Advanced Placement

Advance Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

Wayzata High School offers 32 AP courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam. AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous curriculum available to them.

The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject you plan to study and the willingness to work hard. AP Exams represent the culmination of AP courses and are an integral part of the program.

AP Student and Parent Bulletin

Contact

Sue Iverson
Advanced Placement Program Coordinator
763-745-6605
Sue.Iverson@wayzataschools.org

Exam Schedule

AP Testing Data

Grade Level Number of Students Students as a % of Total Number of Exams Exams as a % of Total Avg. Exams / Student
12 325 34.32% 727 39.6% 2.24
11 350 36.96% 740 40.31% 2.11
10 240 25.34% 323 17.59% 1.35
9 32 3.38% 46 2.51% 1.44

AP Exam Registration

AP exam registration for testing in May 2017, begins on January 2, 2018.

AP Exam Registration Information

To register, go to Total Registration and follow the prompts provided to complete your registration. If you have taken AP exams at Wayzata High School in the past, you should use your same login/password and email address that you have used in previous years.

Cost of exams: $65/exam; AP Seminar fee is $100

Student Exam Fees Fees for FRP Students *
Cost per exam + District cost to administer test $92 + $13 = $105 $92 + $13 = $105
College Board reduction $0 $30
College Board school rebate $0 $9
School scholarships/waiver $0 $3
MDE Reimbursement (tentative - unconfirmed) $40 $53
Total Cost to Students
$65
$10

* The "Fee-Reduced" rate shown above is available to students who are currently enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Priced program (FRP). If you are enrolled in the FRP program, select the FRP button when you register and pay the reduced amount online. We do check each registration, so only select this option if you are enrolled.

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students with a medical condition, an IEP, or a 504 plan may be eligible for testing accommodations such as extra breaks, extended time, etc. Contact the student's case manager or school counselor and/or complete the College Board SSD application.

Students already approved for AP testing accommodations do not need to re-apply. The deadline for first-time applications is February 23. It takes at least seven weeks for non-emergency applications to receive approval.

When registering for AP exams through our Total Registration site, select "Yes" in answer to the "are you eligible for testing accommodations" button near the beginning of the registration process.

Important Dates

  • Online registration is open from January 2 through March 7, 2018, with the $65/exam fee.
  • Late registration runs from March 12 through March 28, 2018. There is a $25 late-fee added per registration in addition to $65/exam.
  • No registration will be possible during Spring Break.
  • From April 9 through April 20, students may register for "rush order" exams but must do so in-person in B207. The cost of the exams goes up to due to extra charges we incur for late orders (Those on FRP meal will pay $38/exam). There will be a one-time $55 late fee plus $65/exam. All late orders must be paid for by check.
  • After April 20, it is no longer possible to order exams from CollegeBoard.

All AP Test Registration questions should be directed to Sue Iverson at Sue.Iverson@wayzataschools.org, Kathy Leuthner at Kathy.Leuthner@wayzataschools.org or in person in room B207.

Important Information about AP Exams

While each test has different timing guidelines, an AP exam typically runs about 3 hours. Therefore it is important for students and parents to understand that morning exams will begin prior to the start of school (7:30 a.m.) and afternoon AP exams will not be completed by the end of the school day. CollegeBoard requires all students to stay in the testing room until testing is completed. Students will not be allowed to leave for after school activities, jobs, etc., until the timed session has come to an end. Students will be responsible for finding alternative transportation to morning exams and home at the end of the exam for afternoon exams.

CollegeBoard rules also require students to power off all electronics and place them with the proctor during the exam. Students will not have access to cell phones during the testing session. They are also not allowed to use any form of communication device while on the CollegeBoard scheduled break. Students who break any of the CollegeBoard rules will be removed from the testing room and their scores will be cancelled.

A list of all Test Administration Policies and Procedures is available in the Bulletin for Students and Parents.

Exam Schedule

Week 1 Morning Exam Afternoon Exam
Monday, May 7 Chemistry *
Spanish Literature & Culture
Psychology *
Tuesday, May 8 Seminar
Spanish Language & Culture
Art History
Physics 1 *
Wednesday, May 9 English Literature & Composition * Japanese Language & Culture
Physics 2
Thursday, May 10 US Government & Politics Chinese Language & Culture
Environmental Science
Friday, May 11 German Language & Culture
US History *
Computer Science Principles

Studio Art – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8:00 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

Teachers should have forwarded students' completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

Week 2 Morning Exam Afternoon Exam
Monday, May 14 Biology *
Music Theory
Physics C: Mechanics (noon)
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 15 Calculus AB
Calculus BC *
French Language & Culture
Computer Science A *
Wednesday, May 16 English Language & Composition * Italian Language & Culture
Macroeconomics *
Thursday, May 17 Comparative Government & Politics
World History *
Statistics *
Friday, May 18 Human Geography
Microeconomics *
European History
Latin

* these exams will be administered at the Medina Entertainment Center.