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AP COURSES @ SRVHS

AP COURSES @ SRVHS

Languages
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Language & Culture
  • Spanish Language & Culture
 
Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Environmental Science
 
Mathematics
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics
 
History and Social Sciences
  • Government & Politics - Comparative
  • Government &Politics - U.S.  
  • Microeconomics
  • European History
  • U.S. History (APUSH)
  • Psychology
  • Human Geography (HuGe)
 
Other
  • Studio Art - Drawing
  • Music Theory
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
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**Course offerings vary per year depending on student request/enrollment.
SRVHS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students who wish to pursue college-level study while they are still in high school. The AP program is a cooperative educational endeavor between high schools and colleges and universities. It gives students exposure to college-level material through involvement in an AP course, and gives them the opportunity to show what they have learned by taking an AP exam. Based on exam scores, colleges may choose to grant credit, advanced placement, or both. Students who enroll in AP courses are encouraged to sit for the AP exams in May.
 
A student who wishes to enroll in AP courses will be expected to undertake rigorous and sophisticated assignments and to work independently. Most AP courses require multiple page papers and some research. It is important to be realistic about the level and number of AP courses a student can take and still be successful. While students can ultimately decide whether or not to take a particular AP course, they are advised to give serious consideration to the recommendations of their subject area teachers. AP courses are given a weighted grade in determining grade point average (GPA).
August 23, 2022
 
Dear San Ramon Valley Advanced Placement Students, Families and Caregivers,
 
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are proud to support you in your desire to take one or more Advanced Placement exams this year. We want to provide you with the following information to ensure you can successfully register for your desired exams.
 
At this time, Advanced Placement exams are set to be administered in person during the first two weeks of May. The schedule is set by CollegeBoard (not the school site).
 
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is partnering again with Achievement Point Test Service (APTS) to facilitate registration and payment. This process will begin on Monday, August 29th. AP exam registration consists of two steps:
 
STEP 1: ACTIVATE EXAM - DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 4, 2022
  • Students must join their AP® Class on the MyAP site: https://myap.collegeboard.org (this is the SAME account students may have already set up for PSAT/SAT registration; do not create a new account). Students will be given a code from their teacher, which links them to their course.
  • PRO TIP: Use a personal email account so CollegeBoard is accessible when/if you exit SRVUSD.
  • Click on “Register for Exam.”
  • The deadline to activate is OCTOBER 4, 2022
  • For assistance, contact CollegeBoard apstudents@info.collegeboard.org or 888-225-5427
 
Step 2: FEE SUBMISSION - DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 4, 2022
  • Click on Submit AP® Exam Payment and complete the payment form to submit fees. 
  • All students need to complete the online payment form, regardless of the method of payment. 
  • The deadline to pay is OCTOBER 4, 2022
 
NOTE: CollegeBoard deadlines may differ from those listed here. SRVUSD students need to follow the deadlines on this document.
 
FEE STRUCTURE:
  • If registering prior to or on 10/4/22, the cost is $125 per exam ($172 for AP Capstone).
  • If registering after 10/4/22, a $45 late registration fee will be added to the cost of the exam(s).
  • Fee Reduction Applications are available for students needing financial assistance. Please submit the form to Dave Miller at dmiller2@srvusd.net 
 
CANCELLATIONS: 
  • Exams canceled prior to November 11, 2022 will receive a full refund. 
  • Exams canceled between November 11, 2022 and March 30, 2023 will receive a refund MINUS the $40 CollegeBoard cancellation penalty and APTS fees.
 
For SRVUSD students who are self-studying (“Independent Study”)
or taking non-SRVUSD Advanced Placement Courses
 
The registration window opens on October 31, 2022. You will receive more information in October. 
  • For the AP Computer Science Principles Exam, SRVUSD can provide an exam seat for the multiple choice portion of the exam only. If you need help/support with “the create performance task” submission via AP Digital Portfolio, you must work with the organization (school) where you took the AP Computer Science Principles course for support.
  • SRVUSD cannot accommodate Independent Study exams for the following AP courses: 
    • AP 2-D Art & Design
    • AP 3-D Art & Design
    • AP Drawing
    • AP Research
    • AP Seminar
 
For more information, please visit the SRV Advance Placement page.
 
Thank you, and we wish you a successful year!

Dave Miller
Assistant Principal & AP Exam Coordinator
San Ramon Valley High School
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
(925) 552-3046
dmiller2@srvusd.net

Kit Bragg
Director
Assessment, Research & Evaluation
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
(925) 552-2967
kbragg@srvusd.net


SRVHS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students who wish to pursue college-level study while they are still in high school. The AP program is a cooperative educational endeavor between high schools and colleges and universities. It gives students exposure to college-level material through involvement in an AP course, and gives them the opportunity to show what they have learned by taking an AP exam. Based on exam scores, colleges may choose to grant credit, advanced placement, or both. Students who enroll in AP courses are encouraged to sit for the AP exams in May.
 
A student who wishes to enroll in AP courses will be expected to undertake rigorous and sophisticated assignments and to work independently. Most AP courses require multiple page papers and some research. It is important to be realistic about the level and number of AP courses a student can take and still be successful. While students can ultimately decide whether or not to take a particular AP course, they are advised to give serious consideration to the recommendations of their subject area teachers. AP courses are given a weighted grade in determining grade point average (GPA).
 
Attendance During AP Testing: 
Students are required to attend school before and after an AP test. In order for your student's absence during the AP test to be considered excused and marked accordingly (ACT) they must be present in the class following a morning AP exam or present in class before their afternoon AP exam. California's compulsory education laws require children to attend school, with a limited number of specified exceptions. Under state law, a pupil who is tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes during the school day on three occasions in one school year, is considered truant. Any classes missed outside of the testing time will be marked as a cut.