General Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be changes for this year's AP program.  
Please visit the College Board website for the most current updates.

 
Key Information for STUDENTS:
  • All students enrolled in an AP course MUST take the AP exam for that course in May
  • Students/parents will be billed for the exam in early 2021, with the payment due by April 1, 2021.
  • Students should be preparing for the exams by attending all classes and Saturday sessions and keeping up with the classwork/homework
  • On exam day, students are to report to their designated testing site (not homeroom) 15 minutes before the start time; students will remain there until the end of the test, at which time they are dismissed for the day (students without a ride may stay and return to class/shop, but lunch may not be available due to timing of the test)
  • Students who leave but must return to school for sports or other events may NOT return prior to 2:30 (or designated sports dismissal time)
Key Information for PARENTS:
  • The current cost for exams is $95 each; this is determined by the College Board, not Assabet
  • Students on free/reduced lunch pay a reduced rate.  Students MUST complete the form provided by Guidance in order to demonstrate fee reduction qualification
  • Students will be dismissed after each exam and may need a ride home (or they may take the bus at the end of the day); this is a documented absence from class for the day
Fee Reduction Qualification Guidelines:

Students who are either enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) qualify for the AP Exam fee reduction on all AP Exams that they take in a given year. Students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if:

  • their family’s annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, OR
  • the students are categorically eligible or directly certified without application for free school meals because they are:
    • in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or in some states, Medicaid benefits, or
    • homeless, migrant, runaway, or in foster care, or
    • enrolled in a federally funded Head Start Program, OR
Students may also be eligible for a fee reduction if any of the following apply:
  • The student is enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound), OR
  • The student’s family receives public assistance, OR
  • The student lives in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or is homeless, OR
  • The student is a ward of the state or an orphan.

For more information about the AP Program in general, please visit the College Board website.