ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS (9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH GRADE)
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. The Program has allowed millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.
SHS currently offers 18 AP courses to our students which can allow them to take the AP exams connected to those courses. Important information and dates for AP testing is provided from Mrs. Miklos each school year through e-mail correspondence.
Each AP course has a corresponding exam that is administered in May. AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section (either essay or problem-solving). AP Exams are cumulative in nature, designed to test the entire extent of the course covered throughout the school year. SHS students who enroll in an AP course are expected to take the corresponding AP Exam, although by no means is participation in the AP Exam mandatory. Students will pay for their AP Exams through the MySchoolBucks portal when the time is designated.
Students seeking credit through their AP grades must note that each college determines the nature and extent of its policies for awarding advanced placement, credit, or both. Students can find information in a college’s catalog or website, or by using the AP Credit Policy search.
Each AP Exam grade is a weighted combination of the student’s score on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. The final grade is reported in a 5-point scale:5: Extremely Well Qualified4: Well Qualified3: Qualified2: Possibly Qualified1: No Recommendation
For more information and to be sure you're able to register for the exam, please go to College Board's AP Students Website.