AP Exam Information

AP exams are administered each May.  Students may elect to take as many AP exams as they would like, and students are encouraged, but not required to take AP exams for course in which they are enrolled.  Each AP exam costs $94.00.  Depending on the specific policy at the university or college the student attends, students could earn a significant number of college credits for scoring well on an AP exam.   Once a student turns in an order form, the fee will show up in Infinite Campus and can be paid online with a credit card or with a check or cash to the school bookkeeper.   The fee can be paid in installments or all at once.  Students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches have their exams paid for by a grant from the United Way. The bookkeeper will apply the grant automatically to all students who qualify.

LEARN MORE at http://ap.dmschools.org

Exam Registration starts January 16, 2019

All DMPS high school students must register for their AP exams through their home high school.  Out of District and middle school students register through Central Academy.  Final payment for all AP exams must be received by March 27, 2019 in order for exams to be ordered. Click on this link for DMPS information about AP Exams: AP Exam Registration Families 2019

Click on this link for the location of AP exams in DMPS:   AP Exam Schedule 2019 and Locations

The AP Exam schedule is set by the College Board.  Here is a link to their site: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees


Most AP Tests are given in the five comprehensive High schools (East, Hoover, Lincoln, North, Roosevelt) even if students take the AP class at Academy.  However, if students do not attend one of these five schools, they order and take their exams at Academy.

Some exams are ONLY given at Academy.  So, if students who attend one of the five comprehensive high schools take one of these exams, they will still order and pay for the exam at their home school, but they will take the exam at Academy.  Students who do not attend a DMPS high school will order and pay for their exams in the Academy office.  The following exams will be only given at Academy:

Art History Comparative   Gov’t & Politics Italian   Language & Culture
Calculus BC European   History Japanese   Language & Culture
Chinese   Culture and Language French   Language & Culture Physics C:   Mech & Electromagnetism
Computer   Science A German   Language & Culture World   History
Capstone Seminar Capstone Research

For a comprehensive list of where students take exams click on this link: AP Exam Schedule 2019 and Locations

What to Bring to an AP Exam

  • Photo Identification (driver’s license or student ID)
  • AP student pack (will be assigned to you)
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Black pen
  • Calculator (if allowed)
  • DO NOT bring other electronic devices (phone, iPod, etc.) as these are not allowed in the testing room and may result in disqualification of score results

AP Score Results for Academy Students:

In September every year, the Score Reports are completed for every testing site.  Considering only students who took their AP classes at Central Academy last year, here is the score report as compared to student scores on AP exams around the world. Note: to protect student privacy, any testing groups with fewer than 10 students are not included in this report.  Groups with less than 20% of their eligible students testing are also not included.

FY2018 AP Scores

FY2017 AP Scores Comparison Public