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Advanced Placement

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WMHS AP Program

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year. There are 38 AP courses in seven subject categories. Each of the 38 exams has its own unique requirements; however, almost all the exams have several things in common:

  • Most exams are two to three hours long. 
  • The first part of the exam usually consists of multiple-choice questions.
  • The second part of the exam usually consists of free-response questions that require you to generate your own responses. Depending on the exam, your responses could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a problem, or a spoken response.


Taking AP courses and exams can help students:

  • Stand out on college applications. AP courses on a student’s transcript shows that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. And success on an AP Exam shows that they’re ready for college-level coursework.
  • Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search credit policies by college.


It is the policy of West Monroe High School that students enrolled in any Advanced Placement (AP) course are required by WMHS to take the associated AP Exam in May.  If a student does not participate in the AP exam the student will not receive the AP designation on the transcript and this could potentially delay them from receiving their diploma.  Every student’s situation is unique, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to know the consequences of any decisions they choose to make.

Our AP Courses

AP Capstone



History and Social Sciences

Math and Computer Sciences


AP Seminar

AP Art History

AP English Language and Composition (English 3)

AP Human Geography

AP Calculus AB

AP Biology

AP Research


AP English Literature and Composition (English 4)

AP Psychology

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry




AP United States Government and Politics

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Environmental Science
      AP United States History  

AP Physics 1 & 2


AP Capstone Courses (Seminar and Research) – $145

All other AP courses – $97

Deposits are $40 for each course and due by November 1st, 2023.

Final exam fees for each course are due by March 1st, 2024.

2024 Test Dates

Coming soon…..


Students are automatically registered for their exams when they join their teacher’s AP Classroom.

Contact Information

AP Coordinator  |  Mr. Lovelady  |

WMHS Testing Coordinator  |  Mrs. Williams |