AP Test Fees and VA School Climate Survey

AP Tests: Registration and Fees

The deadline to submit Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Opt Out forms is Friday February 2, 2018. Remember that FCPS will pay for the first six (6) AP tests in courses where a student is enrolled and takes the test. Fees for students enrolled in their seventh (7th) and higher AP course will be uploaded to individual MySchoolBucks accounts in a few weeks.

If a student wishes to register for an AP test where he or she is not currently enrolled in the class, please contact Assessment Coach Adam Wong to register for the exam. The cost for the test is $93 and can be paid via MySchoolBucks.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wong at awong1@fcps.edu or contact your child’s counselor.


Happy end of first semester!  TJ Colonials celebrated the upcoming semester break by showing our boys basketball team some love with a special tribute to the seniors.

Virginia School Climate Survey

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education, is participating in a statewide school climate survey of students and school staff members. More information will follow in the coming weeks regarding the dates for the survey window.

The purpose of this survey is to help schools assess their progress in establishing a positive school climate that promotes student learning.  TJ participated in the survey last year and found the data useful.

The survey will not ask for a student’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how a student answered the survey). Parents will not have access to their child’s survey answers, and the school will not receive a copy of responses.  Parents can review the survey online or at school.

Survey questions include how students feel about school, how students get along with one another and teachers, how students feel about school rules, perceptions of teachers’ willingness to help them, and how they feel about attending school. They will also be asked what kinds of teasing and bullying they may have seen at school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

While individual survey participants may not see immediate benefits, the survey will be help us maintain and strengthen a positive and safe learning environment.  The survey is voluntary and your child will be asked whether he/she is willing to participate.  No action will be taken against the school, you, or your child if your child does not participate.

If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school by completing the opt-out form and returning it to your school’s front office within 30 days.   Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of school climate and safety.  Virginia School Climate Parent Opt Out Form