Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Advanced Placement (AP) is a nationally recognized program which provides students (9th-12th grade) the opportunity to take college level courses at their high school, and earn college credit, based on their AP Exam score.
Shadle Park AP Courses
- AP English Language and Composition (11th English)
- AP English Literature and Composition (12th English)
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Statistics
- AP Environmental Science (11th and 12th Lab Science)
- AP Biology (10th-12th Lab Science)
- AP Chemistry (10th-12th Lab Science)
- AP Physics (10th-12th Lab Science)
- AP Human Geography (9th Elective)
- AP World History (10th History)
- AP US History (11th History)
- AP US Government and Politics (12th CWA/Civics)
- AP Comparative Government and Politics (12th CWA/Civics)
- AP Capstone Seminar (Taken 11th Grade, fulfills 12th CWA/Civics)
- AP Capstone Research (12th Grade Elective)
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish
- AP Studio Art
Exam Registration: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Registration is earlier than normal though the AP experience will largely remain the same - the exams will still be administered in May - but students will now commit to taking the exams in the fall instead of the spring.
All AP students have a College Board account that gives them access to new free online resources from the College Board that their teachers will be using throughout the year. This account also gives students access to their previous PSAT, SAT, and AP test scores.
Each AP Exam costs $94.00. AP Seminar or Research is $142
- If your student qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch, the State of Washington will pay 100% of testing fees.
- We have a small budget set aside to help offset costs for families that do not qualify for Free/Reduced lunch but may still need a little help.
- The school must submit our AP order by early November, so payments will need to be made prior to the order. If your family has extenuating circumstances preventing you from paying by the deadline, we will work together to find a solution that ensures your child can take the exams.
- If a student registers for an exam in the fall and decides not to take the test in May there is a mandated $40 cancellation fee. Additionally, if a student decides to register after the fall registration due date, a $40 late fee will be assessed. These prices are set by College Board and are not negotiable.
Next Steps: We will open the registration and payment process October 1- 31. Students will have to commit to their exams in the College Board account AND complete the registration paperwork for payment at the school. Payments will be made to the Business Office or online through our District payment system.
Additional resources for students and parents can be found at the following sites:
- A video explaining the changes
- Student information on Collegeboard Website
- Parent information on Collegeboard Website