Advanced Placement

  • The following information regarding the Advanced Placement program and testing was obtained from the College Board website

    About Advance Placement (AP)

    Students who are ready for a unique learning experience that will help them succeed in college often sign up for AP classes.  Each year, students around the world who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.


    Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement

    Receive recognition by more than 90 percent of colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries, which grant credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam grades.  Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad. Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.


    Stand Out in the College Admissions Process
     
    • Demonstrate maturity and readiness for college.
    • Show willingness to take the most rigorous courses available.
    • Emphasize commitment to academic excellence.

     

    Gain Skills that Will Help Students to Succeed in College

    • Get a head start on college-level work.
    • Improve writing skills and sharpen problem-solving techniques.
    • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

     

    Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

    Be part of a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and committed to academic excellence.

    Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
    Take courses that are developed by leading professors to reflect the level of learning happening at colleges throughout the country.

     

    How Do Students Enroll?

    Once a student has decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Simply talk to an AP teacher, the AP Coordinator, school Counselor, or administrator at the school about the course desired. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation required.

     
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    The fee for each exam is $86. Learn more about AP Exam fees, including information about fee reductions.
     
    Although a lot of attention is given to the AP Exam, the AP experience really begins a whole year before then. Here are some checkpoints based on a traditional school year.
     
    Please note:
     
    § Schools may assemble students earlier than these exam start times to complete identifying information on answer sheets. Your AP Coordinator is responsible for letting you know exactly when and where to report for your exams.
     
    § Schools in Alaska must begin the morning exam administration between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 noon local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam must begin between 1 and 2 p.m. in Alaska.
     
    § If you wish to take exams that are scheduled for the same time slot, ask your Coordinator for information about taking one of the exams during the late-testing period. You may not take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC in one year.
     
    *If you plan to take exams scheduled for May 5 and your school will be closed due to Cinco de Mayo, ask your Coordinator for information about taking those exams during the late-testing period.
     
    § Early testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board are not permitted under any circumstances.
     
    For general information regarding College Board please refer to the College Board website at: http://www.collegeboard.com/.
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