Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Exam Information

Exams cost $94 each. Late registration and make-up exams will cost extra. Unless otherwise noted, all exams are held at The Rock Church near the school.

New AP Resources

In the 2019-20 school year, the College Board is introducing an online suite of new resources for teachers & students. Students will be given a 'join code' to access these resources for each AP course s/he may take moving forward. Our teachers are excited about these opportunities for our students and will be sharing more information in the fall.

New AP Processes for 2019-2020

Exams are still administered in the first two full weeks in May and the exam fees are unchanged, but College Board has moved registration for exams to the fall. All CVHS AP students are expected to take the AP exam. The exam cost will be paid through course fees due in the fall. Scores will be reported on the usual timelines.

AP Capstone Diploma Program New in the 2019-2020 school year!

CVHS is one of only 2 schools in DCSD that will be offering the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma Program in the 2019-2020 school year!

AP Capstone is an innovative program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It is composed of two year-long courses:

  1. AP Seminar (taken as a junior) which provides sustained practice of investigating issues from multiple perspectives and cultivates student writing abilities so they can craft, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments
  2. AP Research (taken as a senior) which allows students to explore deeply an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest and through this inquiry, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long mentored, research-based investigation.

Participating in AP Capstone can help students:

  • Stand out to colleges in the application process.
  • Develop key academic skills they'll use in college and beyond.
  • Become self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. You can find out more about this opportunity here. If your student would like to participate in this program as a junior (11th grade), please reach out to his/her CV counselor right away.

AP Student College Board Courses

If you have questions on any of this information, please feel free to contact assistant principal Katie Winsor at

2020 AP Exam Schedule

AP College Board Exam Schedule

Week 1 Morning (8 a.m.) Afternoon (12 p.m. noon)

May 4
United States Government
& Politics
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism - Afternoon (2 p.m.)

May 5
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
German Language & Culture
Human Geography

May 6
English Literature
& Composition
European History
Physics 2: Algebra Based

May 7
Spanish Literature
& Culture
Japanese Language
& Culture
Physics 1: Algebra Based

May 8
United States History Art
Computer Science A

Art and Design (2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing): May 8, 8 p.m. ET is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teacher well before this date.

Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 11
Biology Chinese Language & Culture
Environmental Science

May 12
Spanish Language & Culture

May 13
English Language
& Composition
Music Theory

May 14
Comparative Government
& Politics
World History: Modern
Italian Language & Culture

May 15
Computer Science Principles
French Language & Culture