Sprayberry Advanced Learning Program
Gifted Program Information
2010-2011 AP Contract
Announcing the 2010
AP Scholars for Sprayberry
Scholars for Sprayberry
is committed to developing a community of learners with the knowledge and skills
necessary to be successful in our diverse, 21st century society.
Through Advanced Placement courses, gifted electives, honors classes,
AVID classes, and the Gilder Lehrman Academy, Sprayberry provides multiple
avenues for students to reach their fullest potential and prepare for their
Sprayberry has been recognized as an
Advanced Placement Certified School at the demonstration level since
2007. Sprayberry offers
19 Advanced Placement Courses
including all content areas.
30% of Sprayberry’s student
population is enrolled in Advanced Placement courses on a yearly basis.
Over 50% of the students take
at least one honors class each year.
Participation in these classes provides students with rich opportunities
to develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
Advanced Placement courses are developed to mirror college
level curriculum. Students scoring
a 3 or higher on the College Board Advance Placement tests may earn college
credit for entry level courses. Most major universities require a minimum number
of Advanced Placement courses for admission consideration.
In 2008, Sprayberry recognized 37 Advanced Placement Scholars for scoring 3
or higher on multiple tests.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes scored an average of 207
points higher on the SAT than students not enrolled in AP courses.
Courses at Sprayberry High School
English – AP
Language, AP Literature
Math – AP
Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
Science – AP
Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science
– AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP US History, AP US Government, AP
Micro Economics, AP European History, AP Psychology
– AP Spanish
Fine Arts – AP
Studio Art, AP Music Theory
Sprayberry is part of a select group of
Nationally Certified AVID
High Schools in the Cobb County School District.
The AVID program is a support program designed to
boost middle and high school students in the academic middle toward a higher
level of college preparation. In AVID, Achievement Via Individual
Determination, students learn and practice the skills necessary for success in
AVID students are encouraged to enroll in at least one honors or Advanced
Placement class each semester.
To learn more about the Advanced Learning Program at
Sprayberry, parents and students are encouraged to attend the Advanced Learning
Showcase in the Spring Semester.
Additional information may also be obtained by contacting Sprayberry counselors
or the Advanced Placement Coordinator, Assistant Principal Jeanne Walker by
email at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
The honors courses at
Sprayberry expose students to more complex subject matter at an
accelerated pace. Sprayberry
supports an open enrollment program for the honors program.
Students may enroll in honors courses as a result of teacher or
counselor recommendation, or parent or student request. Students who
successfully complete an honors class are encouraged to enroll in
Advanced Placement courses.
English – Honors 9th
Literature/Composition, Honors American Literature (10th
Mathematics – Accelerated
Math I, Accelerated Math 2, Accelerated Math 3, Honors Analysis, Honors
Science – Honors Biology
(9th), Honors Chemistry (10th), Honors Physics (11th)
Social Studies – Honors
Geography (9th), Honors World History (10th),
Honors US History (11th), Honors Government and Economics (12th)
Foreign Language – Honors
Spanish III-VIII; Honors French III – VII; Honors German III – VII;
Honors Latin III – VII
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University of Georgia article on Advance Placement and admission