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    AP Exam Update for BHS Families & Students Signed Up for AP Exams 

    SPS Notice for Parents of Students taking AP Exams | June 1-4, 7-11

    The CollegeBoard announced that they will be offering AP Digital Exams in Administration Windows to provide equitable access to AP Exams for all students.

    Based on a thorough review of the testing options and the most current health and safety guidelines in King County, SPS has reached the decision to follow the CollegeBoard's Window 3. Students who are signed up and wish to take an AP Exam will take the test during the CollegeBoard’s Window 3 (June 1-4, 7-11), and to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all exams will be administered digitally at home.

    For the AP Exams that ONLY have the option for In-Person testing (World Languages & AP Music Theory), SPS will offer these exams to students at their high school. Visit the SPS AP Exam Information & FAQ for more details.

    BHS AP Exam Contact Mr. Broom | | 206-252-1107. 

    Next Steps For Ballard HS Students

    AP Exam Steps Image on webpage Download App, Practice, 1-3 Days before exam do set up for each exam, 30 min before exam check

    Step 1 | Download and INSTALL the Digital Testing App and Log In

    Step 2 | PRACTICE with Sample Questions in the Digital Testing App

    Step 3 | Complete Exam Setup for EACH Digital Exam

    Step 4 | 30 Minutes BEFORE an Exam Check In to the Exam

    Four Steps to Take Exams    CollegeBoard Step By Step Digital Practice    Exam Dates (Admin 3)

    AP Daily Review & Digital Exam Overview Videos

    Learn more on the AP Daily Review and Overview Videos >

    Installing the AP Digital App on SPS Computers

    Follow the steps below and on the attached AP Digital Testing App Download Instructions pdf icon

    • Access the Software Center App on your district-assigned computers
    • Navigate to the “Type here to search” section of your district-assigned laptop home screen on the bottom left corner
    • Search for “Digital AP Exams”
    • Click “Install”

    Note: Students are not able to download the AP Digital Testing app through the CollegeBoard website on their SPS-assigned computers and should follow the SPS AP Digital App Download Instructions.

    Installing the AP App on Personal Devices

    Students planning to use a Personal Device must ensure their personal device meets all the requirements outlined in the Digital Testing Guide or on the direct Installing on a Personal Device site. In addition, using a private laptop does not allow students to access Seattle Public Schools’ technical support prior to, during, and after digital testing. 

    Note: Students cannot use a personal Smartphone, iPad, or Chromebook to download the AP Digital Testing App. Also the computer cannot be shared with another student between the time a student completes exam setup for a particular exam and the time the student takes that exam.

    Resource Links

    SPS Info & FAQ     |     CollegeBoard FAQ     |     CollegeBoard Fast Facts     |     AP Exam Schedule

    AP Exam Refunds

    BHS families will receive a full refund if you decide not to take an AP Exam and please note, refunds may take up to 2 months for processing time. Contact Mike Broom at if you want to cancel an exam. 

    BHS AP Exam Contact Mr. Broom | | 206-252-1107.