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  • Why Advanced Placement?

    High school students across the country and around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement. AP can give you:

    • A Head Start in High School
      • Get a taste of college-level work while developing the academic skills you’ll need for college success. You might even discover your career path.
    • An Edge in College
      • Your AP Exam scores can earn you college credit before you set foot on campus—and let you skip introductory college courses.

     In North Carolina, the fee for an AP exam is paid by the Department of Public Instruction for any student enrolled in an AP course. Course are available to students in Onslow County at all 8 high schools, the North Carolina Virtual Public School or the Onslow Virtual Academy.  Students who earn a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam earn college credit at all NC University System Schools as well as at many other colleges and universities. 

    For COVID-19 Advanced Placement Updates please go to the following website: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule.  The site will provide students and parents with information regarding the exam schedule, make-up exam schedule, test format, units of study being tested for each course, and a list of resources and supports provided by College Board. 

    For an updated "AP At-Home Testing Schedule" please scroll to the bottom of this page.

    Advanced Placement courses are offered at all Onslow County High Schools.  In NC, the exam fee for AP courses is paid for any student enrolled in an AP course.  Students who earn a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam earn college credit at any NC University System School as well as at many other schools.  

    COVID-19 Advanced Placement Update:

    For details on the types of questions and the material on each exam, please visit (click the + sign beside the course name to view all details): 


    For an updated "AP At-Home Testing Schedule" please scroll to the bottom of this page.


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  • Top 10 Image  COVID-19 Advanced Placement Update

    1. Each exam is 45 minutes in length
    2. Each exam is to be available to be taken from home (if we are back in school, we will work out those details)
    3. Each exam assumes open notes and open books
    4. Most exams will have one or two prompts for your response
    5. A variety of resources will be used to help ensure test security
    6. No exam requires the “Lock-Down” browser
    7. Simulations to allow students to view the upload process will be provided by College Board
    8. Each student registered for an exam will receive an email with access information
    9. Your teacher will receive a copy of your responses by May 26th
    10. You will amaze and impress the College Board with your abilities
  • AP Testing Schedule (Spring 2020)- Updated due to COVID-19

    Day and Date




    Monday, May 11

    Physics C: Mechanics

    Physics C: Elec & Mag

    US Gov. and Politics

    Tuesday, May 12


    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC*

    Human Geography

    Wednesday, May 13

    Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    English Lit & Comp

    European History

    Thursday, May 14

    Spanish Lit and Culture


    Physics 1: Algebra Based

    Friday, May 15

    Art History

    United States History

    Computer Science A

    Monday, May 18

    Chinese Lang & Culture


    Environmental Science

    Tuesday, May 19

    Music Theory


    Japanese or Italian Language and Culture

    Wednesday, May 20

    German Lang & Culture

    English Lang & Comp


    Thursday, May 21

    French Lang & Culture

    World History: Modern


    Friday, May 22

    Comparative Gov & Pol


    Spanish Lang & Culture

    *Calculus BC will not result in a score for Calculus AB this year.
      Students may request to move to Calculus AB for testing.

    For direct access to the College Board and updates, please visit https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap-exam-schedule