• January 21, 2019

    Dear Students and Parents,

    WHAT IS THE ADAVANCE PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM?

    With AP®, students can take college-level course work in high school. When students take AP courses, they demonstrate to college admission officers that they have sought out an educational experience that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Resourceful and dedicated AP teachers work with their students to develop and apply the skills, abilities, and content knowledge they will need later in college. Each of the AP courses are modeled upon a comparable college course. College and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards. Each AP course concludes with a college-level exam developed and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to apply the new critical thinking skills they have learned in a comprehensive exam. Most two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide recognize AP in the admission process and accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course. Research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher typically earn higher GPAs in college and have higher graduation rates.

    Agoura High School is proud of your commitment to the rigorous educational experience of Advanced Placement (AP) class(es) on campus.  Students participate in Advanced Placement courses on the basis of their academic preparation and demonstrated ability.  Although not mandatory, taking the AP examination is an expectation of each AP course.  Passing the AP exam with a score of at least 3 on a 5 point scale, may earn college credit at select institutions and could be used for placement at the colleges.

    Deadline to Submit Requests for Accommodations—The College Board must receive your request for accommodations and supporting documentation (if needed) by FEBRUARY 23, 2019.  This date is seven weeks before the ordering deadline for AP Exams because it takes approximately seven weeks from the receipt of all necessary documentation for the College Board to determine your eligibility for accommodations.  If requests are submitted after this date, there is no guarantee that accommodations will be approved and appropriate exam materials will be shipped in time for the test.

    Please verify the score required with the college or university of your choice, and, if in fact, they will issue college credit for the AP exam. 

    The exam(s) can be purchased ONLINE at Total Registration at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/050003

    The exams can be purchased between January 21, 2019 – March 6, 2019

    You will be able to request a refund of $70.00 per exam up until Friday, March 29, 2019 through Total Registration. 

    After this date, ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

    Any questions concerning the AP exams, please contact Shelley Diament at sdiament@lvusd.org

    PLEASE NOTE:  Students will receive additional AP information and updates via their Naviance account, Blackboard connect, during morning announcements, and on the AHS website (agourahighschool.net).   ***It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this information.***

    Assistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction

    Mary Hazlett

    AP EXAM SCHEDULE

    WHEN:                                                                                           Start                   Finish

    Mon

    May 6

    U.S.  Government

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Chinese Language***

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

     

     

    Environmental Science

    12:20pm

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Tues

    May 7

    Spanish Language and Culture

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Wed.

    May 8

    English Literature and Comp. (12th grade)

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    European History

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

     

     

    French Language

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Thurs

    May 9

    Chemistry  

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Psychology

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Fri

    May 10

    U.S. History

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Computer Science Principles

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

     

     

    Physics 2: Algebra- Based

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

     

     

    STUDIO ART PORTFOLIOS DUE

    TBD

     

    Mon

    May 13

    Biology

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

    Tues

    May 14

    Calculus AB and BC

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Human Geography

    12:20 p.m.

    2:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Wed

    May 15

    English Language and Composition (11th grade)

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

    Thurs

    May 16

    World History

    7:30am

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Statistics

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

    Fri

    May 17

    Music Theory

    7:20 a.m.

    12:00 noon

     

     

    Computer Science A

    12:20 p.m.

    4:00 p.m. (approx.)

     ***  PLEASE NOTE:  Students who are taking these exams will need to take a pre-exam before the actual one.  It is done in order for the students to become familiar with the exam, keyboard, and the computer.  Time and Location TBD.