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St. Francis High School Advanced Placement (AP) students should be proud of their accomplishments this year for completing accelerated coursework. Students who were interested in taking AP exams were required to register by the deadline assigned in each AP class. Unfortunately, College Board will not allow students to register for the exams if they did not register before the deadline. This information is for students who registered by the deadline.

Getting Ready to Take Your Exam

This year, the AP Exams will be taken outside of school. College Board will use the email address listed in the student’s College Board account to contact each student. If you intend to take your exam, login according to the instructions, about 45 minutes before the scheduled exam time on test day.

AP 2020 Testing Guide

Please read the detailed information in the 2020 testing guide to understand more about the AP exam experience, exam scores, credit and placement. In this guide, you will find that there are helpful resources, such as: 

  • Exam day checklist
  • Required documents for specific exams
  • Testing Demo
  • Detailed FAQs

Students who requested to take the exam on College Board before the deadline set by College Board at SFHS will be required to attend a short meeting with their teacher an hour before the exam begins and log in 45 minutes before the exam starts. All students who registered were sent an appointment request. All students must to be logged in 30 minutes before the exam to answer pre-questions from College Board.

AP Exam Dates

Wednesday, May 13

  • English Literature (Stoffel) at 1:00 p.m. (logged in by 12:30 p.m.)
  • European History (Arnold) at 3:00 p.m. (logged in by 2:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 15

  • United States History (Lipinski) at 1:00 p.m. (logged in by 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 20

  • English Language (Olson and Morehouse-Olson) at 1:00 p.m. (logged in by 12:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 22

  • Statistics (Norton) at 1:00 p.m. (logged in by 12:30 p.m.)
  • Make-up exams will be available June 1-5:
  • English Literature – June 2, 11:00 a.m.
  • European History – June 2, 1:00 p.m.
  • United States History – June 3, 11:00 a.m.
  • English Language – June 5, 11:00 a.m.
  • Statistics – June 4, 3:00 p.m.

For more questions on the exam schedule, please click here.

AP Exam Practice Demonstration

The College Board has set up the option for students to practice going into the exam.

  • AP 2020 Exam Demo. Students should enter the word “Practice” rather than your ID.
  • You will be able to take the exam at home.
  • You will be able to answer questions on the exam three ways (practice the way you will take it): 
    Attach a text file (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Notes)
    Attach a photo of a handwritten sample (use white, unlined paper)
    Copy and paste
  • For AP Statistics Students:
    It is possible to be logged into two devices (exam device and a phone) to take a photo of your work to upload into the exam. Please use white, unlined paper.
AP Financial Questions

Still haven’t paid for your AP exam? Click Here - open until May 8, 2020

If your family has experienced financial hardship, please let the AP Coordinator know before May 8, 2020 at jill.salo@isd15.org

On Exam Day

All students who registered for the AP Exam before the deadline will receive an AP Exam E-Ticket two days before the exam. If students have not heard from College Board, please log in and check the accuracy of the email in the student account. Students will get a unique ticket for each exam they registered for. Students can also access this ticket in the student account on MYAP (myap.collegeboard.org). Do not share this information. Make sure to save this information in case you need to make-up an exam. All exams offer a June make-up date that can be requested if you have any disruption during your May exam.

Please arrange to have a quiet place to take the exam with internet access

Here are some tips: 

  • Do your best to test by yourself in a quiet room
    • Remove distractions
    • Enable the “Do Not Disturb” or “Quiet” setting on your device.
    • Let your parents, guardians, siblings, and friends know when you’ll be testing so they do not disturb you.
  • White noise (a fan, etc.) may be helpful to eliminate distracting noises.  

Here are some reminders:

  • The exams are open text/open note.
  • Things the exam is not: 
    • An open collaboration exam (do not talk with fellow students or family)
    • An open “cut and paste” from notes or websites exam (do not plagiarize)
    • An open social media sharing (Snap, Reddit, etc.)

The exam will have invasive software designed to check for plagiarism and post-administration analytical software. College Board will share all concerns with potential college choices, school administration and potentially law enforcement. Teachers will have access to all copies of exam responses.

We hope that you study wisely and wish you luck with your upcoming exam.  Know that the staff at SFHS is proud of you and wishes you well as you maneuver through this process.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your AP teacher or contact the coordinator, Jill Salo, at jill.salo@isd15.org.