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Advanced Placement (AP)

All WHS students are eligible to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

 

All students who have been classified as a GATE (Gifted and Talented) student are required to take at least one honors or AP course a year if available.  

 

For more information on the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program, please see the WJUSD website: WJUSD GATE

AP FAQs

What are AP classes?

The Advanced Placement Program allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Secondary schools and colleges cooperate in this program to give students the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam in May of each school year.  

 

What are the advantages of taking AP classes?

The Advanced Placement Program allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Secondary schools and colleges cooperate in this program to give students the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam in May of each school year.

 

What background do I need in order to succeed in an AP class?

The Advanced Placement Program allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Secondary schools and colleges cooperate in this program to give students the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam in May of each school year.