ANNOUNCEMENT

Students are automatically registered to take the AP exam at the end of the course. (Students who elect to take the district/school cumulative end-of-course exam instead of the AP exam must complete the following form via Microsoft Office 365 entitled AP Alternate Assessment form before September 30, 2019 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tm3mWBshN0q36A72lnQgwWp9k_l77nFEmAtyD2cq5I1UNTJPTVU0Mzg1RlNWOU5BVDYzVlVXTTlNMi4u).

 

For detailed registration information click here http://burke.ops.org/Portals/0/AP%20Registration%20TR%202019.pdf?ver=2019-09-15-124709-633

AP INFORMATION

 

Dear Burke AP student, parents/guardians,

 Welcome to the AP 2019/20 school year. There are many exciting new changes that I want you to be made aware of up front. These changes are national and, to stay in compliance with The College Board, we must make these changes in our program.

NEW AP Student supports for 2019-20: Please make sure you have your AP/College Board account username and password to be able to access your online supports for AP courses. For more information about how to do this, please use the links below and read more about what your AP student needs to do to access their account information:

-Each AP student should have ONE AP College Board account. Students need to go to https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/

-General questions are answered here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help

-If your student needs help with this process, contact The College Board for Students and Parents 1-888-225-5427 or email at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org

 Starting September 5, your student was given a Join Code specific to the AP Course and section at Burke High School. They use their AP Student username and password to access the dashboard. AP teachers helped students join the appropriate course to access supports for the 2019-20 school year.

 CHANGES for 2019-20:

Once students access the AP course online with a join code September 5-13, 2019:

1.      Students automatically gain access to online supports for the AP course and its skills/materials https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/ap-2019

2.      Students are automatically registered to take the AP exam at the end of the course. (Students who elect to take the district/school cumulative end-of-course exam instead of the AP exam must complete the following form via Microsoft Office 365 entitled AP Alternate Assessment form before September 30, 2019    Form Link if you Choose to not take AP exam).

3.      The cost of AP exams remains $99. Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch pay $30 thanks to a College Board reduction and support from the Omaha Public School District. All payments for AP exams will be due first semester using a secure Total Registration site starting on September 16, 2019.  Parents/guardians/students pay using credit/debit/check or money order to this company.  The cost of an AP exam is still $99 for all exams except AP Seminar. Seminar cost is $147. Exams will be taken in May 2020.

4.      After October 19, 2019 and through November 1, 2019, a $10 late fee will be assessed for each exam not registered for and paid for in Total Registration.

5.      Students who pay for an AP Exam and do not take it are NOT refunded any portion of the exam fee and are assessed a $25 fine which must be paid before they receive a diploma or transcripts. In very specific circumstances, outlined by the College Board, a student may be allowed to sit for a late exam.

6.      For Dual Enrolled students, the cost of the AP exam is covered by UNO or Midland University. (Again, students who do not wish to take the AP exam must complete the Microsoft 365 form entitled AP Exam Alternate Assessment Request before September 30, 2019.)

7.      Dual Enrolled students who do not complete the AP Alternate Assessment Request and/or who do not show up for the exam, will be assessed $25 on their Burke fine account.

 

Date / Task

September 5-13, 2019
Students sign up for AP supports in My Classroom using join codes given by teacher
September 18, 2019 (7:15-8:00 pm)
Burke Dual/College Credit Night at Open House in the Burke Auditorium
September 5-30, 2019
Students must contact AP Coordinator via Microsoft Office 365 form if they do not elect to take the AP Exam in May 2020 by Sept. 30, 2019
Form Link if you Choose to not take AP exam
September 16-October 18
All students who are taking the AP College Board exam(s) will log in to Total Registration and pay for the exams ordered without any late fees.
October 1-11, 2019
AP Coordinator will contact students via Office 365 email to confirm the decision to take a school/district end-of-course exam if the Alternate Assessment form has been filled in by the student.
October 19-November 1, 2019
Students/families will be assessed a $10 late fee for each exam they do not sign up and pay for via Total Registration.
November/December 2019
Students/families will be notified via Total Registration and/or U.S. Mail about their remaining AP exam balance to be paid in full on or before January 6, 2020.
January 6, 2020
All AP exam balances must be paid in full. If balance remains in My AP Classroom and/or Total Registration, the amount will be moved the Burke High School Fine accounts. Must be paid in full before graduation and diploma will be released to student.
May 4-15, 2020
Students take AP Exams. Students who registered, but did not show up for an exam are assessed a $25 fee. Students who did not register for an exam must take the AP Alternate Assessment designed by OPS that is included in the Burke final grade.
Form link to opt out of the AP Exam

 

Summary of AP Changes:

  • Exams are ordered and paid for in the fall
  • Students must register online for each AP course using a Join Code
  • Students NOT taking the College Board AP exam must complete the AP Alternate Assessment form by Sept. 30
  • Late registration fee was changed from $25 to $10
  • No exams will be ordered after November 1, 2019
  • Students will have access to additional resources online

What has stayed the same:

  •  Taking the AP Exam is good for students
  •  The AP Exam costs $99 (Seminar is $147)
  •  Student may earn college credit based on their AP scores
  •  Dual Enrollment covers the cost of the AP Exam. The ACE or OPS Dual Enrollment grant will cover the cost of DE for students eligible for F/R lunch or have other documentable expense. Students must complete an ACE application for each institution and semester they wish to request financial support.
  •  Students not showing up for an ordered exam pay a $25 fine.

 

I look forward to a new year of great opportunities for students to grow and succeed using the new supports from The College Board alongside of our amazing AP teachers.

Respectfully,

Jane Luethge
AP Coordinator Burke High School
Jane.Luethge@ops.org

 

 

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.

 

For more information, please contact:

Primary Contact: Kelly Malone
Dual Enrollment
UNO
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-3832
Email dualenroll@enrollmunomaha.edu
Website https://dualenroll.unomaha.edu
Burke Contact Jane Luethge
(402) 557-3269
Email Jane.Luethge@ops.org
Midland University Andy Soper
soper@midlandu.edu
Supervisor Secondary Partnerships Jeremy Nielson
(531) 299-9505
jeremy.nielsen@ops.org

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AP Courses offered at Burke 2019-2020 (34)

AP Capstone

Arts

English

History and Social Science

Math and Computer Science

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AP World Languages and Cultures

*Dual Enrolled with UNO
**Dual Enrolled with Midland