MVHS AP Exam Information

Remember to bring to the exam:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free response questions in most exams.
  • A watch, but not a SMART watch
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if they are taking an AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics or Statistics Exam.   Be sure to visit  apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse and click on the link for their course for the specific calculator policy.
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking an AP Physics Exam. (Protractors are not allowed.)
  • A government-issued or school-issued photo ID
  • The College Board SSD Accommodations Letter if taking an exam with approved testing accommodations.

 

Do not bring to the exam area: Students will not be allowed to store these anywhere in the testing location. Any student in violation will be asked to leave the testing area, their score will be invalidated, and no refund will be given

  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smart phone, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, or any other electronic or communication devices. **
  • Book bags or purses.
  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters,*notes, or colored pencils.* Reference guides, keyboard maps or other typing instructions.
  • Rulers, straightedges and protractors (except for physics I and Physics C).*
  • Scratch paper (notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets )
  • Computers* or calculators (except as previously noted).
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smart watches.
  • Food or drink, this includes water bottles*
  • Clothing with subject-related information.

* Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date.

** The school does not provide security for electronic items such as cell phones. Cell phones should not be brought into the testing area. Any cell phone that is will have to be left outside the main testing room at the student’s own risk. Mountain View High is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

 

 

 AP Exam Candidate Instructions:

  1. Check-in registration will begin promptly at the time indicated (7:30 for AM exams and 11:30 for PM exams). All test instructions will begin by 8:00 for AM exams and by 12:00 for PM exams.  No one will be admitted to the testing area once the test begins.
  2. No one will be allowed to enter the test late.  Please arrange transportation accordingly.  Visitors are not allowed in the testing rooms. 
  3. Bring a pre-approved for the Calculus, Statistics, or Physics exam.  Check with your teacher for a list of pre-approved calculators.  No calculators will be provided by the school.
  4. Anyone overly sensitive to noise may use earplugs.
  5. Clocks are provided, but wearing a watch is recommended.
  6. There will be a short break.  You may bring a snack from home to eat during the break in a see-through plastic bag with your name on it. If you are taking two exams the same day this is strongly advised for in-between exams

Students will start being seated for all AP Exams in the AM by 7:30 and all PM exams by 11:30. Please be on time for check-in.  No student will be allowed to enter an exam administration once the exam has begun.

AP Subject Exam

Date

Location

Report to Testing Location for Check-in

Approx Duration of Exam including Break Once Testing Begins

Biology

Monday, May 13

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs 30min

Calculus AB

Tuesday, May 14

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs 30min

Calculus BC

Tuesday, May 14

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs 30min

Chemistry

Thursday, May 9

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs 30min

Computer Science Principles

Friday, May 10

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

2hrs

Macroeconomics

Wednesday, May 15

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

2hrs 30min

Language and Comp

Wednesday, May 15

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

4hrs

Latin

Friday, May 17

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

3 hrs

Literature and Comp

Wednesday, May 8

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs 30mins

Environmental Sci

Monday, May 6

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

3hrs 30mins

US Government

Monday, May 6

Auxiliary Gym

7:30 AM

3hrs

Physics I

Tuesday, May 7

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

3hrs 30min

Physics C

Monday, May 13

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

1 hr 30 minutes

Psychology

Thursday, May 9

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

2hrs 30min

Spanish Language

Tuesday, May 7

FL Pod-Archer

7:30 AM

4hrs

Statistics

Thursday, May 16

Auxiliary Gym

11: 30 AM

3hrs 30mins

US History

Friday, May 10

Auxiliary Gym /SS pod-Callaway

7:30 AM

4hrs

World History

Thursday, May 16

Auxiliary Gym /SS pod-Callaway

7:30 AM

4hrs

Use of your student’s Social Security Number (SSN) on AP Exams

 

The College Board asks for the student’s Social Security Number (SSN), which is optional, on each exam the student takes during his/her high school career. The use of the student’s SSN as the unique identifier on each exam allows for the most effective transfer of all the student’s AP scores to a college or university.  The school district does not require students to use their SSN and recommends that parents and students discuss the use of the SSN before exam administration.

 

 

 

2018-19 Advanced Placement Exam Dates

 

Week  1

Morning Session – 8 AM

Afternoon Session – 12 PM

Week 2

Morning Session – 8AM

Afternoon Session – 12 PM

Mon.,

May 6

AP United States Government and Politics

 

AP Environmental Science

Mon.,

May 13

AP Biology

12 Noon: AP Physics C: Mechanics

 

2 pm: AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tues.,

May 7

 

AP Spanish and Culture

 

AP Physics 1: Algebra Based

Tues.,

May 14

AP Calculus AB

 

AP Calculus BC

 

AP Human Geography

Wed.,

May 8

AP English Literature and Composition

 

 

Wed.,

May 15

AP English Language and Composition

 

 

AP Macroeconomics

Thurs.,

May 9

AP Chemistry

 

 

 

AP Psychology

Thurs.,

May 16

 

AP World History

AP Statistics

 

Fri.,

May 10

AP United States History

AP Computer Science Principles

 

 

 

Fri.,

May 17

 

 

AP Latin

 

Click HERE for the NEW MVHS AP Course Catalog!!

Helpful Resources:



AP College Board Website for Students

How to Access AP scores online


Other Helpful Resources

What will colleges give me credit for based on my AP scores?
How to earn credit for your scores

Are you interested in hearing student perspectives of their AP experiences? If so, visit the College Boards AP YouTube channel to what students have to say.
Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an AP Course?
An AP Course is an Advanced Placement® course certified by The College Board as a college-level class taught in high school. Students can earn college credit as well as high school credit for these courses if their scores on the national AP Examinations are high enough to satisfy university requirements.

How much college credit can students earn?
Students can earn as much as two semesters college credit for each subject. Contact a specific university for information on the amount of credit granted in different subject areas.

Are AP Classes hard?
AP classes are challenging but not impossible. The College Board requires that all AP teachers receive extensive training and that AP classes use college-level textbooks in order to maintain the level of rigor necessary to pass the national AP Exams.

How many Mountain View students pass the national AP Exams?
While the number varies from year to year, Mountain View students pass exams in every subject area at well above the national rate.

What are grades like in an AP Classes?
The Gwinnett County Board of Education established a 10 point bonus to be added to students’ final grades in all AP classes as an incentive for students to take more challenging classes. A grade of 89, for example, becomes 99 on the student’s report card. A grade of 95 becomes 105.

Do I have to be an A student to be successful in AP classes?
While A students often have time management and study skills that help them to be successful, any highly motivated student who has taken necessary prerequisite classes can be successful. Students who score above the national SAT average score tend to be more successful in AP courses than students with scores below the national SAT average.

Do AP courses have a lot of homework?
AP courses do have homework, like all classes, but AP classes do need more preparation. Students who have a job and work more than 20 hours a week or who spend more than three hours a day with extracurricular activities will probably have some time management problems.

How many AP courses do students take per year?
While some exceptionally well-organized and highly motivated students can manage five AP courses per year, most students find 3 classes per year more comfortable.

Do AP courses matter to colleges?
Rigor of schedule is now very important to the college admissions process. In order to be competitive with students from across the nation who have transcripts showing many AP courses, students should take as many AP classes as they can. Colleges report that AP courses on a transcript show that the student has initiative, motivation, and time management skills.

How do AP Courses help a student receive the Hope Grant?

Receiving a Hope Grant requires a 3.0 GPA. Hope re-calculates GPA by counting only core subjects and converting GPA to a 4.0 scale. An 88, for example, converts to a 3.0. Although Hope presently removes any bonus points given by school systems, it adds back an extra .5 for each AP grade. An 88 in an AP class converts to a 3.5. Research shows that students with AP experience have a higher incidence of maintaining a 3.0 or better in college. Research also shows that students with AP experience more often complete college than students who do not.