• 2019-20 AP Exam Letter

    Dear Tam Student and Parents:

    It is time to register for 2020’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams in May. 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.  

    This year, registering for your AP exams is a two-step process. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

    1st step: Paying for exam

    Go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/051975. Login and follow the specific instructions. Registration is not complete until you are directed to the payment confirmation page that is provided at the end. You will also receive a email confirmation which will include the Join Codes.

    2nd step: College Board Registration

    Login to http://myap.collegeboard.com/and enter the “join code” for your courses and select “yes” indicating that you are taking the exam. You may have already joined with your AP class. Here are some helpful hints for setting up your account or verifying the information if you already have an account:

    • Make sure it is the student’s name that is on the account! I know this sounds obvious, but I know quite a few parents created accounts in the past to view PSAT/SAT/AP scores. You don’t want parents’ name on the student’s AP or SAT scores when you apply to college (that happened in the past and other schools).
    • The students must have their own e-mail address associated with their account.  This cannot be their school gmail address because gets deactivated after you graduate. If you forget your log in, College Board will send you an e-mail to reset it, so you have to be able to get the e-mail.  This shouldn’t be the parent’s e-mail address either.  If you already have an account, please check this and change it if necessary.
    • If you have problems with your account, please contact College Board.  High Schools aren’t linked to them at all, so we can’t help with issues and they won’t talk to the school staff on your behalf.
    • Please put your College Board log in somewhere in your phone – in the notes or a photo of the username and password.   You will use this multiples times in high school, so you’ll want to remember it.

    Online Registration will begin Tuesday, September 3rd and end on Tuesday, October 1st. This year each AP exam costs $104.00. Any orders received after October 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 October 1st. Please contact the Assistant Principal’s Office for more information.

    Here are the important dates for the registration process:

    • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 AM - Registration Begins
    • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM – Regular Registration Ends
    • Friday, October 18th - Last day to 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. 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.

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  • Advanced Placement 2020 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 October 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 September 13, 2019