Simi Valley High School's AP Policy

Students are required to 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 the location of your exam.  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. Platten/Mrs. Patrick know immediately. Most tests are a minimum of 3 hours in length, not including signing in, seating, reading instructions, etc.  Also, please keep in mind that you must stay for the entire time allowed for the test.  Please plan accordingly with employers, rides, sports, etc.



  • Several sharpened #2 pencils with erasers, we will have extras
  • A black or dark blue ballpoint pen, we will have extras
  • 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 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.
  • You may bring your cell phone, however it must be turned off and stored in your backpack or purse.  You may not look at your cell phone at any point during the testing, including the break.  


  • 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.  Analog watches are allowed.
  • 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


Get a good night’s rest before your test, and eat a nutritious breakfast! As mentioned, you may bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break.  Eating and drinking (even water) 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.



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