AP Exams

Contact Ms. Banzhaf if you have further questions at (785) 295-3163 or kbanzhaf@tps501.org.

Honors, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement Classes

Topeka Public Schools promotes an Advanced Placement (AP) program of studies that encourages equitable access
for all students, reflecting the diversity of our district. Advanced Placement students will engage in academically
rigorous coursework that challenges their thinking and prepares them for success in a wide variety of post
secondary experiences.

In order to achieve success, Advanced Placement students will experience the following opportunities:
a teacher trained in Advanced Placement methodology, whose instructional practices are aligned to expectations from the College Board.

The AP curriculum prepares students to take the AP examination (for a fee) for college credit. Students whose test
scores are considered acceptable on the AP exam usually receive college credit and/or advanced placement in the
course for which they tested. It is possible to take an AP exam without having enrolled in an AP course. 
Honors and Pre-AP levels of required courses demand from students additional reading and writing, strong critical
thinking and analysis skills, and real proficiency in the subject.

2017 AP Exam Testing Dates
May
1
8 a.m. - Chemistry  and Environmental Science
Noon - Psychology
May
8
8 a.m. - Biology and Music Theory
Noon - Physics C: Mechanics
2 p.m. - Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May
2
8 a.m. - Computer Science A and Spanish Language and Culture
Noon - Art History and Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May
9
8 a.m. Calculus AB and Calculus BC
Noon - French Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture
May
3
8 a.m. - English Literature and Composition
Noon - Japanese Language and Culture and Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May
10
8 a.m. - English Language and Composition
Noon - Italian Language and Culture and Macroeconimics
May
4
8 a.m. United States Government and Politics
Noon - Chinese Language and Culture Seminar
May
11
8 a.m. - Comparative Government and Politics and World History
Noon - Statistics
May
5
8 a.m. - German Language and Culture and United States History
Noon - Computer Science Principles
European History and Studio Art (portfolios due by 8:00 pm EDT)
May
12
8 a.m. - Human Geography and Microeconomics
Noon - Latin
**Friday, May 5Studio Art — last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

Teachers should have forwarded students' completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.

Test Fees
$95 per exam
$53 if you qualify for free and reduced lunches

If you choose to take one or more AP exams you must register in the counseling center beginning Monday, February 27, 2017.

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR ALL AP EXAMS IS

TUESDAY, APRIL 4th AT 3:30 P.M.


Please make checks payable to Topeka High School and take your payment to Ms. Banzhaf

ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY, APRIL 4th AT 3:30 P.M.


Tests will be given at Linn Education Center

200 SE 40th St, Topeka, KS 66609

*Subject to change based on number of students registered to test*

(if transportation is a problem, please contact Ms. Banzhaf, kbanzhaf@tps501.org)



*Colleges vary in the scores they accept for AP exams. Please visit the website for the college of your choice and search for AP exam scores.