Advanced Placement (AP)



    Dear SHHS AP Students and Parents,

    Below you will find important links concerning the 2021 AP Exam session. The first link is Smoky Hill's AP exam schedule with dates, times, and locations. For any student taking DIGITAL EXAMS here at Smoky, please check the board in the Post Grad Center to see which computer in which lab has been assigned to you.

    The second link will take you directly to the AP Digital Exam Student Information page. This webpage has vital information about the format of the digital exams, the necessary steps you must take to set up your computer for the digital exams, and important security policies. This is especially important for students who have chosen to take their digital exams at home.

    The third link is the Digital Exam App that you must download onto the computer you will use for the exam if you have chosen to take your digital exam at home. I suggest you download the app ASAP. This does not apply to the digital exams at Smoky.


    Link for SHHS Exam Schedule: SHHS 2021 AP Exam Schedule

    NOTE The 2021 SHHS AP Exam Schedule above only shows the digital exams which some students have elected to take at Smoky Hill. The following digital exams have all students choosing to take the exam at home:

    • AP European History: Wednesday, May 19th @ 10:00 AM
    • AP Macroeconomics: Wednesday, May 19th @ 2:00 PM
    • AP Environmental Science: Thursday, May 27th @ 2:00 PM
    • AP Microeconomics: Friday, May 28th @ 2:00 PM

    Link for important info from AP: Digital Exam Information from AP Website

    Link for AP Digital Exam App (must be downloaded onto your computer):


    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Michael Ady

    SHHS AP Coordinator



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    The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students an opportunity to seek college-level studies while still in high school. By taking the AP classes and exams, students may gain advanced placement and/or college credit. Students’ scores on AP Exams may earn them up to a full year’s credit from their college or university and be eligible for prestigious awards.

    Being enrolled in AP courses enhances entry into major colleges and universities. This is especially important for those interested in highly selective colleges.
    While AP courses are designed for juniors and seniors, qualified underclassmen may also register for these classes and examinations. Students are encouraged to take AP courses in their areas of strength or high interest.
    AP Scholar
    Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
    AP Scholar with Honor
    Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
    AP Scholar with Distinction
    Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
    State AP Scholar
    Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
    National AP Scholar
    Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
    AP courses receive weighted grades and AP Scholars are recognized at graduation.
    AP examinations are administered on national test dates in early May of each year. Every exam is graded on a 5-point scale:
    5 = extremely well qualified
    4 = well qualified
    3 = qualified
    2 = possibly qualified
    1 = no recommendation
    Every student planning to attend college should enroll in at least one AP course and take the examination.
    Recent research from the US Department of Education, Clifford Adelman’s “Answers in the Toolbox,” indicates that completion of rigorous coursework is the overriding factor in graduation from college. Students who take AP classes are more likely to attain a degree. AP courses can also help you develop the time management skills, study habits, and discipline you’ll need to be successful in college.​

    AP Exams Offered at Smoky Hill

    Science Department: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Studies, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics

    Math Department: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

    English Department: AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition

    Social Studies Department: AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History

    Business Department: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics

    World Language Department: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture


    AP Students!

    Here are two links to videos that will help you get enrolled in your AP Classroom and get registered for your AP Exams on Total Registration. If you have questions, come ask Mr. Ady in the Counseling Center or Mrs. Horst in the Post Grad Center.

    Help with AP Classroom:

    AP Exam Registration on Total Registration:


    Also, here is the written information about 2020-2021 AP Exam and Online Registration.

    AP Exam Registration Information 2020-2021


    And here is the direct link to Total Registration (if you do not want to go through Naviance) where you MUST register for your exam.