Preparing for AP exams

Giovanni Lopez

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

AP exams have started and the big change is that most of them are paper and pencil.

The AP exams and their date and starting time are the following

  • Biology, May 11 at 12 p.m.
  • Calculus AB, May 9 at 8 a.m.
  • Calculus BC, May 9 at 8 a.m. 
  • Chemistry, May 2 at 12 p.m.
  • Computer Science A, May 4 at 12 p.m. 
  • Computer Science Principles, May 9 at 12 p.m.
  • English Language and Composition, May 10 at 8 a.m.
  • English Literature and Composition, May 4 at 8 a.m.
  • Environmental Science, May 3 at 8 a.m. 
  • Music Theory, May 13 at 8 a.m.
  • Physics, May 12 at 12 p.m.
  • Spanish Language and Culture, May 11 at 8 a.m.
  • Statistics, May 5 at 12 p.m. 
  • United States Government and Politics, May 2 at 8 a.m. 
  • United States History, May 6 at 8 a.m.
  • World History, May 12 at 8 a.m.

Instead of all the AP exams being digital, only two are going to be held digitally such as the English Literature and Composition and World History.  

”Collegeboard asked us last year if we would be interested, I think for a pilot opportunity,” said Alyssa Pinedo, PAM counselor. “So with Mr.Dovaltian’s approval, we got approved to offer those two exams only, to be digital.”

Students are assigned a specific room they are to go to on the day of their AP Exam. To check the assigned room ,whether the exam is standard or digital, and start time and date,  a roster was posted by Pinedo on the Hollywood High School College Center page to provide the information. The roster is continually being updated and edited, so make sure to check the morning of the AP exam for any last minute changes. 

For students who have exams starting in the morning , they are asked to arrive at school before 8 a.m. Specifically, be in your assigned AP testing room by 7:55 a.m. It is advised to make arrangements to coordinate transportation to arrive on time for the AP exam day. 

In order to be prepared for the day of the exam, students need to bring their student ID, pencils, pens (blue or black ink), a Chromebook with the AP testing app(for digital testing) called “CB Digital Exams”, and an approved calculator. Calculators will NOT be provided, but the Math department/teachers can be asked to borrow one for the day. Additionally, students are allowed to bring snacks and water.  

For the students taking the English Literature and Composition and World History, they should log in to the “CB Digital Exams” with their CollegeBoard account and PRACTICE to prepare for the digital exam before the test day. 

“What I’m doing is mainly focusing on the class and the materials they teach us and maybe in my free time, get an understanding as to how the exam is going to be like” said Luis Martinez, an NMA junior as he prepares for his exam. 

In case of absence due to unforeseen circumstances, let Kevin Clanin, assistant principal, know as soon as possible so arrangements for a late exam can be made. 

 As for breakfast, it will be available in the cafeteria by 7:30 a.m. 

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