Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement is a set of rigorous courses taught on the college level. This curriculum challenges students and prepares them for future success in college and in life. Some benefits of being in AP classes are the opportunity to obtain college credit with the passing of the AP exam, preparation for the expectations of college level classes, notable attention from college admissions process, saving time and money in the future college expenses, and increasing self esteem and discipline. Research shows that students who attempt at least one AP class during high school have a greater chance of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and going on to further their degree.

Here in Lowndes County we are expanding our Advanced Placement program to prepare our students for success. All of our AP teachers are trained and certified by Collegeboard. Each course’s syllabus meets national and state AP standards.

New Hope High School Advanced Placement Courses




AP Biology Ricky Jones AP Biology Syllabus
AP Calculus AB Brian Meggs AP Calculus AB Syllabus
AP Chemistry Elizabeth Malone AP Chemistry Syllabus
AP English Language and Composition Mary Nagy AP English Language and Composition Syllabus
AP English Literature and Composition Thomas Richardson AP English Literature and Composition Syllabus
AP Physics B Trent Moulder AP Physics B Syllabus
AP Statistics Kelly Soule AP Statistics
Studio Art, 2-D, 3-D, and Drawing Megan Acosta Studio Art, 2-D, 3-D, and Drawing Syllabus
AP U.S. History Allison Woolbright AP U.S. History Syllabus
AP World History Tara Garrett AP World History

Information for Students & Parents:

AP Program Guide

AP and College

College Calculators

SAT Question of the Day

ACT Question of the Day

For additional information regarding the Advanced Placement program, please contact New Hope AP Coordinator Megan Ruffin at