AP INFORMATION

 

 

 AP Family Letter
AP Student Checklist


Dear Burke AP student and parents/guardians, 

Welcome to the AP 2021-2022 school year. This letter is full of vital information for you to go over together as you make plans to earn college credits through exam in your Advanced Placement class(es). Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses. Burke High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn a student college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.  

To learn more about dual enrollment opportunities associated with some of our AP courses, we invite students, parents, and families to attend our Dual Enrollment Family Night on Thursday, September 2nd from 6 – 7pm in the Burke Auditorium.  

Benefits of taking the AP Exam 

  • With a qualifying AP exam score, students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both.  Individual colleges and universities grant course credit and placement.  Visit www.collegeboard.org/ap/creditpolicy OR visit the website of your college of interest to search their AP credit policy. 
  • Know you’re ready for college – AP exams provide you with confirmation of the college-level knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom. 
  • Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic achievement in college.  The exam is part of the AP experience. 
  • Earn AP Scholar Awards – students who demonstrate exemplary achievement on three or more exams are recognized as AP Scholars

Required before September 3rd, 2021  

For the spring 2022 AP exams, students at Burke will be registering online through AP Classroom. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Starting the week of August 30th, your student will be given a Join Code that is specific to the AP course and section at Burke High School. They will need to use their AP Student username and   password to access the dashboard.  AP teachers will help students join the appropriate course to access supports for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Every student must sign up for an AP/College Board account before September 3rd to be able to access the online supports.   

In addition to activating their course, indicating their exam intentions (yes or no for the May 2022 exam) students will also automatically gain access to online supports for the AP course and its skills/materials. 

AP Exam Cost 

  • The cost of an AP exam is $96 for all exams except AP Seminar and AP Research.  Seminar and Research’s exams are $147.  You will be assessed a one-time fee of $4 per registration. 
    • For example: one AP exam = $100; two AP exams = $196 
  • Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch pay $30 thanks to a College Board reduction and support from the Omaha Public School District.  

NOTES:  

o   For Dual Enrolled students at UNO and/or Midland, the cost of the AP exam is covered through by UNO and Midland.  You must indicate in TR that you are dual enrolled and for which courses.  Once UNO and Midland contact AP Coordinator Laura Gaunt with accepted students, she will waive AP fees.  You will NOT need to pay for these AP exams on Total Registration. 

o   If you fill out and receive confirmation of an ACE Scholarship, you will NOT pay on Total Registration for the exam in your AP class(es.) 

Burke High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch can receive financial aid.  For more information regarding the ACE Scholarship, please see Mrs. Hope Smejkal in the Counselor’s Office or the ACE Scholarship website https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/CCPE-ACE/Account/Login

Exam Payment Process 

  • All payments for AP exams will be due using a secure Total Registration site. Parents, guardians, and/or students pay using credit/debit/check or money order to this company.   
  • Online exam payment/registration will begin Monday, August 30th at 12:01AM.  Payment is due by Monday, October 4th at 11:59PM.   
  • Payments made between Tuesday, October 5th and Friday, October 25th will be assessed a $10 late fee per exam.   
  • Registration closes Monday, October 25th at 11:59PM. 
  • In order to register, students should use the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/281716 to register.   
  • To complete, students must answer all required questions.  We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered and paid for. 
  • Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing the payment.  Payments will not be accepted at the school. 

Important Notes Regarding Exam Payments/Refunds 

  • Monday, November 8th is the last day to cancel an AP exam and receive a full refund.  To request a refund, students MUST complete the “AP Exam Opt-Out” form from Mrs. Gaunt.
  • Friday, December 3rd is the last day to cancel an AP exam and receive a partial refund.  To request a refund, students MUST complete the “AP Exam Opt-Out” form from Mrs. Gaunt.
  • No AP Exam request for cancellations will be accepted after Friday December 3rd, 2021.  After December 3rd, the full cost of the exam will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian/student, an AP Exam will be ordered, and a refund will NOT be issued. The fee will go on the student's Burke Fine Account and must be paid in full prior to graduation to receive a diploma. 
  • Students who pay for an AP Exam and do not take it are NOT refunded any portion of the exam cost and are assessed a $25 fine which must be paid before they receive a diploma or transcripts. 

Exam Schedule 

  • Students who register for AP exams are required to take the exam on the date and time indicated, as determined by the College Board.  Requests to take exams at times other than those indicated cannot be honored. 
  • In very specific circumstances outline by the College Board a student may be allowed to sit for a late exam.  Specific information will be shared during spring semester. 
  • Exams will be taken in May 2022 – see included calendar for additional information.  Specific details and testing locations will be announced during spring semester. 
  • Because there are no exceptions to AP’s national schedule, some exams will extend BEFORE or AFTER school hours.  Be sure to plan transportation, after school activities, and work commitments.  NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED LATE OR DISMISSED EARLY.   
  • If you are ordering 2 exams schedule for the same time, please contact AP Coordinator Mrs. Gaunt. 

AP Exam Accommodations 

Students must be pre-approved by the College Board for extra time, extra breaks, and other accommodations.  See https://accommodations.collegeboard.org for information.  If you have any questions about exam accommodations, please contact Nadine Reyes, Burke Counselor and SSD Exam Coordinator (at nadine.reyes@ops.org) and/or Megan Towey, Burke Special Education Department Head (at megan.towey@ops.org).  Ms. Reyes and Ms. Towey will be in touch with eligible students during September, October, and November 2021.  The deadline to request accommodations is Friday, December 10th, 2021.  

Attached with this letter is a graphic of the important dates and tasks for AP exam registration and dual enrollment.  It synthesizes the information presented here in this letter.   

Please contact me if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to seeing you at Burke’s Dual Enrollment Family Night on Thursday, September 2nd from 6 – 7pm in the Burke Auditorium.
 

Laura Gaunt 
Burke AP Coordinator and Dual Enrollment Coordinator 
Email: laura.gaunt@ops.org  
Office Phone: (531) 299-6844 
Burke AP/DE Twitter: @BurkeAPDE1 
Burke Website: https://burke.ops.org/ 

AP Family Letter
AP Student Checklist
Total Registration How-To
Burke AP Exam Opt Out Form

AP Exam Cost 

  • The cost of an AP exam is $96 for all exams except AP Seminar and AP Research.  Seminar and Research’s exams are $147.  You will be assessed a one-time fee of $4 per registration. 
  • For example: one AP exam = $100; two AP exams = $196 
  • Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch pay $30 thanks to a College Board reduction and support from the Omaha Public School District.  
  • NOTES:  
  • For Dual Enrolled students at UNO and/or Midland, the cost of the AP exam is covered through by UNO and Midland.  You must indicate in TR that you are dual enrolled and for which courses.  Once UNO and Midland contact AP Coordinator Laura Gaunt with accepted students, she will waive AP fees.  You will NOT need to pay for these AP exams on Total Registration. 
  • If you fill out and receive confirmation of an ACE Scholarship, you will NOT pay on Total Registration for the exam in your AP class(es.) 
  • Burke High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch can receive financial aid.  For more information regarding the ACE Scholarship, please see Mrs. Hope Smejkal in the Counselor’s Office or the ACE Scholarship website https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/CCPE-ACE/Account/Login

 

Exam Payment Process 

  • All payments for AP exams will be due using a secure Total Registration site. Parents, guardians, and/or students pay using credit/debit/check or money order to this company.   
  • Online exam payment/registration will begin Monday, August 30th at 12:01AM.  Payment is due by Monday, October 4th at 11:59PM.   
  • Payments made between Tuesday, October 5th and Friday, October 25th will be assessed a $10 late fee per exam.   
  • Registration closes Monday, October 25th at 11:59PM. 
  • In order to register, students should use the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/281716 to register.   
  • To complete, students must answer all required questions.  We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered and paid for. 
  • Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing the payment.  Payments will not be accepted at the school. 


Important Notes Regarding Exam Payments/Refunds 

  • Monday, November 8th is the last day to cancel an AP exam and receive a full refund.  To request a refund, students MUST complete the “AP Exam Opt-Out” form from Mrs. Gaunt. 
  • Friday, December 3rd is the last day to cancel an AP exam and receive a partial refund.  To request a refund, students MUST complete the “AP Exam Opt-Out” form from Mrs. Gaunt. 
  • No AP Exam request for cancellations will be accepted after Friday December 3rd, 2021.  After December 3rd, the full cost of the exam will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian/student, an AP Exam will be ordered, and a refund will NOT be issued. The fee will go on the student's Burke Fine Account and must be paid in full prior to graduation to receive a diploma. 
  • Students who pay for an AP Exam and do not take it are NOT refunded any portion of the exam cost and are assessed a $25 fine which must be paid before they receive a diploma or transcripts. 

 

Will my future college / university accept my AP credit?

As an Advanced Placement student, it is important to obtain accurate information to answer this question. Ask college / university admissions representatives when visiting your junior or early senior year or on their websites. The College Board has links to many universities AP Credit Policy page. That site is: www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy


Students with Disabilities

The College Board encourages all students who are willing to accept the challenge or a rigorous academic curriculum to be considered for AP courses and exams. Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on an AP Exam. These accommodations include extended time, interpreter services, enlarged print, and vocalized exams. Burke's Special Testing Coordinator must submit an Eligibility Form for each student requesting accommodations. Coordinators may not provide testing accommodations for students with disabilities until the College Board has approved these students Eligibility Forms.


AP Scholar Awards

Each autumn, the AP Program offers several Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Although there is no monetary award, in addition to receiving an award certificate, this achievement is acknowledged on any grade report that is sent to colleges the following fall. For more information about the AP Scholar Award, visit: www.collegeboard.com


AP Awards Information

Award Requirements
AP Scholar Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or move of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
AP State Scholar   Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
National AP Scholar Granted to students in the United States who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

 

Burke High School AP Coordinator and Dual Enrollment Coordinator – Laura Gaunt

  • Email: laura.gaunt@ops.org
  • Office Phone: (531) 299-6844
  • Burke AP/DE Twitter: @BurkeAPDE1
  • Burke Website: https://burke.ops.org/

    Advanced Placement Teachers for 2021 – 2022

 

Last Name

First Name

AP Course

Email

Alberts

Christopher

AP Biology

christopher.alberts@ops.org

Ambriz

Elizabeth

AP Spanish Language and Culture

elizabeth.ambriz@ops.org

Anderson

Brian

AP 2-D/3-D Art & AP Drawing

brian.anderson@ops.org

Boltinghouse

Barb

AP Art History, AP US History, AP Research

Barbara.boltinghouse@ops.org

Brubaker

Kyle

AP Music Theory

Kyle.brubaker@ops.org

Bryant

Kristi

AP English Language and Composition

Kristi.bryant@ops.org

Christensen

Brooke

AP French Language and Culture

Brooke.christensen@ops.org

Dalton

Page

AP Psychology

Page.dalton@ops.org

Davidson

Duncan

AP Computer Science A

Duncan.davidson@ops.org

Fisher

Cody

AP US Government

Cody.fisher@ops.org

Foley

Barb

AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics

Barbara.foley@ops.org

Hale

Michael

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2

Michael.hale@ops.org

Hamik

Ashley

AP Chemistry

Ashley.hamik@ops.org

Jolkowski

Jessica

AP Statistics

Jessica.jolkowski@ops.org

McNair

Abbey

AP World History: Modern and AP Geography

Abbey.mcnair@ops.org

Razor

Anthony

AP World History: Modern, AP Geography, and AP European History

Anthony.razor@ops.org

Steele

Joseph

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C Mechanics, and AP Calculus BC

Joseph.steele@ops.org

Stover

Lee

AP Environmental Science

Lee.stover@ops.org

Vanness

Hunter

AP Computer Science Principles

Hunter.vaness@ops.org

Wilson

Claire

AP Calculus AB

Claire.wilson@ops.org



AP COURSES OFFERED AT BURKE 2021 - 2022 (33) 

AP Capstone Diploma

  • · AP Seminar
  • · AP Research

Arts

  • · Art History*
  • · 2-D Art and Design*
  • · 3-D Art and Design*
  • · Drawing*
  • · Music Theory

English

  • · English Language and Composition ***
  • · English Literature and Composition*
  • History and Social Sciences
  • · European History**
  • · Human Geography*
  • · Macroeconomics
  • · Microeconomics
  • · Psychology
  • · US Government and Politics*
  • · US History/APUSH Cohort
  • · World History: Modern**

Math and Computer Science

  • · Calculus AB*
  • · Calculus BC*
  • · Statistics*
  • · Computer Science A*
  • · Computer Science Principles

Science

  • · Biology*
  • · Chemistry**
  • · Environmental Science*
  • · Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • · Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • · Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*
  • · Physics C: Mechanics*
  • World Languages and Cultures
  • · French Language and Culture*
  • · Spanish Language and Culture

*Dual Enrolled with UNO
**Dual Enrolled with Midland
***Dual Enrolled with MCC

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