AP Program

Registration is now open!

Due Date:

  • All MVHS Exams must be ordered on MPP by February 27thThis is a hard deadline and no exams will be allowed to be ordered after this date per College Board regulations

 

Student Registration:

  •   All students pay a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee

 

GCPS students enrolled in AP Courses:

  •   Gwinnett County Public Schools will pay for 1 exam for each student.
  •   Each additional exam is $94.00

 

GCPS students who are Free/Reduced Lunch students and enrolled in AP Courses:

  •   Gwinnett County Public Schools will pay for all exams.

 

Per College Board policy, students who do not take exams that have been ordered after Feburary 27th will be charged the full exam fee. No refund will be allowed per College Board. Also, any student who is Free/Reduced lunch will be charged an additional $53 to offset charges by the College Board to the school. 

Use of your student’s Social Security Number (SSN) on AP Exams

 

The College Board asks for the student’s Social Security Number (SSN), which is optional, on each exam the student takes during his/her high school career. The use of the student’s SSN as the unique identifier on each exam allows for the most effective transfer of all the student’s AP scores to a college or university.  The school district does not require students to use their SSN and recommends that parents and students discuss the use of the SSN before exam administration.

 

 

 

2018-19 Advanced Placement Exam Dates

 

Week  1

Morning Session – 8 AM

Afternoon Session – 12 PM

Week 2

Morning Session – 8AM

Afternoon Session – 12 PM

Mon.,

May 6

AP United States Government and Politics

 

AP Environmental Science

Mon.,

May 13

AP Biology

12 Noon: AP Physics C: Mechanics

 

2 pm: AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tues.,

May 7

 

AP Spanish and Culture

 

AP Physics 1: Algebra Based

Tues.,

May 14

AP Calculus AB

 

AP Calculus BC

 

AP Human Geography

Wed.,

May 8

AP English Literature and Composition

 

 

Wed.,

May 15

AP English Language and Composition

 

 

AP Macroeconomics

Thurs.,

May 9

AP Chemistry

 

 

 

AP Psychology

Thurs.,

May 16

 

AP World History

AP Statistics

 

Fri.,

May 10

AP United States History

AP Computer Science Principles

 

 

 

Fri.,

May 17

 

 

AP Latin

 

Click HERE for the NEW MVHS AP Course Catalog!!

Helpful Resources:



AP College Board Website for Students

How to Access AP scores online


Other Helpful Resources

What will colleges give me credit for based on my AP scores?
How to earn credit for your scores

Are you interested in hearing student perspectives of their AP experiences? If so, visit the College Boards AP YouTube channel to what students have to say.
Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an AP Course?
An AP Course is an Advanced Placement® course certified by The College Board as a college-level class taught in high school. Students can earn college credit as well as high school credit for these courses if their scores on the national AP Examinations are high enough to satisfy university requirements.

How much college credit can students earn?
Students can earn as much as two semesters college credit for each subject. Contact a specific university for information on the amount of credit granted in different subject areas.

Are AP Classes hard?
AP classes are challenging but not impossible. The College Board requires that all AP teachers receive extensive training and that AP classes use college-level textbooks in order to maintain the level of rigor necessary to pass the national AP Exams.

How many Mountain View students pass the national AP Exams?
While the number varies from year to year, Mountain View students pass exams in every subject area at well above the national rate.

What are grades like in an AP Classes?
The Gwinnett County Board of Education established a 10 point bonus to be added to students’ final grades in all AP classes as an incentive for students to take more challenging classes. A grade of 89, for example, becomes 99 on the student’s report card. A grade of 95 becomes 105.

Do I have to be an A student to be successful in AP classes?
While A students often have time management and study skills that help them to be successful, any highly motivated student who has taken necessary prerequisite classes can be successful. Students who score above the national SAT average score tend to be more successful in AP courses than students with scores below the national SAT average.

Do AP courses have a lot of homework?
AP courses do have homework, like all classes, but AP classes do need more preparation. Students who have a job and work more than 20 hours a week or who spend more than three hours a day with extracurricular activities will probably have some time management problems.

How many AP courses do students take per year?
While some exceptionally well-organized and highly motivated students can manage five AP courses per year, most students find 3 classes per year more comfortable.

Do AP courses matter to colleges?
Rigor of schedule is now very important to the college admissions process. In order to be competitive with students from across the nation who have transcripts showing many AP courses, students should take as many AP classes as they can. Colleges report that AP courses on a transcript show that the student has initiative, motivation, and time management skills.

How do AP Courses help a student receive the Hope Grant?

Receiving a Hope Grant requires a 3.0 GPA. Hope re-calculates GPA by counting only core subjects and converting GPA to a 4.0 scale. An 88, for example, converts to a 3.0. Although Hope presently removes any bonus points given by school systems, it adds back an extra .5 for each AP grade. An 88 in an AP class converts to a 3.5. Research shows that students with AP experience have a higher incidence of maintaining a 3.0 or better in college. Research also shows that students with AP experience more often complete college than students who do not.