AP Exam Schedule
Exam Day Information
Where do I report for testing?
You will report to the lobby of the Grayson Technical building. You will check in and be directed to the testing location. Please leave your phones and any “smart” devices in your car. This includes iPhone watches and other things that will be collected prior to the administration of the test.
What time do I need to arrive?
Morning Exam- report to the Grayson Tech lobby at 7:00am (if you can provide your own transportation, you will be allowed to leave school after your morning exam).
Afternoon exam- report to the Grayson Tech lobby at 11:00am (if you can provide your own transportation you do not have to come to school on exam day until 11:00 for afternoon exams).
What must I bring with me to take the exam?
You must have a valid ID (something with your name and picture) in order to check in. If you do not have an ID we will need to look you up in our school system. Also bring pencil, pen and calculator if your exam permits (see below for calculator use policy).
Exams that allow use of calculator- see specific restrictions per exam listed below:
- Biology- four function with square root, scientific or graphing calculator.
- Calculus AB/BC- graphing calculator
- Chemistry- Scientific and graphing calculators permitted for one section of the exam.
- Physics 1 and 2- four function, scientific or graphing calculators, straight edge ruler allowed.
- Statistics- graphing calculator with statistical capabilities.
What is the date of my exam?
Please see the reverse side for exam dates/times. Remember to report one hour prior to exam time.
Can I bring my phone or another electronic device with me?
No, you may NOT have any electronic devices in the testing room (also applies to smartwatches). All electronics will be taken up before you enter the room and returned to you after the exam is complete. If you drive, please leave your phone in your car. The testing time will be displayed on a screen in the testing location.
Can I have snack or water during the test?
Yes, you may bring a snack/drink but it can only be accessed during the break. You may not have anything at your seat.
What type(s) of writing utensils do I need?
You will need a pen and pencil during testing. Yes, you can use a mechanical pencil.
What do I do when the exam is finished and I am dismissed?
Once time has expired for your exam you are free to go home if you have a ride. You are excused from school for the entire school day but must make up any work missed. If you do not have a ride home you are required to go to your next class.
Am I excused for the entire school day?
Yes, but you are required to make up any worked missed. If you do not plan to return to class following your exam you must leave Grayson HS property immediately after the exam.
What happens if I miss the exam?
If you miss the exam for any reason you will need to pay to send the exam back to the college board ($15 fee). Late exams are given for only specific absences (per college board policy).
What happens if I choose not to take the exam after already paying to take it?
There are no refunds. Once the exam is ordered you will not receive a refund AND you must pay to send the exam back ($15) or find another student enrolled in the course that wants to take the exam in your place.
What happens if I get sick during the exam or start the exam and cannot continue?
You will be able to take the exam during the late testing period.
Do I have to report my scores to colleges?
No. You will be able to send scores to colleges by bubbling on the pre-administration materials the day of the exam.
**Students should arrive at 7:00AM for morning exams and 11:00AM for afternoon exams. Exams will begin promptly at 8:00am for morning and 12:00pm for afternoon exams.
***If you have any further questions please see Mrs. Douglass or Dr. Rhine.
AP Courses and GPA Calculation FAQs
What is an AP® Course?
An AP Course is an Advanced Placement® course certified by The College Board as a college-level class taught in high school. Students can earn college credit as well as high school credit for these courses if their scores on the national AP Examinations are high enough to satisfy university requirements.
Are AP Classes hard?
AP classes are challenging but not impossible. The College Board requires that all AP teachers receive extensive training and AP classes use college-level textbooks to maintain the level of rigor necessary to pass the national AP Exams.
Do I have to be an “A” student to be successful in AP classes?
While “A” students often have time management and study skills that help them to be successful, any highly motivated student who has taken necessary prerequisite classes can be successful. Students who score above the national SAT average score tend to be more successful in AP courses than students with scores below the national SAT average.
How are grades calculated in AP courses and how does it affect HOPE GPA?
Students in AP classes have 10 points added to their average by GCPS.
- On the GCPS transcript if the student makes a 75 it converts to an 85. This average with the 10 points is used for all GCPS related items (class rank, honor grad, etc).
- For calculation of the HOPE Scholarship average the 10 points are removed. HOPE rewards students for AP classes by adding 0.5 points to their GPA for the course (based on a 0-4 scale). For example, a student with a natural 80 would receive 3.0 points based on the 0-4 scale and then an additional .5 for rigor making the GPA a 3.5 for HOPE calculations.
Does the national AP Exam impact the student’s grade in the course?
No, taking the College Board AP Exam does not calculate into or affect the student’s grade for the course. Students can earn college credit for these courses if their scores on the national AP Examinations are high enough to satisfy university requirements. Not all colleges/universities have the same requirements (use the link below provided by College Board to assist).
AP Course Information
AP Course Information
Below is a list of AP Courses taught at Grayson High School. You can access AP course descriptions by clicking the link below.
AP Course Descriptions
AP Physics 1
AP Environmental Science
Social Studies courses:
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP American Government
AP European History
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles
Language Arts courses:
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP Studio Art
AP 2-D Drawing
AP Spanish Language