AP Exams give you the opportunity to earn credit at most colleges and universities while you're still in high school. AP Testing consists of thirty-seven courses and and exams over twenty-two subject areas. High schools nationwide and worldwide administer these tests each May.
What are AP Exams?
AP Exams are taken in conjunction with the AP courses you choose to take. These tests are like grades; they provide a standardized measure of what you have accomplished throughout your course work. It is important to know that you don't need to take an AP course before taking the exam. Classes at JMPS more than prepare student's for AP exams - with 1:1 instruction from faculty.
AP exams are equivalent to taking a college-level exam. The only difference is that you are still in high school. This allows you to have a jump start on what college-level work and exams are like. College, University and AP professors evaluate your exam by using college-level standards. Another benefit to AP testing is that you control who sees your score unlike the SAT test. It is not required that your scores be sent to each college/or university you are applying to. However, that does not mean that your score is insignificant.
The major benefit to AP testing is: depending on your score, you can earn college c redit at most institutions in the United States, as well as, at institutions in 40 other countries. Even more enticing, depending on your qualifying scores, you may be eligible to earn up to a full year of college credit ( sophomore standing). It is important to know which individual institutions grant course credit. You should always check with your chosen institutions for their policy and procedures regarding AP exams and college credit.
JMPS student should notify Ms. Batchelder ( Ms. B) if they are interested in AP testing
All AP tests are administered on site at JMPS
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