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IMPORTANT ***UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 1***

To request AP EXAM POSTPONEMENT...

The following instructions come from the College Board for students that would like to postpone their AP makeup exams until later this month:

Can students delay taking the June 1-5 makeup AP Exams because of the George Floyd protests?

Yes, students should complete the AP Exception Testing Request Form, using their valid AP ID and most recent makeup key for the AP Exam they want retake.  Students should choose the reason “My testing issue is not listed, so I have explained it in detail below.” and they should enter “I prefer to take my AP Exam later this month.”  No further explanation is required for granting this exception test.  Requests must be submitted between June 1 (noon EDT) and June 7 (6 p.m. EDT).  

 

***Exception testing exams are given June 22-30, and are the last opportunity to take AP Exams in 2020.

 

 

Link to request Exception Testing: CLICK HERE

 

Please contact South Advanced Academics Coordinator Fred Cheng with questions about this or any other Advanced Placement exam issue.

 

Voicemail: 612-668-4355

Email: fred.cheng@mpls.k12.mn.us

IMPORTANT AP EXAM INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS (UPDATED MON, MAY 18)

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD RELEASED Sunday 5/17:


    Submitting Exam Responses

    We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.


    Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.

    This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.

    These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.

    Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.

 
 
UPDATED THU, MAY 7:
  • 2020 AP Testing Guide: linked here.  

    • This is a pdf file of 50 page booklet. It’s a lot of information, but very worthwhile. *Everything* students need to know is in this booklet (all the other links below basically break out specific topics within the booklet).


  • Exam day checklist: linked here 

    • This is a downloadable and printable .pdf file that students should fill in with all of their pertinent testing information. 

  • Online exam demolinked here
    • This is an interactive click-through module for students to practice the sign-in and testing process. It is very useful to familiarize students with how they will verify their identities for their exams, respond, and submit their responses. Note: to sign in to the demo, use "PRACTICE" as the AP ID.
  • AP Exam “Explainer Videos”: linked here

    • This a YouTube page with helpful videos the College Board has created.


  • “What you will need” checklists for each individual exam: linked here

    • Includes links to pdf files of formula sheets and other testing resources.


  • Two days before each exam, students will be emailed their exam e-Ticket.


  • ALL STUDENTS by now should have received emails from the College Board. If they have not, please Fred Cheng (phone and email listed below). The college board is sending all required testing information and materials to the email address in students’ MyAP account.


  • Students should make sure they know their MyAP Account username and password. I do not have their login information; only they do. If they need to recover this information, have them use the Forgot Username/Password links on the MyAP.collegeboard.org website or call the customer service phone number at 888-225-5427


  • Students who know FOR SURE that they will NOT be taking an exam can submit their cancellation request using the online form linked here: tinyurl.com/APcancel


 

SOUTH AP TESTING SCHEDULE:

Week 1

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Week 2

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Monday, 

May 11, 2020

 

United States Government and Politics

Monday,
May 18, 2020

Biology

Environmental Science

Tuesday, 
May 12, 2020

 

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Human Geography

Tuesday,
May 19, 2020

Psychology

 

Wednesday, 
May 13, 2020

English Literature and Composition

 

Wednesday,
May 20, 2020

 

English Language & Composition

Microeconomics

Thursday, 
May 14, 2020

Chemistry

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Thursday,
May 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 
May 15, 2020

 

United States History

 

Computer Science A

 

Friday,
May 22, 2020

 

Statistics

 

Spanish Language and Culture

 

 

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 tinyurl.com/southAPsurvey


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 myap.collegeboard.org, 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 fred.cheng@mpls.k12.mn.us 


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 fred.cheng@mpls.k12.mn.us  or leave me a voicemail at 612-668-4355; I am checking voicemail regularly.


Thank you. Be safe.

 

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CHALLENGING ALL STUDENTS TO OWN THEIR FUTURES

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:  Fred.Cheng@mpls.k12.mn.us,  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:  http://south.mpls.k12.mn.us/teachers_2

For information on the credits that these multiple opportunities yield, please refer to the following information posted by the MPS Couseling Department:  http://guidance.mpls.k12.mn.us/rigorous_course_waivers_2.html

 

 

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