Advanced Placement courses help you improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities and develop better study habits - all of which are vital to your success later in college. In AP classrooms, you’ll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
Taking Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit, saving a significant amount of college tuition costs.
The cost to take each AP exam is $97 or $53 for those on free/reduced lunch. Those exams are registered for in November for year long classes and February for semester classes. If there are any questions regarding registration, contact Dr. Ryan Bandy at email@example.com. Any registration not paid or any cancelled exam must pay a cancellation fee.
After the exam has begun, students will not be admitted to the testing location. Make sure you arrive 15 minutes before your testing time. Students will not be allowed to leave the testing location until the end of the scheduled testing time
You should bring the following items to the exam:
You should not bring the following items to the exam:
Finally, visit the link below to familiarize yourself with the exam security information.
Students who take AP Exams will receive their scores online. In order to access your scores in July, the most important thing for you to do now is sign up for a free College Board account. Go to AP Online Scores for Students to get an account. (https://apscore.collegeboard.org)
The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Although there is no monetary award, each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred. AP Scholar Awards are added to students' online score reports in late August. If you earned an award, you will receive a notification of the award by email. Award certificates are sent by mail in September.
AP Scholar Awards come in different levels and types.
AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
For more information about AP and the College Board, select the link below.