Advanced Placement

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The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, Advanced Placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams.

AP courses are offered at Horlick, Park and Walden III High Schools. Students from Case and REAL High Schools may take AP courses at Horlick, Park or Walden III. In addition, AP courses are offered through RUSD's Virtual Learning. To learn more about Virtual Learning, call (262) 664-8734.

RUSD offers many AP courses that cover a wide variety of academic areas and potential career and post-secondary interests. Examples include: psychology, U.S. government and politics, world history, microeconomics, physics, biology, chemistry, studio art, calculus, statistics, English language and composition, English literature and composition, Spanish and French.

Students enrolled in AP courses have an opportunity to take Advanced Placement exams in May of each year. The cost for each exam is the responsibility of the student. There may be assistance to help students with the cost of the exams. See your counselor for more information.

AP Resources

AP Student College Board Website - access to AP exam updates, resources, digital testing app, and digital practice information.

2021 Digital Exams Overview Video on YouTube - highlights important information about the application you'll use to take any digital AP Exams.

Preview of Digital AP Exams - explore features of the app, how to ready your device, and how exam questions will be displayed.

Overview of Digital AP Exams - summary sheet previously shared w/RUSD AP students.

Preparing for the 2021 AP Exams

This new series of review sessions goes live on April 19—and will be hosted by AP teachers from across the country. Recordings of each session will be available on YouTube and AP Classroom for students to watch on-demand if they can't join live.

Students can also continue to access AP Daily videos to help them learn and review course content and skills across all the units in their AP course. Sign in to AP Classroom to watch these videos anytime, anywhere.

RUSD RESOURCES:

AP FAQs

Q: Are AP exams still taking place?
A: Yes, students will still be taking AP exams. The large majority of students will be taking AP exams digitally, at home, with few exceptions. Students will be excused from attending school in-person on the day of their exam (if attending in-person currently) . Click here for the AP exam schedule for more details.

Q: How will students take AP Exams?
A:  The majority of AP exams this year are digital, with few exceptions. Click here for the AP exam schedule for more details.

Q: When are AP exams being held?
A:  Click here for the AP exam schedule for more details.

Q: I just checked my schedule and already know I have a conflict (academic event, sporting event) with the new testing date, what should I do?
A: Email the AP Coordinator (counselor) at your school and apexams@rusd.org and explain what the conflict is and what date/exam.

Q: What if the student no longer wants to take an AP exam he/she is registered for?
A: If your student no longer wants to take the exam, they should e-mail their AP Coordinator at their school (counselor) and copy apexams@rusd.org. Please note:

  • There is no cancellation fee this year if you decide at any time not to take your exam, even if you wish to wait until the exam date to decide. Your exam fee will remain on your RUSD student account until the exam date is over (June), but will be removed if you do not take the exam.
  • If we cancel your exam right away, we will remove any fees on your student account within 3-5 business days.
  • If we cancel your exam anytime after March 12, 2021, and you change your mind, you will no longer be able to take the exam.

Q: What if I already paid for the exam and I don’t want to take it anymore?
A: If we cancel your exam right away, we will remove any fees on your student account within 3-5 business days. Otherwise, since there is no cancellation fee this year, if you decide at any time not to take your exam, even if you wish to wait until the exam date to decide. Your exam fee will remain on your RUSD student account until the exam date is over (June), but will be removed if you do not take the exam.

Q: If I don’t want to take my exam, but I know someone who does, can I just give them my access code?
A: No, all access codes are specific to a student’s College Board account and the student information cannot be changed

Q: I’m nervous about having enough time to upload my answers. Is there a way I can practice before my actual exam?
A: Yes, The College Board is offering demos for students to practice.  These demos will be available once the College Board releases more information. Click here or see the resources above for more information.

Q: Can I use my notes while I take the exam?
A: Textbooks and notes are not permitted for digital exams administered in school. The College Board understands students taking digital exams at home may have access to these materials. To prevent students from an unfair advantage, digital exams will:

  • Not include questions that can be answered with internet searches, textbooks, notes, study guides, or similar material.
  • Be reviewed with plagiarism detection software.
  • Be reviewed with post-exam analyses to identify collaboration or use of unauthorized aids.

Q: Can my friends and I take the exam together?
A: No, the College Board will have extensive security measures in place, plagiarism or collaborating with other students taking the exam will result in exam scores being canceled.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

You can contact your AP Teacher, school AP Coordinator (counselor), and/or apexams@rusd.org for assistance.

 

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