Published : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 4:48 AM
AP exams will be administered May 7 through May 18. AP students have received the AP Bulletins and parents of AP students have received a letter regarding the cost of AP exams. Parents will receive a second letter in April outlining specific procedures and instructions regarding AP exams. At St. Francis, AP students are required to sit for the AP exams of the AP courses they are enrolled in. If a student earns a score of 3, 4, or 5, on an AP exam, he may earn credit and/or advanced placement in college.
When students earn college credit, the associated cost savings can be thousands of dollars per course. Course exemption also gives students the opportunity to broaden their college experience by exploring additional subject areas. In addition, college admissions officers frequently view passing AP scores as an indicator of future success at the college level. The College Board sends AP score reports to the student’s home in July and—for the graduating senior—to the college he designates at the time he sits for the exam.
About Advanced Placement [AP]
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program was established over 40 years ago by the College Board, a national nonprofit organization. The AP Program consists of college-level courses in 31 subject areas. The AP Program provides incentives for public high schools in California to provide access to rigorous, college-level courses for interested and prepared students. With such programs, students may pursue college-level work while still in secondary school and receive college credit, advanced academic standing, or both.
AP courses are recognized by virtually all public and private universities. Successful completion of AP courses, and the related tests, can greatly help students in the very competitive process of university admission.