Thomas County Central students have the opportunity to engage in Advanced Placement (AP) classes in all academic areas. These courses offer a challenging curriculum that will assist in developing the student’s analytical thinking, reading, writing, and problem solving skills necessary to excel in college. The AP curriculum consists of standards that are consistent across the nation. Students who enroll in one of these courses will take the Advanced Placement exam at the end of the year. The cost of all AP exams is the responsibility of the student. Although the score achieved on this exam does not affect the student’s grade in the course, it can determine college credit awards. Students taking an AP course will receive a 1.0 GPA boost for their grade in the course. Courses available for the 2018-2019 school-year are: Literature Composition, U.S. History, Calculus, American Government, Human Geography, Psychology, Statistics, Biology, Studio Art, Chemistry, Envorinmental Science, Physics, Computer Science A, Art History and Music Theory.
Advanced Placement teachers are Paul Johns (Music Theory), Teresa Carver and Hannah Shierling (US History), Megan Bradshaw (Biology), Shelby Young (Art/Design) Amy Ponder (Art History, Psychology), Chrissy Taylor (Calculus), Josh Niswonger (Government, Human Geography), Laura Kornegay (Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science) Mark Thompson (Computer Science A), Darrin Minns (Statistics), and Stacey Mitchell (Literature).