Advanced Placement

The deadline to pay for AP exams is March 4, 2019. Your AP contract and payment must be submitted together. You may pay in the main office using cash or check. To purchase exams online, click the purchase link below. Credit card purchases will result in a 3% convenience fee in addition to the price of the exam(s). Remember, you must print a copy of your receipt and bring it, along with your AP contract, to the Counseling Office, to complete the transaction. Students who qualify for a fee reduction may not purchase their exam(s) online. Please come to the Counseling Office for more information.

Ap PROGRAM

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Each year, students around the world who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

AP Courses offered at PDHS in 2018-19

English Literature and Composition English Language and Composition

Calculus AB Calculus BC

Statistics Biology

Chemistry Environmental Science

Physics C Mechanics Human Geography

World History U.S. History

U.S. Government and Politics Microeconomcs

Psychology French Language and Culture

Latin Spanish Language and Culture

Studio Art: Drawing Studio Art: 2-D Design

Music Theory Seminar

Research

AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Palm Desert High School began offering the AP Capstone Diploma Program in fall 2016. AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. In AP Seminar, students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments. In AP Research, students cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research in order to produce and defend a scholarly academic paper.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.

Students and parents/guardians interested in the Capstone program should contact AP Capstone Coordinator, Mindy Larson (760-862-4300 or melinda.larson@desertsands.us).

Exam Fees

2019 AP Exam Fee = $94.00 per exam

Capstone AP Seminar and AP Research = $142.00 per exam

Fee Reductions

To determine if you qualify for a fee reduction, you may go to College Board or you may see your counselor for more information. Fee reduction exams cannot be purchased online.

Late Testing with Alternate Exams

For more information about late testing visit College Board.

Refund Policy

Refunds are given prior to the deadline of March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact AP Coordinator/ Assistant Principal, Carol Daiberl,760-862-4300, or carol.daiberl@desertsands.us

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