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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 takes the corresponding AP Exam. All AP students are also required to attend a pre-administration session prior to test day.
In order to provide a positive testing environment for a large number of students participating in these exams, the AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition exams will be administered at an alternative off-site location, Kansas Army National Guard, 18200 W 87th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219. The AP US History exam will take place at Embassy Suites, 10401 Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66061.
8:00 a.m. exams – Students will need to arrive at their testing location between7:30 and 7:45 a.m. with all necessary materials. Please allow extra drive time to the off-site locations. The exam end times will vary, so we ask that off-site exam students return to SJA no later than 1:00 p.m. This allows students time to eat lunch before returning to class.
12:00 p.m. exams – Students should arrive at their testing location between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. with all necessary materials.
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2017 AP Testing Schedule:
Each AP examination taken is given a score of 1-5 on a five-point scale. Each college decides 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:
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.
The College Now program is a partnership program that provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements in a through concurrent enrollment.
2016-17 JCCC College Now classes at St. James Academy:
AP Literature & Composition
Pre-AP Honors Pre-Calculus
H Spanish 4 – AP Spanish Language & Culture
H Spanish 5 – AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP American Government (offered 2nd semester only)
2016-17 JCCC College Now Deadlines:
JCCC Quickstep College Algebra deadlines:
Students may choose to register though Benedictine College for Dual Enrollment to get Benedictine College credit for these classes: