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AP OVERVIEW

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) courses are college-level courses taught at the high school. Students are taught a rigorous depth and breadth of material following the College Board required elements for each course. The purpose of the AP program is to enable students to be competitive with other students throughout the nation on challenging AP exams. Successfully completing these exams allows students to earn college credit for courses taken in high school and is a bonus for students and their families when facing the rising costs of college education.
 
We encourage all AP students to pay for and take the AP exam in the subjects they are enrolled in. Some colleges will not acknowledge the AP course in a student’s transcript if they have not attempted the exam(s) for courses in which they are enrolled. We strongly encourage you and your student review college admissions policies for the college(s) and university(ies) of your choice to make an informed decision on taking the exam or not. Even within the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) systems, policies vary from college to college, university to university.

COURSES

AP Course List
  1. Biology (Don Steinbock)
  2. Calculus (AB) / (BC) (Brian Carpenter)
  3. English Language (Cody Kuhlken / David Crabtree)
  4. English Literature (Nicole Thomas)
  5. Environmental Science (Marisa Alvarado)
  6. US Government and Politics (Mike Kastan
  7. Macro Economics (Mitch Muhleman
  8. Micro Economics(Mitch Muhleman)
  9. Spanish Language (Marisela Verdugo)
  10. Spanish Literature (Irlanda Lozano)
  11. Statistics (Brian Carpenter)
  12. Studio Art (Nicole Jenkins)
  13. Psychology (Steve McClure)
  14. US History (Mike Kastan / Eric Wilson)
  15. World History (Jonathan Geraci)

COST

The AP level coursework is an elective level of rigor. Students must choose to enroll and stay in AP courses. The College Board, a non-profit private entity maintains, publishes and scores the AP exams. They determine the fee, each year, for each test. For the 2017-2018 school year, the fee was $94 per test.
 
Fee Waivers
Fee waivers are available for students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. The current fee is $15.00 for these students.
 
To pay your student’s total bill, you will need to have one of the following:
  • Cashier's Check, Money Order, Check, Cash, Credit or Debit Card
  • Make checks or money orders out to “Monte Vista High School”.
Please contact Ms. Radmilovich (E-mail or at 619-660-3021) in the Student Support Center or Mr. Carper (E-mail or at 619-660-3037) in the Finance office for more information. Fees will be collected by March 9, 2017 for the May exams.

CONTACT

Andrea "Rad" Radmilovich
Monte Vista AP Coordinator/Assistant Principal
Phone: 619-660-3021
 
David Crabtree
AP English Language/Honors Team Leader
Phone: 619-660-3133
 
For course specific questions, please contact the teacher of the respective course.

ONLINE RESOURCES

The College Board hosts a very user friendly comprehensive web site at www.collegeboard.org. Look for “AP” and you will find massive resources on all the courses, testing, scoring, etc.
 
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