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 27 AP courses that span the disciplines of English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

  • 462 RHS students are currently enrolled in an AP course.

  • Over 650 AP exams were administered in May 2021.

27 AP Courses Offered at Rome High School

Teacher Name

Amy Lawrence

Amanda Howell

Amanda Hannah

Dr. Ben McFry

Karen Ehrler

Jamie Branson

Randy Stafford

Andrea McKenzie

Kelly Goldin

Peter Santa Maria

Connie Morrow

Kevin Davis

Eli Jackson

Seth Winstead

Open

Sylvia Parker

Stephen Lizin

Jordan Keith

Adam Daniels

Kim Nichols

AP Course

AP MicroEconomics

AP English Literature

AP English Language

AP English Language

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics

AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Computer Science A

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Psychology

AP US Government

AP Human Geography, AP World History

AP US History/Comparative Government

AP European History (DM), AP German Language (DM)

AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Lit (DM)

AP French Language (DM)

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

AP Music Theory

AP Computer Science Principles

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 of college tuition costs.

The cost to take each AP exam is $96. If the cost of the exam is prohibitive to any student and financial assistance is required, notify Dr. Suzanne Morse at suzanne.morse@rcs.rome.ga.us or 706-235-9653 ext. 1117 for further details and instructions.

Important Dates:

First Semester Courses

  • Monday, September 27th, 2021 – Regular registration & exam payment begins

  • Friday, November 5th, 2021 – Deadline for regular registration & exam payment

  • Monday, November 8th, 2021 – Late registration period begins ($40 late fee added)

  • Friday, November 12th, 2021 – Registration period ends (Any registration not paid will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.)

Second Semester Courses

  • Monday, January 10th, 2022 – Regular registration & exam payment begins

  • Friday, February 25th, 2022 – Deadline for regular registration & exam payment

  • Monday, February 28th, 2022 – Late registration period begins ($40 late fee added)

  • Friday, March 4th, 2022 – Registration period ends (Any registration not paid will be canceled and exams will not be ordered)

AP Testing Instructions

After the exam has begun, students will not be admitted to the testing location. Make sure you arrive at either 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM (depending on your testing session). Students will not be allowed to leave the testing location until the end of the scheduled testing time, so do not 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 (Smartwatches are not permitted.)

  • A calculator with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam.

  •  A ruler or straight edge if you are taking an AP Physics Exam.

  •  Layered clothing in case the testing room is too warm or cold.

 You should not bring the following items to the exam:

  • Cell phones, e-readers, MP3 players, smartwatches, or any other electronic devices – if possible LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR!

  • Books, compasses, white-out/correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes.

  • Rulers and straight edges unless noted above.

  • Computers (except as approved for students with disabilities) or calculators except as noted above.

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.

  • Portable listening or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment.

  • Clothing with subject-related material.

  • Food or drink (snacks will be provided during testing breaks).

Finally, visit the link below to familiarize yourself with the exam security information.

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


2021 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1

Monday,

May 2, 2022

Tuesday,

May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Thursday,

May 5, 2022

Friday,

May 6, 2022

Morning 8 a.m.

Local Time

United States Government and Politics

Environmental Science

English Literature and Composition

Human Geography

United States History

Afternoon 12 noon

Local Time

Chemistry

Spanish Language and Culture

Psychology

Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science A

Statistics

Microeconomics

Art & Design: Friday, May 6, 2022, is the last day for AP coordinators to submit digital AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design, and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should forward completed digital Art and Design portfolios to coordinators BEFORE this date.

Week 2

Monday,

May 9, 2022

Tuesday,

May 10, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Thursday,

May 12, 2022

Friday,

May 13, 2022

Morning 8 a.m.

Local Time

Calculus AB

English Language and Composition

Spanish Language and Culture

World History

Music Theory

Afternoon 12 noon

Local Time

Computer Science Principles

n/a 

Biology

Physics 1

Physics 2

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.

Upcoming Changes to AP Scholar Awards

Starting with the May 2021 Exam Administration, we’ll no longer distribute National AP Scholar awards—including the awards for students in Canada and Bermuda.

AP Scholar Awards come in different levels and types. See the criteria here:

Award

AP Scholar

AP Scholar with Honor

AP Scholar with Distinction

AP International Diploma (APID)

Criteria

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

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

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

Visit APID to see the criteria for this award.