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. We offer 19 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.