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Advanced Placement (AP)


The Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Each AP course is developed by the AP Program and modeled on a comparable introductory college course in the subject. Each course culminates in a standardized college-level assessment, or AP Exam, in May. 

Advanced Placement (AP):

AP courses offered at Westhill (subject to change based on course requests and scheduling needs):

AP 2-D Art & Design

AP Human Geography

AP Art History

AP Macroeconomics

AP Biology

AP Microeconomics

AP Precalculus   

AP Calculus AB

AP Music Theory

AP Calculus BC

AP Physics 1

AP Chemistry

AP Physics C

AP Computer Science A

AP Psychology

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP English Language & Composition 11

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

AP English Literature & Composition 12

AP Statistics

AP Environmental Science

AP United States Government & Politics

AP European History

AP United States History

AP French

AP World History


Some potential benefits of taking AP courses and exams:

  • 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.


For more information about how AP Exam scores may be used for credit or advanced placement by colleges:

AP Exam Registration information, contact your School Counselor.  

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