AP*, Gifted & Advanced Learning Programs


    The AP* Program


    Advanced Placement testing will take place from May 6-17, 2019 with late testing on May 22, 23, 24.


    AP Exam Registration and Payments:

    Walton AP students will register for all AP exams online at www.waltonAP.com.

    Families now have the option of making exam payment via credit card through their My Payments Plus (MPP) account. Online exam registration must be complete by 2/14 in order to utilize the credit card option. Once that registration is complete, the balance due will be uploaded to MPP.

    Exam payments made by cash or check are due to the Walton AP office (Room 300) by 3/6.

    After 3/6, exam registration and payments may be subject to a late fee.


    AP Exam Cost:

    In addition to a one-time $15 administration fee, the cost of each AP exam is $94.00 (with the exception of AP Seminar and AP Research exams, which are $142.00 each.)

    Students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch program: the state of Georgia will cover the cost for one AP exam in any subject except AP Seminar or AP Research. New this year, the Cobb County School District has additional funding to cover the cost for any remaining AP exams for those students, including AP Seminar and AP Research. Students should indicate that eligibility during exam registration. Once eligibility has been verified, exam fees will be adjusted accordingly.

    Students not eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch program: the state of Georgia will cover the cost for one AP STEM exam for each student enrolled in an AP STEM course. Fee adjustments for STEM exams are applied automatically during the registration/payment process.


    For questions or information on AP exam registration or payments, contact Sue Nichols at suzanne.nichols@cobbk12.org, Pam LaVangie at pamela.lavangie@cobbk12.org, or visit the Walton AP office in room 300.


    * AP, Advanced Placement Program, Pre-AP, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used by permission. 


    Explore AP on the College Board website at www.collegeboard.org

    Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

    A Different Kind of Class

    From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

    Find Your Passion

    At Walton, with 35 AP courses to choose from, including Chinese Language and Culture, Environmental Science, and Psychology, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.

    Prepare to Succeed in College

    AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

    Earn College Credit and Placement

    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. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.



    ALP Philosophy at Walton High School
      The teachers of the Walton Advanced Learning Programs Department (ALP) are the certified teachers who have completed the required coursework from the Georgia Department of Education and have the Gifted Endorsement on their certificate, and who are teaching honors or Advanced Placement classes. In addition, the ALP Department teachers have further training in characteristics of gifted students and high achievers, and in teaching the Advanced Placement classes.

    These teachers encourage all students to effectively utilize their capacity to think and reason, know and comprehend, to analyze, synthesize, and apply subject material.  They also stress sensitivity, flexibility, openness, the ability to set aside established conventions when appropriate, and evolve novel processes, materials, assessments and solutions for the students in their classes.

    Classes are differentiated in content, process and product in order to expand the learning for all students. Parents and students should realize that not all classes, or sections, or even students within the same class will necessarily be doing the same thing at the same time.

    The ALP Department supports differentiation of instruction and assessment in all classes, regardless of designation (on-level, honors, or AP) so that 100% of our students are well prepared for success in their post-secondary ventures.  


     Walton Teachers with Gifted Endorsement Credentials:

    In addition to the AP certification (for those teachers teaching AP classes), the following teachers have fulfilled requirements for gifted endorsements on their certificates:
    • Drew Adams
    • Rachel Baker
    • Michelle Baumann
    • Ann Baxley
    • Jamie Bell
    • Brian Benton
    • Donna Blankenbecler
    • Callie Bryan
    • Hannah Burwell
    • Meri Cain
    • Sharon Camp
    • Teresa Casey
    • Tim Church
    • Tara Cohen
    • Rachel Cook
    • Elena Cox
    • Mary Crittenden
    • Marco Davila
    • Amanda Davis
    • Sheryl Davis
    • David Dewar
    • Olympia Marisela Diaz
    • Lynn Dombrowski
    • Matt Edelstein
    • Amanda Edwards
    • Alan Farnsworth 
    • Kimin Filardi
    • Kelly Fincher
    • Suzanne Fitzgerald
    • Greg Fleenor
    • Lori Foltz, Ph.D.
    • Farrah Gamel
    • Bree Goolsby
    • Joymichelle Green
    • Travis Gower
    • Susan Griffin
    • Erin Guthrie
    • Melissa Haehnel
    • Pat Harvey
    • Angeles Hatfield
    • Tobie Hendricks
    • Perry Holbrook
    • Laurie Howard
    • Al Hubbard
    • Amy Jenson
    • Patrick Kay
    • Kenneth Keller
    • Matthew Kelterborn
    • Lori Lavoy
    • Jasenda League
    • Sue LeTellier
    • Tina Link
    • Jenny Lyon
    • Angela MacDonald
    • Tripp Madden
    • Catherine Mallanda - Administrator
    • Elisabeth Manguno
    • Roberta Manheim
    • David Martin 
    • Amy Merlin
    • Jan Miller
    • Vince Mull
    • Madalyn Murphy
    • James Orff
    • Jennice Ozment
    • Christina Page
    • Michelle Payne
    • Jennifer Phillips
    • Robert Phillipps
    • Beth Plotkin
    • Christine Rachmeler-Gordon
    • Shannon Rastogi
    • Kathryn Reagin
    • Pam Riley
    • Karen Romano
    • Amanda Ryan
    • Stephanie Santoro
    • Sheila Sell
    • Maria Silva
    • Sarah Skeean
    • Jennifer Snoddy
    • Sandra Snyder
    • Laura Speer
    • Griffin Spotz
    • Anna Stanton
    • Kara Staruch
    • Matt Staruch
    • Melissa Tatman
    • Ty Vernon  
    • Jennifer West
    • Chris Williams - Administrator
    • Jana Williams
    • Doug Wolfe



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