Advanced Placement / AP


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 6, 2019.

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.  Qualified students should see the AP Coordinator for more details.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on AP exams.  Detailed information regarding this process is available at collegeboard.com/ssd.  The deadline for submitting requests for testing accommodations to the College Board is February 22, 2019.  Students wishing to apply for accommodations must make a written request to the AP Coordinator by February 14, 2019.
 

Additional information about the AP program, courses, and exam schedule may be found at www.collegeboard.org/.  The AP Coordinator for Oakville High School is Chris Ventimiglia (Office: 467-7102/ Email: ventimigliac@msdr9.org) if you have questions or concerns.  

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Advanced Placement Off-Campus testing for Spring 2019

For students interested in taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2019, testing will be held during the first two weeks of May, as scheduled by the College Board.  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.  Off campus testing gives 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.  If a student brings an electronic device to the exam room, it will be collected by the exam proctor and returned to the student after the exam is over.  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@msdr9.org.







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