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Articles with a perspective of student stressTop of Page

New York Times Article:  How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress by Lisa Damour, dated Sept. 19, 2018
Washington Post Article:  The Triumph of Advanced Placement by Jay Matthews, dated Oct 23, 2018
How Can My Student Be Successful in an AS or AP Course? - English and Español

AP Exams 2019Top of Page

 Date time Exam
 Monday, May 6, 2019
(B day)
12:45*-5:00  Chinese Language and Culture
 Monday, May 6, 2019
(B day)
12:45*-5:00  Environmental Science
 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
(A day)
 7:45-12:25 (or later)  Spanish Language and Culture
 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
(B day)
7:45-12:25 (or later)  English Literature and Composition
 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
(B day)
12:45*-5:00  European History
 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
(B day)
12:45*-5:00   French Language and Culture
 Thursday, May 9, 2019
(A day)
7:45-12:25 (or later) Spanish Literature and Culture
Friday, May 10, 2019
(B day)
7:45-12:25 (or later)  United States History
 Friday, May 10, 2019
(B day)
1:00-3:10   Computer Science Principles 
 Monday, May 13, 2019
(A day)
7:45-12:25 (or later)  Biology
Monday, May 13, 2018
(A day)
1:00-3:10 Physics C: Mechanics
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
(B day)
7:45-12:25 (or later)
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
(A day)
7:45-12:25 (or later)  English Language and Composition
 Thursday, May 16, 2019
(B day)
12:45*-5:00   Statistics
Friday, May 17, 2019
(A day)
12:45*-5:00   Computer Science A
 Friday, May 17, 2019
(A day)
12:45*-5:00  Latin
*Students in afternoon tests will be released from their 4th or 5th period class at 12:15 to eat lunch.

AP Course Offerings at WoodsideTop of Page

Course Title Teacher teacher's email Department Year
Biology Brooke Darmanin Science 11, 12
Calculus AB
Lindsey Abel
Josh Gelb
Math 10-12
Calculus BC Stephanie Finander
Math 11-12
Chinese Language and Culture Keith Friederich
World Language
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
Eric Ettlin
Eric Ettlin
Visual and Performing Arts 11,12
English Language and Composition Mark Reibstein
Aaron Vanian
English 11
English Literature and Composition
Lisa Camera
Lisa Prodromo
English 12
Environmental Science Ann Akey

Science 11-12
European History Kelly Dolan
Social Studies 10
French Language and Culture Gay Buckland
World Languages 11-12
 Latin Alan Eaton
World Languages 12
Physics C:Mechanics Stephanie Finander
Science 11-12
Spanish Language and Culture
Amy Hanson
Juan Carlos Prado
 World Languages
Spanish Literature and Culture Julieta Gomez
 World Languages  12
Statistics Robert Igoe
Math 11-12
Studio Art: Drawing Julie Marten
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Studio Art: Two-Dimensional Design Sarah LeFort
Visual and Performing Arts 12
United States History
Michelle Buckowski
Social Studies 11

AP Test Registration (November 2018 to February 2019)Top of Page

Now is the time of year when we prepare to order the Advanced Placement Exams for students in AP classes.  

The cost for each AP exam is $98. ($20.00 if you are on Free Reduced School Lunch Program) We also hope to provide some financial assistance for other students who need it.  Please contact Susan Garcia (367-9750. Ext. 40050) for questions about fee reductions and payment.

If you still need to sign up for exams or want to make changes to what you've signed up for, see Lupe Flores Robles in the Main Office.   


The AP students and their teachers have been working hard since school began to prepare for these tests and will continue to work and review with the expectation that all students will take the tests.  The teachers will be expecting all students to review, study, practice, and prepare, and many teachers give practice AP exams that count substantially toward all students’ semester grades (including those who will not be sitting for the official exams).


 In order to meet the ordering deadlines, all AP students must make payment arrangements by Friday, February 15, 2019.  Payments are made in the Treasurer’s Office OR by credit card using the IC portal.

Students who do not sign up and make payment arrangements for AP tests will not get the opportunity to take the tests.  No extra tests will be ordered.


We are also willing to order and administer Advanced Placement tests to students who are not enrolled in the corresponding courses (including AP exams for courses that we do not offer). 


Accommodations for students with disabilities:  The College Board gives accommodations (such as extended time) for students with documented disabilities.  Students who have IEP’s or 504’s don’t automatically have the same accommodations on AP tests; these accommodations have to be applied for separately.  Please contact Sara Grace Vann ( to find out whether a student has these accommodations. The deadline to request accommodations is February 22, 2019.


AP Exams for Students from Other SchoolsTop of Page

If you are a student at one of the schools in Sequoia Union High School District that doesn't give the AP test you want to take but Woodside does, you can make arrangements to test with us.  Contact Lupe Flores-Robles by email: or telephone:  (640) 397-9740 ext. 40021.  The deadline for payment of test fees in Friday, February 15, 2019.
Woodside High School is no longer offering AP tests to students who don't attend District schools.  

About the Advanced Placement ProgramTop of Page

Why choose AP? More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.

Advanced Placement courses are the most widely accepted and honored classes at four-year universities in the United States.

AP students stand out in the college application process. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

Choose Advanced Placement (AP)
Click here to learn why more students choose AP.

Questions?Top of Page

AP Coordinator:  Mazzei, Diane
Instructional Vice Principal
(650) 367-9750  Ext:  40020 
Questions about AP exam registration:  Flores-Robles, Lupe
IVP Secretary
(650) 367-9750  Ext: 40021