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Advanced Placement Program Information

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Through more than 30 college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought the most rigorous curriculum available to them. Each AP teacher’s syllabus is evaluated and approved by college faculty from some of the nation’s leading institutions, and AP Exams are developed and scored by college faculty and experienced AP teachers. AP is accepted by more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of successful AP Exam scores (3 or better). This includes over 90 percent of four-year institutions in the United States. For further information visit the College Board’s website at:


In the 2018-2019 school year, the following AP courses are offered at Tesoro High School:  AP Language/Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP American History, AP American Government/Economics, AP European History, AP Chinese V, AP French IV, AP German IV, AP Spanish IV, AP Spanish V, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Statistics,  AP Computer Sci A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Psychology, AP Art History, AP Music Theory, AP Macroeconomics, And AP Seminar 


In 2019, Tesoro had a pass rate of 85%.

AP Information



Tesoro only tests students who currently attend Tesoro High School. Please contact Jaime Runyan at with further questions.

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Tesoro High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2020 AP exams, students at Tesoro High School will have to complete a two step registration process.  Each student will need to sign into to register with the College Board for the exams they will be taking.  A link with detailed instruction can be found on the right side of this page. This registration will take a few minutes and and the join code can be obtained through their teacher.  Make sure your registration information is complete and accurate as the College Board will be printing the information on your AP exam answer documents. The second step, is to pay for the AP Exam using the link above.  Students will need to register with Total registration and complete payment.   

This year each AP exam costs $100.00, while AP Seminar and AP Research are $150 per exam. Tesoro High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should complete the Fee Reduction Request located on the top right side of this page.

Students should work with their teachers to register for their exams on  After registering with MyAP, students will need to pay for their exams through Total Registration (link is located at the top of the page).  

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Registration closes November 1, 2020
  • November 2, 2019 to March 6, 2020 - Registrations and payments incur a $40 late fee per exam ordered.
  • Refunds:  Full refund available until Nov. 1, 2019  Partial refund of $60 is available from November 2, 2019 - March 6, 2020
  • No refunds after March 6, 2020

Please contact Jaime Runyan if have any questions.