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AP Program

Advanced Placement (AP) Overview

Students seeking a rigorous academic experience with college-level coursework may enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and prepare to take the Advanced Placement exams in the spring, which are mandatory for each course. We offer 23 AP courses approved by the College Board.

Students enrolling in AP courses must meet department criteria and be recommended by their teacher. Advanced Placement classes have demanding curricula in which teachers must set high expectations and move at an accelerated pace in order to cover the breadth of material and properly prepare students for the AP Exam. Students must be actively engaged learners and have a high level of personal responsibility in order to keep pace with AP classes.

Due to the intensity and high expectations of AP courses at WMA, students considering AP enrollment must work closely with their academic advisor, the College Counseling Office and the Dean of Studies to find the appropriate course load balance. WMA recommends that students keep enrollment to a maximum of three AP courses per year; however, students can petition the Dean of Studies to request more than three in one year.

AP Courses Offered

English

  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition

Math

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics

Science

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics

History/CGES

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • AP European History (online only)

World Languages

  • AP French
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish

Fine & Performing Arts

  • AP Music Theory (may be offered online)
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3D Design

AP Capstone Program™

  • AP Seminar (AP Capstone, Year 1)
  • AP Research (AP Capstone, Year 2)

Computer Science & Technology

  • AP Computer Science A (online only)
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