The Advanced Placement Program is a nationally recognized cooperative venture between high schools and colleges and universities. The program provides students with opportunities to take college level courses in a high school setting. Dedicated and enthusiastic faculty who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board teach AP courses.


Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in AP courses, as success in AP remains a standard used by colleges for admission decisions and a predictor of future academic success. College credit is awarded based on student performance on the comprehensive AP examination.


Invest in the future through twenty-three AP courses offered at CHS and receive college credit starting in the 9th grade. Courses may be taken in each major area of study.


Most colleges accept AP credit, and some Columbus High students have entered college as sophomores with their AP credits. You can complete college in three years or earn a master’s degree in four.



AP Classes offered at CHS:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French
  • Human Geography
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History


General Information

on May. 24, 2018

Columbus High School is a college preparatory magnet school and ranks among the best high schools in the state   and in the country (see U.S. News and World Report, May, 2012, ( see Newsweek, 2013,

The school stands out in its commitment to the college-bound student.  Its liberal arts college preparatory program is designed to develop a well-rounded student by offering a wide range of advanced college preparatory courses in English, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign language, computers, and fine arts.  Students are expected to take courses in all areas through a core curriculum that is compacted, accelerated, and that exceeds state standards.  The curriculum has the flexibility, however, to meet individual academic goals and interests. Individual interests are met through diverse elective offerings, gifted classes, 27 Advanced Placement Courses, and the opportunity for students to develop an academic concentration in an area of their interest ranging from mathematics and science to English or the fine arts.

Due to the high academic standards and expectations at Columbus High School, strong test results have been produced on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the SAT that surpass state and national score averages.  At CHS a student learns to make decisions and to budget time by balancing homework, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service.  It is not surprising that eighty percent of the student body is involved in extracurricular activities.  At Columbus High School: "You can have it all!"

Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.

The MCSD is a beacon of educational excellence where all are known, valued, and inspired.




About Us

on May. 24, 2018

The Columbus High School administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to developing minds, building leaders, and achieving excellence.  Since the beginning of the Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet in 1991, the CHS family has been committed to setting high standards and maintaining a tradition of hard work. 

Media Center List2

on May. 24, 2018

Ms Jan Carter

Phone: 706-748-2549
706-748-2534, EXT 119
Fax: 706-748-2546
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Media Center List 1

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Ms Debra Bailey

Phone: 706-748-2549
706-748-2534, EXT 119
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CHS Media Center

on May. 24, 2018

Our Purpose
The fundamental purpose of the CHS Media Center is to provide resources and services in a positive environment which will contribute to lifelong learning. 

Our Goal
Our goal is that the entire CHS community of faculty, staff, and students find in the Media Center both access to information and inspiration for ideas. 


Upperclassmen Admission

on May. 24, 2018

To qualify for admission after the ninth grade, students must have taken courses compatible with the magnet curriculum. They must also present the following:

Student Selection

on May. 24, 2018

Admissions will begin after the first testing date and continue until the number of students accepted meets the maximum enrollment for Columbus High School. Following enrollment into the program, students must maintain a "C" average or better in each course.