AP & IB

  • To our IB Students and Families,

     

    The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

     As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.

    The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.  

    Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.  

     

     

    To our AP Students and Families,

     

    College Board Announces 2020 APs will be 45 Minutes Long, Taken at Home, Online

     

    Key Takeaways:

    • For this year only, students will take a 45 minute online exam at home.
    • Two different dates will be offered for each test, to accommodate students who may wish to test as soon as possible. These dates will be announced by April 3rd.
    • College Board has provided a detailed breakdown of what content will and will NOT be covered in the 45 minute exam. Content range has been adjusted for the new format and to allow for what students likely will have not covered in class due to school closures. College Board is offering additional online resources for self-study (to be available March 25) and additional supports for teachers and schools.
    • The College Board is asserting that colleges will support this solution and that the college admissions world should share a commitment to allow AP students to earn credit for their work this year. College Board notes that for decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies. Compass’ take is that while this is certainly an emergency, a 45 minute exam at home will provoke intense debate over legitimacy and security. We will be sharing and analyzing those reactions here with regular updates.
    • Starting on Wednesday, March 25, the College Board began releasing 45-minute live AP classes on YouTube, taught by current high school AP instructors.  These live AP classes are free and available to the public regardless of teacher support.
  • AP / IB Exam Registration

     

    For the 2020 AP and IB exams, students at Fullerton Union High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

    This year each AP exam will cost $94.00 and each IB exam will cost $119. Fullerton Union High School desires that every student be able to take their exams.  Free and reduced lunch students may pay $5.00 per test. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Mr. McIntosh at dmcintosh@fjuhsd.org.

    AP registration will be in two parts this year.  Part one: Students will sign up for each AP exam in their individual AP class.  Students must have an AP account to register for an AP exam.  Part two: Students and Parents will pay for their AP exams through the Tribe Store found on the Fullerton High website (https://www.fjuhsd.org/domain/9).  Once on the school website select ‘Activities’ and then scroll down to the ‘Tribe Store’. Once the AP button has been selected use the pull-down menu on the right-hand side to select the specific test you want to sign up for.  If you are taking multiple exams you must select the ‘Continue Shopping’ button to select your next exam.  Students and Parents will pay for their IB exams through the Tribe Store found on the Fullerton High website (https://www.fjuhsd.org/domain/9).  Once on the school website select ‘Activities’ and then scroll down to the ‘Tribe Store’. Once the IB button has been selected use the pull-down menu on the right-hand side to select the specific test you want to sign up for.  If you are taking multiple exams you must select the ‘Continue Shopping’ button to select your next exam.  I know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. 

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Program Eligibility

  • Fullerton High has completed its honors entrance exams.  Results from the March 11th test will be sent out as soon as tests can be graded.  With all that is going on with the Corona Virus I am not sure when that will be.  We will do a summer entrance test if you are interested.  Please email me (mhenderson@fjuhsd.org) if you are interested is signing up for that test.  It will take place in July.  The date is not confirmed as of yet.

Contact

  • Mark Henderson

    (714) 626-3994
    mhenderson@fjuhsd.org

International Baccalaureate

  • The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. In many cases the student may also earn college credit depending on the student test score. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Fullerton offers both the Full Diploma Program and the IB Certificate Program. We offer twelve IB courses for students to choose from.

Advanced Placement

  • The AP Program® has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. Fullerton High offers eighteen AP courses for students to choose from.

Information

  • Course offerings and other AP and IB information can be found on the additional pages in this section.

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