• 2021 AP Exams

    The 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations will take place May 3, 2021 through May 14, 2021. AP Exams provide students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of materials covered in AP courses and, depending upon the exam results and individual university’s policies, possibly earn college credit or placement.

    If students and parents are curious about which colleges and universities offer credit or placement for AP scores, please use this tool created by College Board.


    2021 AP Exam Schedule


    WEEK 1    
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:00 AM Calculus AB
      8:00 AM Calculus BC
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:00 AM English Literature & Composition
    Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:00 AM United States History
      12:00 PM Art History
      12:00 PM Computer Science A
    Friday, May 7, 2021 8:00 AM Chemistry
      12:00 PM European History
               5:00 PM            (LOCAL TIME) AP Studio Art Portfolios Due

    Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 5:00 PM local time) and to

    gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.  

    WEEK 2    
    Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 PM Macroeconomics
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:00 AM Seminar
      8:00 AM Spanish Language & Culture
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:00 AM English Language & Composition
      12:00 PM Microeconomics
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 PM Statistics
    Friday, May 14, 2021 8:00 AM Biology
      12:00 PM Environmental Science


    Testing Conflicts

    If there are conflicts with the AP Exam schedule, please contact Tanya Jaspering in room 107 via email (tjaspering@tamdistrict.org) or phone (415.945.3622) before October 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM. There are VERY LIMITED circumstances under which College Board or Redwood High School will approve a student for a late testing date. Students cannot take two exams at the same time and Redwood High School will decide which exam a student will take first and which exam will be taken during the late testing window. This year’s late testing window, as set by College Board, is Tuesday, May 18, 2021 through Friday, May 21, 2021.

    Testing with Accommodations

    Students who currently have an IEP or 504 Plan with academic accommodations at Redwood should contact the College Board (212-713-8333) to confirm that they have also been approved for testing accommodations on their AP Exam(s). It is best to do this by January 1, 2021, to allow time for a new request submission if necessary. 

    For students who have not been approved for testing accommodations through the College Board and would like to apply for testing accommodations, the Tamalpais Union High School District has implemented a specific process for families to follow. The College Board is independent of Tamalpais Union High School District, and it is the responsibility of families to submit a request for accommodations to the College Board. 

    Families are responsible for completing and submitting the required documentation to the College Board. Please review the District's process and thoroughly review the College Board deadlines.

    Only students who have been approved for testing accommodations by the College Board are eligible to receive accommodations on their AP Exam(s). For the 2020-21 school year, the last day that families can submit accommodations requests to College Board is January 15, 2021.

    Please see below for links and additional information about the submission process


    AP Exam Student Information

    Exam Day Procedures:

    Please arrive no later than 7:45 AM for the morning administration and 11:45 AM for the afternoon administration. Depending on your last name, please be sure to report to the correct location for each AP Exam (locations will be posted soon).

    Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation and make arrangements accordingly.

    Get a good night's rest before your exam and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, food and drink are prohibited in the exam room. It is advisable to bring a sweater in case the room temperature if below your comfort level.

    What Students Can Bring Into the Exam Room:

    2 sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets

    2 pens, with black or dark blue ink only, for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.

    A watch that doesn't have internet access, doesn't beep, and doesn't have an alarm (in case the exam room doesn't have a clock that can be easily seen).

    Up to 2 calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Exam in biology, calculus, chemistry, environmental science, physics, or statistics. Students should visit this link and go to the calculator policy section within their course page for the specific calculator policy

    A ruler or straightedge, only if you are taking an AP Exam in physics. Protractors are not allowed

    A government-issued or school-issued photo ID if you do not attend the school where you are taking the exam.

    Their College Board SSD Accommodations Letter if you are taking an exam with approved testing accommodations.

    What Students Cannot Bring Into the Exam Room:

    Bags or backpacks; please leave such items secured in your locker or your car

    Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices - M3 players, iPod, etc. - cameras or photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communicating devices) are prohibited in the exam rooms and break areas 

    Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes Mechanical, No. 3 or colored pencils 

    Rulers or straightedges (these are allowed only for AP Exams in Physics) 


    Scratch paper (notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for AP Chinese Language and Culture and AP Japanese Language and Culture Exams, on scratch paper provided by the proctor) 

    Computers or calculators (except as previously noted) 

    Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions 

    Watches that beep or have an alarm 

    Food or drink unless these have been pre-approved as an accommodation by College Board's SSD office prior to the exam date 

    Clothing or shoes with subject-related information 

    Ear plugs 



    AP Calculator Policy

    Calculators can be used on some or all parts of the AP Exams approved by College Board. For a list of AP Exams where calculators are allowed and a listing of approved calculators, please visit the AP Calculator Policy.

    AP Exam Volunteer Proctors     

    During the two weeks that Redwood High School administers AP Exams (May 3 - 14, 2021) we will be looking for volunteers to proctor AP Exams. The ask for volunteers will go out after the spring semester has started.

    Working in collaboration with members of the administrative team and classified staff, AP Exam proctors will help create a testing environment that will support students during their AP Exams. AP Exam proctors may be parents, substitute teachers, retired teachers or other professionals.

     Retired teachers may serve as a proctor for exams in a subject area other than those in which they taught.

    An individual may not proctor an exam in the year in which an immediate family) member or household member may be taking the exam. In other words, a parent cannot proctor the AP Environmental Science Exam if their child is currently taking the AP Environmental Science course. They can sign up for all other exams.

     Parents need not have a current student taking an AP course to proctor an AP Exam.


    College Board Links and Resources

    For additional information on AP exams policies, procedures and resources please check out the links listed below. Check back frequently for updated resources.

    Policies and Procedures for AP Exams:

    College Board Resources for Taking AP Exams:

    Credit or Placement for Universities:



    For Redwood AP Exam information including any questions or concerns please contact 

    Tanya Jaspering via email: tjaspering@tamdistrict.org