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Great Mills High School
21130 Great Mills Rd, Great Mills, MD 20634
Phone Number: 301-863-4001
Fax Number: 301-863-4006
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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2021-2022 AP Registration

Letter for students who ARE sitting in their AP class at Great Mills High School

Letter for students who are NOT sitting in their AP class at Great Mills High School

AP Policy for 2021-2022

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. It allows high school students to undertake college-level courses in a high school setting. Students may receive college credit by earning a score of 3, 4, or 5 on a standardized exam following completion of the course.

Great Mills High School will offer 29 Advanced Placement courses during the 2021-2022 school year. Just as the GMHS faculty and staff are committed to this program, they also expect enrolled students and their parents to be as committed.

Therefore, it is understood that:

  • Advanced Placement courses are college level courses.
  • Advanced Placement enrollment will be accessible to all students who meet all necessary prerequisites.
  • Advanced Placement courses are demanding, rigorous, and require dedication and commitment.
  • Summer assignments will be completed prior to the start of classes (for example, reading, writing, portfolios, and/or problems).  Failure to complete the summer assignment is not a reason to drop an AP course.
  • There will be no student-initiated changes after August 1.
  • Changes after August 1 must be teacher initiated.  A conference is required with the teacher, parent, student, and Assistant Principal.

The reason for the August 1 deadline is due to resource allocation. Each year, the master schedule is created based on student course requests. If you request a course and then want to drop it after August 1, we will not have a teacher or the resources to accommodate the drop.

Jake Heibel

Principal, GMHS

Courses Offered at GMHS

  • AP 2-D Art and Design
  • AP 3-D Art and Design
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Drawing
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Research
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History: Modern

Additional information on Advanced Placement courses is provided on the College Board website.