AP Program

Coordinator

Shelly Bruner

Shelly Bruner

Counselor, Grades 11 and 12

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide learners with an opportunity to take college-level coursework in high school. Subject area learning goes deeper into learner areas of interest. Rigorous class material, classroom discussions, and challenging assignments help learners develop knowledge and critical thinking skills expected of college students.

AP facilitators work with learners to develop the skills, abilities, and content knowledge they will need for post-secondary learning. Each AP course concludes with the AP Exam developed and scored by college and university faculty and experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling learners to apply the critical thinking skills they've learned in a comprehensive exam.

Earn College Credit

Performing well on an AP Exam means the opportunity to earn college credit. Most colleges and universities accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. Research shows that learners who score a 3 or higher typically earn higher GPAs in colldge and have higher college completion rates.

Individual colleges and universities, not the College Board or the AP Program, grant course credit and placement. You should obtain a college's AP policy in writing. You can usually find this information through the institution directly or by using the AP Credit Policy Info search at www.collegeboard.org/ap/creditpolicy.

Colleges that receive your AP score report will typically notify you during the summer of any advanced placement, credit or exemption you have earned. You can also contact your college to find out how your AP Exam scores are being applied.


AP Courses Offered at Tecumseh High School*
  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Economics
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Sciences (ACES)
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP Statistics
  • AP World History

*Tecumseh Virtual Academy (TVA) Options for Online AP Courses and Testing:

Art History, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Physics B, Psychology, English Language and Composition, Psychology, French Language, Microeconomics, Spanish Language, Physics C: Mechanics

Please contact the Tecumseh Virtual Academy for more information about online AP course options.



AP Test Information

2019 AP Exam Dates


Morning
8 a.m.
Afternoon
12 p.m.
Monday, May 6 U.S. Government Environmental Science
Wednesday, May 8 English Language
and Composition
Thursday, May 9 Chemistry
Friday, May 10 Studio Art: Last day for coordinators to submit
digital portfolios
Monday, May 13 Biology
Tuesday, May 14 Calculus AB
Wednesday, May 15 Macroeconomics
Thursday, May 16 World History Statistics

Registering for the Test

The AP Coordinator will notify learners when it is time to register for taking the exam. The AP Coordinator will order the necessary materials, collect test fees, and let you know exactly when and where to report for the exam.


You may take as many AP Exams as you wish, in any combination, with the following qualifications / exceptions:

  • You may not take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC within the same year.
  • If you want to take two exams that are scheduled for the same time, please work with the AP Coordinator to make testing arrangements.
  • You may submit more than one Studio Art portfolio, but each must be of a different type. You may not duplicate works or images among the portfolios, and portfolios may not be combines. For example, if you want to submit a portfolio for both Drawing and 2-D Design, you will need to submit two separate portfolios with two completely different sets of artwork, and pay two separate fees.
  • You may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. In this case, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

AP Exam registration feeds are paid by the learner and his/her family. Testing costs will be shared with exam registration materials.

Exam Preparation

Exam Day: What to Bring

You should bring the following things to the exam:
  1. Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet.
  2. Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers, and for free-response questions.
  3. Your six-digit school code.
  4. A watch.
  5. An approved calculator with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics or Statistics Exams. Visit www.collegeboard.org/ap/calculators to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.
  6. A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam.
  7. A government-issued or school-issued photo ID if you do not attend the school where you are taking the exam.
  8. Your Social Security number* for identification purposes (optional). If you provide your number, it will appear on your AP score report. (*Some colleges and universities use Social Security numbers as student identifiers when assigning AP credit for qualifying scores. Check with your college.)
  9. If applicable, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.

You should NOT bring the following things to the exam:
  1. Cell phones, digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDAs), Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, or any other electronic or communication devices.
  2. Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes*, or colored pencils.*
  3. Scratch paper.
  4. Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  5. Portable listening devices* or portable recording devices or photographic equipment.
  6. Computers.*
  7. Clothing with subject-related information.
  8. Food or drink.*
*Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date.

Understanding Exam Scores

The AP Exam score is a weighted combination of your scores on the multiple-choice section and the free-response section. Although colleges and universities are responsible for setting their own credit and placement policies, AP scores signify how qualified a learner is to receive college credit and placement.

The final score is reported on a 5-point scale:

5extremely well qualified
4well qualified
3qualified
2possibly qualified
1no recommendation


2018 Tecumseh High School AP Test Results


Biology

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
16 Learner Distribution 2 3 7 2 2 3.063 3.03 2.87

Calculus AB

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
23 Learner Distribution 11 2 7 2 1 3.87 3.03

2.94


English Literature and Composition

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
26 Learner Distribution 2 9 9 5 1 3.231 2.60

2.57


Environmental Science

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
29 Learner Distribution 9 13 4 2 0 4.00 2.88

2.63


Macroeconomics

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
4 Learner Distribution 1 1 1 0 1 3.25 3.24

2.96


Statistics

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
43 Learner Distribution 15 7 14 5 2 3.65 3.28

2.88


Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
1 Learner Distribution 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 3.29

3.48


Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
1 Learner Distribution 0 0 1 0 0 3.00 3.14 3.11

Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
2 Learner Distribution 0 0 2 0 0 3.00 3.51 3.65


U.S. Government and Politics

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
40 Learner Distribution 4 3 14 15 4 2.70 2.91 2.70


U.S. History

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
13 Learner Distribution 0 1 8 4 0 2.77 2.80 2.66


World History

Learners Tested Score 5 4 3 2 1 THS Average Score State Average National Average
51 Learner Distribution 0 6 27 16 2 2.73 2.88 2.78