Advanced Placement (AP)
Jennifer Forney - AP Coordinator | JKForney@fcps.edu
If you are taking an AP Exam and would like to be excused from your other classes on the day of the exam, you must fill out and return an AP Excused Absence form. These blue forms are available in the Attendance office, Student Services, and the Main Office. They must be returned by April 25th to Attendance. These forms are only for students taking AP Exams. If you are not taking an AP Exam you will report to classes as usual that day.
Students taking an AP Exam will need to pre-register. The schedule for pre-registration is as follows:
April 9th – Juniors. Last names A-L during 6th return, Last Names M-Z during 8th return
April 18th – Sophomores: Last Names A-L during 5th return, Last Names M-Z during 7th return
April 20th – Seniors: Last Name A-L during 2nd return, Last Name M-Z during 4th return
April 24th – Any students who have not pre-registered: During 7th period (Not return).
AP Excused Absence Forms:
If you are taking an AP Exam and would like to be excused from your other classes on the day of the exam, you must fill out and return an AP Excused Absence form. These blue forms are available in the Attendance office, Student Services, and the Main Office. They must be returned by April 23rd to Attendance. These forms are only for students taking AP Exams. If you are not taking the AP Exam you will report to classes as usual that day.
AP Exam Fee
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, FCPS will fund the first 6 AP tests taken by each student for courses in which they are enrolled for high school credit. While FCPS and Woodson encourages all students to take the Exam for courses in which they are enrolled, students will have the opportunity to opt out of the test(s) by completing a form that will be sent out by the school mid-January. This form will include the courses and exams already taken by the student and what courses and exams they are enrolled in for the 2017-2018 school year. It also will state how much, if anything, that student will owe. Each course’s test above the first six will incur a fee of $93. This will be paid through an individual’s My School Bucks Account. Please refer to the FCPS Activity and Test fee information page for more.
AP Exam Accommodations:
All requests for College Board AP testing accommodations must be submitted to College Board by February 23, 2018.
Trying to decide which AP Courses to take? Watch these informational videos explaining course content and expectations.
Woodson AP Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses meet a prescribed syllabus developed by the College Board. These courses represent college level study. Woodson offers coursework to prepare students for more than twenty AP exams.
AP Courses are open to all students at Woodson. However, students who wish to enroll in an AP course without a recommendation from their current teacher in that AP’s respective subject will need parental permission. It is important that students make wise choices based on their time availability and what courses best suit them. Please refer to the AP Expectations to learn more about what students can expect from each course throughout the year.
W.T. Woodson AP Course Offerings
Note: As with any advertised course, the decision on whether to actually operate the course is dependent on having sufficient enrollment and qualified staff. Each link will provide information about the course and exam from College Board.
2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Registration and Schedule
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will take place May 7-18, 2018. Students in an AP class are automatically enrolled to take the exam. AP exam dates can be found on the College Board website or in Student Services (E103). WTWoodson Testing Calendar provides the dates for each of the AP Exams at the school.