Advanced Placement / AP

Advanced Placement (AP)


Advanced Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  AP courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam given exclusively in May, provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both.  OHS offers AP courses in Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, German Language, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, and World History.

Students are not required to take an AP course prior to taking an exam.  College credit policies based upon AP exam scores may be found by checking college catalogs/websites or by using the AP Credit Policy search at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy.

The cost of each AP exam is $97.  OHS students choosing to take an AP exam will be required to pay the full amount for each exam they want to take by the deadline date.  Early deposits will not be accepted.  Students should be certain they will take the AP exams they sign up for as there is a $15 fee for any ordered but unused exam.  Students are encouraged to pay by check, making the check out to OAKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL and including the AP exam name(s) on the memo line.  The payment deadline is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018.

Students who are either enrolled or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program may qualify for a College Board fee reduction on all AP exams they take in a given year.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on AP exams.  Detailed information regarding this process is available at www.collegeboard.com/ssd.  The deadline for submitting requests for testing accommodations to the College Board is February 23, 2018.  Students wishing to apply for accommodations must make a written request to the AP Coordinator by February 15, 2018.
 

Additional information about the AP program, courses, and exam schedule may be found at http://www.collegeboard.org/.  The AP Coordinator for Oakville High School is Chris Ventimiglia (Office: 467-7102/ Email: ventimigliac@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net) if you have questions or concerns.  

 

 

 
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