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AP Exam Information - Updated May 16, 2022 

South High School AP EXAM Calendar - Updated April 29, 2022

Mon, May 2


US Government

7:30am check-in

Room 148

Tue, May 3


No AP Exams

Wed, May 4


No AP Exams

Thu, May 5


No AP Exams

Fri, May 6


Microeconomics

11:30am check-in

Room 148

Mon, May 9


No AP Exams

Tue, May 10


No AP Exams

Wed, May 11


No AP Exams

Thu, May 12


Physics

11:30am check-in

Mac Lab room 261

Fri, May 13


No AP Exams

Mon, May 16


No AP Exams

Tue, May 17


Environmental Sci

7:30am check-in

Conference Room149


Psychology

11:30am check-in

Auditorium

Wed, May 18


 

 


 

 

English Literature

11:30am check-in

Auditorium

Thu, May 19


Human Geography

7:30am check-in

Auditorium


Biology

11:30am check-in

Auditorium

Fri, May 20


Spanish*

7:30am check-in

Room 148

 

Calculus AB* & Calculus BC*

7:30am check-in

Auditorium


*Alternate testing arrangements have been made for students enrolled in both Calculus and Spanish.

Mon, May 23


No AP Exams

Tue, May 24


No AP Exams

Wed, May 25


Statistics

7:30am check-in

Room 326


English Language

11:30am check-in

Room 326

Thu, May 26

 

Chemistry

7:30am check-in

Room 148

Fri, May 27


No AP Exams

 

‚ÄčStudents/families can direct questions to Fred Cheng at 612-668-4355 or fred.cheng@mpls.k12.mn.us

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To find out more about AP and explore whether it's for you, go to this link.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school. Students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.  AP Instructors are highly trained and utilize research-based strategies to reach all students. The content in AP courses is structured similarly to college coursework. Students emerge prepared for further education.   College admissions offices often look favorably on a history of AP coursework on student transcripts.

South currently offers the following AP courses, many of which are not available at other schools.  Click on the course names to learn more, and watch the preview videos from students who have been successful in the course.

New in 2017-18:  AP Computer Science Principles, AP Studio Art.

AP Exams are given each year in May. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will usually  earn a student college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in colleges nationwide.  It is a core expectation at South that students will take the examinations for each course in which they enrolled. 

2018 AP Exam Scores ONLINE this summer! - https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=11364208&ep_rid=30903662

This system will allow students to view and send both 2018 and past years' exam scores.If you have questions about viewing online scores or sending AP scores to colleges, you may call the College Board directly: 212-632-1780 (888-CALL-4-AP).  AP Exams are given each year in May. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will usually  earn a student college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in colleges nationwide.  It is a core expectation at South that students will take the examinations for each course in which they enrolled.  In addition, students have the opportunity to take additional AP examinations on a case-by-case basis, in order to document special knowledge in areas for which no course is offered.

The AP Program offers more than 30 courses and exams.

  • Nearly 18,000 schools worldwide participate in the AP Program.
  • 28.3 percent of U.S. public high school students in the class of 2010 took an AP Exam at some point in high school. In 2010, more than 1.8 million students worldwide took more than 3.2 million AP Exams.
  • More than 90 percent of the nation's four-year colleges and universities have an AP policy that grants incoming students credit, placement or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.
  • Universities in more than 60 countries recognize AP scores in the admission process and/or award credit and placement for qualifying scores. In 2010, more than 3,800 colleges and universities accepted qualifying AP Exam scores for credit and/or placement.

Each AP Exam, with the exception of AP Studio Art, consists of multiple-choice questions that are scored by machine, as well as free-response questions (essays, translations, problems, oral responses) that are scored by more than 10,000 college faculty and AP teachers using scoring standards and rubrics developed by college and university faculty who teach the corresponding college courses.

The composite score for each AP Exam is converted to a score of 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1.

  • A score of 5 is equivalent to an A in the corresponding college course.
  • A score of 4 is equivalent to grades of A-, B+ and B.
  • A score of 3 is equivalent to grades of B-, C+ and C.

For further information  about the College Board's  AP Programs and to view the handbooks for all AP courses please visit this link: EXPLORE AP