- Notices to the Community
- AP Exams Update – May 2020
- FAQs for Students and Families
- Packing Info for Boarders
- April 24, 2020 - Update on COVID-19 Preparations
- April 1, 2020 - A Message to the Community
- March 26, 2020 - Supporting Our Students
- March 24, 2020 - To Our Alumni
- March 16, 2020
- March 16, 2020 - A Note to Our International Families
- March 12, 2020
- March 9, 2020
- March 6, 2020
- March 3, 2020
- Feb. 20, 2020
- Jan. 27, 2020
Q & A
What are the symptoms of the COVID-19?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Source: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- May 22 - Last Day of Classes
- May 25 - Memorial Day Weekend
- May 26 - No events or classes
- May 27 - Academic Awards Stream at 9 a.m. CDT
- May 28 - Athletic Awards Stream at 9 a.m. CDT, Talent Show Stream at 8 p.m. CDT
- May 29 - Move-Up Day Awards and Cum Laude Stream - 9 a.m. CDT
- May 30 - Class of 2020 Graduation Stream - 9 a.m. CDT
There have been some issues with uploading AP exam responses, and the College Board announced yesterday that there is now another way for students to submit their answers if they have trouble with this week's round of tests. Unfortunately, this will not apply to trouble submitting responses for last week's exams. There is a lot to navigate with this new testing process, and we understand that our students are not testing in the most ideal situation. Please know we are here to help in any way we can.
From the College Board: Submitting Exam Responses
- Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a back-up email submission process for browser-based exams.
- This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process - and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.
- These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.
- Any student testing between May 18 - 22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a make-up exam.
- To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11 - 15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the make-up exams.
- Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.
Setting Up Your Students for Success
Given the wide variety of devices, browsers, and connectivity solutions students have access to, we're unable to prevent every possible local error from occurring during the exam. In advance of the administration, we created a testing guide, exam demo, and test day checklist to help students avoid potential issues. It's important that students review this information and know to:
- Locate their e-ticket, which is emailed two days before each exam.
- Use a recommended browser, update it to the latest version, and disable plugins.
- Keep an eye on the time and begin their submission at the 5-minute mark.
- Additional tips to help your students succeed are available here.
Students taking World Language and Culture exams, which begin on Monday, May 18, must:
- Download the free AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)
- Set their device to “Do Not Disturb”
- Check to ensure they have enough storage on their device
- World Language students should also watch the exam walk-through video, and check our website for more guidance.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
The exam period is May 11 – 22, 2020. Here is the exam schedule. If students cannot test at some point during the May exam period, they can take the exam(s) during the make-up testing period from June 1 – 5, 2020. Students who do not log in for the May exam will automatically be moved to the June exam. There is nothing else they need to do to have their exam(s) moved. Students with multiple exams should pay close attention to exam times and dates as they may have conflicts during the June testing window. There are no later testing dates.
- Each exam will be approximately 45 minutes long, with an additional five minutes allotted for you to upload your work. This site provides the type of free-response question(s) for each exam. There will be no multiple-choice section on any exam.
- Exam prompts can be accessed on any device, but work must be submitted on the same device. We recommend using a computer or iPad instead of a phone so that the prompt is easier to access.
- All exams are open-book and open-note. You are even allowed to conduct Internet searches. However, students must submit their own work. Working with anyone else during the exam (ie solving problems together, having someone edit work, etc.) is NOT allowed.
- College Board has many measures in place to detect cheating, including plagiarism software. Please do not attempt to cheat before or during the exam. If they detect any academic dishonesty, they will notify all colleges that receive a student’s scores and have made it clear that "consequences will be severe.”
- If students receive official accommodations from College Board, such as extended time, this will automatically be in place when testing begins.
- College Board will provide print instructions for at-home testing and video simulations. The AP Live teachers will also walk through the testing procedures in their videos. There are no live simulations yet, but College Board hopes to provide some in the near future.
- Additional online classes with AP Live teachers are available to watch in every subject. These courses are free.
- Exams can be cancelled with no extra fees. In order to receive a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, and student accounts will be credited by the end of May.
The Governor has authorized colleges and boarding schools to permit students/families to return to campuses to pack their belongings. If you live locally or semi-locally and need to pack your child's belongings, you may do so anytime after May 1.
To minimize the potential for contact and contamination, please email Jon Freeman at email@example.com with the day and time you plan to be on campus. We will make sure that no more than one family is on each floor (Atlass, Warner, Ferry) or wing (Field) of any dorm at any one time. We will also alert Facilities and the dorm faculty so that they are aware of your presence.
You will need to call Campus Safety to be let into the dorms - ID cards have been deactivated. Please protect yourselves with masks and gloves while in the dorms and observe appropriate social distancing protocol at all times while on campus.
Boxes and tape can be found in each dorm commons or in the Student Union outside the mailroom. Please take as much as you can with you. If you need to store anything over the summer, label the boxes with your name and we will take care of storing them until you return. You should leave your room key, lockbox key, and any LFA property (uniforms, library books, etc.) in your room when you depart.
You will find these and other directions posted on your child's dorm room door. Please email Jon Freeman with any other questions.