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AP Enrollment at LSHS

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed to enable willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level credit while still in high school. Each course is designed to offer the same level of instruction as an introductory college course and culminates in a standardized college-level assessment or AP Exam. It is only by taking and passing these exams that a student is eligible to receive college credit. 

AP Classroom. AP students are required to have an account with the CollegeBoard and must enroll in the appropriate AP Classroom using the Join Code provided by the teacher. 

AP Exam Requirement. Students electing to take an AP Course at Lithia Springs High School do so with the intention of earning college credit by taking and passing the accompanying AP Exam. As such, AP Exams are automatically ordered for all students enrolled in an AP Course at LSHS. Students who do not want to take the AP Exam must submit an AP Exam Exemption Request Form.

AP Exam Fees

Paying for exams. The fee to take an AP Exam at LSHS is $103 and is the responsibility of the student. AP exam fees can be paid using a credit or debit card online at Student Fees | Lithia Springs HS. Payments not submitted by the due date will incur a late fee.

Fee reductions for low-income families. Students from qualifying families may receive one $87 fee voucher and one or more $49 fee vouchers -- regardless of exam subject. Fee reductions cannot be applied to a student’s account until he/she submits the required documentation. The steps for applying for a fee waiver are as follows:

*Complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application online at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ *Submit a “Request to Share Information” form to the cafeteria manager.  *The deadline to submit the fee reduction documents is April 12, 2024.

Fee reductions for all other families. Students who are NOT from a qualifying low-income family and who are taking at least one AP STEM Exam may be eligible for one $88 fee voucher. The following subjects are considered AP STEM Exams: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Environmental Science, Physics, Pre-Calculus and Statistics.

AP Exam cancellation fee. It is $40 to cancel an exam if an AP Exam Exemption Request form is submitted after the deadline. Students who do not show up to take the exam will not be issued a refund of any monies paid and may be assessed an additional $40.

Important Dates and Deadlines

10/20/23: Deadline to request AP Exam Exemption Request form for 1st-semester classes

10/27/23: Preferred deadline to pay 1st-semester AP Exam Fees

1/10/24: Deadline to request AP Exam accommodations (see Ms. Canty)

2/16/24: Deadline to submit AP Exam Exemption Request form for 2nd-semester classes

2/16/24: Preferred deadline to pay 2nd-semester AP Exam Fees

3/8/24: Deadline to pay AP Exam Fees without late fee

3/9/24: ALL AP Exam fees increase by $10