• The College Board has changed its registration protocol for the upcoming school year. Please see those changes below. 

    GBHS Advanced Placement 

     

    College Board Changes 2019/2020 (Click this link for more information to the College Board AP Changes)

     Fall Enrollment: 

     

    • Students who are currently taking Fall AP Courses or a year-long block (AP Euro) must register for the May 2020 Exams by October 4th, 2019. 

     

    Spring Enrollment 

     

    • Students who start their AP courses in the Spring term only will order their exams by March 5, 2020.

     

    FALL and BLOCK COURSES ONLY

    Deadline

     

    October 4, 2019

    Student Enrollment and Registration due on students’ College Board account.

    October 24, 2019

    Payment due to Student Services by 3pm

    • Cash, check-no charge 
    • Credit card payment-surcharge will be applicable

    November 15, 2019

    AP Art and Design digital submission web application opens

     

    Spring Courses

    Deadline

     

    January 17, 2019

    IEP/504 Submit Accommodation requests due to College Board

    March 5, 2020

    AP Order deadline

    March 12, 2020

    Payment due to Student Services by 3pm

    • Cash, check-no charge 
    • Credit card payment-surcharge will be applicable

     

    Fees: 

     

    • $102 per exam paid to student services. (Cash, Check, Credit) The fee change for AP Exams is due to a processing fee. 
    • Information about scholarships and fee waivers will be shared soon. 

     

     

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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.

  • AP Exam Reduced Fees Information

    Students whose household income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines can qualify for the reduced fees for AP Testing. Annual gross or total income level is used to determine eligibility (if you are using a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040, refer to line 22; line 15 on the 1040A; and line 6 on the 1040EZ).
     
    This category includes students who are eligible to participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. If you already qualify for the Free and Reduced Meal Program you do not need to fill out this paperwork.

    Please read over this handout and worksheet to determine if your family qualifies for reduced fees. Page 1 & 4 of the packet (English) or page 2 & 5 (Spanish) need to be turned in to Mr. Harm no later than January 29 with your AP Test Registration Forms.