AP Class Information

Poway High School 2021-22

What is AP?

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.

  • Each AP course is modeled on a comparable introductory college course in the subject. Learn how AP courses are developed.
  • Each course culminates in a standardized college-level assessment, or AP Exam.
  • AP Exams are given in May each year at testing locations all over the world.
  • Schools must be authorized by the AP Course Audit to offer approved AP courses and use the AP designation.

AP Agreement

Please choose AP classes carefully. AP classes are a year long commitment and once an AP class has been requested, student/parent requests to drop or change the class are not guaranteed to be honored. The AP Agreement must be signed and turned in before enrollment in an AP course.

2021-22 AP Classes at PHS

AP Course Current Teacher

AP Biology 3-4 Chrispeels, Arno

AP Calculus AB 1-2 Adam, Michelle

AP Calculus BC 1-2 Zeis, Kyle

AP Chemistry 3-4 Manly, Tony

AP Computer Science A 1-2 Woldseth, Kelly

AP Computer Science Principles 1-2 Woldseth, Kelly

AP English Language 1-2 (APEL) 11th grade McMillan, Katie Woodward, Andrea

AP English Literature 1-2 12th grade Rangel, Erica

AP Environmental Science 1-2 Van Pelt, Sharla

AP European History 1-2 10th grade Talley, Robert

AP French Language 7-8 Dugo, Milena

AP German Language 7-8 Bringman, Elliott

AP Government & Politics 1-2 12th grade Waasted, Jacob

AP Human Geography 1-2 McKee, Jordan

AP Physics C: Mech 1-2 Casey-O'Brien, Lisa

AP Psychology 1-2 Ambort, Breezy Cook, Daniel

AP Spanish Language 1-2 Tovar, Julie

AP Spanish Literature 1-2 Wagenveld, Mike

AP Statistics 1-2 Sebastian, Susan

AP Studio Art: 2D 1-2 (Photography) Jaffe, Aaron

AP Studio Art: 3D 1-2 (Ceramics) Parr, Todd

AP Studio Art: Drawing 1-2 Hensey, Heidi

AP U.S. History 1-2 (APUSH) 11th grade Lewis, Curtis


Your AP teacher will give you a join code so you can join their class section online. You’ll receive a unique code for each AP class you’re taking and will need to enter each separately. If you’re only taking an exam without taking the corresponding course, the process will be the same, but you’ll get the join code from the AP coordinator at the school where you’ll be taking the exam.

  • Get your join code(s). Your AP teacher will give you a join code so you can join their class section online. You’ll receive a unique code for each AP class you’re taking and will need to enter each separately.
  • Sign in to My AP. Use your College Board username and password to sign in to My AP. This is the same login you use to access your AP scores, PSAT/NMSQT scores, or register for the SAT—or that you used to access My AP last year. If you’ve never had a College Board account, you can create one via the Sign Up link.
  • Choose to join a course. Click the Join a Course or Exam button.
  • Enter your join code. Enter the join code your teacher gave you and click Submit.
  • Check the course information. Make sure the information that comes up is for the course you are taking. If it is, click Yes.
  • Fill out registration information. If this is your first time joining a class, you’ll need to provide some additional information. You only have to do this once.

Join Your AP Class Section

College Board Account Issues

Help for Signing In to and Signing Up for a College Board Account:


When are AP Exams?

This school year, AP Exams will be held May 2-13. Registration dates listed in the next section.
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When do I register for my AP Exam?

When you register for your AP Exam depends upon the AP class you are taking. The list of registration dates is below.
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How do I register for the AP Exams?

Step 1: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Exam Groups on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org to activate the exam order and complete the process. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (See FAQs for more details.) Students join the AP Class with a Join Code (access code) and to activate the exam set their Exam Decision Indicator to ‘Yes.’

Step 2: Submit Exam Fees – To indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, submit exam fees between September 4 and October, 2021 via the following link: Submit AP® Exam Payment

AP® Exam Test Site Security Regulations
AP® Exam FAQs

AP Fee Reduction

Students who qualify may have a portion of their exam paid for. To apply for a fee reduction, CLICK HERE for the application, then turn in your application and proof that you qualify (Examples of proof: government agency documents - Dept. of Social Services/SSA, most recently filed federal income tax return, free/reduced-price meal verification letter) to Jodie Hughes in the Counseling Office or scanned documents to johughes@powayusd.com. The qualifications can be found on page two of the application.

When are AP Scores Released?

Scores become available in July. Some scores take longer to process due to later testing or other circumstances (e.g., late arrival of testing materials or extra time needed to match records). If students don’t receive them by Sept. 1, have them contact AP Services.

How do I get my AP Scores?

College Board Account

To retrieve your AP Exam Scores, you will need to use the same College Board account that was used to sign up for the exams.

If you have trouble accessing an account, you can troubleshoot the problems using the College Board Help Site: https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help

Retrieving AP Scores

You will receive more information on accessing scores when you get your AP Exam Pack. Be sure to keep that information for when you will get the scores in July.

Helpful Tips

  • Students must use their College Board account in order to access their AP scores online at apscore.org.
  • If they’ve forgotten their username or password, they can recover them.
  • Students shouldn’t create a new account if they already have one. Duplicate accounts can cause delays in getting AP scores. They should sign in with the same account they used to register and enroll in AP class sections.
  • If a student changes their email address, it’s important that they update it in their account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will colleges see my AP score?

It depends. Any colleges you selected to receive your scores in the information section on your exam will see your scores. If you want to add a college after the exam, you can do so through your College Board account. If you filled out the portion of the AP Exam that grants College Board permission to send your information to colleges and scholarship programs, they may send you promotional materials intended for recruitment, but your specific scores will not be reported to those colleges.

What is a good AP Score?

AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. A score of 5, meaning the student is extremely well qualified to receive college credit for that course, is the highest score. A score of 4 means the student is well qualified and a score of 3 indicates that the student is qualified. Colleges prefer different scores, so if you are looking to send the scores to a college, check their preferences first.

Will a good AP Score make me graduate college early?

Once again, this will depend on the college. Some schools will take an AP exam score and apply it as credit for the class. Some schools will say it meets the credit for a specific class, but still require another class to meet that requirement. And, some schools do not take AP credits. It is a good idea to research your desired colleges to find out what kind of credits you can earn.

Summer Assignments

Some AP classes at PHS have assignments due the first day of school. You can find the list of summer assignments on the main page of the Library website.

AP Contacts

Coordinator/Counselor: Christy Brown

Coordinator/Assistant Principal: Aaron Little

Fee Reductions: Jodie Hughes