AP EXAM INFORMATION

AP exams will be administered Monday, May 7th through Thursday, May 17th, 2018 on the CSArts campus. All students currently in an AP class at CSArts are eligible to take a corresponding AP exam. Because there is a sizable monetary obligation to taking AP exams and extensive study time involved, it is important for both students and parents to discuss and determine how many exams the student can realistically manage.  Students are encouraged to register only for those exams they are committed to taking.   An AP Bulletin will be distributed to students in their AP classes, but can also be accessed on the College Board website by clicking on the following link: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/2015-16-ap-bulletin-students-parents.pdf

PURCHASING AN EXAM – Students wishing to take an AP exam this year should register and pay for the exam(s) through the CSArts website beginning February 1st.  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 Monday, March 5th at 11:59 PM.  CSA is obligated to an order deadline and as a result, there are no extensions past this deadline.   Students who miss the March 5th purchasing deadline 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  March 29, 2018, a FULL REFUND will issued.
  • ON or AFTER  March 30, 2018, NO REFUNDS will be issued.

LATE TESTING POLICY - College Board’s policy for administering alternate AP exams can be found here.  CSArts 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 2018, 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 2017-18 school year. Most AP and honors courses have suggested pre-requisites, so please refer to the Curriculum Handbook, when determining courses for the upcoming school year. If a student does not meet the suggested prerequisites for a course and still wants to take the class, the student may meet with a school counselor to discuss a plan and complete an AP/Honors course waiver form that may enable an opportunity to take the course. 

Honors Option

CSArts-SGV will offer an honors option in many academic courses. All students are eligible to participate in the honors option. If students elect the honors option, they are committing to fulfilling the honors requirements and their transcript will reflect that their work was honors level. Colleges and universities will then be able to consider this information in their admission decisions.
 
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.
 
Who can participate? Any student enrolled in a course with an honors option may elect to participate in the honors program.
 
How do students enroll in the honors option? During the first 6-week grading period, students interested in participating in the honors option must signal their intention to their teacher, and complete all the non-honors and honors coursework. Students earning an “Incomplete” in the course on their fall 6-week progress report may be counseled against continuing in the honors program. After the fall 6-week progress report, students will remain in the course for the entire first term. At the conclusion of the first term, students will meet with their instructor to determine whether or not they will continue in the honors course.
 
Will students leaving the honors program be penalized? Students removed from the honors program at the 6-week or first term reporting periods will continue in the non-honors coursework without penalty.
 
Can a student elect to enroll in the honors program for only the second term? No. The honors curriculum is year long and intentionally designed to build skills and knowledge over the course of the entire year.
 
How will students in the honors program be graded? Honors courses will follow the same CSArts-SGV grading practices outlined above.
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