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March Newsletter: Freshmen

Friday, March 2, 2018

With Spring Break approaching and what often feels like a sprint through May following thereafter, we have included a lot of information in this month’s newsletter. After the 2018 AP Exam Information section, you will find information listed by grade level. Please note there is material for both 10th and 11th grade families as well. 

For all grades:

Best of UK Consortium

Breck will be hosting the Best of UK Consortium on Monday, March 12, from 6:30-9:00 PM in Breck School's Chapel. The program consists of information and guidance for students thinking about applying to a UK university, about the UK UCAS application system, as well as an introductory presentation about the advantages of studying in England, and short presentations about each represented university (Bristol University, Durham University, Southampton University, and the University of York), before breaking out to a mini fair. This is for both parents and students. Please RSVP here.

2018 AP Exam Information 

AP instructors have distributed the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2017-2018, a reference for families and students. AP classes are constructed to emulate a college-level course, and the AP tests are designed to assess student proficiency on the material. AP scores may be used for placement and credit at post-secondary institutions, but each institution sets its own policy. To learn more about AP courses and exams, visit or speak with a college counselor. 

Please keep the bulletin handy as it contains helpful information, including:

  • Page 5 has important exam day information
  • Page 6 explains how to ensure all your exam material matches properly
  • Page 8 has a useful checklist. AP STUDIO ART students should discuss their portfolio submission timeline with Ms. Affleck or Ms. Sagar.

AP Registration

All students currently enlisted in AP courses at Breck are automatically registered for the respective AP exam(s) and their Breck account charged the AP testing fee.

AP Testing Calendar

The AP exam dates and times are set by the College Board and may be found below. Please mark your calendars now and reserve these dates and times. All AP exams will be conducted on campus. Students will be expected to be ready to enter the room at their respective time. Late arrivals may not be admitted to the testing room.

Note that AP exams take place during the school day. Therefore, students will need to plan ahead and discuss with the teachers of classes they will miss on how they should proceed with class notes and assignments. If students will miss their exam day, they should notify Ms. Papillon as soon as possible. 

Monday, May 7 Chemistry  
Tuesday, May 8 Spanish Language and Culture Art History
    Physics I: Algebra Based
Wednesday, May 9 English Literature and Composition  
Friday, May 11 U.S. History  
Monday, May 14 Biology Physics C: Mechanics/Electricity and Magnetism
  Music Theory  
Tuesday, May 15 Calculus AB French
  Calculus BC  
Wednesday, May 16 English Language and Composition  
Thursday, May 17   Statistics


You are almost one-fourth of the way through your high school career! Course planning may have provoked some questions or provided some opportunities to further explore your interests.  With summer quickly approaching, now is a good time to think about your summer plans. It’s also a good time to think about setting goals for next year as well. Your advisor is a good point person for these conversations. 

College Counseling Office

Jonathan Nicholson
Director of College Counseling

Susan Graham
Associate Director of College Counseling

Andrea O’Connell
Associate Director of College Counseling

Carrie Papillon
College Counseling Office Assistant