For online AP exam registration, visit http://www.edinaschools.org/APRegistration for instructions.
The 2017 newsletter comes out late January or early February 2017.
Each year, about two-thirds of EHS students and a growing number of 9th graders enroll in one or more AP courses. The AP exam in May is not part of a course grade, nor is it a requirement of the course.
Many students take AP exams for the "advanced placement" credit 80% of colleges grant if a student's scores are acceptable (3+). At the University of Minnesota, for example, students can receive a year or more of credits. That translates into big tuition savings and reduced time in school. Perhaps more importantly, the rigor of AP coursework prepares students for college-level studies, so they will be more successful.
Students may take most AP exams without taking the course. Using test prep books and other means, some students study a subject independently and take the AP exam. College Board provides free online practice exams
that will help students gauge if they are ready.
AP Exam Schedule
This schedule shows the exams that the Edina Schools will offer next May. AP testing dates and times are set by College Board; schools cannot alter these. Exams begin as soon as possible after 8:00 am or after 12:00 pm, but must begin within one hour of that time.
AP Exams Prepare Students for College
Advanced Placement courses challenge students through academic rigor, allowing them to develop the critical thinking, study, and research skills necessary for a successful college experience.
Washington Post reporter Jay Mathews has stated,
“To send a student off to college without having had an AP…course and test is like insisting that a child learn to ride a bike without ever taking off the training wheels until the day you send the kid out onto the city streets alone. It is dumb…and a form of educational malpractice.” (“FAQ: Best High Schools” Newsweek, May 15, 2008. www.newsweek.com/id/137415)
By taking AP courses and scoring well on exams, students demonstrate to college admissions that they are prepared for the academic demands of higher education and that they are willing to take on a challenge.
Advanced Placement Benefits
"Advanced Placement" means exactly that. More than 80% of US colleges accept AP exam grades for credit and/or advanced placement, which allows students to forego some general education classes, graduate earlier, and save thousands of tuition dollars. Edina’s director of research and evaluation has estimated that our students save approximately $6 million to $7 million in tuition, board and lodging. Visit the University of Minnesota's AP Credit web page to see an example of how AP credits will transfer in: http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/academics/ap.html
At the U, in most cases, an AP score of three or above will earn credit - see the link to the U's credit award chart below, under "Resources."
College Board provides more details on the rewards of AP courses and exams:
Getting Your Scores
Call 1-888-308-0013 (toll free) or 1-609-771-7366, 24 hours a day. Students will need the Edina High School code, 240708, and their AP number given out at pre-administration, or it can be found in their AP Student Pack if kept it after the last exam. Students can also use their Edina six-digit identification, if they entered it on their answer sheet.
Call customer service with any problems: 1-877-274-6474.
Edina's School Code
Edina's school code is 240708. This is different from a student's six-digit ID, found on the school identity badge. The school code is required when setting up an account with College Board to access scores. The student's six-digit ID number is helpful as a backup if the username is forgotten and the student entered it as part of their contact details.
Resources - some will be updated when we have received the information from College Board
Online Exam Registration - Access available the first week of February 2017
What you will need to register and pay online, price of exams, and FAQs.
2017 Edina AP Exam Schedule
AP Program Guide
2015-16 Bulletin for AP Students & Parents (English) Students are required to sign each exam answer sheet, agreeing to abide by College Board's policies and rules as set out in the Bulletin for Students & Parents, so please read the publication.
Boletín para Estudiantes de AP y sus Padres (Spanish)
AP Credit for Exams
Find the AP credit policies of various colleges and universities.
University of Minnesota AP Credit Award Chart
College Board for Students
More about AP exams and benefits of taking AP courses.
College Board Services for Students with Disabilities
For students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or health condition that require special accommodations. Important: First-time applications must be submitted no later than the third week of February.
College Board Calculator and Cellphone Policies
The College Board calculator and cell phone/digital device policies are on page 5 of the Bulletin. Edina Schools enforces these policies.
Edina High School Home Page
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