AP Newsletter

Spring 2019

Welcome to Advanced Placement at the International Academy!

A Few Words from your AP Coordinator

I am excited to share this journey with you this school year! I will be updating this newsletter each month with important AP information, announcements and resources you will not want to miss! As you begin working in your AP course(s), keep in mind AP courses are rigorous for a reason. The rich content in these courses will instill knowledge and critical thinking skills that will help prepare you to be successful in college. AP courses strengthen high school transcripts and make students more desirable during the college admission process. Due to this, the coursework is much more challenging than an average high school course, and the expectations for the students are set very high. With that said, please always remember that I believe in the power of YOU! I know that you are prepared academically and personally for the challenges AP will bring your way! If you ever have any questions, concerns or just need a pep talk please reach out to me. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Mrs. Susan Hollingsworth

Email: shollingsworth@k12.com

Skype: icadsrichardson

Phone: 703.483.7522

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Recording of AP Parent Meeting

Please click on the link and watch a recording of a previous parent meeting :).

Spring Bootcamp

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Spring Bootcamp Recordings

Session 1, February 4th @ 2pm EST Mrs. Sublett & Mrs. Sullivan

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2019-02-04.1148.M.DD75C14556725F01524E4EA4EDE2D3.vcr&sid=559

What are AP Exams? How do I register for an AP Exam? How do I succeed in an AP course? What free online resources are available to me? How to request testing accommodations?


Session 2, February 5th @ 5pm EST Mrs. Huskey

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2019-02-05.1447.M.BF001626876637F9E284ECE8BC4348.vcr&sid=559

Dissecting Free Response Questions to Get Every Last Point


Session 3, February 6th @ 1pm EST Mrs. Wyatt

Timed Writing Tips & Techniques

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2019-02-06.1039.M.A996B43B22A27B745E931FC85EA467.vcr&sid=559


Session 4, February 7th @ 2pm EST Mrs. Gordon & Mr. Lankford

Using Review Materials to Prepare. What are some strategies for multiple-choice questions? How do I interpret a writing prompt on the exam?

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2019-02-07.1146.M.A7C1705722ED4B34559A51FDCACD97.vcr&sid=559


Session 5, February 8th @11am EST Mrs. Connor & Mrs. Very

Strategies to Prepare for Your Exam/Utilizing the AP Exam Prep Courses & Signing Up for Your Exam

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2019-02-08.0847.M.57D248EA4F4026B23F3999831D0883.vcr&sid=559

Course Specific Exam Prep Sessions

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AP Macroeconomics / AP Microeconomics

AP Test Review Session

Friday, May 3rd at 9:30 am ET

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AP Fall Bootcamp Recordings

BootCamp Recording Links

Session 1 What are AP Exams? How do I register for an AP Exam? How do I succeed in an AP course? What free online resources are available to me? How to request testing accommodations?

Mrs. Sublett & Mrs. Sullivan

Recording Link: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2018-10-29.1134.M.53DC0A4E8E5D3E077AA4BA58EE9289.vcr&sid=559


Session 2 What type of student are you?

Mrs. Huskey

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2018-11-01.1453.M.085B1858C80CDD0E8060993B88E498.vcr&sid=559


Session 3 How do I write an effective thesis statement? How do I write a well-organized essay? How can I improve my writing skills for my AP exam?

Mrs. Wyatt

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2018-10-31.1046.M.F28B60BF3DC7E8D8706C4C388E51A9.vcr&sid=559


Session 4 How can I successfully learn the content in my AP course? What are some strategies for multiple-choice questions? How do I interpret a writing prompt on the exam?

Mrs. Gordon & Mrs. Wetsel

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2018-11-01.1145.M.0C7D2B9CB3833999DA7AADA15A873A.vcr&sid=559


Session 5

Time Management and Study Skills & Signing Up for Your Exam

Mrs. Connor & Mrs. Hollingsworth

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2018-11-02.0846.M.558A29F5C464B37D9F90D2A9514670.vcr&sid=559

Taking the AP Exam

K12 International Academy does not administer AP Exams. Mrs. Taylor will assist you in locating a testing site in your local area. You will be provided with more information regarding test registration as we approach the date of the exam, but you do need to know the CEEB Code and the online provider code for K12 International Academy when you register. These codes are very important!


CEEB Code: 471067 Online Provider Code: 132


The 2019 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 6 through 10 and May 13 through 17. Click here to see the 2019 AP Exam Schedule.
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Free Resources from College Board

There are many wonderful resources available on the College Board Website. Please utilize these resources, especially if you plan on sitting for the AP Exam in May. To access these resources visit the College Board homepage for students. You will be able to explore a variety of resources for your specific AP Course

Have you created your College Board account?

It is very important that all AP students create a College Board account. With a College Board account, you can access your SAT and AP scores online, and send them to colleges. You can also register for the SAT and CLEP exams, and print your SAT Admission Ticket or CLEP Registration Ticket. Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more. Click here to create your student account.

Resources for Learning Coaches

Agreeing to Exam Security Policy and Procedures

All AP students deserve a fair and uniform testing experience, whether they are taking the exam in Connecticut, California, or China. To help make this happen, the AP Program requires each and every AP student to read, agree to and follow the “Test Security and Test Administration Policies and Procedures” that appear each year in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. On exam day, before you can take your AP Exam, you will be required to sign your answer sheet, indicating that you have read through and agree to follow all the policies and procedures in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. You will also need to sign the covers of your multiple-choice and free-response booklets, affirming statements related to the security of the exam. You can access the bulletin here.

18-19 AP Exam Schedule

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Know Your CEEB Code!!!

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