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.
AP Testing Update March 27:
As students get ready for AP testing, we know there are several questions about the test itself, as well as the benefits of taking the test. All students signed up for AP exams are encouraged to continue to prepare for and take their scheduled AP test. More information on the exams and exam dates will be available from College Board on April 3. Your IUSD teachers and staff will support you in ensuring you have everything you need to take the exam.
College Board shared that colleges are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
College Board is providing a number of free test preparation resources, including free AP Review Classes. Please visit these links for more information:
Even with these supports in place for students, we understand some students may want to cancel their test. Students considering cancelation should reach out to their AP teacher(s) and school counselor after April 3, once more information is made available from College Board. Information related to cancelations will be provided once we learn more from College Board.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM INFORMATION
All IUSD students in grades ten through twelve may register for an AP Exam based on space and availability within our district. Students in grades nine and below that are not concurrently enrolled in the IUSD AP course for the exam requested must receive approval from the IUSD District Office AP Early Access Exam Committee before registering for an exam at any IUSD High School.
9th grade students only:
AP Early Exam Requests were open from January 25 - February 19, 2020. The form is now closed.
10th -12th grade students:
Contact each high school directly to register for an exam.
Financial Assistance Information
Irvine High School AP Exam Information - Current Irvine HS students
Irvine High School AP Exam Information - Non Irvine HS students
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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- My IUSD 9th grade student is interested in taking an AP Exam this year. How do I proceed?
Students in grades nine and below that are not concurrently enrolled in the IUSD AP course for the exam requested must receive approval from the IUSD District Office AP Early Access Exam Committee before registering for an exam at any IUSD High School. The AP early exam process for 2020 is now closed. 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.
- 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 2020 list above for exam availability within IUSD. Then, contact your student’s High School directly to obtain registration details.
- 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.
- 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 at (888) 225-5427 or email@example.com 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. 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