Advanced Placement / AP

Update a/o 3/22/18

OHS AP students,

This information is for any OHS student who signed up to take one or more AP exams during the 2018 AP testing window, May 7-18, 2018.  Your OHS email will be my main source to get you information as exams approach.  Make sure to check your email frequently.  Please read through the following items regarding AP exams:

·  EXAM SCHEDULE - AP exams are rigidly scheduled.  The College Board requires you to take your exam on the assigned date.  You must be on time on your exam day, you will not be allowed in the testing room after the exam has started.  Students are required to report to their testing rooms 30 minutes early.  You will receive a letter indicating your exam room(s) as testing gets closer.  See the posted schedule for the day and time of your exam.

·  MULTIPLE EXAMS - Students who have signed up to take multiple exams must make sure those exams are not scheduled at the same time.  If you are taking multiple exams scheduled at the same time, please see Mr. Ventimiglia in the Guidance Office as soon as possible.

·  LUNCHES - Students participating in a morning exam will eat 3rd lunch when all exam activities have been completed and the students have returned to OHS. Students participating in an afternoon exam will need to eat 1st lunch on the day of your exam. 

·  OFF CAMPUS TESTING - Beginning this spring, the AP exam testing location for OHS students will be at St. Louis Community College South County campus (4115 Meramec Bottom Road).  Students taking a morning exam will need to provide their own transportation to the STLCC South County Campus understanding that testing procedures will begin promptly at 7:30am.  A shuttle will be provided to take students back to Oakville after their morning exam is over, if necessary.  A shuttle will also pick up students from Oakville for afternoon exams at approximately 11:10am and take them to the STLCC South County campus.  Students taking an afternoon exam will need to make arrangements for a ride home once testing is finished.  Most afternoon exams will not conclude until approximately3:30pm.  Students who have a parking spot at Oakville High School and typically drive to school can drive their own cars to the off-campus testing site.  Students who are driving themselves or riding with another student must turn in a Driving Permission Form complete with parent/guardian signature.  Any student concerned about transportation for off campus testing should see Mr. Ventimiglia in the Guidance Office as soon as possible.

·  MUSIC THEORY – The AP Music Theory exam is the only exam that will take place at OHS.  Students signed up to take this exam should report to room 106 at OHS on May 14 by 7:30am.

·  PRE-ADMINISTRATION SESSIONS - Any student taking an AP exam must participate in a pre-administration session on April 26 (A day) or April 27 (B day).  Pre-administration sessions will take place at the beginning of each block in the library, except during ANP.  Check in with your AP teacher for attendance, then meet Mr. Ventimiglia in the library immediately after.  Students taking multiple exams only need to attend one pre-administration session.  Bring a number 2 pencil as you will be filling in demographic information.

·  CALCULATORS - A graphing calculator is required for the CALCULUS AB exam. The AP STATISTICS, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, and BIOLOGY exams allow the use of a calculator.  Be sure to check the College Board website for specific policies regarding calculator usage and restrictions on those exams.  

·  CELL PHONES – Students are encouraged not to bring cell phones or any other electronic device (laptop, smart watch, ipod, etc…) into the exam room.  If a student brings a cell phone or other electronic device into the exam room, the student will be asked to power off the device and turn it in to the proctor.  The proctor will return all devices when testing is completed.

·  TRANSPORTATION – Just a friendly reminder, there is no transportation provided to morning exams or home from afternoon exams.  All students taking morning exams should arrange for their own transportation to the testing site.  Be early, morning exam procedures begin promptly at 7:30am. 

    • Students using the district provided shuttle to the afternoon exams should report to the front lobby near the main office at 11am.  The shuttle is scheduled to leave OHS at 11:10am.  All students taking afternoon exams should arrange for transportation home after their test is over.  Each exam varies in length, and most afternoon exams will not end until approximately 3:30pm.  Students must stay in the exam classroom until test time is finished.  No one will be allowed to leave early.



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Advanced Placement (AP)


Advanced Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  AP courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam given exclusively in May, provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both.  OHS offers AP courses in Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, German Language, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, and World History.

Students are not required to take an AP course prior to taking an exam.  College credit policies based upon AP exam scores may be found by checking college catalogs/websites or by using the AP Credit Policy search at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy.

The cost of each AP exam is $97.  OHS students choosing to take an AP exam will be required to pay the full amount for each exam they want to take by the deadline date.  Early deposits will not be accepted.  Students should be certain they will take the AP exams they sign up for as there is a $15 fee for any ordered but unused exam.  Students are encouraged to pay by check, making the check out to OAKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL and including the AP exam name(s) on the memo line.  The payment deadline is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018.

Students who are either enrolled or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program may qualify for a College Board fee reduction on all AP exams they take in a given year.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on AP exams.  Detailed information regarding this process is available at www.collegeboard.com/ssd.  The deadline for submitting requests for testing accommodations to the College Board is February 23, 2018.  Students wishing to apply for accommodations must make a written request to the AP Coordinator by February 15, 2018.
 

Additional information about the AP program, courses, and exam schedule may be found at http://www.collegeboard.org/.  The AP Coordinator for Oakville High School is Chris Ventimiglia (Office: 467-7102/ Email: ventimigliac@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net) if you have questions or concerns.  

 

Advanced Placement Off-Campus testing for Spring 2018

For students interested in taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2018, testing will be held during the first two weeks of May, as scheduled by the College Board.  However, beginning this spring, the testing location will be at St. Louis Community College South County campus (4115 Meramec Bottom Road).  Students planning to test in any area, except foreign language or Music Theory, should plan on taking their AP exam(s) at the STLCC South County campus.  Our purpose for making this change is to give our students the best opportunity to maximize their scores by minimizing distractions, improving testing conditions, and eliminating logistical issues that exist when testing at Oakville High School.  Due to the technology needed to complete the foreign language and Music Theory exams, their testing locations will remain at Oakville High School.

 

Per the College Board schedule, there will still be morning and afternoon exam sessions, beginning promptly at 7:30am and 11:30am respectively.  Students taking a morning exam will need to provide their own transportation to the STLCC South Campus understanding that testing will begin promptly at 7:30am.  A shuttle will be provided to take students back to Oakville after their morning exam is over, if necessary.  A shuttle will also pick up students from Oakville for afternoon exams at approximately 11:10am and take them to the STLCC South Campus.  Students taking an afternoon exam will need to make sure they arrange for a ride home once testing is finished.  Most afternoon exams will not conclude until approximately 3:30pm. 

 

Students who have a parking spot at Oakville High School and typically drive to school can drive their own cars to the off-campus testing site.  Students who are driving themselves or riding with another student must turn in a Driving Permission Form complete with parent/guardian signature.  Students must be on time as no one will be allowed in the testing rooms after testing has begun.  Food and drink is not permitted in the testing rooms, unless approved by the College Board, so students should make arrangements to eat lunch either before or after testing.  Cell phones and other electronic devices are also prohibited in the exam rooms.  There will be a testing coordinator on hand at STLCC to help students find their exam rooms.  Please contact the AP coordinator, Chris Ventimiglia, with questions at (314) 467-7102 or ventimigliac@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net.

 

 

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