Advanced Placement (AP)

Late AP Exam Registration Available Until Mar. 6, 2020

 

Regular Advanced Placement registration concluded in November, though late registration is available until Mar. 6.

 

During late registration, each Advanced Placement exam costs $134 ($94 exam fee + $40 late fee)

 

You can register for an exam by completing a late registration form and turning it in to the main office.  It is also critical that you join the online section of the course in your College Board account.

 

Exam fee/s will be added to your account when your form is received (go to Pay Online to complete payment).  If you request financial assistance on the registration form, Mrs. Armstrong will check in with you before any fees are assessed.  

 

If you need College Board-approved accommodations for AP testing, contact your counselor to ensure that all paperwork is submitted promptly.  The deadline to begin the accommodations process is Jan. 17, 2020. 

 

To cancel an exam, contact Mrs. Armstrong at armstronge2@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-4948. 

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?


Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program (like the PSAT and SAT). The AP exam is a culmination of content learned in a year-long course. These courses are college-level and accelerated. Liberty HS offers 18 AP courses that span all subject areas.

AP College Board Advanced Placement Program logo

Before considering taking an AP course, it is important to familiarize yourself with what an AP course actually entails. This is time-consuming, challenging coursework, so make sure you actually like the subject, want the challenge, feel confident with the material, and have time to devote. The AP course descriptions in the Course Guide will give you an idea of what is expected in each course, what prior knowledge and experience may be helpful, etc. For more information about our AP course offerings, please refer to our Course Guide.

The AP exams occur in the first two full weeks of May of each year and are 2-3.25 hours long (length varies by subject area). AP exam scores are available in July and students can send scores to colleges to receive college credit. Each college will have their respective AP exam score policy. AP exam scores are not required for college admission.

General AP information via College Board: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

AP Testing Reminders


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  • Students need to arrive by 7:40am for the 8am administration and 11:40am for the 12pm administration.
  • Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended.
  • Students cannot go into their backpacks once the exam has begun.
  • All testing absences are excused as long as testers arrive on time. The AP Coordinator will approve those absences with the attendance secretary.
  • Remember to eat prior to testing (breakfast or lunch), because food and water will not be allowed during the test. If you are taking two exams on the same day, be sure to bring something to eat between exams (you may have very limited time).
  • Electronic devices must be completely turned off (airplane mode is insufficient).

  • Bring the following items to each AP exam:
    • Photo id (required for testing)
    • Several sharpened #2 pencils with erasers for all multiple-choice answer sheets
    • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams
    • Calculator with the necessary capabilities for Calculus AB or BC, Chemistry, or Statistics - and extra batteries
  • Optional (but strongly recommended items):
    • Coat or warm sweater (depending on your temperature preference)
    • Reading book (non class-related)
  • Students should not bring the following items to an exam:
    • Books (class related), compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes
    • Rulers and straightedges
    • Calculator (except as noted above)
    • Watched that beep or have an alarm (no smart watches are allowed)
    • Portable listening or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment

2020 AP Testing Schedule - Revised


Date

Morning Starts at 8am

Afternoon Starts at 12pm

Mon., May 4 (B Day)

US Government and Politics (2 hours, 25 min)

 

Tues., May 5 (A Day)

Calculus AB (3 hours, 15 min)

Calculus BC (3 hours, 15 min)

Human Geography (2 hours, 15 min)

Weds., May 6 (B Day)

English Lit and Composition (3 hours) *Note: Make arrangements to be at school early on a Wednesday.

 

Thurs., May 7 (A Day)

Chemistry (3 hours, 15 min)

Japanese (2 hours)

Fri., May 8 (B Day)

US History (3 hours, 15 min)

Computer Science A (3 hours) *Note: Make arrangements to get out of school a little later.

 

Studio Art Submit Portfolios

Mon., May 11 (A Day)

Biology (3 hours)

Environmental Science (3 hours) *Note: Make arrangements to get out of school a little later.

Tues., May 12 (B Day)

 

 

Psychology (2 hours)

Weds., May 13 (A Day)

English Language and Composition (3 hours, 15 min) *Note: Make arrangements to be at school early on a Wednesday.

 

Thurs., May 14 (B Day)

World History: Modern (3 hours, 15 min)

 

Fri., May 15 (A Day)

Computer Science Principles (2 hours)

French (2 hours, 45 min)

Statistics (3 hours) *Note: Make arrangements to get out of school a little later.

AP Courses


Subject Area Course (Teacher Website)
Arts Studio Art (Cooper)
English

English Language and Composition (Daughters)
English Literature and Composition (Dragavon)

GovernmentUS Government and Politics (Cooke)
History

US History (Darnell)
World History: Modern (Kurtz)

Math

Calculus AB (Kennedy)
Calculus BC (Kruzich)
Statistics (Kruzich)

Science

Biology (Stephens)
Chemistry (Schneider)
Environmental Science (Dennis)

Social Sciences

Human Geography (Antrim, Fannon)
Psychology (Henry)

Technology

Computer Science A (Woffinden)

Computer Science Principles (Woffinden)

World Languages

French (Maciel)
Japanese (Abe)