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*2021 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule* (scroll down for additional information)

Green indicates in-person, at-school testing, with tentative location

Red indicates online, at home testing of sections of AP English Literature testing on different dates (check for instructor name)

Orange indicates  online, at home testing of sections of AP English Language testing on different dates (check for instructor name)

Blue indicates online, at home testing of all other subjects


Week of May 17



Mon May 17

Tue May 18

Wed May 19

Thu May 20

Fri May 21






Spanish Language




English Lit Yost


US Government



Week of May 24



Mon May 24

Tue May 25

Wed May 26

Thu May 27

Fri May 28













English Language

Yost & Ockman


Human Geography













Environmental Science



Week of May 31 



Mon May 31

Tue June 1

Wed June 2

Thu June 3

Fri June 4



English Lit 

Rush, Fabel & Manor

US History










Week of June 7



Mon June 7

Tue June 8

Wed June 9

Thu June 10

Fri June 11


English Lang Manor & Carpenter


Calculus AB

Calculus BC










IMPORTANT 2021 AP Exam Information 

Students must complete this timeline of pre-exam tasks:


    • Log in to the 2021 AP Digital Exam app.
      • ‚Äč‚ÄčInstructions for school-issued Chromebooks linked here.
      • Instructions for student-owned Windows or Mac computers linked here.

***Student-owned Chromebooks do NOT have the software. Students can sign out school-issued Chromebooks from South's Family Liaison Office.


    • Complete   Exam Setup   in the 2021 AP Digital Exam app, instructions linked here.

    • Students MUST complete exam setup in the 1 to 3 day pre-exam window for each of their exams. Student who miss this window WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST.



    • 30 minutes before exam start time, check-in by logging into 2021 AP Digital Exam app.

  • ANY TIME BEFORE EXAM - RECOMMENDED (but not required) - Go through practice online exam, instructions linked here.

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 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 on the Total Registration website at


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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! -

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