College Board Update 3/25/20
- Students will be taking an ONLINE only 45 minute Free Response for each AP Exam via their MyAP account.
- College Board will be releasing Resources for Review on 3/27.
- College Board is NOT requiring a date for withdrawing from the exam. Students can wait up until the date of the exam to not take it. They simply do not login. They are offering FULL refunds to students who do not take exams. Please see the video for further information.
I have posted an GBHS AP Update 3/25/20 for your viewing.
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Late Registrations: Direct from the College Board
NO late registrations for AP Testing this year. If any student did NOT pay or sign up on their MYAP account by the deadline of 3/13, they cannot order an exam.
GBHS Advanced Placement 2019/2020
FALL and BLOCK COURSES ONLY
- Late Registration and Payment will need to be communicated to Mrs. McKinney (email@example.com) for approval.
February 28, 2020
Withdrawal from course DUE.
March 5, 2020
AP Order deadline
- Cash, check (Student Services)
- Credit card payment (Online Student Store)
- $99 Per exam (Cash or check at Student Services)
- $99 + transaction fee (Online Student Store)
What is the AP Program?
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) gives high school students exposure to college-level material through involvement in AP courses. Through this program, students may earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. The AP Program promotes critical thinking, independent evaluation, accelerated learning and achievement.
Our AP program offers rigorous college level courses that have been approved by the College Board and prepares students for success in their academic futures. Under this accelerated learning program, students will sharpen their analytical and writing skills, and hone their study habits in preparation for a demanding college curriculum. If a student successfully passes the AP exam administered in May, college credit and/or advanced placement can be earned (depending on the student's test score and the college policies). Please refer to the GBHS course catalog for a detailed description of the 17 courses offered and prerequisites for these courses.
Since the rigor of a student's curriculum is often a crucial factor in the college admissions process, students taking AP courses are more competitive (as the demands and strengths of AP classes are widely recognized and are regarded with a weighted grade). Many colleges will consider whether the student has taken enough AP courses to pursue a challenging curriculum. While Granite Bay High also offers an IB program (which offers a global perspective on learning and is also rigorous in coursework), the AP program can offer more flexibility while still providing an advanced level of education. The program allows students to choose which AP courses to pursue and the option to participate in the rich offering of extracurricular activities at Granite Bay High. (However, AP courses are demanding and parents should carefully assess whether the student can keep up with an accelerated pace of learning together with the extracurricular activity under consideration.
List of AP Courses offered at Granite Bay HS
AP Exam Reduced Fees Information$10 per exam paid to the Student Services window. Students will be notified by email, they will need to present to Student Services while paying. This category includes students who are eligible to participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program.