AP exams bring attention

AP US History exam payment is due and the school is making sure students know.

Bobby Hilliard, Staff Writer

In the past weeks, the school and advisors reached out to students currently taking Advanced Placement classes and gave them information about how to get registered for their exam, which leads to earning college credit depending on the score.

“We handed out the information sheets about a month ago. I handed out sheets to parents at conferences. I made sure all my classes were on the College Board website and I sent home a couple of emails making sure parents are informed on steps to register,” AP US History Shane Smith said. 

Although the AP exams happens next May, the registration payment is due now. If the money is not paid, then it becomes an extra $40 to take the exam. Signing up happens through the College Board website or through an AP counselor through the school and registration is due Nov. 8. 

“What’s been useful is the help that people can receive and how it’s encouraged to take it,” sophomore Alex Mixa said.

Students in a financial situation may receive help from the school to pay for the exam. Being qualified for free or reduced lunch decreases the test cost. 

“My involvement is basically relaying information to make sure that students and parents are informed of what that information is,” Smith said. “They can ask their AP teacher or go see Mrs. Dunn in the counseling office, who is our AP coordinator, and she can solve any problems.”