Upper School

Advanced Placement

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams are given at Bishop's during May on the national test dates. Most students who complete an AP course also take the AP exam though it is not a requirement of the School. Because many colleges will grant credit to students who earn high scores on the AP Exams and strong scores may aid students in the admission process, it is recommended that students take them. Students who feel that they are prepared may also take an AP exam even when they have not been enrolled in the corresponding course.

Policies & Procedures

  • The day of an AP Exam, students must be at the exam site on time and in uniform.
  • Students should bring into each exam: several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, two blue or black ball point pens, and for the calculus, chemistry, physics and statistics exams, a calculator (one without a keyboard or printing tape) with extra batteries.
  • Students are not allowed to bring anything else into the exam room, including cell phones, MP3 Players or watches. No food or drink is allowed into the exam room.
  • Students who are approved by the College Board for extended time or other accommodations will receive those accommodations on AP Exams. All extended time exams will be held in a separate location.
  • Inquiries should be directed to Marianne Kullback, AP coordinator, (858) 875-0876 or email kullbackm@bishops.com.
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.