AP Testing


Introductory Information


The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and that means AP testing for all that are in AP classes. AP exams are what all the AP class is working towards at the end of the year, consisting of all of the information that you learned over the year. AP exams are graded on a 1-5 grading scale; 

A 1 is the lowest possible result on an AP test, indicating that students have no prior knowledge of the content. There are currently no universities in the United States that give college credit with a score of 1. 

Students who receive a 2 on the AP tests are considered "potentially qualified" to complete a college course in the subject field by the College Board; nevertheless, most colleges do not award credit for this grade. In general, this grade indicates that you did not fully understand essential concepts in the subject.

Students who achieve an AP score of 3 are typically considered "qualified" to complete a college course. A 3 on an AP exam is only comparable to a B- or C, highly competitive institutions such as Harvard do not usually provide credit for this score. The most frequent score received by test takers in most subjects is 3.

A 4 on an AP test indicates that you have a thorough comprehension of the content and can apply it to answering problems. Many colleges provide credit to students who achieve a B, indicating that they are "well-qualified" to pass a college course.

A 5 is the highest AP score you may get, indicating that you worked hard in class and have a thorough comprehension of the material. While you may have gotten a few questions wrong, you did an outstanding job overall. Most institutions will give you college credit if you get this high of a score.

Each AP class ranges in difficulty and each exam ranges in difficulty. Most AP classes’ exams are taken with classic paper and pencil.


CMHS AP Classes



  • AP Government and Politics United States
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History


  • AP English Language and Composition 
  • AP English Literature and Composition


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1


  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture


  • AP 2D Art and Design
  • AP 3D Art and Design
  • AP Drawing

College-Preparatory Electives

  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Psychology


CMHS AP Testing Schedule 


May 2nd: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP Government Test
  • 12:00 PM - AP Chemistry & AP Spanish Lit Test

May 3rd: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP Environmental Science Test
  • 12:00 PM - AP Psychology Test

May 4th:  

  • 8:00 AM - AP English Literature Test

May 5th:

  • 8:00 AM - AP Human Geography & AP Macroeconomics Test
  • 12:00 PM - AP Statistics Test

May 6th: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP U.S. History Test & AP Art and Design Submissions Due

May 9th: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC Test
  • 12:00 PM - AP Computer Science Principles Test

May 10th: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP English Language Test (11th Grade)

May 11th:

  • 8:00 AM - AP Chinese Language & AP Spanish Language Test 
  • 12:00 PM - AP Biology Test

May 12th: 

  • 8:00 AM - AP World History Test
  • 12:00 PM - AP Physics Test


Good Luck Testing!