• RHCSD AP Coordinator: Tanya Sasvary
    Email - tsasvary@rhcsd.org
    Voicemail - 845-758-2241  ext. 71284
     
    Attention AP Parents and Students: The College Board is unrolling a new registration process this year and students will be registering and paying for exams this fall.  The deadline to register and pay is October 16th.  AP teachers will provide instructions on how to register online at the start of the school year. 
     
    AP students will create/login to their account at: https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.  Anyone with an existing CollegeBoard account should login using that information. Our school code is 334685.  A code to join the course will be provided for each course by the AP teacher.  The attached flyer is being sent home with all AP students.
     
    AP Exam Fees
    • The cost of each exam is $94.00. If your child qualifies for free/reduced lunch there is a reduction in the fee to $53.00. The option to pay online through MySchoolBucks is in the process of being setup and should be available before the end of September.  The exam fee will automatically be adjusted online for those eligible. Payments made in cash or by check (payable to "Red Hook Central School District" with the student's name in the memo) should be given to Mrs. Sasvary in the library. Online payments through MySchoolBucks will include a 3.75% transaction fee which equals approximately $3.50 per $94.00 exam or $1.99 per $53.00 exam.
    • A late fee of $40 per exam will be applied if you miss the deadline of October 16 ($97.50 exam fee + $40 late fee = $137.50 per exam paid late).  Exams canceled after the deadline will not receive a refund.

    Accommodations

    Students must apply to the CollegeBoard for accommodations to the AP exam through student services as soon as possible. While it is likely that students with accommodations specified on an IEP or 504 plan will receive accommodations on the AP, it is not guaranteed and/or they may not be the same.  See https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-accommodations for more information.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's AP teacher or Tanya Sasvary, AP Coordinator.  

     

    General Information About Advanced Placement Courses

    Choose AP

    Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

    A Different Kind of Class

    From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

    Find Your Passion

    With a variety of AP courses to choose from you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.  At Red Hook High School we offer the following AP courses:

    • AP Biology
    • AP Calculus AB/BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • AP English Literature & Composition
    • AP European History
    • AP United States History

    Additionally, qualified students may opt to take exams in the following subjects:

    • Studio Art 2D-Design
    • French Language and Culture
    • German Language and Culture
    • Spanish Language and Culture
    • Psychology
    • Music Theory

    Prepare to Succeed in College

    AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

     
    Earn College Credit and Placement

    Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.

    How Do I Enroll?

    Once you've decided to take the AP challenge, it's easy to enroll. Talk to an AP teacher or your school counselor about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.

    The above information was provided from http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html. Visit that site for additional information.  

    Exam Dates

    Scores

    AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Many U.S. colleges grant credit and/or advanced placement (that means they let you skip the equivalent course once you get to college) for scores of 3 and above. Learn more about AP Scores at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-scores.