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AP Exam Schedule

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Grayson High School Advanced Placement Exams

2019 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 smartwatches 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 have 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 have your own transportation, you do not have to come to school on exam day until 11:00 for afternoon exams. 

 

What is the date of my exam?

Please see below for dates and times.  

2019 AP EXAM SCHEDULE

Date

Morning Exam

Arrive at 7:00 AM

Afternoon Exam

Arrive at 11:00 AM

Monday, May 6

US Politics & Government

Environmental Science

Tuesday, May 7

Spanish Language

Physics 1

Wednesday May 8

English Literature

European History

Thursday, May 9

Chemistry

Psychology

Friday, May 10

US History

Computer Science Principles &

Studio Art due by 3:00 PM

Date

Morning Exam

Arrive at 7:00 AM

Afternoon Exam

Arrive at 11:00 AM

Monday, May 13

Biology

Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday, May 14

Calculus AB & Calculus BC

Human Geography

Wednesday May 15

English Language & Composition

Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 16

World History

Statistics

Friday, May 17

Music Theory & Microeconomics

Computer Science A

 

What must I bring with me to take the exam?

You must have a valid ID, which includes your legal 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; please see below for calculator use policy. 

 

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 type(s) of writing utensils do I need? 

You will need a pen and pencil during testing.  Yes, you can use a mechanical pencil.

 

Exams that allow use of calculator- see specific restrictions per exam listed below:

*It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • bring the appropriate calculator on exam day
  • check the features that are required or not permitted
  • check the batteries in the calculator (fresh batteries are recommended)
  • FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE USE OF CALCULATORS, PLEASE GO TO:  www.apstudents.org/calculators

 

TEST

SPECIFICS

BIOLOGY

  • Four function with square root
  • Scientific (non-graphing)
  • Graphing calculator

CALCULUS AB/BC

  • Graphing calculator required
  • NOT ALLOWED: Non-graphing and other types of calculators are prohibited.

CHEMISTRY

  • Scientific (non-graphing)
  • Graphing calculator

PHYSICS 1 PHYSICS 2

PHYSICS C-

  • Four function
  • Scientific (non-graphing)
  • Graphing calculator

STATISTICS

  • Graphing calculator with statistical capabilities
  • Scientific (non-graphing) if the calculator has the required statistics computations capabilities described in the AP Statistics Course Description.  

 

Can I bring my phone or another electronic device with me?

No, you may NOT have any electronic or smart devices in the testing room, which includes watches.  Please leave your devices at home or in your car.  If you arrive with a device, it will be collected before you enter the testing room and returned after the exam has been completed. 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.  If you bring a snack, you may leave it at the front of the room.  You may not have anything at your seat.  You will not be allowed to enter any bags during break time. 

 

What do I do when the exam is finished and I am dismissed?

Once time has expired for your exam you will exit the testing room.  If you have a ride, you may go home.  If you remain at school, you are required to report to your next class.  If you go home, you are excused from school for the entire school day but must make up any work missed. 

 

What happens if I miss the exam?

If you miss the exam for any reason you are required to pay a $15 fee to send the exam back to the College Board. Per College Board policy, late exams are given for only specific absences. 

 

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 a $15 fee to send the exam back to College Board 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, which is May 22nd – May 24th.   

 

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.

 

*If you have any further questions please see Dr. Seth Rhine or Mrs. Cappy Douglass during lunch in the commons.  You can also email us at Seth_Rhine@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or Cappy_Douglass@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

 

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).  

            https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies

 

AP Course Information

AP Course Information

At Grayson High School, we seek to provide the highest course offerings for our students.  Listed below, you will find a course description link to all AP courses offered at GHS.  If you have any questions about AP Course curriculum please contact Cassy Moon (cassy_moon@gwinnett.k12.ga.us).

If you are curious about colleges accept which AP courses and credits, please follow this link for more information.  

AP Course Descriptions

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

Science courses:
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Environmental Science

Social Studies courses:
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP Macroeconomics
AP American Government
AP European History
AP Psychology

Math courses:
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles

Language Arts courses:
AP English Language
AP English Literature

Art Courses:
AP Studio Art
AP 2-D Drawing

Foreign Language:
AP Spanish Language