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Advanced Placement (AP)

Why AP?

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn in-depth knowledge about specific topics that interest you. AP classes offer many benefits and West High AP can offer you exciting learning opportunities.

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, and in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts alone. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Passion

With 38 AP classes you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career. West High School offers 20 AP courses, but students may also self-study and take AP courses not currently taught at the school.

Prepare to Succeed in College

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement

More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.

— From the Collegeboard AP Website


Jenny Nicholas

Upcoming AP Exam-Related Deadlines

November 14, 2022: Last day to cancel an existing AP exam registration.  Following this date, College Board charges a $40 fee.

November 14, 2022: Last day to register for and AP exam.  Following this date, College Board charges a $40 fee.

December 23, 2022: Last day to apply for exam accommodations.

March 10, 2023: Last day to notify of a qualifying conflict with an AP exam date. Please review the Late Exam Policy and complete the associated form if necessary.