• 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.


  • 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.

    For 2021, an AP exam costs $95.00.  

    All learners will pay for their AP exam through Rycor, which will add a convenience fee.

    Payment through Rycor using an electronic check has a $.50 convenience fee.

  • 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 Rycor.  If payment for an exam is not received by the stated due date, October 23, an exam will not be ordered for the learner. A learner is registered to take an AP exam when payment has been received. An AP Class Code will be given to the registered learner by November 13th.

    Information and access to Rycor can be found here.

  • 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/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
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    • Up to two ACT exams, with or without writing
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  •  SAT Registration


    2020-21 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

    SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
    Aug 29, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

    Aug 11, 2020 (mailed) Aug 18, 2020 (online/phone)

    Aug 18, 2020
    Sep 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

    Sep 15, 2020 (mailed/phone)

    Sep 15, 2020
    Oct 3, 2020 Sep 4, 2020

    Sep 15, 2020 (mailed) Sep 22, 2020 (online/phone)

    Sep 22, 2020
    Nov 7, 2020 Oct 7, 2020

    Oct 20, 2020 (mailed) Oct 27, 2020 (online/phone)

    Oct 27, 2020
    Dec 5, 2020 Nov 5, 2020

    Nov 17, 2020 (mailed) Nov 24, 2020 (online/phone)

    Nov 24, 2020
    Mar 13, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

    Feb 23, 2021 (mailed) Mar 2, 2021 (online/phone)

    Mar 2, 2021
    May 8, 2021 Apr 8, 2021

    Apr 20, 2021 (mailed) Apr 27, 2021 (online/phone)

    Apr 27, 2021
    Jun 5, 2021 May 6, 2021

    May 18, 2021 (mailed) May 26, 2021 (online/phone)

    May 26, 2021


  • ACT Registration


    2020-2021 Test Dates (National)

    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    Sep 12, 2020
    Sep 13, 2020 (Sunday)
    Sep 19, 2020
    Aug 31, 2020 No late fees
    Oct 10, 2020
    Oct 17, 2020
    Oct 24, 2020
    Oct 25, 2020 (Sunday)
    Oct 5, 2020 No late fees
    Dec 12, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 No late fees
    Feb 6, 2021 Jan 8, 2021 Jan 9 - Jan 15, 2021
    Apr 17, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Mar 13 - Mar 26, 2021
    Jun 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8 - May 21, 2021
    Jul 17, 2021* Jun 18, 2021 Jun 19 - Jun 25, 2021