Advanced Placement Information

Advanced Placement Updates as of April 26, 2022

AP Exam Days Information

AP exams begin on Monday May 2nd.  An email confirmation will be sent to the email you used to register in the AP Classroom.  It is your responsibility to check it for accuracy.

Students are to arrive at 7:30am for the morning exam and 11:30am for the afternoon exam.  Your confirmation will tell you the specific location of your exam.  Not all students test at the same location or the same room so please check your confirmation for that information.

Students taking exams are automatically excused from school the entire day.  It is your responsibility to secure transportation to and from the testing location.  Students that ride a bus to school have enough time to arrive at CHS and then walk to the testing center (Church at Covenant Park 4550 Centennial Lane). 

Lastly, students must have with them on test day some form of a photo ID.  Students without an ID will not be allowed to test. 

If you have any questions or concerns prior to testing please contact Mrs. Covington at 443-255-3041 or acovington@hcpss.org

 

AP Registration Process

The registration period for the 2022 AP Exams will begin on 1/24/22. Students will register for exams using Naviance and the survey is only open to student accounts.  Registration is complete once a signed copy of the survey is submitted with payment to the Bookkeeper’s office.  Registration will close on 3/13/22.  NO REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 13th. 

The cost per exam is $96. Students that did not notify College Board of their intent to take the exam in their AP Classroom prior to November 15th 2021 owe an additional $40 ($136 total).

Step-by-step directions are included here.

Before emailing Ms. Covington please check this list of FAQs

 

AP Registration Timeline (everything is due by 3pm)

 

Action Item Deadlines

October 15th 2021

Students should have entered their Join Code for the course.

 

November 15th 2021

Students should have indicated Yes/No/Undecided in their AP Classroom with regard to their intention to take the exam for each course they are enrolled in.

 

Jan 24th – March 13th 2021

Students need to complete and print the Naviance survey and submit it with payment to Ms. Covington

 

Exam Fees

The cost of each exam is $96 payable to Centennial HS ($15/exam for fee waiver eligible students)
Students that cancel an exam they have signed up for prior to Nov. 15th will owe $40
Students that decide to take an exam they have not signed up for prior to Nov 15th will owe an additional $40

 

Mrs. Andrea Covington

AP Coordinator

acovington@hcpss.org

(410)313-2856

 

Advanced Placement Overview

The AP Program currently offers more than 30 courses across multiple subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.

AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. The Course Description for each discipline outlines the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions. While the Course Descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented.

Centennial High School is proud to offer a wide range of AP courses to students in all 4 grade levels. Students interested in taking AP courses should look at the Course Catalog for options or speak with their Guidance Counselor. On this page, students and parents can find information about Advanced Placement Courses offered by College Board and taught at CHS.

 

 

College Board: Helpful Links

Reasons to take Advanced Placement Courses

Stand out in College Admissions

College application season can be an anxious time for you, your family and just about everyone who cares about you. You’ve worked hard and done your best, but how do you know you’ve got the academic experience that colleges are looking for?

· By making the decision to take an AP course, you’re letting colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. They see that you’ve challenged yourself with college-level course work and expectations, and have refined your skills to meet these expectations. In the increasingly competitive admissions process, this knowledge can be very valuable.

· AP courses offer admissions officers a consistent measure of course rigor across high schools, districts, states and countries — because all AP teachers, no matter where they’re teaching, have to provide a curriculum that meets college standards. So when admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they have a good understanding of what you experienced in a particular class and how well it prepared you for the increased challenges of college.

Courses Offered

· Art III: Portfolio Development - AP

· Art IV: Personal Dir in Art Studio - AP

· Art History

· Biology

· Calculus AB

· Calculus C/Multivariate Calculus

· Chemistry

· Chinese IV - AP Chinese Lang & Culture

· Comparative Government & Politics

· Computer Science A

· Computer Science Principles

· English 11

· English 12

· Environmental Science

· European History

· French V - AP French Language & Culture

· French Literature

· German IV - AP German Language & Culture

· Government & Politics

· Human Geography

· Humanities II AP (Govt/Pol)

· Humanities III AP (SS)

· Humanities III AP (Eng.)

· Humanities IV AP (Eng.)

· Microeconomics/Macroeconomics

· Music Theory II

· Photography III: Personal Dir in Photo-AP

· Photography II: Portfolio Dev- AP

· Physics C: Mechanics

· Physics I and Physics II

· Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

· Psychology

· Spanish Literature

· Spanish V - AP Spanish Language

· Statistics

· United States History

· World History