IUSD high schools offer a comprehensive program that includes a variety of options for the advanced learner. Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, Career and Technical, Elective, Athletic, Art, and Club program options exist to build an individualized academic plan for each student. GATE identification is not required to access any high school course option.



As one component of our Advanced Placement Program, IUSD administers AP Examinations at each of our High Schools. A table of the specific AP Exams offered at each of our schools is available as a resource for the community below. Annual registration and sales for exams begin at the end of February and run through mid-March. IUSD provides priority registration to students currently attending IUSD High Schools. AP Examinations will be available to residents of Irvine City as well as students outside of our city boundaries based on space and availability. Students that qualify for a Free and Reduced rate should complete the document below and submit it to their school site. While we strive to keep this posting current, please note that changes made be made to the AP Exam Process throughout the year. Please contact each school site directly to register for exams.

Advanced Placement Exams Spring 2019

Financial Assistance Information
Irvine High School AP Exam Information
Northwood High School AP Exam Information
Portola High School AP Exam Information
San Joaquin High School AP Exam Information
University High School AP Exam Information
Woodbridge High School AP Exam Information


  1. My IUSD 9th grade student is interested in taking an AP Exam this year. How do I proceed?

    Email the Gifted and Advanced Learner Department at VictoriaVosbigian@iusd.org with the following information: Student’s legal name, ID number, grade level, school site of attendance, and AP exams requested. She will then schedule a phone appointment to discuss your request with the department coordinator. Please note: students currently enrolled in 9th grade AP Human Geography at Woodbridge High School do not need to contact our department. They may register for the AP exam per Woodbridge’s registration process. 

  2. My IUSD 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student is interested in taking an AP Exam this year. How do I proceed?

    Review the Advanced Placement Exams 2019 list above for exam availability within IUSD. Then, contact your student’s High School directly to obtain registration details.

  3. My 9th grade student does not attend an IUSD school. Can they register for an AP Exam through IUSD?

    IUSD does not offer AP exam registration to non-IUSD student in 9th grade or below. Please see FAQ question number 4 (below) for further resources.

  4. What if I’m Home-Schooled or at a school that doesn’t offer AP?

    You MAY be able to take the AP Exam by arranging to test at a participating school.

    Contact AP Services (888) 225-5427 no later than March 1 to get the names and telephone numbers of local, participating AP coordinators willing to test outside students.  
    Call the AP coordinators identified by AP Services no later than March 15. When calling coordinators to arrange testing, make sure to tell them you are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to homeschooled students or students from schools that do not offer AP Exams. If you attend a school that doesn’t offer AP, you should not use the school code for the school where you are testing. Instead, make sure to use your own school’s code so your exam score(s) will be reported to your school. Obtain your school’s six-digit code from your principal or school counselor before exam day. If you are home-schooled, use the state or international home-school/self-study code that will be given to you on the day of the exam.

Possible Testing Sites:
St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower) (562) 920-1734
Canyon HS (Anaheim) (714) 532-8000
El Modena HS (Orange) (714) 997-6242
Ontario Christian HS (Ontario) (909) 984-1756
Magnolia Science Academy (Santa Ana) (714) 497-0115