Advanced Placement

Program Overview

2022 AP Testing Updates

Reference the College Board 2022 AP exam dates site for dates of AP Exams.  Due to the FCPS Cultural and Religious Observance day on May 3rd, no AP exams will be administered on this day.  The AP Environmental Science and AP Psychology exams will be administered on the late testing date of May 17th.  All 2022 AP exams will be taken in school and most will be taken in a paper/pencil format.

AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form in October and cancel an AP exam will be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board.  AP students who register for an AP exam after November 10th will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board.

2022 LBSS AP Exam Calendar

AP Testing will begin the first week of May 2022. The dates and reporting times for each exam are below. 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.  NO exceptions. 

Date

AP Exam

Reporting Time

Room

Monday, May 2

Japanese Language & Culture

7:30 AM

L167

Monday, May 2

United States Government & Politics

7:30 AM

Gym

Monday, May 2

Chemistry

11:30 AM

Gym

Wednesday, May 4

English Literature & Composition

7:30 AM

Gym

Wednesday, May 4

Comparative Government & Politics

11:30 AM

C106

Wednesday, May 4

Computer Science A

11:30 AM

Gym

Thursday, May 5

Human Geography

7:30 AM

C106

Thursday, May 5

Macroeconomics

7:30 AM

Gym

Thursday, May 5

Seminar

11:30 AM

C106

Thursday, May 5

Statistics

11:30 AM

Gym

Friday, May 6

United States History

7:30 AM

Gym

Friday, May 6

Microeconomics

11:30 AM

Gym

Friday, May 6

Art & Design

1:00 PM

C106

Date

AP Exam

Reporting Time

Room

Monday, May 9

Calculus AB

7:30 AM

Gym

Monday, May 9

Calculus BC

7:30 AM

Gym

Monday, May 9

Computer Science Principles

11:30 AM

Gym

Tuesday, May 10

English Language & Composition

7:30 AM

Gym

Tuesday, May 10

Physics C: Mechanics

11:30 AM

Gym

Tuesday, May 10

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

Immediately following Physics C: Mechanics

Gym

Wednesday, May 11

Spanish Language & Culture

7:30 AM

Lecture Hall

Wednesday, May 11

Biology

11:30 AM

Gym

Thursday, May 12

French Language & Culture

7:30 AM

L167

Thursday, May 12

World History

7:30 AM

Gym

Thursday, May 12

Physics 1

11:30 AM

Gym

Friday, May 13

German Language & Culture

7:30 AM

C106

Friday, May 13

Music Theory

7:30 AM

Lecture Hall

Friday, May 13

Latin

11:30 AM

HS Student Services

Friday, May 13

Physics 2

11:30 AM

Lecture Hall

Date

AP Exam

Reporting Time

Room

Tuesday, May 17

Environmental Science

7:30 AM

Gym

Tuesday, May 17

Psychology

11:30 AM

Gym

 

AP Exam Day Policies and Exam Security Letter

Students should bring the following items in a clear zip lock bag:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for all multiple-choice answer sheets.  Per College Board, mechanical pencils will NOT scan – do not bring them.
  • 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 or 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, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, or Statistics exams.  Visit www.collegeboard.org/ap/calculators 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.
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking a Physics Exam.  None will be provided.  Protractors are not allowed.
  • Students may bring an unlabeled clear or metal water bottle identified with your name.  The bottle will be kept in a secure location nearby your exam location.  Students will be able to access their water ONLY during the designated break.   
  • Students who have two exams in one day (a morning AND afternoon exam) may bring a bag lunch (to be kept in a secure location) to eat in between exams.
  • Jacket/sweater – It can get cold in exam rooms.

Students cannot bring the following to exams:

  • Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatch or wearable technology of any kind, laptop (except for language & music theory exams), tablet computer, Bluetooth device, iPod, MP3 player, camera or other photographic equipment, any device that can access the internet, separate timer of any type, and any other electronic or communication device).  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 canceled. 
  • Pencil cases, backpacks, purses, books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, mechanical pencils, No.3 pencils, colored pencils or notes.  Keys are fine.
  • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above for any Physics exam)
  • Protractors
  • Scratch paper - We will provide it for students, as needed.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm
  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information
  • Ear plugs
  • Food – (except as noted above for students taking two or more exams in one day)

Time:

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 or have a job, it will be your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.  Afternoon exams will end at approximately 4:00pm therefore, you will need to arrange for transportation home.

Attendance:

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.    

Late or sick:

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, or car trouble, so plan accordingly and leave home with time to spare. 

Behavior:   

You are 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 grade. 

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the AP Testing Team:

2022 AP Testing Frequently Asked Questions

AP Test Opt-Out Timelines and Testing Fees

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 Approved Budget, 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 test fee(s).

FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school.  To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment.  AP students must make Opt-Out decisions in October 2021 and parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee in December 2021 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests.  For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be no spring cancellation option for AP exams.

 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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