• AP Dates & Preparation

    What is AP?

    AP (Advanced Placement) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

    What AP Classes are offered at Fulton in the 2019-20 school year?

    (Click each course for a description)

    AP Calculus AB

    AP Calculus BC

    AP Macroeconomics

    AP Human Geography

    AP Seminar

    AP United States Government and Politics

    AP US History

    AP Environmental Science

    AP Biology

    AP Chemistry

    AP Language and Composition

    AP Psychology

    AP Research

    AP Studio Art

    How can AP benefit a student at Fulton?

     

    • Students and families can potentially save money on tuition/college course fees if students receive AP test grade that colleges accept as credit.
    • AP students receive challenging coursework that will help to develop college-level academic skills.
    • AP students make a positive impression on college admission officers by revealing the ability to handle a challenging courseload.
    • These classes can increase your chances for college-specific merit aid. Approximately 31 percent of colleges and universities will consider a student's AP coursework when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.

    Does AP cost anything?

    Like all nationally standardized exams (i.e. the ACT, SAT, and PSAT), a student’s AP exams all have a cost attached. However, eligible students can receive a fee waiver, along with all students receiving certain contributions from the state and Federal Government. In the 2016 school year, all Fulton students paid $15 per AP exam, which is a considerable reduction from the original cost of $93.00. Each year, federal and state funds fluctuate and more information will be given to AP students on the cost of the 2016-17 AP exams. See more information here: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/ap_coordinators/exam_ordering_fees/exam_fees_reductions/232032.html

    When are AP exams given?

    AP Exams will be given at Fulton according to the following dates/times:

    2020 AP Exam schedule

    Thursday, 
    April 30, 2020

    Deadline to Submit AP Research and AP Seminar Performance Tasks

     

    Week 1

    Morning 8 a.m.
    Local Time

    Afternoon 12 noon
    Local Time

    Monday, 
    May 4, 2020

    United States Government and Politics

     

    Tuesday, 
    May 5, 2020

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    Human Geography

    Thursday, 
    May 7, 2020

    Chemistry

     

    Friday, 
    May 8, 2020

    United States History

    AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing  – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. 

    Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

     

    Week 2

    Morning 8 a.m.
    Local Time

    Afternoon
    12 noon
    Local Time

    Monday,
    May 11, 2020

    Biology

    Environmental Science

    Tuesday,
    May 12, 2020

    Seminar

    Psychology

    Wednesday,
    May 13, 2020

    English Language and Composition

     

     

    Thursday,
    May 14, 2020

     

    Macroeconomics

     

    How can students prepare for AP Exams?

    Along with resources given throughout the class by the AP teachers, students can visit the AP CollegeBoard website to find sample practice questions and full-length past AP exams for each of the AP courses offered. The best way to prepare for AP exams is to (1) identify the areas you need to study most, (2) make a plan/schedule to study, (4) take practice exams, and (4) consult with your AP teacher with any questions you may have.

     

    Here’s the link to practice, practice, practice!

    https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/preparing-for-exams