Welcome to the new school year!
As classes get underway, teachers will be informing students about the steps they must take to set up a MyAP account on the College Board website, as well as to register and pay for their AP exams. Students MUST have a MyAP account set up before registering or paying for their 2023 exams.
El Camino does NOT take payment for the AP exams. Payment is processed through APTS, an outside agency. To connect with this agency and register/pay for your 2023 AP exams, please click on the link below. Once you click on this link, steps will be provided for you to follow in order to register and complete payment for all of your exams. Prices are also included in this link.
The deadline to pay for exams is October 14!
Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program are eligible for a reduction to the cost of the exam. The reduction reduces the cost to $30 per exam (AP Capstone is $60 after the Free-Reduced Lunch reduction.) To receive the exam fee reduction, please click here to complete the verification form by Friday, September 30. To receive a Fee Reduction Code, contact Asst. Principal Christopher Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org. This code will be applied to the online payment form when prompted and will reduce the cost of the exam fees.
New for 2022-2023
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, plays, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) in the range of Intermediate High to Advanced Mid of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. Through careful examination of the required readings and other texts, students work to hone their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is explored within the contexts of its time and place, and students gain insights on the many voices, historical periods, and cultures represented in the required readings and other texts. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural, artistic, and linguistic connections and comparisons, which is supported by the exploration of various media (art, music, film, articles, and literary criticism). AP Spanish Literature and Culture is equivalent to a college or university survey course of literature written in Spanish at the first level counted towards a major in this subject area.
Earn your AP Capstone Diploma!
We now offer both capstone courses: AP Seminar and AP Research
You may be asking yourself...what is AP Seminar? What is AP Research? Is it History? Science? English? Math? Art? The answer is...a little bit of everything.
AP Seminar and AP Research are interdisciplinary courses. This means that it does not fit under any content discipline. Rather, it is a course that focuses upon the necessary skills that we need to be successful in every class in high school and beyond.
Students in Seminar will investigate topics in a variety of subject areas, write research-based reports, and design and give presentations both individually and as part of a team.
In Research, the student will select a topic and design an experiment where original data is collected, analyzed and report their findings in a paper and presentation (no traditional AP exam for this class).
Upon successful completion of both courses, students will become candidates for the prestigious AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA. For more information about AP Seminar and/or AP Research and the Capstone Diploma, please contact tour Capstone Instructor Stephanie Gonzales, or you can visit this link at the College Board website.