Advanced Placement

Program Overview

2024 LBSS AP Exam Calendar-under construction



March 2024 Updates-under construction

More in formation is coming soon.

Please contact the AP Testing Team below with questions and/or concerns. 

Lynn Carrera:  @email

Deb Brown:  @email

Gary Ranallo:  @emailu

AP Student Responsibilities 2024-under construction

More info to come!

Below is 2023 info. Stay tuned for 2024 info!

  • There are instructions and registration tasks to be completed BEFORE the actual exam begins at the published time. Once the exam has begun, late students will NOT be allowed into the testing room, and they will not be allowed to test during the late testing window. NO exceptions.
  • Students taking AP Spanish, Japanese, Seminar and Music Theory MUST bring their FULLY CHARGED school provided laptop with the power cord to the exam. None will be provided.
  • NO food allowed in the testing rooms. Students may bring an unlabeled clear or metal water bottle identified with their name. Water bottles will be placed at the front of the testing room, and students will be able to access their water ONLY during the designated break. Only students with both an AM & PM exam on the same day may bring a bag lunch to eat quickly in-between the exams.
  • NO purses/bags/pencil cases/other belongings allowed in testing rooms. Keys are fine.
  • Dress in layers - room temperatures vary greatly. No printed clothes related to exam material.
  • There will be NO use of the restroom during the actual exam – only during breaks. Plan accordingly.
  • Afternoon exams will likely end after busses leave, so you will need to arrange for transportation home.


  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets. Per College Board, DO NOT bring mechanical pencils, No. 3 pencils or colored pencils.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • A watch that does not beep and does not have an alarm, in case the exam room does not have a clock that can be easily seen.
  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if taking an AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, or Statistics exams. Visit to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams and for a list of authorized calculators. We will not have calculators or batteries available to borrow. Bring extra batteries. ** Calculators may not be shared!
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking a Physics Exam. None will be provided. Protractors are not allowed.


  • Electronic equipment - phones, smartwatches or wearable technology of any kind, laptops (except for AP Spanish, Japanese, Seminar & Music Theory exams), tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices, cameras or photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices. Students using any of these devices during an exam OR exam break will be dismissed in accordance with College Board guidelines, and your score may be cancelled.
  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes. Keys are fine.
  • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above for any Physics exam)
  • Protractors
  • Computers or calculators, except as previously noted
  • Scratch paper - We will provide it for students, as needed.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm; Timers of any type
  • Ear plugs

Most AP exam administrations will take 3 ½ to 4 hours. You may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended. Do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the test, as your request will be denied. If you play a sport, have a job, or participate in any other extracurricular activity, it will be your responsibility to inform your coach, employer, etc. of your AP obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly. Afternoon exams will likely end after busses leave, so you will need to arrange for transportation home.

On a day you have an AP exam, you will be excused from your classes for the entire day. You will be coded as "TST" for all periods on the day of your respective exam(s). Students who choose to attend class before or after an AP exam can check-in with their subschool so that attendance is corrected in SIS.

The College Board has strict guidelines on who may take a late exam. College Board may allow a late test for a serious illness, and a doctor’s note will be required for such a request. Late testing is not allowed for oversleeping, minor illnesses, car/bus trouble, missing the bus, arriving late to an exam, etc., so arrange for transportation and leave home with plenty of time to spare.

You are expected and required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Lake Braddock Secondary School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the AP Testing Team:
Lynn Carrera – [email protected]
Deb Brown – [email protected]
Gary Ranallo – [email protected]

Digital AP Exams

FCPS has decided to move forward in giving all available exams in a digital format in all FCPS schools.  

The following exams will be administered at Lake Braddock in the digital format:

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Capstone 1:  Seminar 
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History

 Detailed information regarding AP Digital Exams can be found here


AP Exam Parent Volunteer Proctor Flyer-under construction

2024 AP Testing Frequently Asked Questions

 LBSS AP Testing Team

If you have questions about the AP format, processes, or fees please email our AP Testing Team:


General Information about the Advanced Placement program

The AP program is a challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with college-level academic courses that prepares students for selective universities and colleges. AP is a rigorous program dedicated to educational excellence with a long-standing history in the United States. Students sit for an examination at the end of the AP course. AP tests are scored on a scale of 1—5. Many colleges offer college credit for AP examinations with scores of 3, 4 or 5. Universities and colleges list the credit policy on their websites.

College Board moved to an online platform last school year called AP Classroom. This platform provides online resources to students in the form of progress checks, a question bank of previously released questions, and links to additional resources for more in-depth investigation including videos for each unit topic that are being released throughout the school year.  All AP Teachers are enrolled in AP Classroom and have given their students a join code for their course so they can access the materials and be registered for their exams in May. It is required that students be enrolled in the AP Classroom sections for their respective courses, even if they opt out of the exam. 

Helpful Links

2024 AP Testing Updates

2023-24 AP Testing Updates

FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) test fees.

As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the $98 test fee(s). 

Please reference the College Board 2024 AP exam dates site for dates of AP Exams.  All 2024 AP exams will be taken in school and most will be taken in a paper/pencil format.

Students are strongly encouraged to join the LBSS AP Student 2023-2024 Group in Schoology by using this Access Code:  NJRB-C7XK-MCDPJ

Important AP Testing information will be posted in Schoology.

Please feel free to contact the AP Testing Team below with questions and/or concerns.  We are also all located in HS Student Services. 

Ms. Carrera:  @email

Ms. Brown:  @email

Mr. Ranallo:  @emailu

AP Exam Virtual Review Sessions by FCPS Teachers-under construction

AP Exam Review Resources-under construction