Simi Valley High School's AP Policy

Students arrive at 7:30 am for the 8:00 am exam and at 11:45 am for the 12:00 noon exam. During the month of April, you will receive a final schedule showing when and where to arrive for your scheduled exam on campus. If you expect a conflict due to an athletic event on the same day of your test, or an AP exam conflict (i.e., two tests on the same day and at the same time), you must let Mrs. Madsen know immediately. Most tests are a minimum of 3 hours in length. However, this does not include signing in, seating, etc. Please plan accordingly with employers, rides, sports, etc.



  • Student ID card
  • Several sharpened #2 pencils with erasers.
  • A black or dark blue ballpoint pen
  • AP-authorized calculator if you are taking Calculus, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science
  • A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking the AP Physics exam.
  • A jacket, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.
  • A water bottle (which will be allowed in the testing area) and a snack to eat at the break, if you'd like.
  • You may bring your backpack and/or purse.  The testing room will have a designated area for you to store your personal items, including your cell phone, during the exam .

You are required to arrive promptly at the time posted on the schedule. 



  • Books, compasses, protractors, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, colored pencils, mechanical pencils, or notes.
  • Rulers or straightedges (unless taking the AP Physics exam); no protractors.
  • Scratch paper – notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.
  • Computers or calculators (unless AP-authorized for Calculus, Physics, or Statistics).
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Clothing with subject-related information.
  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, tablet computer, iPad, etc.); portable listening or recording devices (MP player, iPad, etc.); cameras or other photographic equipment; devices that can access the Internet; and any other electronic or communication devices.

You can view the College Board’s complete policy at



Students will not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended.  If you play a sport, have a job, or carpool, it will be your responsibility to inform your coach, employer, or ride of your AP obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.

Get a good night’s rest before your test, and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break which will need to be stored away from the exam area; however, eating is prohibited while you are taking the exam. You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Simi Valley High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam grade.

Be sure to review the “AP Bulletin for Students and Parents” .


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