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advanced placement (Ap) information

Advanced Placement (AP) courses give students an opportunity to take rigorous courses during high school and possibly earn college credits. AP course grades receive extra weighting in GPA calculations and colleges and universities consider AP course experience in making college admission decisions. Students who take AP courses in high school are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time. Most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. This can mean being able to skip introductory courses or completing graduation requirements early. The course content and testing is coordinated by the College Board. For more information about AP programs, go to https://ap.collegeboard.org/

For more information about AP programs at BASA/Sims: please contact Magnet Director Dr. Cheryl Guy at cheryl.guy@barrow.k12.ga.us or 678-425-2903.

BASA offers the following AP courses during the 2020-21 school year:

AP Human Geography

Test Date: May 4, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Sims Academy of Innovation offers the following AP courses during the 2020-21 school year:

AP Computer Science Principles

Test Date: May 13, 2021 at 8 a.m.

AP course offerings anticipated for the 2021-22 school year:

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

AP Human Geography

AP World History

AP US History

AP Seminar 

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Programming