Advanced Placement (AP)

Spring 2021 Update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the College Board has adjusted the 2021 Exam schedule and implemented new processes in order to support students while still offering full-length exams covering the full scope of each AP course. Learn more about these changes below.

In-Person Exams

MHS will offer in-person AP (and IB) exams at MHS to allow students the opportunity to take exams and show what they have learned this year. We know students have worked hard, and we are pleased that they will be able to show it! Safety protocols will be in place for in-person exams, including socially distanced tables and mask requirements.

  • There will be one in-person exam at MHS for each AP subject. 
  • All exams will be offered with the traditional paper/pencil exam experience except for AP World History, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles, which will be digital exams taken at MHS. 
  • The AP Chinese exam is also offered in a digital format, which is the way it is traditionally offered. There will not be a digital at-home option for AP Chinese.   
  • Online-only students will be able to take their AP exam(s) at MHS. 

 Optional: Digital At-Home Exams 

If you cannot come to school to test, you can complete this Google Form to request a digital at-home exam. 

  • Note: AP Chinese, AP Spanish, and AP Music Theory exams do not have any at-home digital versions. If a student cannot come to MHS to take one of these exams, they may cancel their exam and receive a full refund.

Review Your Exam Schedule

Personal exam schedules (including IB exams) can be viewed by logging into your Total Registration account and clicking on “Student Testing Schedule.” Please log in to review your schedule, and notify Tyler Barthelemy (tyler.barthelemy@minnetonkaschools.org) if you see any issues.  

Occasionally, there are exam conflicts for students taking more than one exam; we will identify these conflicts and notify students of their exam schedule being adjusted. 

There will be no cancellation fees for AP exams this year. If students decide not to take an AP exam, they can cancel and receive a refund.

Stay Connected with AP Exam Information

All May 2021 AP and IB exam related information will continue to be housed in the AP/IB Exam Information Google Folder, including the AP Exams May 2021 One-stop-shop and May 2021 AP/IB Exam Schedule

Dates are subject to change, if needed. Further details, including exact start times not listed, will be shared as we near May. 

We are excited to be able to offer AP exams, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding in getting all of the AP/IB exam puzzle pieces to fit together!

Continue to take care of yourselves, get outside to enjoy a walk and the sunshine, and stay well! If you have specific questions, please reach out to Ms. Herbst at Laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org.

About Advanced Placement (AP)

You're ready! Make the most of your high school experience and earn college credits with our Advanced Placement (AP) program at Minnetonka High School (MHS). Our AP teachers are passionate about their courses and eager to support students undertaking this college-level work. Their dedication benefits our students. In fact, 84 percent of our 2019 graduates took at least one AP or International Baccalaureate (IB) course during high school and 83 percent of AP students scored a 3 or higher on their AP exams (the minimum score needed for college credit consideration).

We offer 29 AP courses in English, world languages, social sciences, history, sciences, mathematics, computer science and the arts. MHS also offers a variety of AP courses through Tonka Online.

Depending on your AP exam scores and college credit policies, you may earn college credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities.

Research is clear: When you take college-level courses in high school, you are more likely to complete your college degree. Whether you are awarded credit or not, our graduates tell us the AP courses better prepared them for the rigor, writing and study skills needed for future success.

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Laura Herbst
Advanced Learning Coordinator
laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5897

MHS Counseling Appointments
952-401-5811

Phil Trout
College Counselor
collegeguy@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5746


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