Advanced Placement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

The Advanced Placement standardized examinations are given each May according to a national testing schedule. All students enrolled in a SJA Advanced Placement class take the corresponding AP Exam.  All AP students are also required to attend a pre-administration session prior to test day.

Each AP examination taken is given a score of 1-5 on a five-point scale. Individual colleges decide which AP examination scores it will accept. Some colleges accept scores of 3 or better and give the student credit as if that person had taken one or more basic courses in the subject tested. At some colleges, credit is not given, but the necessity of taking basic courses is waived. Use the link below to look up individual college AP credit policies:

Look up colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP test scores

Students should also check with individual colleges to determine what AP credit options are best for them. College bound students should consider taking one or more AP courses. Research shows students completing one or more AP courses, regardless of their grades, do better in college than those never taking AP courses.

2018 AP Testing Schedule:

  • 5/7/18       AP Chemistry test – 8am
  • 5/8/18       AP Spanish Language and Culture test – 8am
  • 5/8/18       AP Physics 1 test – 12pm
  • 5/9/18       AP Literature and Composition test – 8am
  • 5/10/18     AP United States Government test – 8am
  • 5/11/18     AP United States History test – 8am
  • 5/11/18     AP Computer Science Principles – 12pm
  • 5/14/18     AP Biology test – 8am
    • 5/15/18     AP Calculus AB test & AP Calculus BC test – 8am
  • 5/16/18     AP Language and Composition test – 8am
  • 5/17/18     AP Statistics – 12pm