Del Oro High School's AP Policy

DEL ORO HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED PLACEMENT POLICIES & REMINDERS FOR 2019

 

Thank you for registering to take one or more AP exams this year. We wish all students much success in this endeavor!

[Please note that all of the blue links in this document can be found on the Del Oro Advanced Placement Webpage at sites.google.com/a/puhsd.k12.ca.us/del-oro/resources/advanced-placement.]

  1. Students and parents should check carefully the Del Oro AP Exam Schedule 2019 right away to make sure there are no athletics-related or other scheduling conflicts with the dates/times of AP exams being taken in May. Please report any issues immediately to Mr. White in the Del Oro Counseling Office.

  2. On the day prior to any scheduled AP exam, be sure to re-check the Del Oro AP Exam Schedule 2019 for any start time or location updates.

  3. All AP students and their parents are expected to review the College Board AP policies and procedures in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2018-19. (Hard copies of this bulletin are distributed to students via spring AP classes; additional hard copies are available in the Del Oro Counseling Office.) Additional important AP-related information can be accessed at any time on the Del Oro Advanced Placement Webpage - linked under the Academics banner on our school website.

 

Below are additional important Advanced Placement policies and reminders that are essential for all students and parents/guardians to review carefully:

 

AP Testing Location & Exam Day Arrival Time

Please be aware that with few exceptions, all May 2019 AP exams will be administered at Saints Peter & Paul Church in Rocklin. Transportation to and from this testing site is not provided by Del Oro High School. It is the responsibility of parents and students to arrange for all AP-related transportation. Please do so well in advance of the actual exam date.

Students taking AP exams should arrive at the testing site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam as exam administration will begin promptly. Once testing commences, students who arrive late will not be admitted as per College Board policy.

 

Required Off-Campus Testing Permission Form

To complete AP exam registration, students must print the 2019 AP Off-Campus Testing Permission Form, complete all sections and return it to Donna Silva in the Del Oro Counseling Office no later than March 29, 2019. One completed form will cover all AP exams being taken this year.

 

Testing Accommodation Requests

It is the responsibility of students with documented disabilities and their parents to submit an application for any needed testing accommodations through College Board. Such accommodations are not automatic. The deadline for requesting accommodations and submitting the required paperwork is February 22, 2019. Be sure to read about AP Testing Accommodations then make contact with Mr. White in the Del Oro Counseling Office immediately if requesting any accommodations. Please note that College Board determines if any testing accommodations are granted, and there is no guarantee that they will approve a request.

 

Fee Reduction Eligibility

Students who participate in the federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program are eligible for a fee reduction that brings the cost of each AP exam down to only $5. Families that meet federal income criteria but are not currently designated as Free & Reduced Lunch at Del Oro this year are encouraged to submit an online application for qualification. Please note that this fee reduction is not automatic and must be requested in the appropriate section when registering online for an AP exam. Students who qualify must wait to receive confirmation of eligibility for the reduced fee before proceeding with the submission of AP payments online. Students who qualify for a fee reduction after submitting an AP exam payment should see Mr. White in the Del Oro Counseling Office immediately.

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • January 14 - Online registration opens

  • February 4 - Students verify with fall and spring AP teachers that they appear on exam rosters

  • February 12 - Regular registration deadline: Registrations & payments made after this date will incur a $20 late fee per exam

  • February 22 - Last day to apply for College Board AP testing accommodations

  • February 27  - Online registration closes

  • March 4 - Last day to request a full $99 refund: Any online registrations not paid for in full by this date will be cancelled and AP exams will not be ordered

  • March 29 - Last day to submit completed 2019 AP Off-Campus Testing Permission Form to Del Oro

  • April 5 - Last day to request a partial $50 refund: No refunds issued after this date

 

Exam Refunds

Students who pay for AP exams then decide not to take them may request a full refund of $99 per exam by March 4, 2019. Students who pay for AP exams then decide not to take them may request a partial refund of $50 per exam by April 5, 2019. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Please note that refunds are not automatic, and students are responsible for requesting any refunds by seeing Mr. White in the Del Oro Counseling Office.

 

Exam Day Reminders

Because multiple-choice content is sometimes reused, no one other than the student may see the multiple-choice content during the exam. Multiple-choice section: Students may never give the content to anyone else; discuss it with anyone (including AP teachers); or share it through any means, including, but not limited to, email, text messages, photographs, and social media/the internet. Free-response section: Students may only discuss free-response content that is released on the College Board website two days after the regularly scheduled exam administration. If the content in the exam is not released, students may not discuss it with anyone.

 

What to Bring on Exam Day:

  • Water and a snack to consume during the exam break time.

  • A sweatshirt or sweater in case the testing room is cold.

  • A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, and does not have an alarm (in the event that it is difficult to view the wall clock for self-pacing during the exam).

  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams. For a list of approved graphing calculators, visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-policies/calculator-policy.

  • A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.

  • Your Social Security number (for U.S. citizens) for identification purposes (optional).

 

What Not to Bring on Exam Day:

  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod® , etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. Cell phones should be left in the car or can be dropped off in the holding bin before entering the testing room.

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.

  • Computers.

  • Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils.

  • Scratch paper. (Notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.)

  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.

  • Clothing with subject-related information.

 

Students or parents who have questions or who need assistance prior to exam days should contact Blaine White, Del Oro counselor, at bwhite@puhsd.k12.ca.us or (916) 652-7243 Ext. 1008.

On AP exam days, students or parents with urgent AP-related needs should contact Donna Silva, Del Oro counseling secretary, at dsilva@puhsd.k12.ca.us or (916) 652-7243 Ext. 1009.

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