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 FAQs

​Q: Are AP exams still taking place?
A:
Yes, students will still be taking AP exams, but the format and dates are currently under review at this time.

Q: How will students take AP Exams?
A:  The format of the exam (paper/pencil vs. digital) is still under review and varies by the test and administration window to be determined.

Q: When are AP exams being held?
A:  This is still to be determined at this time. Students and staff are being surveyed for preferences and a decision will be made by the district on/by March 1 to determine which testing administration/window RUSD students will participate in. Dates and more information will be forthcoming at that time.

Q: What if my student no longer wants to take an AP exam they registered for?
A: If your student no longer wants to take the exam, they should not use the exam code issued for that exam. If they do not use their code their exam will be canceled and they will not be charged the $40 cancellation fee.

Q: What if I already paid for the exam and I don’t want to take it anymore?
A: If a student is now opting to no longer take the exam and the exam fee was already paid, you will receive a refund once the final invoice from the College Board is processed in June.

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.

Q: Can I use my notes while I take the exam?
A: YES!

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jenelle Williams at jenelle.williams@rusd.org or 631-7049

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