Changes Made to 2020 Exams in May
Supporting Students What Students Should Know and Do
Taking AP Exams
AP Exams have been revised to about 45 minutes each and will be taken online, at home.
AP Exams are scheduled for May 11-22, with make-up testing on June 1-5
This year's exams focus on content most teachers covered prior to March. So this year's exams have been designed to honor and reward the good work students already did prior to widespread school closures.
Colleges across the country are voicing strong support for students to complete the AP experience, take the exam,and receive the college credit they deserve. Colleges are especially supportive given the uncertain financial future many families face, and the valu eof students entering college with credit.
Depending on a school's exam-taking policy, a student can opt-out of the exam if they prefer not to test this year, there will not be a $40 cancellation fee.
Students who need help with access to a device or internet can let us know at: http://cb.org/tech
Preparing for AP Exam
On AP Central, students can see course-specific exam information, including exam dates and times, descriptions of what they'll be asked to do on their exam, and more; exam features, exam scoring and exam security.
On YouTube, students can access daily, online AP classes and review at : http://youtube.com/advancedplacement
For a full update on the changes and the new dates/times for all AP Exams, please log onto : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees
AP students participate in college-level courses while in high school with the opportunity of receiving college credit upon successfully passing a national exam in May. The AP program provides the opportunity for students to earn college credit, while in high school, and thereby enter college as an advanced student. Many may enter as sophomores. This can be a significant advantage to the student now with their increased academic background and also provide significant financial savings by not having to pay for those classes in college. Upon completion of the national exam, the student scores are sent to the colleges/universities of their choice for credit.
There is no limit to the number of advanced placement courses students can take. However, taking four or five AP courses in a single year is an extremely rigorous commitment requiring unusual motivation and above-average scholastic aptitude. On average, advanced students will take several AP courses their junior year and several their senior year. The College Board is able to grant fee reductions that reduce the cost per examination for students who demonstrate financial need. Visit College Board's website for a list of the May Test Dates for each AP exam. The cost of each test is $92. To learn more about the Advanced Placement program, click here.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WHO REQUIRE A NONSTANDARD ADMINISTRATION OF AN AP EXAMINATION MUST CONTACT THE AP COORDINATOR OF HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL.
AP CLASSES TAUGHT AT HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL
- Art History
- Calculus (AB, BC)
- English Language/Composition
- English Literature/Composition
- Enviromental Science
- European History
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Physics 1, 2, and C
- Studio Art
- United States History
- U.S. Government and Politics