My school does not offer AP Physics: C Electricity and Magnetism. I am trying to get as much college credit as possible (especially classes like this, that will actually count for something other than elective credit), plus I absolutely LOVE physics & I'm having a lot of fun in the class I'm in, as well as with the Electricity & Magnetism stuff I have been studying on my own.
The problem is this; I asked my AP Physics: C Mechanics teacher about challenging the E&M exam, and she asked the principle. He said no, because they do not offer the class in our school. She then told me she would ask around in her circle of various AP teachers to see if anyone else had ever been allowed to challenge this exam in my district, but I fear that even if other schools have allowed it she won't push for me being allowed to take the exam (which 100% makes sense, she's in her first year teaching at my school & would probably want to stay on the principle's good side).
So I've decided to prepare in case I have to take matters into my own hands, assuming there is absolutely no way I can change the principle's mind (although as it stands now I'm waiting until our first report cards come out so I can bring up my 1 B to an A, and show him that I am a dedicated student and blahblahblah so perhaps he'll believe that I'm actually serious about this.
Is there any way I can sign up for this exam without going through my school? Should I contact a local AP coordinator or should I try to directly contact collegeboard? Do any of you have a similar experience you would like to share?
thanks, all, in advance