skip to main content

Assabet Valley

Regional Technical/Vocational School District
placeholder for top bar

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program is offered to students in grades 10 through 12 who have met the course prerequisites. We offer the following courses in 2023-24:  
    • AP US History - Grade 10
    • AP English Language and Composition - Grade 11
    • AP Modern World History - Grade 11
    • AP Physics 1 - Grade 11
    • AP English Literature and Composition - Grade 12
    • AP Statistics - Grade 12
    • AP Computer Science "A" - Grade 11, 12 (through CPWD)
    • AP Biology - Grade 11, 12 (through Biotechnology)
Students may also be eligible to take AP courses through approved online programs.

AP Summer Assignments

While we hope you choose to complete all our summer assignments, these are all optional. Students who do complete the assignments will receive specific extra credit to start the year. However, those students who do not complete the assignments will not be penalized in any way. 

Extra-Credit for completing Summer Assignments explicitly listed in the assignments linked above. 

All Summer Assignments are due for full credit on the first day of Academic classes:
  • Class of 2025 ~ Grade 11 - August 31st
  • Class of 2024 & 2026 ~ Grade 10 & 12 - September 5th

Key Information for STUDENTS

  • All students enrolled in an AP course MUST take the AP exam for that course in May
  • Students/parents will be billed for the exam in early 2022, with the payment due by April 1, 2023.
  • Students should be preparing for the exams by attending all classes and Saturday sessions and keeping up with the classwork/homework
  • On exam day, students are to report to their designated testing site (not homeroom) 15 minutes before the start time; students will remain there until the end of the test, at which time they are dismissed for the day (students without a ride may stay and return to class/shop, but lunch may not be available due to timing of the test)
  • Students who leave but must return to school for sports or other events may NOT return prior to 2:30 (or designated sports dismissal time)

Key Information for PARENTS

  • The current cost for exams is $97 each; this is determined by the College Board, not Assabet
  • Students on free/reduced lunch pay a reduced rate.  Students MUST complete the form provided by Guidance in order to demonstrate fee reduction qualification
  • Students will be dismissed after each exam and may need a ride home (or they may take the bus at the end of the day); this is a documented absence from class for the day

Fee Reduction Information

Qualification Guidelines

Students who are either enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) qualify for the AP Exam fee reduction on all AP Exams that they take in a given year. Students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if:
  • their family’s annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, OR
  • the students are categorically eligible or directly certified without application for free school meals because they are:
    • in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or in some states, Medicaid benefits, or
    • homeless, migrant, runaway, or in foster care, or
    • enrolled in a federally funded Head Start Program, OR
Students may also be eligible for a fee reduction if any of the following apply:
  • The student is enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound), OR
  • The student’s family receives public assistance, OR
  • The student lives in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or is homeless, OR
  • The student is a ward of the state or an orphan.

For more information about the AP Program in general, please visit the College Board website.


Ms. Johnson, Special Education Teacher & AP Liason 
Michelle Roach, Assistant to the Director of Academics | 508-485-9430