WHAT IS THE ADVANCED 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 January 17, 2020. 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
You must also be registered in your AP class on College Board in order for the test to be ordered. If you are not taking an AP class but would like to take the test, contact Ms. Mirjafarli at email@example.com.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $50 late fee per exam.
Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
Mon, Mar 8, 2021 - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
This year each AP exam costs $105.00. Agoura High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Ms Ayla Mirjafarli, amirjafarli@lvusd.
org, in the AHS to learn more.
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.***