• Grants Pass High School AP Results and Impact
    In May 2018, Grants Pass High School students took a total of 234 exams - 137 of which resulted in scores of 3, 4, or 5. Based on the students' opportunity to earn at least 3 college credits for each AP Exam score of 3 or higher, this represents an estimated 411 college credits. At an average rate of $323.10* per credit hour, the total potential cost savings for the students and families was $132,794.10.
    *Please note: These estimates are based on Table 5 of the 2016 College Board report, Trends in College Pricing. This report indicates that the average in-state tuition and fees at Oregon public four-year colleges is $9,693 per year or $323.10 per credit, assuming 30 credits were taken by a full-time students.
    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
    With a host of AP courses, College NOW! credits, SOU/ASC courses, and a statewide recognized CTE Program to choose from at Grants Pass High School, 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.
    Earn College Credit and Placement
    Most four-year colleges in the United States give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. Find scores and credits awarded by universities in Oregon. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double major or study abroad. Find colleges and universities with AP credit policy information. 
    AP and the Cost of College
    Research shows that your AP experience can benefit you in several important ways when you reach college:
    • AP students are more likely to graduate from college in four years. Students who take longer to graduate at public colleges or universities can spend up to $19,000** for each additional year.
    • AP helps students qualify for scholarships - 31 percent of colleges and universities look at AP experience when determining scholarships.

                **Costs include tuition, fees, and books only, and do not include room, board, and other living expenses. Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2008-2009 (Enrollment Weighted).

    Questions? Contact Mrs. Rhodes, the AP Coordinator, or one of your teachers.