Obtaining AP, College Now, and Quick Step Plus Credit

College Now Information

  • What is College Now?

    College Now is a partnership with Johnson County Community College that allows students to earn college credit for classes they would already take right here at Olathe South. Students must apply to and enroll separately at JCCC. See below for Steps to Apply and Enroll, and a direct link to JCCC’s College Now website:

    Course Schedules with CRNs


    Financial Assistance

    There are 2 options for financial assistance for students receiving free/reduced lunch that would like to enroll in College Now courses but would find it difficult to pay the tuition.

    1. JCCC College Now Grant– Students will apply for this through the College Now website after they have been admitted to JCCC. To get this application, go to the  College Now page of JCCC's website. There click "Enrollment: Essential information for students and parents" in the large box at the top left. Under Step 4 – Pay, click the "Learn More About Paying Tuition" button. At the bottom of that page are FAQs about financial assistance. Select "Does JCCC offer any financial assistance..." to get the link to the grant application. Students must submit the application by 5:00p.m. on the day of JCCC's College Now enrollment deadline to be considered. If awarded, the grant typically covers one class at the Johnson County resident tuition rate. 
    2. A.L.L. Fund Application for College Now – This is for students that are planning to take more than 1 class for College Now credit this semester. Students MUST apply for the JCCC College Now Grant first and enroll in their JCCC courses to be considered. To apply for the A.L.L. Fund, students will need to know the name of the class(es) they are enrolled in, the number of credit hours each class is worth and their Olathe student ID #. They will want to use the same address as they used to enroll at JCCC. In addition, they should use an e-mail that they check regularly, as that is how students will be notified if they will receive aid. Students must enroll and submit the application by 4:00p.m. on the day of JCCC's College Now enrollment deadline to be considered. If awarded, the grant typically covers one class at the Johnson County resident tuition rate.  

Quick Step Plus Information

  • What is Quick Step Plus?

    Quick Step Plus is another program offered by Johnson County Community College that allows students to earn college credits for high school courses that they dual enroll in. Although similar to College Now, Quick Step Plus courses also do not have the same testing and enrollment deadlines as the College Now classes even though some of them have been added to the JCCC College Now course schedules. For complete info and directions to enroll click HERE.

    At Olathe South, College Algebra is not a College Now course, it's offered through Quick Step Plus. Please play close attention to the different deadlines.

AP Information

  • What is AP?

    AP stands for Advanced Placement. Students may choose to register to take AP exams for the AP courses they take in high school for an opportunity to earn college credit. A good score on an AP exam may qualify you for college credit and/or “advanced placement” in that subject in college. Check with colleges you are interested in attending for their AP policies.

    AP exams are taken in the spring and each test is offered only once. AP teachers and counselors provide specific information about registration and payment as well as test dates and locations. Students who need financial assistance to pay for exams should contact the AP coordinator, Danielle LeGrand.

    AP Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open, and students need to decide whether or not they would like to take their AP exam. If your student does not plan to take their test please have them notify their teacher by October 26. Mrs. LeGrand will have to mark your student as a "No" for taking the exam by November 2. If your student is going to take their test(s) you will need to follow the instructions below for how to pay for the test.

    Parents, log on to your Touch Base account and pay for the exam(s). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

    1. Parents, go to https://ks-olathe.intouchreceipting.com/
    2. Click on Student
    3. Click on "Items at Student's School"
    4. Click on "AP Tests"
    5. Add AP test(s) to cart
    6. Pay for the test(s)

    Each AP exam costs $98, and NO exams will be ordered without registration and payment. Late payments will NOT be accepted. All students who take an AP exam must attend a pre-registration meeting held either before school or during Seminar, on a date and time to be determined, closer to the date the AP tests begin. Exam-specific information will be given out at that time.

    Students who qualify for free and reduced lunches may take their AP exams for free. On the registration site, they should select that they are eligible for the federal free/reduced lunch, and this should be automatically reflected in your Touch Base account.

    Please know that information regarding the testing location will be announced at a later date. However, parking is limited at all testing locations, so please consider carpooling! Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m. or noon, so students should allow time to park and check in. CELL PHONES are NOT allowed in the exam room.

    AP exams are held during the school day and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the exam site. Students are expected to be at school before and after testing times.

    Anyone with questions about the AP exam should email Mrs. LeGrand or call her at 913-780-7168.

    2020-2021 AP details at a glance. Learn more about AP and AP exams by visiting the College Board website.