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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 26 AP courses for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020

 Magruder AP Teachers   

Equal Opportunity Schools

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Resources for Current AP Parents and Students

College Board AP Website 

AP Summer Jump Presentation

Resources for Families and Parents 

2018-19 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.

 

 2019 AP Exam Score Information

Please read the information below regarding how you will receive your scores this summer.

  • You can visit apscore.org or follow the link below to the College Board page to access your scores when they become available.  Scores are only available online and you will not receive a paper copy in the mail.  
  • College Board releases scores online by location between July 5 -9th.  Maryland's scores will be available Saturday, July 7th at 8:00 AM.  However, if you are traveling and will be out of the state between July 5-9th, you should review the College Board webpage linked above to see exactly when you can view your scores based on your location at that time.
  • If you cannot locate your AP Student Number card or student pack and need access to your AP Student Number, you can log in to TotalRegistration.net and view your AP number there.
  • If you encounter any issues viewing your AP exam scores, you should contact College Board first as your teacher will not be able to assist you.

 

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   

 

2020 AP Exam Schedule 

 

Registering for AP Exams

 For the 2019-2020 School Year, students enrolled in AP courses will register for exams through the College Board’s MyAP website.  Students will receive class codes from their AP teachers to join the MyAP site and will be able to select Yes or No for their AP exam registration.  Students must make their registration decision on the College Board MyAP website by November 1, 2019.  A letter with details about fees and payments options will be available by September 17, 2019.

 MHS AP Exam Timeline 

Student Video Presentation 

 MHS AP Exam Payment Options   

AP Open House Presentation – 9.17.19 

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.

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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, PEAC & AP Coordinator 

Virginia_b_snyder@mcpsmd.org