Grading takes place all around the country. Usually in nice places. Collegeboard asks teachers to grade by offering them an expenses paid trip to wherever that subject's grading happens to be going on that year. Plus a little bit of pay for the actual grading itself. However, while AP itself is I think based in NJ (that's what the envelopes says), for some reason they are apparently sent from CA.
Anyway, my grades just came in today.
4- AP US History
5- Physics B
5- US Gov't & Politics
4- English Lit & Comp
5- Calculus BC
Which according to the packet is exactly enough to give me the National AP Scholar award... whatever that's worth.
Valparaiso, Indiana SO Alumnus
Ben Franklin MS
Harvard University 2012
Nationals: OSU '03, Juniata '04, Wichita State '07, George Washington '08 -- Team place: 22, 18, 11, 11