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Advanced Placement

Deadlines and Fees (per AP exam):

Fall Registration:
For 2020-21, all AP students are automatically registered to take the AP exam since there are no cancellation fees this year.

You must contact Ms. Tower by 02/28/21 if you choose to cancel your exam.

Due by 10/16/20
$105 per exam
Payment can be made at the front office by check or cash. Make checks payable to:
Half Moon Bay High School
(memo: student's name and name of exam(s))

Register for AP Exams by logging into

See the AP Exam Calendar for specific dates and times for each exam.


Half Moon Bay High School offers advanced placement (AP) courses in English, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign languages, and art. This AP program challenges students academically and prepares them to take AP tests that allow them to earn college credits while in high school. For a complete list of courses offered at Half Moon Bay High School, see the Student Planning Guide.


English Department

  • Junior: AP English Language & Composition
  • Senior: AP English Literature & Composition

AP Studio Art

  • AP Drawing
  • 2-D Design
  • 3-D Design


  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science Principles


  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Chemistry

Social Science

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP Government/Economics
  • AP Psychology

World Languages Department

  • AP Spanish IV Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish V Literature and Culture
  • AP French IV Language and Culture

PLEASE NOTE: For students enrolled in AP courses, HMBHS recommends that you take no more than three AP classes in a school year due to the workload involved with each course. 


If you have any questions about AP Exams please contact:

Deanna Tower, Assistant Principal


Phone: 650-712-7200 ext. 5040


Each AP Exam costs $105 if you register by October 2, 2020. Registrations from October 3, 2020 to March 15, 2021 incur an additional $40 fee. 

If you feel you qualify for a fee reduction, contact Ms. Tower for the AP Fee Reduction Form.   Please refer to the instructions on the form for how to properly complete and provide necessary information. The AP Fee Reduction form is due to Ms. Tower by October 2, 2020 by the end of the school day. There will be no exceptions made to the deadline.