Advanced Placement

Long High School encourages all students to challenge themselves every year. The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both at many colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world. By earning college credit in high school and skipping introductory courses in college, your child can save time and money as they work toward a college degree.

AP Timeline

September - October 16th: Students join portal with class join codes

Friday, October 13th, 3rd pd:  Attend AP Assembly in the LRHS Auditorium (Passes will be sent to your AP teachers prior to October 13th.)

November 10th: DEADLINE to make/confirm exam decisions and pay for exams

October 12th – November 11th: Pay exam fees after receiving an invoice through My School Bucks. Payment can be made via cash, check or through My School Bucks. (More information to be posted on this page before Oct. 12th.)

November 11th – March 15th: Late exam registration ($40 late fee charged)

January 18th: Deadline for Accommodations Request & Required Documentation

May 6-17, 2024: AP Exam window   

Exams scheduled for May 14, 2023 (Primary Election Day) will be taken during the make-up window. (English Lang and Comp, African American Studies, Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism) 

AP Registration Information

The Registration period for the 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams is open.  The exams are scheduled for May 6-10 & May 13-17, 2024. To take the assessments, you must register for a College Board Account and join your specific class in AP Classroom. Use the join codes that teachers gave out to connect your account with your AP course. If you are not in the AP portal and joined with your class, we cannot order a test.   

The exam fee is $98/exam. Payments will be collected from October 12th – November 10th. Any student who does not pay by November 10th will have their test selection changed from “YES” to “NO” in AP Classroom because of the order deadline set by the College Board.


Please notify Ms. Pompei, LRHS AP Coordinator ASAP if you are eligible for the Fee Waiver (FARMS).

Link to AP Fee Waiver Request

Decisions for exams must be made by November 10th. College Board fees are charged for decisions that happen after this date.

Switching from Yes to No after November 10th = $40 cancellation fee per exam
Switching from No or Undecided to Yes after November 10th = $40 late fee per exam

Please confirm your choices in AP Classroom before the November 10th deadline to avoid late fees and cancellation fees.


Test Preparation

Naviance Login -Login portal for Naviance. Scholarships listed are offered to HCPSS students who are planning to attend college. Please contact your school counselor for any questions.

Advanced Placement Overview - Main webpages for the Advanced Placement tests

Advanced Placement Exam Preparation Hints - Guidelines on preparing for AP exams.

Advanced Placement Central - Dashboard for AP exam scores, news, and exploring more about AP tests.

Courses Offered at Long Reach High

American Government AP
Art III: Portfolio Development - AP
Art IV: Personal Dir in Art Studio – AP
Biology AP
Calculus AB
Calculus C/Multivariate Calculus
Chemistry AP
Chinese AP
Computer Science Principals AP
English 11 AP Language
English 12 AP Literature
Environmental Science AP
French V - AP French Language & Culture
German IV - AP German Language & Culture
Human Geography AP
Microeconomics/Macroeconomics AP
Photography III: Personal Dir in Photo-AP
Photography II: Portfolio Dev- AP
Physics I AP
Physics C: Mechanics
Psychology AP
Statistics AP
Spanish V - AP Spanish Language
United States History AP
World History AP

Reasons to take Advanced Placement and College Credit Courses

“AP opens the doors for students to show…that they can be competitive.”

“When colleges review transcripts and see AP courses…they know that students have challenged themselves. They know that they are really pushing themselves.”

“Many students may be the 1st ones in their family to graduate from high school and have the hopes and dreams of attending college.”

“AP courses level the playing field, and you can see it in the students. They recognize it and think ‘I can do this work as long as I’m willing to commit myself to work and work hard.'”

From “AP Report to the Nation”  2013