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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 level.

 

In addition, 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 process.

 

 

Magruder High School’s AP Offering

 

Magruder 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

eos

 

Resources for Current AP Parents and Students

College Board AP Website 

Resources for Families and Parents 

2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 

The College 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

AP courses 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.

Select the link below for a summary of those supports:

 

Magruder 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.

Crash Course Sign Up Form 

 

 

Exam Information

Why take the exam?

Taking 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 Information  

 

2018 AP Exam Schedule 

 

Registering for AP Exams

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 AP Courses?

It’s never 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.

 

Magruder High School Counseling Department  

 

College Board – Getting Started in AP resources  

 

For more information on the AP program at Magruder, please contact Virginia Snyder, Academic Coordiantor.

Virginia_b_snyder@mcpsmd.org