AP Clarification- 
From now on the school procedures for the AP exam are as follows:
It is the expectation that students take the AP exam, the benefits of taking the exam can be found here.
  • The AP exam is not mandatory but highly encouraged.
  •  Students may sign up to take the AP exam online through the webstore or at the school bank. Payment plan options are available at the school bank.
  • Please click here to find information for reduced fee prices for the exam.
  • A final will be administered in AP classes for all AP students which is modeled after the AP exam. 
Again, it is the expectation that all students take the exam as it benefits them to take the exam.  I would also like to clarify that it never hurts to take the AP exam, AP scores are only reported to schools after student are accepted to the school.