Advanced Placement

Program Overview

March 2023 Updates

The final deadline to order AP exams is coming up!  Please check your MyAP and make sure you are enrolled in all the class sections for each AP exam you plan on taking in May.  If you are not enrolled in the class section, you are not in the count for that AP exam order, and an exam will not be ordered for you.

If you need to enroll in a class section to ensure an AP exam is ordered for you, you’ll need to obtain the join code from your AP teacher.  Once you enroll in the class section, you will be part of that AP exam count.  However, you will need to pay a $40 late order fee, which is a fee charged by College Board, because you missed the initial November 15th AP order deadline.  The deadline to enroll in the class section for each AP exam you plan on taking is Monday, March 13th.    

Once I see you have enrolled in MyAP, I will send you the link to make the $40 payment on MySchoolBucks.  Please pay this fee at your earliest convenience, so that you do not have any financial obligations at the end of the school year.  This is particularly important for seniors who will not be able to receive their cap and gown for graduation until all financial obligations are paid. 

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

Lynn Carrera:  @email

Deb Brown:  @email

Gary Ranallo:  @emailu


2023 AP Testing Updates

Reference the College Board 2023 AP Exam Dates site for the 2023 AP Exams testing dates. 

FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) Fees

As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP exams taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS.  Students taking AP exams without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the $96 exam fee(s). 

FCPS encourages all students to take AP exams for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt out of the exam(s) by completing/submitting an Opt-Out form, which contains a report of a student’s previous exams and current AP course enrollment, in hopes of assisting families in the decision-making process.

Opt-Out forms will be mailed home the week of October 10th.   AP students must make their Opt-Out decisions no later than October 25, 2022, by completing the Opt-Out form OR submitting the Opt-Out Google Doc, ONLY if the student chooses NOT to take an AP exam.  It will be open to students starting Tuesday, October 11th.  The Google Doc link will also be provided on the Opt-Form form being mailed home. 

Parents will be billed a $96 non-refundable test fee in December 2022 for exams that exceed the six FCPS-funded exams. 

AP students who register for an AP exam after November 1, 2022, will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. 

Please refer to our AP Page on the Lake Braddock website for updates throughout the year. 

Students are also strongly encouraged to join the LBSS AP Student 2022-2023 Group in Schoology by using this Access Code:  7J9T-KNGN-5J4TJ Updates and information will be posted here regularly.

2023 LBSS AP Exam Calendar

Stay tuned


AP Exam Day Policies and Exam Security Letter

Digital AP Exams

All FCPS high schools will administer all available in-school digital AP exams this school year.

The AP subjects below will be tested digitally at Lake Braddock this May:

  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Seminar
  • US History
  • World History: Modern

Students will be able to take their digital exam(s) on a fully charged FCPS laptop or fully charged approved personal device

The Bluebook testing app will be released by College Board and will available on student devices sometime in 2023.

 For more information about digital AP Exams, visit this site and this site

2023 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. 

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