Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:
Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows you to take courses at your high school, which can earn you college credit and/or qualify you for more advanced classes when you begin college.
So what are AP courses? They are designed to give you the experience of an intro-level college class while you’re still in high school. Plus, you can get college credit for the class if you pass the AP exam.
AP classes were created in the mid-1950s as a response to the widening gap between secondary school (high school) and college. A pilot program in 1952 had 11 subjects, but AP didn’t officially launch until the 1956 school year, when the College Board took over the program and named it the College Board Advanced Placement Program.
But what exactly are AP exams? An AP exam is basically a test of all you learn in an AP class. You earn college credit if you pass the exam given at the end of the year in May. AP tests are scored between 1 and 5, with anything above a 3 considered passing.
At North High School we currently offer 15 AP courses for student to take.
KEY CHANGES TO THE COLLEGE BOARD AP PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020
Teachers share the join code with the students in their class along with instructions for signing in and joining the class section.
Students sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and enroll in their AP class sections using the unique join code for each.
- Students must join their AP class on the website - this is the only way a test will be ordered for them.
- Students need to decide in October if they are going to take the AP test in May. Payment will need to be made in October in the guidance office by credit card.
- The deadline for ordering and paying for AP exams is November 1st.
- AP Exams will be $50/exam or $10/exam on free/reduced status. Additional fees will be applied for cancelled/missed exams. Students who don’t show up for their exam(s) will incur a $40 fee from College Board (regardless of free/reduced status)
Please use this document to indicate if students will or will not be taking the AP test in May. It can be returned to the Guidance office or emailed back to email@example.com by November 1st with payment for the tests.
Click here to view the August 30, 2019 Parent email that was sent out to all parents of AP students.
Testing Schedule for 2019-2020:
Monday, May 4
US Government & Politics
Tuesday, May 5
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Monday, May 11
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13
Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15