Advanced Placement (AP) AP Honor Roll

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges. AP courses expose high school students to college level material and give students the opportunity to show that they have mastered the material by taking an AP exam.

Students can benefit from taking AP courses by learning a subject in greater depth, developing skills that will be critically important to successful study in college, and demonstrating to colleges their willingness to undertake a challenging course.

Students take AP courses and exams for several reasons, including the challenge, the money and time saved, and the opportunities that can unfold as a result.

New college students who have been given AP recognition can take advanced courses, explore different subject areas, enter honors and other special programs, pursue double majors and even complete undergraduate requirements early.

In Appleton, students self-select into AP courses. Please be aware that all AP courses use college-level curriculum, materials, assessment, and homework. All students taking AP courses will be encouraged to take the corresponding AP exam.

Advanced Placement Offerings


Testing

Each exam has a multiple-choice section and a free response (essay, problems, etc.) section. Scores on the AP test include: 5 (extremely well qualified), 4 (well qualified), 3 (qualified), 2 (possibly qualified), and 1 (no recommendation). A student who earns a grade 3 or better on an AP exam is generally considered qualified to receive credit for the equivalent course at one of the 2,900 colleges and universities that give credit for AP exams.

  • Registration for AP Exams will take place during February. 
  • A fee of $93.00 is charged for each AP test taken. Checks should be made payable to: Appleton Area School District.
  • Fees are non-refundable. The only exception is that if students call 832-4604 by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th to say they will not be taking a test they registered for, a partial refund of $50 will be made after the conclusion of all AP testing.

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will have their fees paid by Appleton Area School District. Proof of this financial need will be the signature of the high school principal on the test registration form. Students who have their fees waived are required to take the test(s) as the district does not receive a refund for the fees paid.

  • AP exams are administered during May.
  • Students with special needs can be accommodated but must discuss any necessary nonstandard exam conditions with the AP coordinator before registering.

For further information, please contact the district AP coordinator at (920) 832-6250.


AP registration forms and fees will be collected at each high school as follows:

Linda Franklin in the East business office
Amy Tiffany in the North business office
Deb Andrews in the West business office
Rachel Brick at Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA)
Helen Holmes at Valley New School (VNS)










Contact

Cassie Guilbeault
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Coordinator
Associate Principal Highlands/Odyssey
(920) 832-6250


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