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COLLEGE BOARD AP INFORMATION
March 30, 2020
As you may be aware, the College Board is offering students a truncated, 45 minute online Advanced Placement (AP) exam this spring in lieu of the regular face to face AP exams.
At any time, but especially in these unprecedented times, John Jay High School wishes to support and encourage its students. To support our students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, students will be afforded the option to take the 45 minute online AP exam offered in their particular AP course this spring. However, students will not be required to take the online exam in order to receive AP credit on their high school transcripts.
It is recognized that students have worked hard in these AP courses and may wish to avail themselves to this opportunity. Teachers of Advanced Placement courses will continue preparing students to take and be successful on these online exams. The online exams will assess material learned prior to the shutdown of schools in New York and across the country. More details on the exam, including what will be assessed can be found at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
Students and parents are reminded that while John Jay High School will still grant AP credit to students, regardless if they sit for the exam or not, only scores of 3 or higher on any administered AP exam will be eligible to receive college credit from any participating college or university. On the other hand, our area college representatives have assured us that students who do not sit for the exam are not putting themselves at a competitive disadvantage when applying to colleges and universities in the 2020-21 application season.
If you wish to discuss this issue further in order to make the best decision possible as a family, please contact your child's guidance counselor. They will be happy to discuss your options and provide any support possible. If any student has paid to take an AP exam and opts not to, a refund will be provided.
Thank you for your ongoing support during this trying time for our students, community, state, and nation.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.