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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. 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.

  • The AP exam in May is required in each course taken.
  • Exam fees are charged for each exam.

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 may petition the Dean of Studies to request more than three in one year. We offer 25 AP courses approved by the College Board:

AP Capstone

AP CapstoneTM is an innovative diploma program from the College Board that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP CapstoneTM is built on the foundation of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. Visit this link to learn more.


AP Courses Offered: 25


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


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics

History & Social Sciences

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History: Modern
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Microeconomics (online only)

World Languages

  • AP French
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture (online only)

Fine & Performing Arts

  • AP Music Theory (online only)
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3D Design

AP Capstone Program™

Computer Science & Technology

  • AP Computer Science A (online only)