Current AP Students and Parents
On 3.25.21 MCPS released the statement below to share that the majority of students will be taking their 2021 AP Exams in the digital format from home. You can read the full release here.
"In February 2021, the College Board and International Baccalaureate (IB) announced changes to spring 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) and IB examinations. MCPS has reviewed available options, consulted with stakeholders and considered the operational, safety and health measures needed to successfully administer AP/IB exams in May 2021. Below is a summary of how MCPS will offer these exams for our students:
- AP Exams: As MCPS expects to administer more than 45,000 exams and many high schools will be at capacity with in-person instruction, the at-home digital option will be the default AP exam format for MCPS students when available. The College Board has fully validated the at-home digital option and will ensure complete access to score reporting and the ability to earn college credit."
To make it easier for Magruder students to identify their testing date, time, and format, please use this chart for the MHS AP exam schedule.
There is a lot of information to share about taking digital AP exams this year. A community meeting was held on Thursday, March 25th to go over some of this information. Below are links to that information:
It will be extremely important for students taking digital exams to check their student mcps.net email and the email they have linked to the College Board account regularly for updates.
You can also visit the College Board's webpage for more information about this year's digital exams.
Resources for Current AP Students and Parents
AP Tip Tuesday Videos- click to see all study tips that have been shared this school year.
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.
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
2020 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.
Resources for Prospective AP Students and Parents
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.
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