• 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 Mr. Rios at carlos.rios@pisd.edu

    AP exam Registration for 2022-2023 is NOW CLOSED.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • AP Exam Schedule May 2023

    AP Exams will be given May 1st through May 12th, 2023

    Week 1

    Morning 8:00 a.m.

    Afternoon 12:00 p.m.

    Afternoon 2 p.m.


    May 1

    -US Government and Politics


    -Spanish Literature and Culture


    May 2

    -Chinese Language and Culture

    -Environmental Science



    May 3

    -English Literature and Composition

    -Comparative Government and Politics

    -Computer Science A


    May 4

    -Human Geography




    May 5

    -European History

    -U.S. History

    -Art History


    Week 2

    Morning 8:00 a.m.

    Afternoon 12:00 p.m.

    Afternoon 2 p.m.


    May 8

    -Calculus AB

    -Calculus BC

    -Italian Language and Culture


    May 9

    -English Language and Composition

    -Japanese Language and Culture

    -Physics C: Mechanics

    -Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism


    May 10

    -Spanish Language and Culture



    May 11

    -French Language and Culture

    -World History: Modern

    -Physics 1: Algebra-Based


    May 12

    -German Language and Culture


    -Physics 2: Algebra-Based

  • TSI (Texas Success Initiative)

    All students planning to attend a college or university in Texas (including community colleges such as Collin College) are required to take the TSI Assessment to determine their readiness for college-level coursework. Based on how the student performs on the TSI, they may either be allowed to enroll in college level courses or placed in a developmental course to help improve their skills.

    In some cases, your PSAT, ACT or STAAR scores may qualify you to be exempt from all or part of the TSI Assessment.

    Need to take the TSI?  You can test here at Plano Academy High School or at Collin College

    Contact your Counselor for more information.

  • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

    The ASVAB Career Exploration Program helps you identify your skills and interests, explore jobs, and develop after high school plans. 
    For more information, please visit