Advanced Placement (AP)

Currently, students can choose from the following AP classes:
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Government
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Physics B and C
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History
  • AP Microeconomics

AP Honor school badge

Dalton High has once again been name an AP HONOR SCHOOL by the Georgia Department of Education for achievement in the areas of: AP ACCESS AND SUPPORT (Schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher) And as an AP STEM School (Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles).

Dalton High School offers two college level programs, the Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate program, which offer students college level work while in high school.

The Advanced Placement Program is a challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with college-level academic courses. High school students who complete AP courses demonstrate their mastery of subject material by earning qualifying grades on AP examinations. Dalton High School has offered Advanced Placement courses and exams since 1986.

Dalton High has 47 2020 AP SCHOLARS.


photograph: 2020-21 AP Scholars

2020-21 AP Scholars:

Row 1 Astrid Villatoro, Iris Trejo, Linda Olvera-Jones, Ansley Nguyen, Jason Lin, Nathan Haynes, Katelyn Pittman, Kate Daniell, Chloe Rockholt
Row 2: Price Andersen, McKinley Kersey, Monica Hernandez, Daphne Vital, Yasmeen Issa, Maria Perez, Alina Baza Pineda, Nellie Gregg, Emma Ferguson
Row 3; Omar Garcia, Jacob Smith, Edward Ramirez, Alfonso Landaverde, Will Haley
Not pictured: Sarah Adcock, Ivan Cerda Marquez, Ernesto Garcia, Katelyn Pittman, Nathan Riggle, Monique Ruedas, Josue Sandoval, Jacob Smith, Itziar Vazquez

AP Scholars with Honors:

The students who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scored a 3 or higher on four or more of the exams are considered AP Scholars with Honor. Those students are:

Robert Allen

Nathan Haynes

Monica Hernandez

McKinley Kersey

Linda Olvera Jones

Iris Trejo Vega


AP Scholars with Distinction:

The students who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scored a 3 or higher on five or more exams are considered AP Scholars with Distinction. Those students are:

David Garcia (Class of 2021)

Susan Gonzalez

Nellie Gregg

William Haley

Jason Lin

Ansley Nguyen

Shivam Patel (Class of 2021)

Julian Pineda (Class of 2021)