The Advanced Placement Program (AP), administered by The College Board, offers college-level courses that are taught at local high schools by those high school teachers. In 1955 the AP program was initiated in the United States. Since then, approximately 8 million students have taken advantage of this program. The GJSD offers 13 Advanced Placement courses to its students. The AP program allows students to experience post-secondary coursework and its increased academic rigor while still in enrolled in the supportive environment of the high school. The advantages of taking AP courses for students are many:
Greater Johnstown High School has an open door procedure for students enrolling AP courses. This means interested students are permitted to sign up for an AP course during the creation of their schedule. GJHS staff will monitor student performance to provide an opportunity to thrive in an AP setting. If a student is not meeting expectations by the mid way point of the first quarter they will be removed from the AP section and placed in a regular section.
The following AP-College Board courses are offered GJHS: