Laurel Springs teacher Mike Mendez said this about AP exams: “One key to success [success = an AP exam score of 3 or higher] is completing the AP course at least three weeks prior to the exam in May, and then doing extensive review including lots of practice exams and free response questions.”
All Advanced Placement students received communications earlier in the school year that encouraged registration by no later than February 28, 2014. Laurel Springs School’s AP Coordinator sets such an early date to get the process completed early, as the process takes more time for students who do not attend school where the AP exams are administered. The actual deadline is March 17, 2014. Do not wait until then — if you have not already registered, target no later than March 14 as your completed registration.
Here is how the Laurel Springs school code should be used when you take your AP exams at another school:
- You will fill out AP pre-exam information at your selected school. Often, the school will ask that all students come in on an earlier day to compelte this process.
- Since you are taking your AP course at Laurel Springs, you will use the Laurel Springs school code even if LSS is not your official School of Record (SOR). Be reminded that you cannot register as a home-schooled student (this deadline has passed). Our school code is 052256.
- You will insert the LSS school code under the online provider item on your AP Exam pre-registration form. In the event that LSS does not appear on that listing, you will still use the LSS school code unless you did manage to register as a home-schooled student since LSS is not your School of Record.
We encourage our students to take one or more AP National Exams administered each year in May. All students and families have received the 2013-14 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents. Download and read the guide again if need be.
We have sent several informative emails to our AP students. If you did not receive these emails, contact Xandra Oney-Raad, Laurel Springs School’s Coordinator.