Advanced Placement Testing 2018
Advanced Placement (AP) testing will take place May 7-18, 2018, at North Stafford High School.
Testing will take place for only students currently taking an AP course or AP courses for the current school year. Students will be notified by their AP instructor about which testing location to report to prior to the test date.
We know our AP students are going to do well with the tenacity that they have shown in their AP course(s). We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments!
Testing Rules and Regulations
AP testing is done in a controlled environment by a testing proctor. There is no talking during the test.
Students are to report promptly on time to their testing location following the schedule below. Students are to follow all rules and regulations set forth by the testing proctor.
AP Test Fees Due
AP test fees are due immediately before taking the test, if the fee has not already been paid prior to the test date. Fees may be paid in the Counseling Center Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM. Students taking an AP test or tests have been notified prior about the amount due for their test(s).
Fees may be paid by cash, checks, or money order. Please make checks and money orders out to North Stafford High School. Personal checks will only be accepted until Friday, May 11, 2018. After May 11, 2018, all other forms of payment, including cash, money orders, cashier checks, and our Online School Payments System, will still be accepted. With some slight variations, most of our students will owe $94.00 per test. View the Advanced Placement Test Fees. For questions about payment, please connect to Extension 1122, the Counseling Center.
Equipment Needed During Test
Some Advanced Placement (AP) tests require certain equipment. Please review the AP tests below to find out what equipment is needed to be brought by the student into the test.
- Four-function or approved graphing calculator
Calculus AB and Calculus BC
- Graphing calculator
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
- Ruler or Straightedge
- Graphing calculator
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Room Rules
You should bring the following items to the exam room:
- Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
- Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
- Your six-digit school code if you are testing at a school different from the one you regularly test at. Home schooled students will be provided with their state or country’s home-school code at the time of the exam.
- A watch (in case your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily). No Smart watches are allowed.
- Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. (Visit www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.)
- A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam. (Protractors are not allowed.)
- Your social security number for identification purposes (optional). If you provide it, the number will appear on your AP score reports.
- If applicable, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.
You should not bring the following to the exam room:
- Electronic equipment: (cell phone, smart phone, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices.
- Unapproved aids: Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, colored pencils*, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, or notes.
- Rulers, straightedges, and protractors (except as noted above).*
- Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.
- Computers* or calculators (except as noted above).
- Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
- Watches that beep or have an alarm
- Clothing with subject-related information
- Food or drink*
*Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the test date.
You are required to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your exam: 7:45 AM for the morning administration and 11:45 AM for the afternoon administration. Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended. Do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.
Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, food and drink are prohibited in the exam room. It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.
You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and North Stafford High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.
Advanced Placement (AP) Base School Test Codes
For student testing purposes only. Students will use their base school test code.
North Stafford High School
Brooke Point High School
Colonial Forge High School
Mountain View High School
Stafford High School