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Advanced Placement at DHS


The College Board’s AP Program is a nationwide program consisting of more than 30 college-level courses and exams offered at participating high schools.  Subjects range from art to statistics.  AP students earning a “qualifying” grade on an AP Exam can earn college credit and/or advanced course placement for AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.  The Florida Credit-by-Exam equivalencies establish the minimum AP exam score and course credit secured for AP students enrolling in Florida public college and universities.  More than 3,000 universities and colleges nationwide grant credit, advanced course placement or both, to students who have performed satisfactorily on AP Exams.  AP courses are demanding and require a significant time commitment.  Students in Florida’s public secondary schools enrolled in AP courses do not have to pay to take the exams.


AP Study and Review Sessions- April and May

AP letter

AP Student Expectations

  • Show the responsibility to attend class regularly
  • Possess the necessary motivation to manipulate their time to accommodate the reading and writing assignments
  • Attend scheduled after school review sessions
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete homework on time
  • Be able to think critically
  • Fulfill all responsibilities necessary for the completion of projects, labs, presentations and performances
  • Complete AP expectations by taking the AP exam

AP Exam Schedule 2017

2018 AP Exam schedule
Week 1Morning 8 a.m.Afternoon 12 noon
May 7, 2018


Spanish Literature and Culture


May 8, 2018

Spanish Language and Culture

May 9, 2018

English Literature and Composition

May 10, 2018

United States Government and Politics

Environmental Science

May 11, 2018

United States History

Studio Art — last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.


2018 AP Exam schedule
Week 2Morning 8 a.m.Afternoon
12 noon
May 14, 2018


May 15, 2018

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

May 16, 2018

English Language and Composition

May 17, 2018

World History


May 18, 2018



Testing Expectations

What NOT to bring to the exam room

  • Electronic equipment (cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, etc), camera equirment, devices that can access the internet, or any other electronic or communication device
  • Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or on scratch paper provided by the proctor
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm or smart watch
  • Computers
  • Reference guides
  • Clothing with subject related information
  • Food or drink

What to bring to the exam room

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet. 
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams
  • Your 6-digit school code
  • A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, and does not have an alarm
  • An approved calculator if you are taking Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam
  • A ruler or straighedge only if you're taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  • Your AP Student Pack. 
  • Your Social Security number

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