What are Advanced Placement (AP) Courses?
Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes meant to provide a rigorous learning experience for high school students and allow them to obtain the skills they need to be successful at the college level.
In addition, students taking AP Courses in high school can potentially earn college credit, saving time and money. Having AP courses on a high school transcript can be an advantage in the college admissions process.
Magruder High School’s AP Offering
Magruder high school is proud to offer 23 AP courses for the 2020-2021 school year. In addition, Magruder High School has a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure that all students, but especially students in underrepresented populations, have access to AP courses and the chance to excel.
Resources for Current AP Parents and Students
The CollegeBoard’s AP Website has great resources including course descriptions, exam practice tips and resources, and information about how to obtain your scores after taking the exam. Be sure to create an account to receive all resources and access exam scores.
2020 AP Exam Score Information
Please read the information below regarding how you will receive your scores this summer.
- You can visit apscore.org or go to the College Board AP Scores webpage to access your scores when they become available. Scores are only available online and you will not receive a paper copy in the mail.
- College Board releases scores online by location between July 15 -17th. Maryland scores will be available Thursday, July 16th at 8:00 AM.
- If you encounter any issues viewing your AP exam scores, you should contact College Board first as your teacher will not be able to assist you.
Why take the exam?
Taking the exam is the first step to earning college credit for AP courses. Students may also be eligible to earn scholarships based those scores, and all students can gain valuable experience that prepares them for the academic environment in college. Students with qualifying scores can check with the college or university they plan to attend to see if they can earn credit for their AP course.
Registering for AP Exams
Information about registering for AP exams for the 2020-2021 school year will be updated at the start of the new school year.
Interested in Taking AP Courses?
It’s never too early to plan out the courses you want to take during your four years in high school. You can start by visiting the College Board website (link below) to get a sense of what to expect from an AP course. Make an appointment with your school counselor to talk about the options available to you.
For more information on the AP program at Magruder, please contact Virginia Snyder, Academic, PEAC & AP Coordinator