The Advanced Placement program is sponsored by College Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college. AP course curricula and exams are written by College Board and representative of freshman level college course knowledge and potentially allow them to earn college credit or placement in a higher level course at their attending college.
Memorial's AP courses will challenge students and better prepare them for college. The philosophy of Advanced Placement at Memorial is open access to students who want to take an AP course. Students will be expected to participate in all course activities throughout the school year and the culminating exam in May.
AP Computer Science
AP Language & Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Physics II
AP Physics C
AP US History
AP Comparative Government
AP World History
AP US Government
Advanced Placement provides students the chance to tackle college-level work while they are still in high school and earn college credit and placement.
Each student will take an AP exam in each AP course in which they are enrolled. AP exams are taken in May of each school year. Each exam costs $94.00 for students not on free and/or reduced lunch status and $10.00 for students on free and/or reduced lunch status. Students not on free and/or reduced lunch status receive a discount if they are taking more than one exam. Actual costs of AP exams are outlined on the 2018-2019 AP Exam Registration Form.
Payment plans are available to all students and scholarships are available for qualifying students. If your student is seeking a payment plan or scholarship, they must contact Dr. Grooms in the main office before the October 24th deadline.
If your student makes a “3,” “4,” or “5” on his/her AP exam, he/she can receive college credit. For example, if a student makes a qualifying score on his/her AP exam in English Language & Composition, they will receive a college credit for Freshmen Composition I at most colleges and universities.
- From September 1-October 15, all students enrolled in an AP class will access myap.collegeboard.org (in class) and indicate their intent to take the AP exam (exams are taken in May) for each of their AP courses. This information must be entered into the system by October 15th.
- AP Exam Registration Forms will go home with students on Thursday, September 6th. The form will not be processed without a parent or guardian signature.
- Fees for AP exams (see AP Exam Registration Form) will be due no later than Wednesday, October 24th by 3:35pm.
- If a student decides to take the exam after the October 24th deadline, a $40.00 fee will be added to the fee for that exam.
- If a student decides not to take the exam after the October 24th deadline, a $40.00 fee will be added to the fee for that exam.
- If a student orders an exam and does not show up to take the exam on the test date, the student will be invoiced for the full amount of the test in addition to the base fee.
- Scholarships and payment plans are available to eligible students. If your student is seeking a scholarship or payment plan, he/she must come see Dr. Grooms in the main office before the October 24th deadline.
- Students enrolled in AP classes are required to login the support system and indicate whether or not they intend to take the AP exam for each specific AP course in which they are enrolled.