AP EXAM INFORMATION

AP exams will be administered Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 15th, 2020 on the CSArts-SGV campus. All students currently in an AP class at CSArts-SGV are eligible to take a corresponding AP exam. Students are encouraged to register only for those exams they are committed to taking.   College Board has moved their timeline up. Please consult this PowerPoint presentation for more information as to why. As a result, decisions about exam purchases will need to be done much sooner.

PURCHASING AN EXAM – Students wishing to take an AP exam this year should register and pay for the exam(s) through the SGV Box Office beginning September 23rd.  The exam fee established by College Board for each test is $94.00. If your family qualifies for FRLP, the fee is $53.00.  When ordering exams, we highly encourage both student and parent to be present to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.  Please print/save your emailed receipt of payment for your records as students may be asked for this for future reference or refunds.  The deadline for purchasing an exam is Friday, October 11th at 11:59 PM.  CSArts-SGV is obligated to an order deadline and as a result, there are no extensions past this deadline.   Students who miss the October 11th purchasing deadline can purchase exams with an additional $40 fee (collected by CSArts-SGV and paid to College Board). Otherwise, students may be added to a waitlist.  Please email Mrs. Read at nicole.read@sgv.csarts.net to be placed on a waitlist.  Students will be notified if tests become available and will be given directions at that time for how to purchase the exam.    

REFUND POLICY - If a student registers for an exam and cancels:

  • ON or BEFORE  October 11th, 2019, a FULL REFUND will issued.
  • ON or AFTER  October 12th, 2019, NO REFUNDS will be issued.

LATE TESTING POLICY - College Board’s policy for administering alternate AP exams can be found here.  CSArts-SGV only offers late-testing when multiple tests are offered at the same time or in emergency situations.  Depending on the circumstances, late-testing may require additional fees to cover ordering and proctor fees. 

AP EXAM SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION - Please click here to view the AP exam schedule. 

Students will be notified of their testing location prior to their exam date.  Please refer to the AP Bulletin for any clarification in regards to what should and should not be brought to the exam room.

AP SCORES - In July 2020, students will be able to receive and send their AP scores to colleges by phone with College Board’s automated grade reporting service. Details regarding this service may be found in the AP Bulletin. Extensive information regarding AP Exams, including practice questions may be found here.

CSArts-SGV is offering AP and honors level courses during the 2019-20 school year. Most AP and honors courses have recommended indicators of success, so please refer to the Curriculum Handbook, when determining appropriate courses for the upcoming school year. 

Honors

CSArts-SGV offers honors classes in many academic courses. All students are eligible to participate in honors, although there are recommended prerequisites. Again, see the Curriculum Handbook for details. 
 
CSArts-SGV honors courses earn weighted credit. The University of California system approved the CSArts-SGV honors courses for extra honors credit: a=5, b=4, c=3
Please note that the decision to use weighted grade criteria in the determination of college acceptance is at the discretion of the post-secondary institution.
 
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