Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Granville High School
248 New Burg Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone: 740-587-8105
Fax: 888-683-7730

Advanced Placement (AP) exposes high school students to college-level courses. Students are able to take an AP exam which would potentially grant them college credit for the course. A score of at least 3 out of 5 guarantees some college credit at Ohio public institutions of higher learning. GHS offers the following AP courses:

  • AP English Language (American Literature - English 11)                         
  • AP English Literature (British Literature - English 12)
  • AP American Government
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • AP French
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics
  • AP Music Theory

For more information about the tests, reviewing for the tests, and scoring go to the CollegeBoard's website.

Sign-ups for AP testing occur at the end of March, and the testing takes place in May. Reminders and instructions for sign-ups will be on the announcements as those important times draw close.

Common AP Questions & Answers

Q: What's so good about AP? 

A:--Gives you an edge on your college application.

    --Saves you money on college tuition.

    --Helps you develop your potential in the classroom and beyond.

    --Helps you build good study habits.

    --Helps you improve your writing skills.

    --Helps you shape your goals.

    --Challenges you, but also makes you realize you can excel if you

      put your mind to it. 

Q: How will I know if I am prepared for an AP course? 

A:Before signing up, have a good idea of whether you can handle the extra work. AP classes move rapidly and cover lots of ground. Your record of accomplishment in other courses will provide a guideline for gauging your AP potential. "If you're strong in a particular subject, then don't be afraid, go ahead," an AP student advised, "because you can rely on your background skills to perform well in an AP class." 

Q: How many AP courses should I take? 

A: Let common sense be your guide. Take the number of AP courses you think you can handle. Remember: AP homework is more demanding." An AP class maybe won't give you an hour of busywork," an AP student said. "The AP teacher will expect you to spend that hour thinking instead---on top of the time you need to complete the assignment." 

Q:  How much college credit can I earn based on my scores? 
A:  You are guaranteed to receive college credit at any Ohio public university for a score of 3,4, or 5. Private colleges or out-of-state colleges may differ. Here are some examples of the course equivalencies based on AP test and score.

AP Test Prep

Khan Academy - The official partner for AP and SAT prep. 
Learning Express free test prep  - The GHS username is granville and password is blueaces.
OhioMeansJobs - Free full-length practice AP tests 
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