AP Testing takes place May 2-13. Even though the testing dates seem so far away, there are pre-administration steps that OCHS needs to complete prior to the testing date. Parent-Student Letter (PDF)
Any student planning to take an exam is expected to fill out the enclosed AP Exam form and return it with payment to the OCHS accounting office NO LATER than March 10, 2016 at 3:30pm. Exams will be ordered immediately and NO late requests for orders will be accepted.
All students taking an AP Exam are required to attend the pre-administration session in their individual AP classes as announced by their teachers.
The cost for each exam is $60.00.
Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch program must self-identify by checking the appropriate box on the form. If a student is currently enrolled in the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program their fee will be covered by a grant through the Oregon Department of Education if they self-identify on the AP Exam Form to be returned to the OCHS Accounting Office.
What can be used while testing?
The AP Bulletin for students and parents is available on-line, and a copy will be distributed to students by their AP teachers. Please check with your student to make certain they understand what they may and may not bring to the exam room and exam protocols. This is a time to leave cell phones and electronic listening and communication devices at home!
AP Exam scores will be available on-line only to students July, 2016. Students may choose the college or universities that should receive copies of their scores.
In addition to the information provided to you by teachers and administrators, please note that all information about the AP Exams can be accessed on-line at www.collegeboard.org.
Parents - We need your help!
During the first two weeks of May, Oregon City High School will administer Advanced Placement tests in eleven subjects. These tests allow students to earn college credit (accepted at most colleges and universities) while still in high school. In addition, students prepare for rigorous college course work, and, as a bonus, AP classes may provide “an edge” when they apply to the college of their choice.
In order to qualify students for credit, tests must be administered properly, and that includes having a sufficient number of proctors. We need parent volunteers to help proctor these tests. Proctor duties include being present at the exam, helping set up for the tests, handing out papers, tissues and pens, and general monitoring of the examination venue. Counselors or other OC staff will be responsible for reading instructions, answering student queries about the exam, and timing.
Proctoring is not difficult as students are committed and focused, but it requires that you follow specific testing protocols. We will provide instruction for you.