AP testing schedule options

Once the flood waters recede and school resumes, so will AP exams


Taylor Werges

Volunteers prepare for the potential flooding of the school by stacking sandbags, April 30.

This text is from an email sent by Austin Kirby, A+/testing coordinator, May 1.

Dear AP Students, Parents, and Staff:

With the recent and impending flood, EHS Administration, the EHS Building Testing Coordinator, the RSD District Testing Coordinator, and the College Board met this morning to plan a modified testing schedule.  

Most importantly, please remember that all of the scheduling decisions are tied to the College Board and to meeting their testing requirements.  We are able to delay tests only during specific times set by the College Board, and there are no exceptions.  We also took graduation and Senior Celebration into consideration and have designed a schedule that addresses all of these limitations and provides students with the best opportunity to have a successful testing experience. Students with special accommodations:  I will be reaching out to you individually to ensure that your testing environment is appropriate.

Below are several scenarios of a new testing schedule depending on when we return to school. We apologize for the lack of information about the locations; we will know more after the water recedes.  Please read carefully.

The Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Psychology tests that were scheduled for Monday, May 1st will be during the following dates and times: 

  • Chemistry:  Thursday, May 25th at 8:00 am, location TBD
  • Environmental Science:  Wednesday, May 17th at noon, location TBD
  • Psychology:  Friday, May 19th, 8:00 am, location TBD 

The tests originally scheduled on May 2nd have been added to the new schedule listed above:

  • Spanish:  Thursday, May 18th at noon, location TBD
  • Art History:  Friday, May 26th at 8:00 am, location TBD
  • Physics I:  Friday, May 26th at noon, location TBD

If school does not resume until Thursday, May 4th, Wednesday’s tests will be added to the new schedule:

  • English Lit:  Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 am, location TBD
  • Physics II:  Wednesday, May 24th at noon, location TBD

If we are out of school until Friday, Thursday’s tests will be added:

  • US Gov’t and Politics:  Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00 am, location TBD

If school is not in session on Friday, May 5th, Friday’s tests will be pushed back to the following dates:

  • German: Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00am, location TBD
  • US History: Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00am, location TBD

AP Studio Art students:  Your deadline for submission has been pushed back to May 12th.  Your teacher will be in touch with you.

Hopefully firmer plans will be in place on Friday. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We recognize that this time in EHS and the Eureka community’s history is trying enough, and adding AP testing makes the experience even more difficult.


Below are FAQs from our district testing office; hopefully, the answers will clarify any confusion or concerns:


Is the make up testing harder?

  • From AP – Level of difficulty the same.  See more information from AP Central 

If my school is closed can I take the AP Exam at a different school?

  • In the interest of safety, if school is canceled for a building, we will not reroute or provide an alternate location for students of a closed building.  

When school does resume, what exams will be offered?

  • The AP exam schedule may not be “pushed back”. When school resumes, we must stick with the original test schedule. Exams missed will be taken on make-up days provided by College Board and then scheduled within each school.

How are the make-ups determined?

  • College Board provides schools with a set amount of days and dates to complete late testing and make-ups.

We will be in communication frequently as we have new information. Of course, the safety of our students is our first priority.  Please keep the families whose homes are directly affected by the flood in your thoughts.