Interested in earning college credit while in high school?

  • How can I earn college credit through AP?

    If you take the AP exam at the end of the Spring semester, you can earn college credit by earning a score of a 3, 4, or 5 or the exam. To determine what score you will need at one school, use the College Board's website: AP Credit Search

    What is the difference between AP and Dual Enrollment?

    Enrollment in AP classes are based on teacher recommendation, grade level principal approval and student request.  There is no minimum GPA or test score needed to enroll.  DE classes require a certain GPA (3.0) and ACT/PSAT score.  For more information, see the DE link on the school counseling website.  If you take and pass a DE class, you receive college credit through a local community college or university.  If you are planning to apply out of state school, you will need to be sure that your DE credit will transfer.  In order to earn credit through AP, you have to take the exam and earn a score of 3, 4, or 5 depending on the requirements at the school you wish to attend. AP scores are accepted nationally and internationally at colleges and universities.  

    How do I know what AP courses Bearden offers?

    If you are unsure what courses Bearden offers, ask your counselor or visit the school counseling tab on the BHS counseling website.  It is located under Registration Information for the current school year.

    How do I register for a test?

    Please pay attention to announcements in Canvas, Wednesday Weekly calls, Morning and Afternoon announcements and from your teachers to learn more about registration this school year.Click here to register for your AP Exam! If you have any problems, make sure you follow these instructions: Registration Instructions

    When is the deadline to register for a test?

     There will be a fall deadline for Full Year and Fall classes - November 8th, 2019.  There will also be a Spring deadline for Spring classes only, March 6th, 2020.

    What happens if I miss the registration deadline?

    We may be able to order a test after the school deadline for an additional $40 late fee (set by AP). However, there is a deadline set by AP where it will no longer accept orders from the school.  Please see your school counselor for more information.

    What happens if I change my mind about taking an AP test after I register?

    Unfortunately, once the tests have been ordered, changes can not be made.  Notify the school counseling office as soon as possible and we may be able to get another student to take your place.  However, if we do not, you are responsible for paying the $15 fine (set by AP) for the unused test.

    How do I prepare for an AP exam?

    See the AP website for previous test questions, study tips and more: AP Exam Prep

    Are the AP tests given at Bearden?

    The AP Human Geography exam is proctored at Bearden.  The rest of the exams are given off campus.  Tentatively, the tests are scheduled to be given at King University at 10950 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, TN 37932. Map to King

    What day is my test?

    AP Test Dates 2020

    What happens if I do not show up to take my exam on the day of the test?

    Certain circumstances allow for a student to take the exam on the late test day.  However, most students that fail to show up but still want to take an exam on the late test day will be responsible for the $15 unused test fee, purchasing an additional test at $94, a late fee of $45 and covering the cost of a proctor.

    How do I receive my scores?

    During AP pre-administration sessions in April, you will receive an AP number and information on how to create a College Board account.  Scores are usually available in July.