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 college level classes, standing out in the college admissions process, saving time and money in the future, 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.

In Lowndes County we have expanded 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. Lowndes County offers ten onsite AP courses at each of its three high schools.  All students taking an AP class will take the corresponding national AP Test in May of each year in an effort to receive college credit for that course. Lowndes County School District funds this testing for our AP Students.

 The following is a list* of offered AP courses:

AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Physics B
AP Statistics
AP Studio Art, 2-D, 3-D, and Drawing
AP US History
AP World History

*At West Lowndes High School, if one student requests an Advanced Placement course, the Advanced Placement course will be taught.
Here are some helpful links for AP students, parents, and teachers:

  • Collegeboard–Choose AP
  • AP Exam Prep–Collegeboard
  • AP Exam Prep–MVPS
  • AP Exam Prep–Mississippi Library Commission
  • AP Exam Dates
  • Mississippi Virtual Public School
  • Advanced Placement Brochure
  • AP Team Summer Prep Camp