Advanced Placement (AP)

  • The AP program is sponsored by the College Board. AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school and allow students the opportunity to earn college credit and placement by receiving a passing score on the AP Exam. AP Courses are quite rigorous and require dedication to their particular subject area. To be successful in AP courses, students must be responsible, manage their time well, and be able to work independently.

    In the spring, students enrolled in AP courses will take their corresponding AP Exam. AP Exams are standardized tests designed to measure how well students have mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Students who are enrolled in an AP Course at MHS are expected to take their corresponding AP Exam.

    The College Board grades AP Exams on a scale from 1-5. A grade of 3, 4 or 5 is considered passing. Many colleges and universities offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for passing AP Exam scores. This can mean fulfilling College graduation requirements early, being able to skip introductory courses, or fulfill required general-education courses. College placement is determined and varies by intuition. Please be sure to check with each college/university’s AP credit policy for more information. It is the student’s responsibility to send AP scores to their college after they’ve committed to their school.

    MHS AP Course Offerings

    Malibu High School offers the following AP Courses (please note that exact offerings may vary by year depending on master schedule/teacher availability) Talk to your school counselor for specific course advising/availability

    • Biology
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • European History
    • English Language (English 11AP)
    • English Literature (English 12AP)
    • Environmental Science
    • French Language (French 5)
    • Music Theory
    • Physics 1
    • Physics 2
    • Spanish Language (Spanish 5)
    • Statistics
    • Studio Art: 2-D, 3-D, Drawing
    • U.S. History
    • U.S. Government

    AP Exam Registration and Fees:

    AP Classroom Registration: All students who are enrolled in an AP Class will register for their AP exam in AP Classroom by logging on to myap.collegeboard.org and entering their class join code. This join code will be given to students by their AP teacher at the beginning of the school year. All AP students MUST complete this step in AP classroom or an AP exam cannot be ordered for them. Here is a tutorial video

    Payment: Students must pay for each AP exam they take. The cost of each AP exam is $98. Financial assistance is available for students/families who need it. Students can pay for AP exams by Cash/Check with Mary Slawter in the Student store, or they may pay online in the MHS Student Store Website. Please pay for your AP Exam no later than April 30, 2021. Please contact Mary Slawter if you need any assistance with your student store account or processing payment.

    MHS 2021 AP Exam Schedule & Updates:

    For the 20-21 School Year, the College Board has made some updates to support schools by offering the AP exams in multiple formats and administration windows. You can learn about these updates here.

    Malibu High School will follow this AP testing schedule below.  Please note the dates, time and format of your AP exam.

    Malibu HS AP Exam Schedule

    Test Date Time Format Location
    AP English Literature
    and Composition

    Tuesday,
    May 18, 2021

    9:00 AM


    Digital


    Home


    AP European History


    Wednesday,
    May 19, 2021

    9:00 AM


    Digital


    Home


    AP United States History


    Wednesday,
    May 19, 2021

    9:00 AM


    Digital


    Home


    AP US Government
    and Politics

    Thursday,
    May 20, 2021

    9:00 AM


    Digital


    Home


    AP English Language
    and Composition

    Wednesday,
    May 26 2021

    9:00 AM


    Digital


    Home


    AP Environmental Science


    Thursday,
    May 27, 2021

    1:00 PM


    Digital


    Home


    AP Music Theory


    Wednesday,
    May 12, 2021

    12:00 PM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Statistics


    Monday,
    May 17, 2021

    12:00 PM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Spanish Language
    and Culture

    Friday,
    May 21, 2021

    8:00 AM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP French Language
    and Culture

    Friday,
    May 21, 2021

    12:00 PM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Calculus AB/BC


    Monday,
    May 24, 2021

    8:00 AM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Physics 1


    Monday,
    May 24, 2021

    12:00 PM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Chemistry


    Tuesday,
    May 25, 2021

    8:00 AM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Physics 2


    Tuesday,
    May 25, 2021

    12:00 PM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    AP Physics C:
    Electricity and Magnetism

    Tuesday,
    May 25, 2021

    8:00 AM


    Paper/Pencil


    MHS


    Studio Art: 2D, 3D, Drawing Digital Portfolios due Thursday, May 20th Please Check with your Art teacher for specific pacing, and submission guidance

    *If a student is unable to come to campus for their in-person AP Exam, but would like to test at home in June, they will need to let Ms. Samsel know by filling out this form.

    Exam Day Information: Specific Exam day details and logistics will be shared with students as we get closer to testing dates. Please be patient as we are planning so that in-person AP exams will be safe and follow all health guidance. Our students who will be testing digitally will be getting instructions and more information about the digital testing app after spring break, when College Board makes it available.

    You can learn more about the digital testing format here.

    Please continue to check Monday Message, and our website for updates. Students should also check their emails for information from the College Board, AP Teacher and AP Coordinator.

    AP Resources

    Please visit the College Board Website for more information about the AP Program.

    COVID-19 AP Program Updates.

    AP Daily Videos are short on-demand segments, led by expert AP teachers, that cover all course content and skills.

    You can access resources including AP Daily Videos in AP Classroom.

    MHS Student Store (AP Exam Payments).

    Questions can be directed to MHS AP Coordinator: Makenna Samsel