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The following was information communicated to students and families via phone message and email on March 25; contents in underlined blue text are live weblinks:

Please have South students fill out a short online survey at the web address

We need this information to move forward with our plans for South High’s testing. If your student does not have access to an online device please call my office number at 612-668-4355 and provide the following information:

Full Student Name

Student ID number

Whether they plan to take their AP Exams

If so, what device they plan to use for the exam, or if they are in need of a device

Whether they remember their MyAP username and password.

Students who have forgotten their username or password can use the "Forgot" links on the login page at, or call the customer service line at 888-225-5427

The following information comes from the College Board:

Any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

For this year’s  exam administration, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 

The exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. 

Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

The College Board will be announcing more detailed testing plans by Friday, April 3, at which time I will send out another update.

If your student decides for sure NOT to take the exam, please notify me as soon as possible by phone at 612-668-4355 or email at 

Please include the following information:

Student’s full name

Student’s School ID

ALL exams that they would like canceled

Upon receiving this notification, I will process the cancelation and will email confirmation to the student and, if possible, parents.  There is currently not a published deadline for students to finalize their testing decision, but the College Board has advised that cancelations be submitted sooner rather than later.


Additional information can be found at the College Board website Information for Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can also contact me with further questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to email me at  or leave me a voicemail at 612-668-4355; I am checking voicemail regularly.

Thank you. Be safe.




Welcome to South's Advanced Academics pages!  South High leads in the quality and range of student opportunities for accelerated learning. 

Programs include Advanced Placement, College in the Schools and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options courses, all taught by highly qualified faculty dedicated to the succes of every student.  

For additional information, please refer to the links for each accelerated learning opportunity, ask your Counselor or  Fred Cheng, Advanced Academics Coordinator:,  612-668-4300.

For course expectations,  a syllabus, and further information on specific courses, please refer to each Instructor's webpages, listed by last name:

For information on the credits that these multiple opportunities yield, please refer to the following information posted by the MPS Couseling Department:


  • Pay now for your AP Tests at Total Registration
  • Cost is $55 per test
  • Payment deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • Testing schedule:

Week 1


8 a.m.


12 noon

Week 2


8 a.m.


12 noon

May 4, 2020

United States Government and Politics


May 11, 2020


Environmental Science

May 5, 2020

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Human Geography

May 12, 2020

Spanish Language and Culture


May 6, 2020

English Literature and Composition


May 13, 2020

English Language and Composition


May 7, 2020


Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 14, 2020





May 8, 2020


Computer Science A

May 15, 2020

Computer Science Principles






Recent research is available on the cost of college and how a student’s participation in AP relates to college success. The following information summarizes key findings and may be helpful to students as they plan their transition to higher education.

​Finding 1

Most students take five or six years, and sometimes even longer, to earn their bachelor’s degrees at public colleges and universities. Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years. A 2008 study found that AP students had better four-year graduation rates than those who did not take AP. For example, graduation rates for AP English Literature students were 62 percent higher than graduation rates for those who took other English courses in high school. Because more than 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States offer credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores, AP students have the flexibility to double major or study abroad without putting at risk graduation in four years.

Finding 2

Students who take longer to graduate from a public college or university typically pay between $8,000 and $19,000 for each additional year. The typical cost per year for a four-year public institution is $7,662 for in-state students and $18,529 for out-of-state students.  “I took AP throughout high school because it was the most interesting and well-taught program offered. When I reached college, I realized that I had accumulated a year’s worth of credits. I graduated from Michigan’s undergraduate business program a full year early, saving $30,000 and a year’s time."
- Nikki Baker, student, University of Michigan