Advanced Placement (AP) Program

  • AP enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP, students learn how to:

    • Examine tests
    • Interpret data
    • Evaluate evidence
    • Construct solid arguments
    • See multiple sides of an issue

    With qualifying AP exam scores, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both at the majority of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The benefits of taking AP courses are many, including:

    • AP students succeed in college. Research shows that AP students tend to earn higher GPAs than non-AP students and are more likely to graduate from college in 4-5 years.
    • AP credits are attractive. The presence of AP courses on a student's transcript indicates that the student has challeneged him/herself by taking rigorous college-level courses.
    • AP provides opportunities for low-income students. Fee reductions are available to low-income students, and a qualifying AP exam score allows students to earn college credit without having to pay tuition fees for that class. (There is a fee for taking an AP test, but it is minimal in comparison).
    • AP is an open-enrollment program. Any student may take an AP course, no entrance exam is required.

    AP courses offered at COHS:

    • AP English Language & Composition (Eng III)
    • AP English Literature & Composition (Eng IV)
    • AP World History
    • AP U.S. History
    • AP U.S. Government & Politics
    • AP Microeconomics
    • AP Calculus
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Biology
    There are currently over 100 Coldspring-Oakhurst High School students who are enrolled in one or more of our Advanced Placement courses.  Since college credit is earned through taking end of course tests, expect this learning experience to be more rigorous and time consuming than other high school classes. 
    See COHS Principal Donna Thompson for more information, or click here to get general information about Advanced Placement programs.