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AP Exams: Updated 9/25/21

Important Changes for 2021-22 School year.  College Board will reinstate the $40 unused test fee for 2022 AP testing.  Any test ordered and not cancelled by November 15, 2021 will incur a $40 Unused Test Fee.  The cost of each test is $96.00.  AP testing will take place IN PERSON this year.

Important Dates for 21-22 AP Testing:

  • October 11, 2021 – student communicates intent to take or not take AP Test on AP platform.
  • October 15, 2021 -Scholarship Form due for students who do not qualify for Fee Waiver Program
  • October 18, 2021 – Fees will be loaded onto the POS system.
  • November 1, 2021 – Payment deadline for May 2022 AP Testing
  • November 15, 2021 – Any tests ordered after this date will incur the additional $40 late fee.  Any tests cancelled after this date will incur the $40 unused test fee.
  • January 18, 2022 – Last day to request accommodations thru Collegeboard.  Please see your counselor to verify.
  • March 15, 2022 – Final Day to order any AP exams – includes $40 late fee

BSD Scholarship form is available from our Accountant, Michelle Healy (


2022 AP Exam ScheduleIf you have any questions regarding AP, please contact the Testing Coordinator, Ms. Tomlinson (

Our goal is for all Sammamish graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the AP Program at Sammamish High School.

Students who are prepared to be successful in college, career, and life need to develop essential Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills and Awareness. Students are able to build these essential knowledge and skills in Advanced Placement courses.

How do AP courses in high school increase success in college?

  • High school graduates who do not take any AP courses graduate from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
  • Students who take only one AP course nearly double the likelihood of college graduation to 59%.
  • Students who take two or more AP courses raise the likelihood to 76%.

State Standardized Testing: SBA & WCAS

We will be administering state-standardized tests to our students during the last two weeks of May (05/20/2019 – 05/24/2019 & 05/27/2019 – 05/31/2019). Tests and the groups required to test are detailed below:

Date Test Administered Group(s) Required to Test
Tuesday, May 21st Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) All 11th Grade Students
Wednesday, May 22nd, & Thursday, May 23rd Smarter Balanced Assessment – English/Language Arts (SBA ELA) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment
Wednesday, May 29th, & Thursday, May 30th Smarter Balanced Assessment – Math (SBA Math) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment

On all five of these testing dates we will be running an altered schedule to accommodate for testing time at the beginning of the day. Those schedules are noted below:

There will also be additional testing days for students to either complete an unfinished test or make-up a missed assessment on Friday, May 24th, and Friday, May 31st. Additional details on these standardized tests can be reviewed in an earlier communication issued by one of our Assistant Principals, Thomas Gangle, available here.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.