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Current AP Students and Parents
Summer Assignments for AP Courses
If your student is taking an AP (Advanced Placement) course for the 2021-2022 school year, please carefully review the 2021 MHS AP Summer Assignments document to see if there are any required assignments to complete over the summer. If students have questions, they will find the teacher's contact information in the document as well.
AP Exam Score Information
2021 AP Exam Scores will be available through your College Board account. Students that tested in Administration 1 and Administration 2 will be able to view exam scores starting Wednesday, July 21, at 7 a.m. Students that tested in June as part of Administration 3 and Administration 3 will be able to view exam scores by August 16th. Visit apscore.collegeboard.org/scores for more information. 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. The College Board AP Student phone number is 888-225-5427.
AP Exam Updates
Students registered for AP exams will begin testing this week on May 10th and continue through June 10th. It is very important that your student reviews the MHS AP Exam Schedule and their test day in AP Classroom so that they know the date, time, format, and location of their exam. Most students will take their exam in the digital format and will need to complete several steps to prepare for taking their exam. Review the presentation materials below carefully for information on technology requirements, Chromebook information, and a timeline of actions students will need to take in the digital testing app.
AP Exam Attendance Policy
Students scheduled to take in-person and digital AP exams will be marked for an excused absence on the day of their exam. Students are responsible for making up any missed assignments and can choose to attend their Zoom classes before or after their exams if they wish. Mrs. Snyder, AP Coordinator, will submit the names of students registered to test to the attendance secretary and teaching staff.
Parent Meeting 3.25.21
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
Registeration and payment information for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted in the fall.
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 Offerings
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