Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Testing Information

 

Next week we will be starting Advanced Placement testing.  Below you will find information about the following:

-          AP Exam Schedule

-          Test Day Reminders  

-          Preparing for Digital Exams

 

AP Exam Schedule

-          If your student cannot attend the primary date, please complete the Make Up Test Date form so that their registration will be updated and they can access the digital exam. 

-          If your student would like to cancel their exam, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.

 

Exam Format  Paper/Pencil Exam (On Campus) 
Start Times are 8am or 12pm 
Digital Exam (On Campus or At Home) 
Start Times are 9am or 1pm  (PST)

 

Course  Test Date   Make Up Test Date 
2-D Art and Design  Digital Portfolio Deadline: May 18 
3-D Art and Design  Digital Portfolio Deadline: May 18 
Biology  Fri, May 14 – 8am  Thurs, May 27 – 9am 
Calculus AB/BC  Mon, May 24 – 8am  Weds, June 9 – 9am 
Chemistry  Tues, May 25 – 8am  Thurs, June 10 – 9am 
Computer Science A  Thurs, May 6 – 12pm  Tues, May 18 – 1pm 
Computer Science Principles  Mon, May 17 – 8am  Weds, May 26 – 1pm 
Digital Performance Task Deadline: May 20 
English Language and Composition  Weds, May 12 – 8am  Weds, May 26 – 9am 
English Literature and Composition   Weds, May 5 – 8am  Tues, May 18 – 9am 
Environmental Science  Fri, May 14 – 12pm  Thurs, May 27 – 1pm  
French  Fri, May 21 – 12pm  Fri, June 4 – 12pm 
Human Geography  Fri, May 28 – 9am  Tues, June 8 – 9am 
Japanese  Fri, May 21 – 8am Fri, June 4 – 8am 
Psychology  Tues, May 11 – 12pm  Thurs, May 20 – 1pm 
Spanish  Fri, May 21 – 8am  Fri, June 4 – 8am 
Statistics  Tues, May 25 – 12pm   Thurs, June 10 – 1pm 
US Government and Politics  Mon, May 3 – 8am  Thurs, May 20 – 9am 
US History  Thurs, May 6 – 8am  Weds, May 19 – 9am 
World History: Modern Thurs, May 20 – 9am   Thurs, June 3 – 9am  

 

Test Day Reminders:

General

  • Class absences due to testing will be excused, though check with your teachers about any work that needs to be completed
    • If you have a morning exam, you can attend lunch and afternoon classes
    • If you have an afternoon exam, you can attend morning classes and lunch
  • If your exam is on a Wednesday, make sure you have transportation to/from school
  • If you have extended time and/or your exam may end after the school day, make sure you have transportation from school
  • Paper/Pencil Exams on Campus
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the test (7:30am for 8am exams, 11:30am for 12pm exams)
  • Check in at the “AP Exam Line” to get your testing location
    • Wear a mask and practice social distancing while on campus
    • Complete the health attestation electronically or on paper
    • Your temperature will be checked when you enter the building
  • Bring pencils, pens (blue/black), calculator (if allowed), water bottle

Digital Exams on Campus

  • Arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the test (8am for 9am exams, 12pm for 1pm exams)
    • Exams start the same time worldwide, so if you will be in a different time zone check carefully
  • Check in at the “AP Exam Line” to get your testing location
    • Wear a mask and practice social distancing while on campus
    • Complete the health attestation electronically or on paper
    • Your temperature will be checked when you enter the building
  • Bring your testing laptop and power cord
    • Remember that your laptop must be set up 1-3 days prior to each exam and devices cannot be shared between students – see the instructions in the Preparing for Digital Exams section
    • You must check into the exam online at least 30 minutes before the official start time
  • Bring pencils, calculator (if allowed), water bottle – scratch paper will be provided


  • Digital Exams at Home

  • Prepare your testing environment with your testing laptop and power cord along with other needed materials (ex. calculator, reference sheets, scratch paper, pencils, etc.)
    • Remember that your laptop must be set up 1-3 days prior to each exam and devices cannot be shared between students – see the instructions in the Preparing for Digital Exams section
  • You must check into the exam online at least 30 minutes before the official start time
    • Exams start the same time worldwide, so if you will be in a different time zone check carefully

      Preparing for Digital Exams

Steps to prepare for a digital exam:

If you have additional questions about AP testing, please reach out to 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 20 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 Courses


Subject Area Course (Teacher)
Arts

2-D Art (Cooper)
3-D Art (Helmick)

English

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

Social Studies

US Government and Politics (Cooke)
US History (Darnell)
World History: Modern (Kurtz)

Math

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

Science

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

Social Sciences

Human Geography (Antrim, Fannon)
Psychology (Henry)

Technology

Computer Science A (Woffinden)
Computer Science Principles (Woffinden)

World Languages

French (Maciel)
Japanese (Abe)
Spanish (Noon)

2020-21 AP Exam Registration – Deadline: Friday, Nov. 6 (Deadline Has Passed)

Important Information:

  • If your student has not taken an AP exam prior to this year, it will be important to set up a College Board account.  Go here to create an account (if you do not have one already).
  • Registration has multiple steps:
  1. Students log in to their College Board account, enter a specific join code to become part of AP Classroom for that course, and choose “Yes” to indicate if they plan to take the AP exam.  See a step by step handout for this process here.
      • If a student is taking multiple AP classes, they will have a different join code for each class.
  1. Students submit this online form by the end of the day on Nov. 6, 2020 (they must be logged into their Office 365 account).  Exam fee/s will be added to a student’s account after their form responses are reviewed.
  2. Families go to Pay Online to complete payment.  Please contact our ASB Bookkeeper, Ann Fullington, if you have questions about how to complete payment.
  • What is the cost of an AP exam? 
    • Each AP exam costs $95. 
  • Is financial assistance available?
    • Yes.  If a student requests financial assistance through the online form, an administrator will check with them before any fees are assessed.  Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can receive financial assistance for the full cost of any AP exam fees.  Please contact your student’s administrator if you have questions about financial assistance.
  • Can a student cancel their exam and receive a full refund?
    • Yes, a student can decide to cancel their exam after Nov. 4 for any reason and they will receive a full refund.
  • Can a student order an exam after Nov. 6?
    • Yes, though there is a $40 late fee per exam ordered and all orders must be completed by Mar. 5.
  • How does a student set up College Board-approved accommodations for AP testing (such as extended time)?
    • Students who feel that they need accommodations should contact their counselor to ensure that all paperwork is submitted promptly.  The deadline to begin the accommodations process for AP exams is Jan. 15, 2021. 

Note: Mrs. Armstrong will be out on maternity leave for the first few months of the school year, so please contact Mr. Krogstad with any questions about AP registration.