Advanced Placement (AP) Courses - The Advanced Academic department coordinates the training and curriculum for the advanced placement and dual credit programs. Both programs provide instruction at a college level. Advanced Placement classes are taught with textbooks and syllabi based on a four year college curriculum. The teacher’s syllabus must be approved by the College Board to be called an “AP” class. Students must pass an exam at the end of the course to get college credit. AP credit is accepted by most state universities. As GT students are cluster grouped into the AP classes, all AP teachers are required to complete GT training in addition to a full week of training in an AP Institute.