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AP (Advanced Placement)
The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school. For all AP Program details, go to AP Central.
For a list of AP Course offerings at BPS and BSD, go to the BSD Course Catalog. Students can request applicable AP Course(s) in the spring during regular Course Registration for the following school year.
Important Deadlines at Big Picture School:
Registration and payment: 11/1
Scholarship request: 10/15
Accommodations (SSD) request: 10/31
Late registration and payment including late fee: 3/15
The 2021 AP Exams will be administered May 3-7 and May 10-14. For a complete exam schedule, go to AP Exam Dates.
To access and send your exam score(s), go to AP Scores.
Registration and Fees:
All students register for AP exams in the fall at myap.collegeboard.org. Don’t have a College Board account? Go to www.collegeboard.org/register. Already have a College Board account? All College Board programs are connected through one account. If an account was created for AP, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT, you just need the College Board username and password you created to sign in.
BPS students taking an AP course will register as a class for the corresponding AP exam. Other AP exams are offered throughout the district. Interested BPS students should contact the BPS AP Coordinator for assistance in registering for those exams.
The AP exam fee is $94 per exam. Additional fees may apply. For a complete list, go to AP Exam Fees.
Students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch should apply as early as possible in the school year. If a student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, they may be eligible for decreased fees to participate in other school programs, such as AP exams at no cost. Be sure to complete Part 5 of the application (Sharing Information) to give permission to Nutrition Services to share school meal eligibility information with other school programs. For more info, go to BSD Nutrition Services / Free & Reduced. For those that do not qualify for Free & Reduced but do need financial assistance, please contact the BPS AP Coordinator.
Refunds will be made for extenuating circumstances only. The College Board charges $40 for all unused exams.
Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on AP exams. Go to College Board SSD for details or stop by the Counseling Center. Requests and all documentation, including College Board’s Parent Consent Form, for BPS students must be submitted to the School Counselor prior to the SSD deadline. Once approved for accommodations, with limited exceptions, students remain approved until one year after graduation and do not need to submit another request.
Please contact the BPS AP Coordinator.