AP exams administered Monday through mid-May

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Students are back on campus taking the first in-person AP tests since 2019, with testing taking place every school day until May 17.  “The start of AP testing went better than expected,” senior Caitlyn Brown said. “It was a bit nerve wracking coming into testing after having a year off, but it went exactly as it had before, setting testing off to a great start.”

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Students are back on campus taking the first in-person AP tests since 2019, with testing taking place every school day until May 17. 

“The start of AP testing went better than expected,” senior Caitlyn Brown said. “It was a bit nerve wracking coming into testing after having a year off, but it went exactly as it had before, setting testing off to a great start.”

The 2020 AP testing season was drastically different than previous years, with the College Board needing to adapt to a virtual platform barely three months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than a year into the pandemic, students have the opportunity to take either in-person or virtual tests, with COVID-19 mitigation protocols on campus. 

“I think that the AP testing was fine in terms of COVID-19,” senior Megan Guidry said. “We were all spread out in the gym, which is typical of AP testing even in normal circumstances. We also all had to wear masks.”

While the testing process itself wasn’t too different from years past, students have spent the year learning in a brand new environment, whether that be at home in the virtual academy or in socially distanced classrooms on campus. 

“While the actual testing process was relatively the same, my mindset going into the test did not have the confidence it typically had,” senior Caitlyn Brown said. “I was stressed and anxious, as I felt a little unprepared for the test due to changes in learning due to COVID-19.”

However, one thing about AP testing season hasn’t changed: it signifies the end of the school year, and while testing is still nerve racking, some seniors like Emma Varela are looking forward to the end of their last AP exam season. 

“I mean obviously it was a little of a rough start because I haven’t really taken that long of a test in a long time but after I actually started the test it wasn’t that bad,” Varela said. “I’m approaching the rest of my ap exams with nerves but also excited that this just means the end of my senior year basically.” 

Testing will continue until May 17th. The full list of testing dates can be found here