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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Testing Schedule

AP Literature and CompositionWednesday May 88:00am
AP European HistoryWednesday May 812:00pm
AP US HistoryFriday May 108:00am
AP BiologyMonday May 138:00am
AP Language and CompositionWednesday May 158:00am
AP StatisticsThursday May 1612:00pm

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

Courses classified as Advanced Placement are nationally accredited, high rigor, college level courses created and regulated by the National College Board.

Who Can take AP courses?

AP courses are for any student who is academically prepared and motivated to take on college-level courses. There are no specific requirements to participate in these courses, however students are advised to be prepared for a challenge.

AP Credit:

  • After completing an AP course students have the opportunity to take the AP exam. Students must earn a certain score on the exam to be considered for college credit or advanced placement.
  • Each college and university (not the College Board or the AP Program) makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement.
  • To receive credit, Students must request that the College Board send your official AP score report to the college of your choice, either at the time of testing or afterward through a score report request.
  • If you have questions about the status of your AP credit or placement, you should contact your college.

To View and Send Advanced Placement Test Scores:

Benefits of AP classes:

  • Taking challenging AP courses can make you stand out to Admissions teams
  • AP courses allow you to practice & refine your critical thinking, time management & study skills.
  • Save on college costs through AP credit, expanded scholarship opportunities and a greater likelihood of graduating on time.
  • Possibly skip introductory classes in your major

Advanced Placement Course NameSFHS AP Course NumberPotential Coll. Credit
AP Statistics (2 Trimesters)4380 / 43813-4 Credit
AP European History (2 Trimesters)2378 / 23803-4 Credits
AP Language & Composition (2 Trimesters)1130 / 11313-4 Credits
AP Literature and Composition (2 Trimesters)1290 /12923-4 Credits
AP Biology (2 Trimesters)3400/34023-4 Credits
AP US History2371/23723-4 Credits
Total Potential College Credit18-24Credits

ATTENTION*** INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020 School Year

The College Board, creators of Advanced Placement, recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students in the 2019-2020 school year.

Next year, all students will decide whether or not to take exams and order their exams by Nov 15, 2019. All students in 1st semester or yearlong AP classes who register after Nov 15, 2019, will be assessed $40.00/exam late fee. In addition, a $40.00/exam cancellation fee will be assessed for any exam order canceled after Nov 15, 2019. The ordering deadline for second semester only courses will be March 13, 2020. You can view the timeline in detail at, under Fall Exam Ordering Overview.

It is important that all families are aware of these looming changes, especially as students begin registering for their 2019-2020 courses. We understand that these changes may cause concern for students, parents and teachers. Please keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by the school.

Additional details regarding the College Board’s new process will be made available once we have more information.

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