Week 4: AP & Dual Credit
Students spend 4 years in high school planning and preparing for their college experience. Research indicates that students who engage in college level coursework while still in the supportive high school environment have an increased likelihood in being successful in college and graduating from college in 4 years. HEHS students can enroll in rigorous college-level course work through both Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. HEHS encourages all students to earn the equivalent of 15 college credit hours, or the equivalent to 5 AP and/or Dual Credit courses, prior to high school graduation.
Advanced Program Course Information
This week's theme is AP and Dual Credit! Here is a link to the College Board website that provides plenty of information about the Advanced Placement (AP) program: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse
Below is some HEHS specific information that relates to our AP program:
AP Course Offerings at HEHS
- Studio Art 3D Design, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art Drawing
- English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition
- Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC
- Physics 1, Physics 1&2, Physics C, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science
- World History, Human Geography, European History, US History, Psychology, Macroeconomics, US Government
- French, German, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture
- Seminar, Research
AP Test Information
AP Registration 2019-2020
AP Exam Registration Information
- All students in an AP course should have started the registration process in class by creating a College Board account. You should have received a join code from your teacher for each AP class you are taking.
- Students will register for their AP exams through https://MYap.collegeboard.org
- Registration begins October 21st and ends November 1st.
- If you are taking AP Macroeconomics (Class of 2020 only) you do not have to register and pay for this exam now.
AP Exam Payment Information
- Students will also have to register and pay for their AP exams using the Total Registration website. If you took AP exams last year or the year before, then you already have a Total Registration account.
- Payments can be made online at the time of registration with a debit or credit card through the Total Registration site. Hoffman Estates High School is NOT collecting any money for AP exam fees. The Total Registration website is: www.totalregistration.net/AP/142301
- You can also pay by check. If you pay by check send payments to:
- Total Registration, LLC
PO Box 398
Eldorado Springs, CO 80025
- Total Registration, LLC
- Cost per exam is $94
- AP Seminar and AP Research test takers will pay $142 for their exam
- Registration and payment for exams must be completed by November 1st.
- Late registration fee/cancelation fees effective for the 2019-2020 school year:
- Cost for late registration (after November 15th) is $40/exam
- Cost for cancelled exams (after November 1st) is $40/exam
- These additional fees are being administered by College Board not HEHS
General AP Exam Information/FAQ
- If you have not paid by November 1st we will not order an exam for you.
- If you want to register for a test and are not currently enrolled in that AP class, please see Mr. Evans for a join code – all deadlines listed above still apply.
- If you qualify for free/reduced lunch you will mark it in Total Registration; we will verify your status to finalize your registration. Students that qualify for free/reduced lunch that drop or register for an exam after the deadlines will pay a $40 change fee.
- If you are eligible for testing accommodations through your 504 Plan or IEP, please mark yes on the Total Registration form. We will verify with college board if you have been approved for testing accommodations.
Dual Credit Courses at HEHS
Did you know that HEHS offers the following Dual Credit courses?
Electronics Technology, Automotive Technology 2, Building & Construction, PLTW Digital Electronics, Art in Contemporary Society, Technology Applications 1&2, Accounting 1, QuickBooks, Culinary Arts, Foods IS 2, Fashion Construction 2, Fashion Design IS, Advanced Early Childhood Education IS 2, Advanced Algebra/Pre-Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Quantitative Literacy, Medical Terminology, Health Care Today, Biology 2, Anatomy & Physiology, French 4, Advanced Topics in Spanish, Japanese
Courses offered for dual credit stem from agreements between D211 and colleges such as Harper College. Dual Credit courses allow students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Students are able to receive college credit by successfully completing the course in addition to passing the assessment developed by the college or university. One of the primary advantages for taking a dual credit course is the opportunity to experience the rigor of a college course. Additionally, by taking dual credit courses in high school, you will reduce the amount of money that you have to pay in tuition once you enter college.
Please see your counselor for additional information about all of the dual credit opportunities at HEHS!
What is the Power of 15?
Students spend 4 years in high school planning and preparing for their high school experience. Research indicates that students who engage in college level coursework while still in the supportive high school environment have an increased likelihood in being successful in college and graduating from college in 4 years. HEHS students can enroll in rigorous college-level course work through both Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. HEHS encourages all students to earn the equivalent of 15 college credit hours, or the equivalent to 5 AP and/or Dual Credit courses, prior to high school graduation. Every college credit earned in high school could lead to fewer courses taken in college, which translates to paying less tuition. When you meet with your counselor to register for courses for the 2019-2020 school year make sure you are registering for at least one AP or dual credit course.