AP Exam & College in High School
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    2021 AP Testing and CHS Information

    AP Testing Webinar from 4.19.21

     Although we will do our best to keep this information updated, changes may occur to the schedule (date/time) and location of AP tests.  CiHS information is below. Please click here for 2021 Webinar slides from April 19, 2021

    Our goal is for all Lake Stevens graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the Advanced Placement (AP) and College in the High School (CHS) programs at Lake Stevens High School.

     LSHS AP Exam Information 2021 (updated March 31, 2021)

     Dates/Times of AP Exams  - Click here for a (PDF version) 

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    • Pencil-and-Paper exams: students should arrive 30 minutes before exam start time (student, you may want to set an alarm!).  For any students with health and/or safety concerns/preferences, please click HERE to move to a digital format (see dates below).
    • Digital AT-HOME students MUST log on 30 min before exam time.
    • Digital IN-PERSON (students must be pre-approved for this option - click HERE to see if this is an option for you) students MUST arrive at the district office (12309 22nd St NE, Lake Stevens) 1 hour early

    If students have symptoms, are sick and/or are in quarantine, or if there are conflicts/disruptions during the dates above, contact Emily Chilson at emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu or call 360-913-2005 and the make-updates for digital exams are below.

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    Checklist for Pencil-and-Paper Exams 

    (Calculus AB/BC, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, and Music Theory only) 

    Please also prepare for digital format in the event you have to move to the later test date in case of extenuating circumstances.

     Required Preparation:

    • Update email address in CBoard account - click on “Subscriptions” and check the box for updates.
    • Check your tech
      • IF you are using your school-issued Chromebook to take a digital exam, fill out the Google form to share the asset tag # for your Chromebook
      • IF you are using a personal device such as a Windows or Mac computer, it must meet hardware/software minimum requirements - check cb.org/apexamterms
    • April 8 - download and install testing application (may not need to use it; still important)

    Day of the exam:

    • Fill out attestation form, bring a mask
    • Arrive 30 min before exam start time
    • Bring two sharpened pencils with erasers and two pens with black or dark blue ink
    • Bring a watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, make noise, or have an alarm.
    • Bring up to two approved calculators (if you are taking Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams).  Check apstudents.org/calculators for a list of approved calculators.  Physics students only can bring a ruler or straightedge.
    • If you do not attend the school at which you are taking the exam, you must bring a government-issued photo ID.

    Prohibited items: 

    • Electronic devices (phones will be turned off and collected outside testing room) including smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable technology, cameras, recording/listening/communication devices.
    • Books, reference guides, notes, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or colored pencils.  Scratch paper (it will be provided) 

    Checklist for Digital Exams (At home)

    Required Preparation:

    • Update email address in CBoard account - click on “Subscriptions” and check the box for updates.
    • Check your tech
      • IF you are using your school-issued Chromebook to take a digital exam, fill out the Google form to share the asset tag # for your Chromebook
      • IF you  are using a personal device such as a Windows or Mac computer, it must meet hardware/software minimum requirements - check cb.org/apexamterms
    • April 8 - download and install testing application - practice sample questions
    • Follow the set up steps for EACH exam: begins 3 days before EACH exam and must be completed the day before EACH exam - check in to the same device 30 min before EACH exam.
    • Prepare your testing environment/location - talk to your family about minimizing distractions and bandwidth and have scratch paper and pens/pencils ready.

    Day of the exam:

    • Be ready with a testing device with sufficient charge to enable you to complete the exam.
    • You can use an approved calculator (if you are taking Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or Statistics exams).  Check apstudents.org/calculators for a list of approved calculators.

    Prohibited Items:

    • Notes, books, or any other reference materials.
    • Headphones or earbuds.  
    • Smartwatch, smartphone, camera, recording device, or timer.
    • Multiple devices - you cannot run the exam app on more than 1 device.

    Checklist for Digital Exams (At the district office)

    Digital in-person exams are possible for students with barriers (such as connectivity issues or household distractions).  If this applies to you, fill out the form HERE.

     Required Preparation:

    • Update email address in CBoard account - click on “Subscriptions” and check the box for updates.
    • Check your tech
      • IF you are using your school-issued Chromebook to take a digital exam, fill out the Google form to share the asset tag # for your Chromebook
      • IF you  are using a personal device such as a Windows or Mac computer, it must meet hardware/software minimum requirements - check cb.org/apexamterms
    • April 8 - download and install testing application - practice sample questions
    • Follow the set up steps for EACH exam: begins 3 days before EACH exam and must be completed the day before EACH exam - check in to the same device 30 min before EACH exam.

    Day of the exam:

    • You must arrive at the district office ONE HOUR before exam start time; fill out attestation form, bring a mask
    • Bring the testing device you set up in the “Required Preparation” steps, with sufficient charge to enable you to complete the exam. Bring a Chromebook charger and, if possible, an extension cord to charge your device.
    • Bring up to two approved calculators (if you are taking Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or Statistics exams).  Check apstudents.org/calculators for a list of approved calculators.
    • If you do not attend the school at which you are taking the exam, you must bring a government-issued photo ID.

    Contact information: Registration/AP Coordinator: Emily Chilson, 360-913-2005, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu and Payments: Lorri Davidson, lorri_davidson@lkstevens.wednet.edu, 425-335-1515

    Please read this important information about the Advanced Placement Exam ordering, 2021 school year

    The College Board recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students (effective as of 2019-2020 school year).  Please keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by the Lake Stevens School District or Lake Stevens High School. It is very important that all families are aware of these changes as students consider registering for AP exams. For more information go to this link.

     Student Action Needed:  Create a College Board Account

    Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section and to register for AP exams.

    Do you already have a College Board account?

    Many students may already have a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account.  If an account was created for Advanced Placement exams, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT exams, you will use this account information.  If an account needs to be created do this here students may do this at this page.  Parents should not create an account for the student.

     

     Accommodations on AP Tests

    If you believe you might qualify for accommodations for the exam, please contact Mrs. Chilson in advance (the deadline is mid-January) - students who have a documented disability that impacts their AP testing and needs an accommodation (and regularly receives that accommodation on other tests at LSHS) can request accommodations through the College Board.  This can be done through the school or by parent/student; more information here.

     Please continue to look for additional information on this page as we progress into the school year.

     College in the High School (CHS) information

    Lake Stevens High School has partnered with Everett Community College and University of Washington to offer College in the High School (CHS) credits.  Please check the LSHS Advanced Course Offerings for more information about courses here.

     EVCC

    EvCC First semester and full-year classes

    2020-2021 registration process opens on September 28 - for steps to register and helpful videos, please visit EvCC’s site

    Step 1: Apply for Admission at EvCC: Sept. 28 - Oct. 19

    Step 2: Complete the College in the High School program application: Sept. 28 - Nov. 2

    Step 3: Register & pay for classes: Oct. 1 - Nov. 16

    100% Refund: Friday, Dec. 4.  Withdraw (no refund, and a permanent "W" posted to official EvCC transcript): Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

    Please note: For full-year classes students must complete the full year. If a student transfers out at the semester break or stops attending they will not receive the college credit. No partial credit is allowed.

     

    EvCC Second semester only classes

    For steps to register and to watch helpful videos, please visit EvCC’s site

    Step 1: Apply for Admission at EvCC: Mar. 1 - Mar. 19

    Step 2: Complete the College in the High School program application: Mar. 1 - Mar. 22

    Complete Registration Step 3: Registration deadline: Apr. 9, 2021

    100% Refund: Friday, Apr. 16, 2021.  Withdraw (no refund, and a permanent "W" posted to official EvCC transcript): Monday, May 17, 2021

      

    UW

    After a student’s course begins, the teacher will distribute a registration form and a registration fact sheet to students who are eligible to register for UW credit.  Students can register online, by phone, or by mail - please visit the UW site for more information.

    For the 2020–2021 school year, the registration deadline for first-semester and year long courses is October 27, 2020. The deadline for second-semester courses is March 2, 2021. There are no deadline extensions, and late registrations are not accepted.

    Through UWHS, students can earn UW credit at less than a quarter of on-campus rates. For the 2020–21 school year, fees to register for UW credit for five- and four- credit courses are:

    Course fee for a 5-credit course: $325 ($65/credit)

    Registration fee: $45

    Total fees for one 5-credit course: $370

    Course fee for a 4-credit course (CSE 142 only): $260 ($65/credit)

    Registration fee: $45

    Total fees for one 4-credit course: $305

    You pay the registration fee just once per registration period, whether you register for a single course or several.

    Payment is due in full at the time of registration. There are no payment plans or deadline extensions. Financial aid and scholarships are not available.