Advanced Placement Courses
What are Advanced Placement (AP) Courses?
Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes
meant to provide a rigorous learning experience for high school students and
allow them to obtain the skills they need to be successful at the college
students taking AP Courses in high school can potentially earn college credit,
saving time and money. Having AP courses
on a high school transcript can be an advantage in the college admissions
School’s AP Offering
high school is proud to offer 24 AP courses for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, Magruder High School has a
partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to ensure that all students,
but especially students in underrepresented populations, have access to AP
courses and the chance to excel.
Magruder AP Course Offering 2017-2018
Magruder AP Teachers
Magruder High School AP Student Supports
Equal Opportunity Schools
Resources for Current
AP Parents and Students
Families and Parents
2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents
Board’s AP Website has great resources including course descriptions, exam practice
tips and resources, and information about how to obtain your scores after
taking the exam. Be sure to create an
account to receive all resources and access exam scores.
Magruder Supports for AP Students
are rewarding, but also rigorous and challenging. To make sure students have the opportunity to
be successful in their AP courses, there are supports in place.
link below for a summary of those supports:
High School AP Student Supports
Crash Course Sessions
One of the
supports in place are “Crash Courses” that cover general academic skills
students need to master to be successful in their AP course. These skills include note taking,
organization, time management, studying, and more. Students need to sign up for these sessions
prior to attending so that staff can make the appropriate accommodations. The sign-up form linked below includes the
date, time, and topic for each session.
Sign Up Form
Why take the
exam is the first step to earning college credit for AP courses. Students may
also be eligible to earn scholarships based those scores, and all students can gain
valuable experience that prepares them for the academic environment in
college. Students with qualifying scores
can check with the college or university they plan to attend to see if they can
earn credit for their AP course.
AP Exam Score
2018 AP Exam Schedule
Registering for AP
2018 AP Exam Registration is now open! The window for exam registration is November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018. Magruder High School will be using a new process for exam registration this year. All exam registrations and payments will be made online using Total Registration, an online exam registration service. The letter below provides additional information about financial assistance for exams, and other important dates. Please read this letter carefully before starting the registration process. Students will receive a copy of this letter between November 3 - 8, 2017. Students and parents/guardians should register together to make sure that the correct exams are selected and all information is accurate. Students can talk with their AP teacher or visit the College Board website for specific details about each exam. All questions regarding registration and payment should be directed to Virginia Snyder, Academic Coordinator.
AP Exam Registration Letter 2017-2018
Magruder High School AP Exam Registration website
Interested in Taking
too early to plan out the courses you want to take during your four years in
high school. You can start by visiting
the College Board website (link below) to get a sense of what to expect from an
AP course. Make an appointment with your
school counselor to talk about the options available to you.
School Counseling Department
– Getting Started in AP resources
information on the AP program at Magruder, please contact Virginia Snyder,