Advanced Placement (AP)
COVID-19 Information Regarding AP Testing
UPDATE 4/13/20 - MESSAGE FROM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MEGAN HICKEY
- We’ve extended the payment deadline to April 17th due to our transition to remote learning. However, any payments made after this date will be subject to a late fee.
- April 17th is also the last date for students to let us know if they want to cancel their exam(s). After this date, they will be charged for the full exam amount. There are NO exam charges and NO cancellation fees to do this as long as students notify us by April 17th. This means that if they notify us by this date, they will not be charged for their exam at all.
- Payments must be made on RevTrak (https://overlandhs.revtrak.net/ap-exams/.) Due to the nature of this new requirement, all service fees from RevTrak have been removed.
- Balances can be found on PowerSchool, but the cost of exams is the same as it was when we sent out invoices in the fall ($94/per exam, or $35/per exam if students provided us their Free and Reduced Lunch letter).
- Exams will take place May 11-22 (full schedule here).
- Previously approved accommodations will automatically be built into the new testing platform for students.
- Exams are open book/open note this year, but you can click here for additional security measures to share with your students so that they understand the consequences of plagiarism/cheating on their exams.
- Exams can be taken on computers, laptops, or smartphones, and students can type their answers or they can handwrite their answers and then upload a photo.
- If your student does not have access to technology or internet, they can reach out directly to college board here by April 24th to request support.
- In late April, College Board will release info on how to access the testing platform and will provide video demonstrations of this for teachers and students.
If you have any questions about AP Exams or payments, please do not hesitate to reach out to Assistant Principal Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or her assistant Ms. Holly Crittenden (email@example.com).
Message about AP Payments:
If you have a question about your AP Test balance this can be viewed in PowerSchool under Fees.
- Regular Priced Exams: $94 each
- Free or Reduced Priced Exams: $35 each
Questions: Holly Crittenden | firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is some of the most important exam information from College Board:
- Face-to-face exams will not take place—students will instead take a 45-minute online free response exam from their homes
- There will be two possible testing dates for each subject—more info on dates is coming from College Board on April 3rd
- Exams will only cover material that most teachers would have covered in class by early March
- Exams can be taken on computers, tablets, or smartphones, with options of taking photos of handwritten work as well
- Remote learning resources are available from College Board here—including live classes and recordings delivered by AP teachers starting tomorrow (3/25)
- Any student currently registered for an exam can cancel at no charge—students MUST notify Holly (email@example.com) to do this, but we fully encourage students to still take the exam (deadline for cancellations will be provided as soon as College Board provides more info on test dates)
- Please click here for more detailed information directly from College Board
Here is updated info about AP exam fee payment:
- We will be pushing the payment due date back by a week in order to allow students to settle in to all of this—April 3rd is the new payment due date
- All payments must be made electronically at https://overlandhs.revtrak.net/ap-exams/
- Please direct any payment questions to Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will follow-up directly with students and/or parents as needed
With AP®, students can take college-level course work in high school. When students take AP courses and exams, they demonstrate to college admission officers that they have sought out an educational experience that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course. Most colleges and universities accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. And, research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic success in college than those who don’t participate in AP.