De La Salle High School, in conjunction with College Board, offers Advanced Placement ( AP) programs that present college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.
If your son is taking an AP class, it is expected that he sign up for the AP test, which will take place in the first two weeks in May. You will need to pay for each individual test your son will take. Please note while signing up whether or not your son is taking Physics 1 or Physics C also Calculus AB or Calculus BC.
Updates for AP Testing Affected by Coronavirus
Due to school closures and local rules about social distancing and shelter in place, the College Board has changed its testing dates and policies for the 2020 AP tests. Please be aware that dates and times have changed.
- Students are responsible for knowing how AP testing has changed and for adjustments to test schedules.
- Also, AP teachers should share how classes are affected and how to prepare for the test.
- On the day of the AP Test, students will be marked absent from Distance Learning for the day. It is the students responsibility to contact teachers for classes that are missed in order to get any make up work.
Below are links from College Board about testing changes, the new schedule, and additional things you need to know.
- About the AP Test Changes
- AP Test Date Changes (all test for De La Salle students will be at Pacific time)
- 2020 AP Testing Guide - This guide is a helpful reference about the test changes, how to access the test, and other bits of information to make sure you are ready for the test day.
- 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist - A guideline that is helpful to have printed out the day of the test.
- AP Exam Demo (May 4) - It is very important to do this prior to your test. College Board will be offering a walk-through of the test-taking experience that will be available the week of May 4. Practicing before the actual test will help alleviate anxiety about the testing process.
- Troubleshooting Tips for AP 2020 Exams
Today we reached the midway point of the two-week primary administration. We couldn't be more proud of the hundreds of thousands of students who showed up for the opportunity to claim the college credit they worked for all year, despite widespread school closures.
Students have taken nearly 2.2 million AP® Exams, across 15 courses. After the first week of testing, our data show the vast majority of students successfully completed their exams.
However, some students have encountered challenges submitting their responses, and we've been listening closely to each student, parent, or educator who reports a problem. Beginning Monday, May 18, we're changing processes to address some of these concerns.
To help support your students during testing, please share the information below with them.
If you have any questions, please contact Sean Bristol by email at email@example.com or call him at (925) 288-8104.
All payments were due by August 31, 2019.
Important: If you have not paid by August 31, 2019, a test will not be ordered for you.
Payment for the test can be cash, check or credit card.
NOTE: If paying by cash or check, you must register online and return a copy of your confirmation
along with the money into the De La Salle Main Office.
- Refunds may be granted as long as you request via email or in writing to Sean Bristol by
November 1, 2019.
- Any request past that date can not be granted due to the fact that the AP tests will have been ordered by then.
- If you are requesting accommodations, please contact Mr. Bristol or your personal counselor ASAP.
The cost for the AP tests covers the following:
- The AP test, which is offered by College Board
- Proctors for the test
- Alternate location for tests