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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





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.




  • 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
    • ‚ÄčThis 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 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:



Week 1

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Week 2

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May 11, 2020


United States Government and Politics

May 18, 2020


Environmental Science

May 12, 2020


Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Human Geography

May 19, 2020



May 13, 2020

English Literature and Composition


May 20, 2020


English Language and Composition


May 14, 2020


Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 21, 2020






May 15, 2020


United States History


Computer Science A


May 22, 2020




Spanish Language and Culture




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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