Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Courses

AMCHS had 180 AP Scholars in 2019, including 22 National AP Scholars!
Congrats to CSISD for being named to the AP District Honor Roll for the 5th year in a row! 

AMCHS offers many College Board approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses to enhance our students’ educational career. AP is a voluntary program in which students take college-level courses while still in high school.

Studies have shown that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor's degree in four years or less (CollegeBoard). After taking an AP course, students have the opportunity to take the corresponding AP Exam, which, depending on their score and the college they ultimately attend, could earn them college credit and save them time and money.

AP encourages critical thinking and analysis. It teaches students to manage their time while they learn to deal with college level work. The structure of these classes encourages independent study skills. Students should plan with their parents and counselors to make sure all prerequisite courses have been scheduled early on to allow them to take the AP courses of their choice. Highly qualified teachers who have received advanced training through AP workshops, conferences and university coursework teach these courses. The AP courses offered at AMCHS include:

Art and CTE : Art History, Studio Art 2D, 3D and Drawing, Computer Science    
Math: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
English: English Language and Composition (Juniors), English Literature and Composition (Seniors)
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C Electricity/Magnetism and Mechanics
Languages: French Language, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Latin, German
Social Studies: Government and Politics, Micro Economics, Human Geography, World History, US History, Psychology 

Information about all AP courses can be found here

AMCHS AP Passing Rate - 82%
Texas AP Passing Rate - 48%
Global AP Passing Rate - 59%

2020 Advanced Placement Exam Information

Step 1 - join your AP teacher's class (should be done already).
Step 2 - decide in this online class whether you will test or not (have to move the toggle from undecided to yes)
Step 3 - pay $40 deposit per exam (can pay online in InTouch or with a check/cash in the counseling office) deposits are non refundable
Ordering Deadline - Nov 13 - all exams must be ordered and paid for by this date. 

AMCHS does not offer tests for courses not taught on our campus. Any student in the building can pay for and take an AP exam even if they are not enrolled in the AP course. AMCHS does allow home-school students who live in our attendance zone to pay for and take the AP exam with our students. All home-schooled students must adhere to all the dates/guidelines outlined below.

Exam fees are $94 per person. Students who are eligible for Free and Reduced lunch pay a $30 fee per exam. We understand that on rare occasions students must cancel an exam. Unfortunately, plans are made for testing based on the number of tests being given. No refunds will be given once payment has been collected.

The ordering deadline is November 13, 2019. Students are responsible for pay the $40 deposit per exam. The final payment will be due by by March 6. College Board charges a $40 unused test fee so the deposit for exams is non refundable. Students who are on free and reduced lunch are only charged $30 total per exam. Payment can be made in your Intouch account or in person in the counseling office. Checks should be made to AMCHS. 

Spring only courses (Microeconomics) will have a deadline of March 6, 2020 for the full amount only.

AMCHS Spring AP Schedule

May 4 - Government 7:30am
May 4 - Physics C Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism 12:15pm
May 5 - Calculus AB and Calculus BC 7:30am
May 5 - German Language and Human Geography 12:15pm
May 6 - English Literature (seniors) 7:30am
May 6 - Physics 2 12:15m
May 7 - Chemistry and Spanish Literature 7:30am
May 7 - Physics 1 12:15pm
May 8 - US History and Studio Art 7:30am
May 8 - Art History and Computer Science 12:15pm

May 11 - Biology 7:30am
May 12 - Spanish Language and Culture 7:30am
May 12 - Latin and Psychology 12:15pm
May 13 - English Language (juniors) 7:30am
May 13 - Microeconomics 12:15pm
May 14 - World History 7:30am
May 15 - French Language 7:30am
May 15 - Statistics 12:15pm

Doors open at the times listed above. The test starts 15 minutes later. For morning exams the actual directions start being read at 7:30am. For afternoon exams the directions start being read at 12:30pm. No one is allowed in the room once the directions have started. Don't be late. You should plan to be here 15 minutes before the doors open to make sure you are not left out of the exam. 

Late testing - there are limited circumstances under which a student can take a late exam. They are located here. Being late is not one of them so don't be late! 

No phones or other electronic devices are allowed into the testing room...including all versions of smart watches or anything else that accesses the internet. No wireless earbuds are allowed during the test. Students are not allowed to us mechanical pencils, colored pens, highlighters, etc. Please review the "what students can and cannot bring" link below for specifics. 

Advanced Placement Resources
AP College Credits – see which colleges offer credits for AP exams

AP Accommodations
 – students who with to apply for AP accommodations must do so through Ms. Parsons in the counseling office. The deadline for 2020 exams is January 17, 2020. 
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