• AP Testing Information

    May 2023

    AP Exam Early Dismissal Form

    AP Exam Order Form

    BRING TO MRS. BROCK IN 359 OR YOUR AP TEACHER ASAP

    ORDER DEADLINE FOR FALL and YEAR LONG AP CLASSES IS OCTOBER 28, 2022

    ORDER DEADLINE FOR SPRING CLASSES IS MARCH 15, 2023

     

    All payments for AP exams will be collected online through  SchoolCash Online.  The regular price exam has been added to ALL Spring AP students, regardless of financial need.  If you cannot pay through SchoolCash Online, please contact Mrs. Brock via email ASAP!    jerri.brock@knoxschools.org

     

    Full Price - $106

    Approved fee waiver/free and reduced price - $0 (KCS pays)

    AP DIGITAL EXAM OPTION FAQ

     


    AP TESTING SCHEDULE-All exams will be administered at Carter High School (room location TBD)

     

    Date

    Time

    Exam Name and Notes

    Monday, May 1

    8:00 AM

    US Government & Politics 

    Wednesday, May 3

    8:00 AM

    English Literature/Composition

    Thursday, May 4

    8:00 AM

    Human Geography

    Friday, May 5

    8:00 AM

    US History

     

    Monday, May 8

    8:00 AM

    Calculus BC

    Tuesday, May 9

    8:00 AM

    English Language and Composition 

    Wednesday, May 10

    12:00 PM

    Biology 

     

    PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY!

    All tests will be administered at Carter High School at the designated times.  

    Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start time for your exam, so we can begin on time. Exams beginning at 8 AM should be complete around 12:00-12:30 PM, but this time may vary. Students will not be allowed to access cell phones during the entire exam. 

    *The 12 PM exam should be completed around 3:30-4:00 PM. 

    Most exams last between three and four hours with a break halfway through the test.  Please get a good night’s sleep and a good meal before the test.

     

    Please bring the following things with you on test day:

    o    A few #2 pencils

    o    Blue or black ink pens for free response questions.

    o    Watch for keeping time (make sure it doesn’t make any noise. Smart watches are NOT allowed)

    o    Approved Calculator (Calculus BC and Biology exams only)

    o    Layered clothing in case the testing room is hot, cold, etc.

     

    See the complete list of approved and restricted items:

    https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-policies-guidelines/what-to-bring-on-exam-day

    Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed! All devices will be kept by the testing coordinator for the duration of the exam.  If you are feeling sick the day of the test, no-cost make-up options are available, just contact me ASAP. Do NOT come to the test if you are ill. If you need to reach me in case of emergency on the test day, my cell number is 865-661-0441 or you can email me at jerri.brock@knoxschools.org



    Why should I take an AP Exam?

    AP Exams are not required, but there are *many* benefits for students who choose to undertake the challenge. The exam is the capstone experience of taking an AP course, and unlike any other exam they have taken so far. Preparing for an AP exam teaches many valuable lessons about preparation, pacing, perseverance, and achieving a difficult goal. Students can learn how they learn best, which is excellent preparation for college, career, and life beyond. These dividends pay off in other courses and in a student's life. Many colleges offer credit hours for a passing exam grade, and course hours are expensive! AP can be a good bargain for a student who is willing to put in the work. See the AP CLASSROOM section below for how a student can access preparatory and review materials for their exams in the spring.

     



    Preparing for the AP Exam

    College Board YouTube Review Videos

    AP Classroom: Assignments published by your AP Teacher

    Carter High Library AP Review Books available for Checkout (see Mrs. Manire)


    AP Exam Information  

    Date

    Time

    Test

    Monday, May 1

    8:00 AM

    US Government & Politics

    Wednesday, May 3

    8:00 AM

    English Literature & Composition

    Thursday, May 4

    8:00 AM

    Human Geography

    Friday, May 5

    8:00 AM

    United States History

    Monday, May 8

    8:00 AM

    Calculus AB 

    Calculus BC

    Tuesday, May 9

    8:00 AM

    English Language & Composition

    Wednesday, May 10

    12:00 PM

    Biology

     

    AP CLASSROOM & REVIEW MATERIALS

    All students should be registered in AP Classroom at this time. See your AP teacher if you have questions about this. By default, all students are marked in the system as YES for taking the AP exam. Mrs. Brock will only mark you as NO if you complete an Opt Out Form  that is signed by you, your teacher, your adult at home, and your counselor. If you opt out and then later decide you want to take the AP exam after the College Board deadline of March 15, then you will have to pay $40 to register late.  Note that if you opt out of the AP exam, you will NOT receive the extra five points on your final grade at the end of the semester.

    FIVE POINTS ON FINAL GRADE IN AP COURSES

    Students must take the AP Exam in order to receive the extra five points added to their final course grade.  Seniors will get their five points added at the end of the fall semester, underclass students in grades 9-11 will have the five points added at the end of the spring semester.  If you are an underclass student taking a fall AP class and you end the course with a 91, your grade will be adjusted to a 96 at the end of the spring semester.

    Can I get financial help for the exam fee?

    If you are a student who has been approved for fee waiver/free and reduced lunch, your AP exam will be paid for by Knox County Schools.  All other students taking an AP exam are expected to pay the $106 cost.  If you have a hardship that prevents you from paying full price BUT you are not approved for fee waiver/free and reduced lunch, contact Mrs. Brock ASAP.  jerri.brock@knoxschools.org or 865-933-3434 Ext. 72049

    Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

    When is the online ordering deadline?

    Online orders need to be received by October 28 for fall classes and March 15 for spring classes. This allows the payments to be processed and come through to our bookkeeper, which can take up to 72 hours. If you order after this date, your payment will still be received, but please forward your receipt to jerri.brock@knoxschools.org so I can mark you paid. 

    How do I pay online?

    If you pay through School Cash Online, the cost of the exam will be $106 (full price). If you are fee waiver/free and reduced lunch, please submit a paper application to Mrs. Brock, and the cost of your exam will be covered by Knox County Schools.

    College Board Cancellation Policy

    All students will have an AP exam ordered for them by default since they are in an AP course. If you decide NOT to take an exam after ordering it, there is a $40 cancellation fee that will be charged to the student. If you know you do NOT want to take the exam, you will have to complete an OPT OUT Form and pay the cancellation fee. It is to your benefit to take the exam for the experience and the five points added to your final grade. Students who do not take the exam will NOT receive the extra five points.