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2019-2020 AP Testing Information

Critical Updates from The College Board - 5-4-2020:
Exam Demo .              World Language Exams
The AP Exam Purchasing Deadline was March 13, 2020. Exams were only sold to students enrolled in corresponding AP or IB classes at VHS in the current year.
Due to the Coronavirus social distancing needs, all AP Exams will be administered online directly by The College Board. The exams have been shortened to 45 minute Free Response or DBQ type questions, including only topics that were covered prior to the March 13 school shutdown.  All information can be found here including the exam schedule and exam details for each subject:
The College Board has scheduled up to three exams per day from May 11 to May 22, 2020. With the exams being only 45 minutes, they will not consider it a conflict to have two or three exams in the same day. Since IB has suspended their exams for this year, IB students will not have any conflicts with AP exams.
Cancellation and Refunds
Given this new format, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all students who have purchased an exam to go ahead and take the exam. The exams are short and you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  If for some reason, you choose not to take the exam, you will be entitled to a refund for the full amount you paid. There is no cancellation or unused exam fee charged to the school. Refunds will be available from VHS after all AP exams are over, in early June. You do not need to notify anyone in advance that you have chosen not to take the exam, except maybe your parent and teachers.

The College Board has provided instructions (at the link above) regarding using your own technology to take the exams including laptop, desktop, tablet, Chromebook or even smart phone. Answers can even be hand written and a picture of your responses uploaded. If you need tech, you can borrow a Chromebook from VHS. Contact Mr. Herzfeld at
Any student who was granted a testing accommodation earlier this year through The College Board will have that accommodation applied to the exam by The College Board when the exam is administered.
Questions? E-mail Mr. Herzfeld at

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101