Capitol Heights, MD 20743
AP Exams will return to paper/pencil exams for SY 2021-2022. Please check back later for additional updates.
• Attend classes regularly.
• Study on a regular basis, and review all notes periodically.
• Read the textbook and assignments, and complete all work.
• Form a study group, attend study sessions, and tutorials.
• Review the course expectations and requirements.
• Monitor class attendance, assignments, and grades.
• Discuss concerns with the assigned teacher and/or guidance counselor.
• Measure the level of achievement in the AP course.
• High scores earn college credit at some colleges/universities.
• Save money on credits acquired before entering a college/university.
• Earn honors status in some colleges/universities.
• Decrease the amount of time required to earn a degree.
A: Students receive numerical grades throughout the quarters and at the end their numerical grade is converted into a letter grade for the transcript and given the weight by the formula:
The following numerical equivalents will be used in computing the GPA from report card letter grades: A = 4.00 B = 3.00 C = 2.00 D = 1.00 E = 0.00
A = 5.00 B = 4.00 C = 3.00 D = 2.00 E = 0.00
A = Excellent progress toward meeting course objectives and learning outcomes (90-100%).
B = Above average progress toward meeting course objectives and learning outcomes (80-89%).
C = Average progress toward meeting course objectives and learning outcomes (70-79%).
D = Below Average progress toward meeting course objectives and learning outcomes (60-69%).
E = Failure toward meeting course objectives and learning outcomes (0-59%)
Family is defined as those living in a common dwelling space. If there are multiple students taking AP courses in one family, PGCPS will only pay for exams in excess of three exams inclusive of all classes taken by all students in that family.
Yes, the District will only pay for those exams taken by students who are enrolled in an AP course during the present school year.
A student may take an AP exam more than once, but the student must pay for any exams they retake.
Please contact the school’s AP Coordinator or your child’s teacher for this information.
Students taking AP courses are engaged in instruction that is based on college level courses. They tend to be better prepared for the rigors of a college level course. Students may be eligible for special placement in college courses based on their performance in the class.
The passing score for an AP exam is a “3” or higher. Students should contact the schools they are interested in applying to in order to obtain information on their AP Exam Score Credit policy. These policies vary from institution to institution.
No, you do not have to take the exam. You will be able to select the exams you want to take on the AP Acknowledgment Form. If you decided to take an exam and then change your mind, you will be charged a $40 cancelled exam fee.
Each year the District will pay for AP Exams based on how many exams the student is taking that current school year.