New Information About 2020 AP Exams (Rev. 4/3/20)

*Exams will be given ONLINE from May 11–22.
*Updated NHS Exam Schedule
*Students will take AP exams via their MY AP Classroom account.
*Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
*Ask your AP teacher about AP live review courses and on-demand lessons.
*Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.
*Students already approved by College Board for extended time wil automatically receive it while testing.

Exam Format
Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

  • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.  Teachers will also receive copies of all student responses by May 26.
  • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
  • Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
  • Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

Exam Scores and College Credit
As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

We're confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

Exam Security
Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. We'll take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.

We're confident that the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. Additionally, all teachers will receive copies of their students’ responses.

At a minimum, test takers should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT® scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement® Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, or CLEP® assessments.


 

Dual Enrollment Information

  • Dual enrollment registration for summer and fall opens on April 13.
  • To register, complete the Northwest Florida State College Early College/Dual Enrollment Form, and either scan and email it to your counselor OR mail it to your counselor at Niceville High School, 800 East John Simms Parkway, Niceville, FL  32578.  Do not come to the school to drop off your form.
  • The form must be complete and signed by the parent and the student or your counselor will not forward your registration to the college.
  • Your counselor will confirm receipt of your registration form within 24 hours via email.
  • Your guidance counselor will verify test scores, GPA, and course requests before signing the form and sending it electronically to the college.  You will not register in person.
  • Check your Raidernet account for your schedule.  Separate emails will not be sent to individual students.

NHS Online Learning

Welcome to NHS Online Learning – follow these instructions to begin your coursework on Monday, March 30th:

  1. Go to http://nicevillehighschool.org
  2. Click on Staff
  3. From the dropdown menu click on faculty/staff
  4. Scroll down to find all of your teachers
  5. Click on each of their OCSD Online Assignments links to learn how to access your classes

For NHS classes that will be offered on the Edgenuity Online Platform:

  1. Go to http://www.okaloosaschools.com
  2. In the dropdown menu under Parents/Students click on ClassLink
  3. Log into ClassLink with your Okaloosa ID (school username and password)
  4. Once you are in ClassLink click on Edgenuity (students)
  5. This will take you to the Edgenuity account where your classes will be available for you to begin.

At the website below, you will find video tutorials for all of your online learning needs.

https://www.okaloosaschools.com/articles/2020/online-learning

If you have any issues accessing your account, please call the IT help desk at 897-2966

If you have school work questions, please contact your teacher through email or call NHS at 833-4114


 

AP/AICE Exams Information

AICE Exams Information

AICE exams have been cancelled for the April/May/June series in all countries. However, students will receive a Cambridge score and certificate based on the knowledge and skills they have acquired. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances. Cambridge will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades, and it will be based on students’ best available evidence. Cambridge is talking to universities worldwide, and they are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible. Additional information will be provided by the student’s AICE teacher beginning March 30 when online instruction begins. AICE teachers will continue to provide classroom instruction by providing assessments and assignments delivered directly from the teacher, and classroom grades will still be assigned through Gradebook.

AP Exams Information

All AP exams will be taken online through the student's MY AP account. Your AP teacher will provide the dates and details for those exams when online instruction begins on March 30. AP teachers will continue to provide classroom instruction by providing assessments and assignments delivered directly from the teacher, and/or through My AP Classroom. However, classroom grades will still be assigned through Gradebook.


 

Message from Principal Marello

Parents and Students: Please read this Important message from Principal Marello!


 

2020 Hall of Fame

NHS Hall of Fame

1st Row:  Principal Marello, Erica Scarborough, Amy Erickson, Jodi Miceli, Shelby Propps
2nd Row:  Maggie Wollard, Taylor Ford, Maddy Dowden, Peyton Chambers
3rd Row:  Emily Nguyen, Clara Beth Lafollette
Top Row:  Zachary Alabata, Dane Dickerson, Corey Church, David Ott, Mason Swanick


 

NHS Artists Claim Top Awards

Picture of Maggie WollardPicture of Hunter Gould

CONGRATULATIONS to two outstanding Niceville Senior High School artists for winning top awards at the Okaloosa County Van Porter Art Show.  The annual event showcases 8th through 12th grade art students in Okaloosa County. These students received recognition and awards for the artwork they submitted to the Van Porter Artist of the Year show hosted by the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) of Fort Walton Beach.

Maggie Wollard, a senior, won two awards at the Van Porter Art Show, including the ADSO Award for her piece, “Knuckle Sandwich,” and also earned the top award of Van Porter Artist of the Year. Maggie has taken art for the past four years at NHS, and she will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Hunter Gould, also a senior, won 1st Place for his piece, “6 PM Jelly,” which was completed in charcoal. Hunter has been enrolled in art at NHS for two years and will be attending college next fall.

These students’ work will be displayed at the Arts and Design Society. The Niceville High School Art Show will take place on March 31-April 2nd, which will include their 2nd Annual fundraiser, Art After Dark, which will take place on Wednesday, April 1st from 5-7 P.M.


 

Bell Schedule Revision

There will be no Tuesday SOAR schedule for the remainder of the school year. Students will receive their weekly announcements during the last five minutes of 3rd period. The SOAR schedule will be used only as needed. Additionally, weekly announcements will continue to be emailed each week. If you have not signed up to receive weekly emails, click on the Email List under Quick Links on the NHS website at www.nicevillehighschool.org.


 

National Merit Finalists Announced for Niceville High School

National Merit Finalists Announced for Niceville High School

National Merit Scholarship Finalists Jackson Cook, Dane Dickerson, Sara Strunk are now eligible for the National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered in the spring of 2020.  They will also compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.  Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans.  All three students are enrolled in multiple College Board AP courses and Cambridge AICE courses at Niceville High School.  Congratulations Jackson, Dane, and Sara!


 

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work and parents to send their children for a great education. In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be returned to the District to be shared with each school, its parents and the community.

The survey can be accessed online at OCSD Parent Satisfaction Survey. Our school may also provide you with a paper copy to complete.

The survey will be available through March 13, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in and support of your child’s education with us. Please contact your school if you have any questions concerning the survey.


 

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