• AP Exams

  • While AHS does not offer AP courses, we do make AP exams available to our learners who have prepared to take one or more AP exams.  Below is basic information regarding AP exams.  If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact your learner’s counselor.

  • AP Test Dates

    AP Exams begin Monday, May 6, 2019 and go through Friday, May 17th. You can find the exam schedule here.

  • What are AP exams?

    AP (Advanced Placement) exams are offered through Collegeboard to high school students. Typically, but not always, these students are enrolled in AP courses as part of their high school programming. For a listing of AP exams, visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse

    We are unable to offer Computer Science Principles and Studio Arts AP exams. 

  • Why do learners take AP exams?

    Most learners take AP exams with the goal being college credit. Universities offer college credit for courses if a certain score is earned on an AP exam. The exams are scored 1-5. A university may offer credit for a 3, but may require a score of 5 to earn credit. This varies from university to university and from exam to exam. It is the learner’s responsibility to check with their potential university to see what it’s requirements are and how the university recognizes credit earned through an AP exam. Taking an AP exam in no way ensures that a learner will earn college credit nor does it ensure that a learner will not need to take a course while enrolled at a university.

  • Should a learner take an AP exam?

    This is definitely a personal decision. Learners who are successful on AP exams have spent much time preparing for the exam throughout the year.

  • How much does an AP exam cost?

    Each year the price of an AP exam changes but is usually about $95.00. Collegeboard and state subsidies determine the price each year. This is a non-refundable fee. Students that are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program qualify for a reduced fee of $10 per exam. For May 2019, an AP exam costs $94.00, $97.00 if paid for through Pay Pams. Pay Pams opens for Payment on February 1st. 

  • How does a learner prepare for an AP exam?

    Learners are expected to prepare for their selected AP exam/s on their own. There are online resources available to assist in that preparation as well as resources at the Collegeboard website.

  • How does a learner pay for an AP exam?

    Learners may register for an AP exam through PayPams or pay for their exam in check made out to Academy High School and turned in to the Counseling office by the announced due date. If payment for an exam is not received by the stated due date, an exam will not be ordered for the learner. A learner is registered to take an AP exam when payment has been received. Registration occurs between February and March each year. For May 2019 testing, Pay Pams opens February 1st and closes March 1st. 

  • When are AP exams administered?

    Collegeboard determines when AP exams are given and these dates are national testing dates. They are typically given the first two weeks in May. The calendar is available here.

  • How does an AP exam affect a learner's transcript?

    An AP exam score does not show on a learner’s high school transcript. The only record of an AP exam score lies with Collegeboard and the learner. The exam grade does not affect the high school GPA either. How a university credits the AP exam score varies from university to university. The learner must send their AP exam score to their university.



  • ACT Registration


    2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
    December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
    February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
    April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
    June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
    July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


    SAT Registration


    ACT/SAT Fee Waivers



    • Up to two SAT exams, with or without writing
    • Two SAT Subject Tests
    • Four free score reports to colleges and universities
    • Four college application fee waivers
    • Up to eight CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE fee waivers to use to apply to colleges and universities


    • Up to two ACT exams, with or without writing
    • Four free score reports to colleges and universities