Register for your 2017 AP exams HERE. All students must register online by Feb. 22. Register carefully and read the information as you go.
Advanced Placement Program
at Niceville High School
The Advanced Placement Program® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit by scoring a 3 or higher on the AP exam at the end of the course. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. Visit www.collegeboard.com/parents for additional information.
Advanced Placement Notes
Only the College Board can approve special accommodations for AP exams; however, we can provide you with the appropriate forms. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the forms and submit them to the College Board as requests from school officials are not accepted by the College Board. We will then be notified by the College Board whether or not the student has been approved for any accommodations.
If you feel your student may be eligible for special accommodations while taking an Advanced Placement exam, you or your student must complete the proper paperwork. Special accommodations may include extended time during the exam. A student must have an active IEP or 504 plan in order to be eligible. Please contact your counselor or the AP Coordinator if you have specific questions.
Students desiring to have their AP scores placed on their official high school transcript must request that be done through their guidance counselor. Though colleges and universities may still require an official AP transcript from College Board, it may help with initial placement when entering college.
AP Exam Notes
- All students enrolled in an AP course must sit for the AP exam at the end of the course, per Niceville High School requirements.
- A student not enrolled in an AP course may be eligible for consideration to take an AP exam at no cost if the student obtains permission from the teacher of the AP course.
AP SCHOLAR RECOGNITION
The award of AP Scholar is granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams on full-year courses (or the equivalent).
AP Scholar with Honor
AP Scholar with Honor is granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams on full-year courses (or the equivalent).
AP Scholar with Distinction
AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams on full-year courses (or the equivalent).
AP State Scholar
AP State Scholar is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of exams (at least three full-year course exams or the equivalent), and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
National AP Scholar
The award of National AP Scholar is granted to students in the United States who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams on full-year courses (or the equivalent).
Push the envelope on student success!
Florida Virtual School now offers free test reviews
to prepare students for the May AP exams
The reviews arm students with—
- Test taking strategies specific to the AP exams
- Real student work samples with explanations for graded entries
- Grading rubrics, along with opportunities to apply them to student work
In addition, students have access to—
- Practice tests
- Essay prompts
- Multiple-choice assessments
- Study resources
AP Test Reviews are available for the following AP courses:
- United States History
- Calculus AB
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- European History
- Spanish Language
- Art History
- US Government and Politics
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR AP TEACHER(S) BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS SERVICE. SOME AP TEACHERS WILL USE THESE RESOURCES AS A PART OF THE REGULAR CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS. IN THAT CASE, FOLLOW YOUR TEACHER’S SCHEDULE FOR REGISTERING AND REVIEWING.
Log on to https://aptestreview.flvs.net for registration and more resources. This is a free service!
You may contact Donnie Pridgen, AP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 850.833.4114 x1194