Advanced Placement (AP)


AP classes are rigorous academic courses designed for students who are college bound. There is no placement test for AP. Students self-select these courses and should be prepared to work at a college-level pace. At the end of the course, the student is expected to take the AP exam.

AP exams are highly recognized by colleges and universities with regard to a student's preparation for the demands of college courses. AP exams present an opportunity for college credit and/or higher placement in college courses. Each college decides which AP exam grades it will accept for credit or placement.

The AP exams are offered to Northshore School District students in May of each year. The registration for the exams is from the end of February through the end of March.

AP Exam Locations & Testing Information - 2020
2020 AP Exam locations & policies regarding testing and alternate testing dates are TBD.

AP Exam Registration
The AP exams are offered to Northshore School District students in May of each year. The process for registering for AP exams has changed significantly this year. Registration and payment options without late fees of $40/per test will close Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. See dropdown menus below for the specific process. Please also refer to the PDF AP Exam Registration Information sheet by clicking the resource below.

AP Late Exam Registration
Late exam registration is open until midnight of Friday, March 6th 2020. There is a $40 late fee added for each late exam. Follow the directions below to register for exams. Make sure you visit both websites to complete the registration process.

Full AP Exam late registration instructions

College Board AP exam registration instructions

Join codes for ap exam registration

AP Exam Registration Presentation

IB Exam schedule

AP exam schedule

AP Exam Window Attendance Policy
In order to honor the hard work and dedication that has brought students to the final stage of taking an AP Exam, students will receive an all-day school-related absence on their exam day(s). Students should talk to their teachers regarding the work they will miss on the day of their exam, and are welcome to attend all classes that are outside of their testing window. If they are unable to return to school after their exam, or do not attend school prior to their exam, the absence will be marked as school-related. This will allow students the flexibility to prepare and recover from the exam, and attend the classes that cannot be missed.


AP Testing Coordinator

Mr. Shawn Rainwater

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College Board

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College Board AP Testing Website

IHS AP Exam Locations & Testing Information