• 2019 AP Exam Letter

    Dear AP Student and Parents:

    It is time for you to register for this year’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The AP exams provide students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of materials covered in AP classes and, depending upon results and individual university policy, possibly earn college credit. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the catalogs of colleges of interest in order to determine each college’s policy with regard to AP exams. Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement class at Tam High, may take the exam. Students are encouraged to consult with their AP teacher to determine their readiness for the exam.  

    For the 2019 AP exams, students at Tamalpais High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. In order to register, students should click on the link provided www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/051975. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the payment confirmation page that is provided at the end. 

    Online Registration will begin Monday, January 21th and end on Friday, March 1st. This year each AP exam costs $104.00. Any orders received after March 1st will incur a late fee of $50.00. We desire that every student be able to take their AP exams, so students with acute financial need will be taken into consideration according to specific qualifying guidelines. Financial aid requests must be submitted by February 25th. Please contact the Assistant Principal’s Office for more information.

    Here are the important dates for the registration process:

    • Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
    • Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Registration Ends
    • Friday, March 8th - Last day to Register and Purchase AP Exam (with additional $50 Late Fee)

    Students with testing accommodations should confirm they qualify for accommodations with College Board. Only students who have been pre-approved by the College Board are eligible for extended time and other testing accommodations.

    AP exam dates and locations are posted on the Tam High website under the “Academics” section. Additional information on AP policies, procedures and a description of each of the AP exams is provided at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html. If students and parents are curious to find out which colleges and universities offer credit or placement for AP Scores, please use this tool created by College Board - AP Credit Policy Search.

    If you have any conflicts with test schedules, contact the AP Office, 415-380-3514, before Friday, March 1st. There are VERY LIMITED circumstances under which the College Board will approve a student for an alternative late testing date.  If approved, an additional $50 late testing fee may apply.

    Contact the Assistant Principal’s office for any questions regarding Advanced Placement exams, (415) 380-3514 or smathews@tamdistrict.org or wstratton@tamdistrict.org.

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  • AP Exam April Letter

    Dear Students and Families,

    During the second and third week of May (May 6th through May 17th) you’ll be taking your AP Exam(s).  We recognize how hard you've worked all year long, we wish you luck!

    Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. for the morning administration and 11:45 a.m. for the afternoon administration. Please be sure to report to the correct testing location for each AP Exam. For students taking an AP Exam with accommodations, please be sure to read this email carefully about your specific testing locations

    In addition, the 2018 AP Exam Day Schedule and Testing Locations can be accessed through the following link and on our AP Testing Information webpage:

    TBA -2019 AP Exam Day Schedule and Testing Locations

    AP Testing Information

    Per College Board policy, 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 arrangements should be made accordingly.

    Please 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 during the exam.  It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.

    What Students Can Bring Into The Exam Room:

    • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
    • 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.
    • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if they are taking an AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam.  Students are encouraged to look at the AP Calculator Policy page and click on the link for their course for the specific calculator policy.
    • A government-issued or school-issued photo ID.
    • If applicable, the SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that the student has been approved for a testing accommodation such as Braille or large-type exams.

    What Students Cannot Bring Into The Exam Room:

    • Bags or Backpacks, please leave such items in your locker or in your car.
    • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch or other wearable technology, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod®, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, or any other electronic or communication devices.
    • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.
    • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
    • Computers (unless this has been pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam).
    • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
    • Earplugs
    • Clothing with subject-related information.
    • Food or drink (unless this has been pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam).


    Be sure to review the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents that was sent home earlier in the semester (attached below).

    You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Tamalpais High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.  

    If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact Tamalpais High School.  A copy of this email, in the form of a pdf, is attached to this email.

    Good luck!

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  • Advanced Placement 2019 Exam Information

      Students who have a current IEP, 504 or General Ed plan with testing accommodations must confirm with College Board they qualify for accommodations for the AP Exams. Only those students who have been pre-approved by the College Board are eligible for extended time and other testing accommodations.
     Any registration received after March 1st must include a $50.00 late fee.
    Fee Reduction and Waivers: Students with acute financial need will be taken into consideration according to specific qualifying guidelines. Requests must be IN WRITING and must BE SUBMITTED to the AP office.
    Call the Assistant Principals’ Office with any questions: 415-380-3514.
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  • AP Credit Policy

    Based on their performance on rigorous AP exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college.
    Most US colleges and universities grant credit or advanced placement. Policies vary between and sometimes within) institutions.
    For more information visit and search college's credit policy
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Last Modified on February 7, 2019