Please see the email sent out Friday March 27th, 2020
(from Central's AP Coordinator: Mr. G. Hendry)
Hello everyone (all students enrolled in AP Courses regardless of your decision to write the exam or not in May), I wanted to send this information out once we knew a bit more of how school would look after Spring Break. With that still being sorted out, here is the information that you mar or may not have already seen/heard from the College Board.
There are two things that I would like to highlight for you:
1. For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home on any device they have access to – a computer, laptop or cell phone. Tests will be available on two different dates to accommodate students who want to test earlier and those who want to test later. Since many schools around North America have been suspended, the content of each AP subject exam has been reduced. Only material taught by the majority of AP teachers around the world till the middle of March will be tested (this may vary from teacher to teacher, so please check out the list of content found on the website address listed here.
2. Extensive online resources and support is available for teachers and students, including daily, live video lessons (on the Advanced Placement Youtube Channel, link) and assessment-for-learning tools on the AP Classroom. Additional Free-Response questions have been made accessible for teachers to provide for students. Note, these live video lessons began WEDNESDAY March 25. The schedule of the video sessions are listed at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes.
At this point, many logistical questions are still to be answered. Advanced Placement is aiming to have all this information available by April 3rd. Myself and the other AP Coordinators are having a virtual district meeting on April 3rd as well, in hopes of having all possibly questions answered for you after that time.
Feel free to reach out to me by e-mail if you have any additional questions or concerns. I will continue to keep you informed with any additional information related to AP exams.
Not only does taking an AP course in high school give a student an opportunity to potentially get University credit in high school, AP courses are shown to help better prepare high school students for the academic challenges that you experience in University.
Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic success in college than similar students who do not participate in AP.
Post-Secondary institutes are beginning to look at prospective students' portfolios and evaluate how rigorous their senior years are, how diverse their course loads are and there’s no better way to "beef up" your application than by being able to add an AP course or two.
PRE-REQUISITES FOR AP COURSES
Acceleration or Co-Requisites may be required to take some courses:
You will need to take Biology 11E & Biology 12E prior to enrolling in AP Biology.
NOT OFFERED in 2019/2020
You must have taken PreCalculus 12 AND Calculus 12.
You must have taken Mandarin 12 or a placement interview AND a have good English 10 mark.
You must have taken English 12 AND Lit 12 prior to entering AP English.
NOT OFFERED in 2019/2020
Micro and Macroeconomics are taken together.
Any strong Grade 10 students (current Grade 9) can take AP Statistics.