Advanced Placement Classes:

  1. What are AP classes?

    These are rigorous, full-year college-level classes intended to prepare students for the highest level of college success. Each AP class ends with a national exam for university credit.

  2. What courses are available at Westwood High for the 2015-16 school year?
    1. AP English Language (Juniors)
    2. AP English Literature (Seniors)
    3. AP Human Geography
    4. AP World History
    5. AP US History
    6. AP US Government and Politics
    7. AP Psychology
    8. AP Biology
    9. AP Physics I
    10. AP Physics II
    11. AP Environmental Science
    12. AP Statistics
    13. AP Calculus AB
    14. AP Calculus BC
    15. AP Spanish Language and Culture 
    16. AP Spanish Literature and Culture
    17. AP French Language and Culture                                                                                                                                   
  3. Is there a charge to take an AP course?

    No. They are free. However, the national exam will cost $89. Colleges do not charge for credits earned from AP classes.

  4. Do I have to take the AP exam?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes. AP students must take the national exam in May. University credit can only be earned on the national exam. The 2016 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 2 through 6 and May 9 through 13.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  5. How do I earn college credit from an AP exam?

    Students receive a score of 1 (no recommendation) up to 5 (highest recommendation). To find out AP credit and placement policies at many colleges and universities, go to

  6. How do I sign up for an AP course?

    Pay attention to the prerequisite for the AP course you are interested in taking.


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