May means time for AP exams


By Regina Dispa

Paying for her AP exam, sophomore student Yasmine Yusof goes to the banker’s office to ensure a test for her. Photo by Regina Dispa
To reserve her AP exam, Yasmine Yusof, 10, pays Mrs. Ballard, the school banker, before school. Photo by Regina Dispa

With all of the panic and anxiety of the end of the year, AP exams can be scary and confusing, but worry not. Here is everything you need to know about your exam.

“I am very nervous for my AP World History exam, but I’ve been studying and reviewing so I can be fully prepared for my exam, and I won’t be as nervous that day,” Lexie Engdahl, sophomore, said.

Latecomers will not be admitted and no one will be dismissed before all exam materials are collected. Students should bring photo ID, #2 pencils, blue or black pens and the calculator itself is not required but it is required to be approved. Approved calculators are required for Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Physics C and Statistics exams. Check with your AP teacher for approved models as there will be no spare calculators or batteries. Also, bring a ruler or straightedge if you are taking the AP Physics exam. Stop watches or objects that make noise are not allowed.

Book bags, books, white-out,, phones, or personal electronics are not allowed in the testing room. Phones are prohibited and any student caught using a cell phone could invalidate the tests

Purses that contain any prohibited items must be placed at the front of the AP testing room with any snacks or  bottled water.

After each morning exam, the supervisor will announce what time students must report to class. All regular closed campus policies will remain in effect, such as dress code. During breaks the specified break areas, exam rooms, and closest restrooms are the only places students are allowed to go. This is also the time to eat snacks.

“Follow your study plans such as the AP prep books and don’t procrastinate. Follow your teacher’s instructions to succeed on your test,” Mrs. Hall, AP world history teacher, said.

The schedule for the exams is:

Monday, May 2 Chemistry and Environmental Science at 7:30 A.M.

Monday, May 2 Psychology at 11:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 3  Computer Science A and Spanish Language and Culture at 7:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 3 Art History and Physics I: Algebra-Based at 11:30 A.M.

Wednesday, May 4 English Literature and Composition at 7:30 A.M.

Wednesday, May 4 Japanese Language and Culture at 11:30 A.M.

Thursday, May 5 Calculus AB and Calculus BC at 7:30 A.M.

Thursday, May 5 Seminar at 11:30 A.M.

Friday, May 6 US History at 7:30 A.M.

Friday, May 6 Studio Art:Drawing, Studio Art: 2D and Studio Art: 3D at 11:30 A.M.

Monday, May 9 Biology and Music Theory at 7:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 10 US Government and Politics at 7:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 10 French Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture at 11:30 A.M.

Wednesday, May 11 English Language and Composition at 7:30 A.M.

Thursday, May 12 World History at 7:30 A.M.

Thursday, May 12 Statistics at 11:30 A.M.

Friday, May 13 Human Geography at 7:30 A.M.

No one enters late or leaves early. If you decide not to take the exam for which you have already paid, please notify Mrs. Cordova immediately.