Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Ann Sobrato High School has the expectation that all students will take the AP exam if they are enrolled in an AP class. In addition to providing valuable information about our AP program at Sobrato, scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount of tuition and opening doors for more advanced courses, double majors, and/or study abroad. It also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and validate their effort in their subject areas.  Research also shows that students that take AP courses and exams are significantly more likely to graduate from college in 4 years or fewer.


How to Register for AP Exams

All exam orders and purchases will be completed online this year.  The AP exam registration process is now open and will end on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM. College Board is requiring us to move to Fall deadlines for purchasing exams. Their new deadlines are as a result of their research that indicates that student performance on the exams increases when the commitment to take the exam is made early in the class.

We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the information is accurate.  Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning the online registration. If this is not possible, after the successful completion of the registration form online, a printed PDF copy of the confirmation can be mailed to the address that is provided along with a check or money order. Students can also print their confirmations in our Library.

Please note that the registration is not complete until students have received the confirmation code at the end of the process. If there are technical difficulties, students can see Ms. Secolo in our Registrar’s Office during Brunch, Lunch, or Tutorial.


Financial Information

The cost for each AP exam is $94. Because we expect that all students will take their AP exams if they are enrolled in AP courses, there is financial assistance that can be provided if needed.

  • Buy Three, the Rest are Free: As we recognize that this is a large expense for our Sobrato families who have students that are taking more than three exams, we are also offering assistance for each exam after the third exam has been purchased. Buy three and the rest are free. Siblings may combine exams and receive this benefit as well. Students should register for all exams and then only pay for three exams. Please contact Sue in the ASB Office or at BaynesS@mhusd.org for additional support.
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Program: If students are qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program, $15 will be charged per exam. This will automatically occur through the online registration process as well. For all other issues of financial hardship, please contact Sue Baynes at BaynesS@mhusd.org or call 408-201-6205 for more information.


2019 AP Exam Dates

Week 1:

May 6:   U.S. Government (AM) // Chinese (PM)

May 7:   Spanish Language & Culture (AM) // Physics 1 (PM)

May 8:   English Literature (12th grade) (AM) // French (PM)

May 9:   Chemistry (AM) // Psychology (PM)

May 10:  U.S. History (AM) // Physics 2 + Studio Art (PM)


Week 2:

May 13:  Biology (AM)

May 14:  Calculus AB/BC (AM)

May 15:  English Language (11th grade) (AM)

May 16:  World History (AM)

May 17:  Computer Science A (PM)


Naviance Test Prep Support

There are test prep materials available on Naviance for many of the AP exams. Go to the link below to locate this valuable FREE resource:


Accommodations Information

If a student has a 504 education plan or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and needs accommodations during the exam but has NOT been approved by College Board yet, please contact the Case Manager or Assistant Principal Theresa Sage for assistance with this process.

If a student has already been approved for accommodations through College Board, we will work with the student to make specific arrangements prior to the exam day.


Additional AP Exams

If you are a student at Ann Sobrato High School or live within our attendance area and are home schooled and would like to take an AP exam that is currently not offered at our site, please contact Assistant Principal Theresa Sage at SageT@mhusd.org or call 408-201-6202 to see if we can accommodate your request. Please note that there may be an additional charge for this service.


Non-Sobrato Student AP Exams

If you are a student that attends school outside of our attendance area or in another district, we are currently unable to provide access to AP exams and hope that you will be able to find a location that will be able to meet your needs.


Additional Information

If you need additional information or have questions, contact Theresa Sage at SageT@mhusd.org or 408-201-6202.