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AP Test Registration and Payment for May Exams

AP Test Resgistration and purchase is a two step process.

1. From Feb 2 to February 27, go to the posted link below titled "studentLBUSD portal" to access the district-wide AP registration system.

2. Once completed, make TWO copies of your registration confirmation email.

3. Take both emails to the banker and purchase your tests, $15 each, between Feb 2 and March 6. NOTE: Test purchasing from March 2 through March 6 is by ALPHA only. Refer to instructions.

Click on the attachment below for detailed instructions for the AP Registration and Purchase process. LHS Student Portal: https://studentlbusd.lbschools.net/

  1. You will need to use your username and password, (what you use to access the school computers).
  2. You will also need the following information to complete the registration process: 
    1. Student’s Home Phone Number
    2. Student’s Cell Phone Number
    3. Student’s E-mail Address
    4. Parent’s Cell Phone Number
    5. Parent’s E-mail Address (If your parent does not have an email address, then re-enter your e-mail address)
  3. AP Test Selection- Students will select all exams that they plan to take this year. 
  4. Exams are listed by subject area, you will need to select the exam by clicking on the drop down menu for each subject area and selecting the period and teacher in which you are currently enrolled.
  • Repeat this process for each exam that you plan to take.
  • If you are challenging an exam, then select the exam by subject area and then select the exam with the teacher name “Challenge”.
  • All courses may not be available for challenge at your school site, you will need to confirm availability of challenge exams with your site AP Coordinator. 
  1. Click on the “Condition Statement” (I understand that this registration will not be processed until all fees are paid to the banker by March 6th.)
  2. Please verify that all of your information is accurate and then click on “Submit Registration” button.  You will not be able to edit any information once you have submitted your registration.
  3. You and your parent will receive an email that outlines the exams that you have registered to take.
  4. Finalize your registration by taking two copies of the email to your banker and pay fees. Banker keeps one copy and stamps the second copy as your receipt. Save your receipt! Cost is $15.00 per exam. $10 will be refunded to student once he takes the exam(s).  If you do not take the exam, the $10 will be forfeited to cover the College Board unused fees.  Once this step has been completed, your exams will be ordered from the College Board.

2015 AP Exam Schedule

Below is this school year's AP Exam Schedule as set forth by the College Board. 

The exams will take place throughout the United States. 

All AP classes offered by the College Board are listed. 

Please note that LHS does not offer every single one of these AP classes.

Week 1

 

Morning Session
8 a.m.

Afternoon Session
12 noon

Monday, May 4

Chemistry
Environmental Science

Psychology

Tuesday, May 5

Calculus AB
Calculus BC

Chinese Language and Culture
Seminar

Wednesday, May 6

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 7

Computer Science A
Spanish Language and Culture

Art History
Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Friday, May 8

German Language and Culture
United States History

European History

Studio Art - last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly.

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

Week 2

 

Morning Session
8 a.m.

Afternoon Session
12 noon

Monday, May 11

Biology
Music Theory

Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday, May 12

United States Government and Politics

French Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture

Wednesday, May 13

English Language and Composition

Statistics

Thursday, May 14

Comparative Government and Politics
World History

Italian Language and Culture
Macroeconomics

Friday, May 15

Human Geography
Microeconomics

Latin

Plan for the Future - Newsetter Articles

 

Myths about AP Classes

Things you thought you knew about AP classes

 

     First of all, what is an AP Class? AP stands for Advanced Placement. An AP class is the most advanced course you can take at the high school level -even more advanced than honors. In order for a class to be considered AP a teacher has to prove (by completing certain requirements) that the class has the same rigor as a university course. Once you’re in the AP class your teacher will prepare you to take the AP exam in May. The exam is graded by AP teachers across the nation using a score of 1-5. Passing scores are 3 (qualified), 4 (well qualified) or 5 (extremely well qualified). The score is used by colleges and universities to determine if you will receive credit for what you’ve already learned or you will be allowed to skip that class once you are in college, otherwise known as “advanced placement”. Now that you have an idea of what AP is, here are common misconceptions about these courses.

1. You have to be “smart” to take AP classes.

     False.  Any student can take an AP class during high school. As long as you have the motivation to work hard in the college-level class, you are welcome to try it. Some classes are teacher recommended or your counselor may suggest them; but, in the end, if you want to take the class or classes, and you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you are allowed to sign up.

2. I took the class, but I didn’t pass the exam. What a waste of time!

       False.  Okay, so you took the exam, tried your best, but you didn’t pass it. You’re thinking: I should’ve taken the non-AP class. Guess what? You will still benefit from your hard work and effort. Colleges and universities appreciate the challenge and when they compare your transcript to other students who didn’t

take AP classes, you will look more favorable because you took the initiative to take on challenging course work.  Also, by taking an AP class, you benefit from the extra grade point average! If you get a B in the class, your GPA will reflect an A. If you get an A, your GPA will reflect an extra point so instead of 4 points you’ll receive 5.

3. You have to pass the AP Exam to pass the class in school.

       False.  The grade you receive in your AP class reflects the effort and hard work you put into the class. The grade you receive on the AP exam reflects your understanding of what you learned while you were in the class. Obviously, there is a correlation between the two because if you put in a lot of effort and if you work hard while you are in class, there is a high probability that you will pass the exam.

4. The AP Exam is too expensive.

        False.  You’re a teenager. Anything more than twenty bucks is too expensive especially if you have to spend it on something for school. The fee for each exam is $91. That’s nothing compared to taking the same class in college where you’ll have to pay you’re your own textbooks, tuition and other costs involved with being a college student. Also, this year anyone who takes the exam will only have to pay $15 per exam!  Yes, you read it right -only $15 and that’s not all… Once you take the exam, you can get back $10. So, all you’re truly paying for a college class is only $5!!! So, there’s really no excuse to not take the exam.

I’m a Freshman, Why Should I Start Worrying About College?

Being well prepared for “after” high school

 

     You’re a freshman, you must have heard the phrase: “Time flies when you’re having fun”; well, that’s not the only time that it flies. It may be your first year of high school, but before you know it, you are planning for your high school graduation. Then, you’ll be saying to your friends: “Wow, it went by so fast!

     For this reason, start thinking of your goals. Start thinking of what you might want to do after high school. When you plan, you end up having more options for yourself. If you plan to do well in your classes and to receive good grades, then you won’t have to limit your choices about which college or university to attend.

     Let’s say you currently have no plan in your future that includes going to college. Maybe you plan on taking over the family business? Maybe you plan on inheriting money from a rich relative or winning the lottery? Okay, that last one might be a little far-fetched, but you get the idea. Guess what? Things change. Unfortunately, we can’t always control what happens in our lives.

     What if, your family decides they need a new accountant for the family business, but since you didn’t pay much attention in your math classes or any other classes, it’s going to take you longer to get your degree because you have to make up some high school math classes in college before you are admitted into the more advanced class you need for your major. There are so many what ifs, not worth worrying about; instead, start doing your best now so you can take your future “by the horns!” In other words, so you can be in control of your future whether it’s an expected one or not because what’s worse than a “what if?” an “I should have…”

 

Next Steps…

Stop by the College and Career Center in room 332 (upstairs) or the College Advisor’s Office in room 129 (main office) to get questions answered about planning for life after high school.

  • Make a plan NOW - visit www.bigfuture.org
  • Be sure you are meeting the requirements for your goals. (A-G Requirements)
  • Talk to your parents and counselor about AP classes.
  • Do community service or join a club

The College Board’s Big Future website - www.bigfuture.org

Big Future is a new link created by the College Board to help you create a plan for your future. It’s very exciting!

 

Visit the link and then click on the far right tab titled: Make a plan. Once there, click on the grade you are currently in and the site will guide you to create a customized plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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