Students prepare for upcoming AP exams


The AP exams take place over the course of ten days, with one weekend in between. Graphic by Madi Calvert.

Madi Calvert

From May 2 to May 13 students will be taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams. These exams focus on the content taught during each course and, if a student scores high enough, can sometimes count as college credit, depending on the university.

“They are definitely a way to save money if you’re going to college. They properly prepare us for the workload and pace of an actual college course,” junior Lily Malcomb said.

They are graded on a scale of one to five; students pass if they score a three or higher and are considered proficient in the field.

“You can get review books for specific subjects in the library or online. I spend at least 30 minutes a day preparing,” Malcomb said.

There are a variety of study guides available for each subject, but according to Amazon the most common are Barron’s or The Princeton Review.

The school recommends that any student taking afternoon exams bring a packed lunch, since they might not have time to eat, and they should make sure they can get a ride after school in case the exam runs late.

Students should bring blue or black pens, pencils, water, snacks and their student ID. No student will be admitted without the ID, so it is a requirement to bring it.

For more information about AP exams, click here.