AP Information

Phoenixville Advanced Placement Program 2017

General Advanced Placement Information

AP Courses are college-level courses offered in high school. Students can register to take AP Exams at the end of the course in May, measuring their mastery of college-level work. Students will receive a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, with a score of 5 being the highest. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.

Each college and university has its own policies regarding AP credit and placement.


AP Exams are administered by schools worldwide on College Board arranged dates in May each year.

Exams range in length between 2-3 hours. Standardized testing requires students and proctors to adhere to strict policies and procedures as outlined in the AP Bulletin and the College Board website.

Exam dates and times are not moveable. Students with overlapping exams should contact Ms. Osborn

Exam Fees and Funding Opportunities

  • The exam fee for 2017 is $93 per exam.
  • The exam fee for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch is: $20 
  • Regardless of Free or Reduced Lunch qualifications, students that are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to submit a PCEF (Phoenixville Community Education Foundation) Grant Application to assist with the cost of exam

Exam registration will take place in class on Wednesday, March 1st. AP Teachers will be collecting individual checks for the AP Exam Registration. Registration forms will be filled out in their classrooms where students will select if they are or are not registering for an exam. At this time individual checks will be collected by teachers. Please do not return registration forms or checks to the Counseling Office.

PCEF Testing Fees Application- click here

AP Registration PowerPoint from January 12, 2017 Parent Meeting- click here

2017 AP Exam Schedule

May 1st:

8 am: Chemistry and Environmental Science
12 pm: Psychology

May 2nd:

8 am: Computer Science A and Spanish Language and Culture
12 pm: Art History and Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 3rd:

8 am: English Literature and Composition
12 pm: Japanese Language and Culture and Physics 2: Algebra-Based

May 4th:

8 am: US Government and Politics
12 pm: Chinese Language and Culture and Seminar

May 5th:

8 am: German Language and Culture and US History
12 pm: Computer Science Principles
*Studio Art portfolios due by 8 pm*

May 8th:

8 am: Biology and Music Theory
12 pm: Physics C: Mechanics
2 pm: Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

May 9th:

8 am: Calculus AB and Calculus BC
12 pm: French Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture

May 10th:

8 am: English Language and Composition
12 pm: Italian Language and Culture and Macroeconomics

May 11th:

8 am: Comparative Government and Politics and World History
12 pm: Statistics

May 12th:

8 am: Human Geography and Microeconomics
12 pm: European History and Latin

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