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AP & Honors

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are becoming more competitive and desirable at Medical Lake High School. While we would like to be able to offer enough seats for any student interested in taking an AP course, we are unable to do so at this time and therefore are using a short application and contract to select participants. These applications will be used when there are over 30 applicants wanting the same course.

The Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes are intended to challenge students and prepare them for the rigors of college. In addition, AP courses and exams provide students with the possibility of earning college credits and strengthen student’s transcripts prior to the college admission process. In order to receive these added academic benefits, it is expected that students will subscribe to the following:

  • I understand that the academic rigor and teacher expectations will be higher than regular classes.
  • I understand that I must obtain and fully complete the summer assignments which are distributed by the content teachers.
  • I understand that I must be self-motivated and be committed to study independently beyond class time and given assignments.
  • I understand that the class includes the expectation of my registering for and taking the AP exam in the spring. The cost of each exam varies by year, but is approximately $90.00/exam. There are reduced costs for students on free/reduced lunch.
  • I understand that I can’t drop the AP or Honors course in the fall, as I may be taking a spot from someone else.   
  • Parent Signature: ____________________________________________________ Date ___________
  • Student Signature: __________________________________________________  Date ___________
  • Student Name (Printed): _________________________________________Grade ______________ 
 

Application: Please type a 1-3 paragraph response to the following prompt and attach it to this signed contract. If applying for multiple AP classes, attach each response to one AP contract.

FORMS AVAILABLE BELOW
Please complete one contract and an application for each AP class.
 
AP TESTING 2018
 
If your student is enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) class and intends to take the AP exam this May, please see the attached order form.  This order form needs to be filled out and payment needs to be made to Ms. Patty in the main office no later than March 23rd.  This ensures that we can receive exam materials in time.  Tests are $94.00 each this year. 
 
If your family is on the free/reduced lunch program or you believe you may qualify for assistance based on your income level, etc., please see the attached form titled, “AP Income Verification Form.”  If you qualify, please turn that form in to Ms. Patty along with payment.  The cost of each exam then lowers to $10.00.
 
These forms were passed out in AP classes and are also available in the Counseling Center. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Lori Wilbanks
Counselor to Sophomores and Seniors
565-3274
 
Tatriana Muravez
Counselor to Freshmen and Juniors
565-3275
Summer Homework 2018