AP - Advanced Placement

AP - Advanced Placement College Board Exams
Spring, May of each school year

About the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program

The AP Program gives you a chance to experience college-level classes in high school and opens the door to earning college credit before you ever set foot on campus. You’ll get to dig deeper into subjects you love while building the skills and confidence you need to succeed in college.


Our school offers AP courses in nine (9) subjects, each of which culminates in an optional exam in May. If you score a 3 or higher (on a scale of 1–5), you could earn college credit, skip intro-level courses, or both at thousands of U.S. colleges and universities. Earning credit in high school means paying for fewer credits in college. It also opens up your schedule, allowing you to take more electives, pursue a second major, or study abroad.


Regardless of your AP Exam score, taking AP courses can have a positive impact on your college applications. Admissions officers know college faculty play a big role in developing AP courses, so they know students who took AP pushed themselves to take challenging, college-level courses. This is something colleges like to see.


Take some time to look through the AP courses we offer. See if any interest you. By taking these courses, you can find out what college work is like while you have the support of teachers you trust in an environment you know.

New AP Exam Registration Process

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, you’ll be asked to register for AP Exams in the fall, September and early October. The exams will still take place in May. For help registering, talk to your AP teacher, counselor, or your school’s AP coordinator.


Tests offered at Farmington High School:

  • Biology
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • United States History

 

FAQ: How do I register?

  • AP Exam Registration is on FeePay

What is the fee to take an exam?

  • The cost to take an exam is $50.
  • If the cost to take an exam is a hardship to the family, please contact the AP College Board Exam Coordinator.

How does my student receive their scores?

  • Students will need to create a college board account at AP Students. Scores are released online only to students in early July.


Contact: Laura Pierce Assistant Principal, Grades 11 & 12 AP College Board Exam Coordinator lpierce@farmington.k12.mn.us 651-252-2512

 

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