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AP Test Update
The College Board has canceled the traditional face to face AP exam administration for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
As an alternative they will be offering an at home online examination opportunities. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3, 2020.
Higley and Williams Field teachers will be working with students to prepare them for the content offered on the exams through the Higley Unified School District’s remote learning process.
AP remote learning opportunities https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes
AP You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement
Please see the communication from the College Board:
As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:
- We’re providing free remote learning resources.
- We’re investing in the development of a new at-home testing option.
Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.
- Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.
- Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.
The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
About This Year’s AP Exams
Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.
We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
- For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
- AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.
Test security is a concern.
- The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
- Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.l
School Closure Office Hours
Due to statewide school closures, all school offices will be closed through the remainder of the school year.
Kids Club Childcare can be reached at 480.279.7055.
If you are new to Higley Unified School District and wish to register your child, you may complete the online registration process at www.husd.org/enrollment.
Please note: Enrolling families will be contacted on a business day within 48 hours of the school offices reopening.
Registration is now open for summer school
Summer school will be available for credit recovery or acceleration (P.E.) in June 2020. Credit recovery courses are available for incoming sophomores through seniors. The P.E. course is open to incoming freshmen through seniors. Students wishing to take a high school course must meet with their current counselor prior to registering.
The District will also offering Math Boost courses for incoming 7th and 9th grade students. The courses are for students who are looking for extra support in middle school math and Algebra I before next school year.
For more information on summer school, visit www.husd.org/summerschool
Higley online registration process
Higley Unified School District is launching a new online registration process. This system allows families to complete all registration and/or open enrollment forms and add photographed or scanned documentation (including proof of residency and birth certificates). Users can save the document in process, step away, and return when they have gathered everything that is needed.
The system is now accepting current year registrations, as well as 2020/2021 registration. Click here to get started. Families will be prompted to use a ParentVUE log-in or create a new ParentVUE account.
Families will be contacted on a business day within 48 hours. A list of frequently asked can be found here. If you have further questions, please contact your school.
ParentVue is the HUSD portal to student grades and attendance history. Higley’s 6th grade, middle school and high school parents use ParentVue for course request approvals for the upcoming school year.
The Higley District is adding new features to the system. Beginning in January 2020, ParentVue can be used to submit new student registration forms and submit open enrollment forms. Families will use ParentVue in Spring 2020 to complete re-enrollment forms.
Families that have not activated their ParentVue accounts, but have an e-mail on file with the district, will soon receive an e-mail from ParentVue inviting them to activate their ParentVue accounts. Directions will be provided in the email to access to this communication tool.
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021
Open enrollment forms available.
Families that wish to open enroll their student/s into a campus other than their neighborhood school may submit an open enrollment application for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be downloaded from the Higley website and submitted to the campus of choice. Space may be limited.
Families currently open enrolled on a campus do not need to submit an application if they plan to stay at that site.
Parchment.com for your Transcript Needs
Higley High School is proud to offer Parchment.com services for all of your transcript needs. For details on requesting transcripts please go to the Programs/Services tab, choose the Registration tab, and then choose the Requesting a High School Transcript tab.
All HUSD families should sign up for a ParentVue account. This allows parents to view student grades and absences, as well as see – when they are posted – class schedules and teacher information. The district also uses ParentVue during class selection times at the middle schools and high schools.
Sign up requires an IN PERSON visit to the school office. If you already have a ParentVue account, and your child is moving from one HUSD school to another, no action is required. The updated information will appear when it is available.
If you have questions, please contact your school's office.
Register My Athlete
In an attempt to streamline the athletic clearance process, Higley High School is going paperless.
Using the enclosed instructions, you will now complete the athletic clearance packet electronically at RegisterMyAthlete.com. All forms can be viewed and signed electronically, and additional required forms (i.e.-physical forms, etc.) can be uploaded to your account.
Please follow the enclosed instructions to register your students for athletic clearance, for the 2019-2020 academic school year. If you have any questions, contact the technical support department from Register My Athlete, or contact the Athletic Department at 480.279.7317
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