for these tests is done in March through the Main Office and the classroom teachers of the AP classes. Booklets describing the program in detail are available to all students prior to the registration period. A firm commitment and payment is required at registration as a test is purchased for each student who wants to take the exam.
The End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) program is directly aligned with the standards in the state adopted curriculum as mandated by law. Any student, regardless of grade-level, enrolled in an EOCT course must take the appropriate EOCT in order to be eligible to receive credit for that course. A student’s final grade in the course will be calculated using the course grade as 85% and the EOCT score as 15% of the final grade.
GSMST students will take an EOCT in the following areas: 9th Grade Language Arts, Accelerated Integrated Geometry, Biology, American Literature (11th Grade Language Arts), US History, and Economics.
The tests have a multiple choice format, with a 2 hour time limit.
Final Exams: December 2012
Thursday, Dec 13 (Regular School Hours)
0 Period Exam Part 1 7:00 -7:50
Friday, Dec 14 (Regular School Hours)
0 period Exam Part 2 7:00 -7:50
1st period exam 8:00 -10:00 (then the rest of the periods will be 40 minutes each)
2nd period 10:05 - 10:45
Lunch/3rd period 10:50 - 12:00 (lunch will be held after 2nd and no extended lunch)
1st lunch 10:50 - 11:15 3rd period: 11:20 - 12:00
2nd lunch 11:35 -12:00 3rd period: 10:50 - 11:30
4th period 12:05 - 12:45
5th period 12:50 - 1:30
6th period 1:35 - 2:15
7th period 2:20 - 3:00
Monday, Dec 17 (Early Release*)
2nd Period Exam: 8:00 - 10:00
3rd Period Exam: 10:15 - 12:15
Tuesday, Dec 18 (Early Release*)
4th Period Exam: 8:00 - 10:00
5th Period Exam: 10:15 - 12:15
Wednesday, Dec 19 (Early Release*)
6th Period Exam: 8:00 - 10:00
7th Period Exam: 10:15 - 12:15
* no lunch is served and no afternoon bus transportation is provided on Early Release days.