The AP Exam Season is Upon Us!

Students have been preparing all year for their rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) Exams which will be held May 7-14. 
Students who are taking the AP Exams are not required to attend classes on the day in which they are taking their exam(s). They should instead go directly to the testing facility at Lake Avenue Church, located at 393 N. Lake Ave, Pasadena CA 91101. If a student has a morning exam they should be at the assigned location at 7:30 a.m. The exam is due to start at 8:00 a.m. Students should not be late as they will NOT be given additional time to complete exams once the testing period has begun. Most morning exams will end by 12:00 p.m. Students need to also make arrangements to be picked up. If a student has an afternoon exam, then they should arrive at Lake Avenue Church by 11:30 a.m. The exam is scheduled to start by 12:00 p.m. Afternoon exams will be over by 4:00 p.m. Students who are only taking an afternoon exam and not a morning exam should not arrive before they are required to be at the exam location.

This year, students are required to attend a pre-administration time where they will fill out the preliminary information. We will be providing this time during all AP Macroeconomics, AP Government, AP US History, and AP World History classes. Students who do not have one of those classes, or who are absent the day it occurs, MUST attend one of the following times in the Commons:

  • Monday, 4/30 at lunch (12:25 pm - 1:05 pm)
  • Monday, 4/30 after school (2:50 pm - 3:30 pm)
  • Tuesday, 5/1 at lunch (12:35 pm - 1:15 pm)
  • Wednesday, 5/2 at lunch (12:10 pm - 1:05 pm)
  • Wednesday, 5/2 after school (3:05 pm - 4:05)

Students must arrive promptly after the bell so that we can get started as a group at the same time.

Please follow the AP Exam signs once you arrive. When students enter the exam room they will have assigned seats per College Board requirements. 

Students must wear their school uniform. The rooms can vary in temperature, so it is also recommended to bring a sweater, sweatshirt, or light jacket. Some tips to keep in mind are that AP exams cannot be “crammed” for the night before. Students also need plenty of rest and should have a good breakfast each morning, high in protein. Students are only allowed to have water and a sealed snack for their break in the room with them, so students cannot enter the exam room with a breakfast food item or a hot or cold beverage that is not a bottle of water. Students are not allowed to bring any cell phones, laptops, iPads, cameras, smart watches, etc. into the exam room, even if they are powered off. Students who are seen with these devices in the exam room may be dismissed from the exam and their device(s) confiscated, per the College Board rules. All electronic devices will be collected by the AP proctor staff and placed in a safe location until the exam is over.

If an emergency arises and a student is unable to attend an exam, the student must contact Dianne Miller immediately to reschedule for the late exam.

For any further questions, please email Dianne Miller, Instructional Technologist, at, or stop by her office in person.  Ms. Miller’s office is located in the Academic Center, first floor,  behind Ms. Thomson’s office.