Advanced Placement


  • AP Supports by Subject - Available on College Board website for AP classes.
  • AP After School Supports by Subject - Coming Soon!


Any dropped exams also incurs a $40 per exam charge.  

WHS Advanced Placement Exam Rates

Number of
Regular Cost
Per Exam
Free and
Reduced Rate
Free and
Reduced TOTAL
1 $93 $93 $15 $15
2 $76 $152 $15 $30
3 $66 $198 $15 $45
4 $52 $208 $15 $60
5 $44 $220 $15 $75
6 - 9  $40 $240 $15 $90

Your AP score shows how well you did on the AP Exam. It's also a measure of your achievement in your college-level AP course. This score will be used by colleges and universities to determine if they will grant you credit for what you've already learned, or allow you to skip the equivalent course once you get to college (this is known as advanced placement).

Your score is a weighted combination of your scores on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale as follows:
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation

"Qualified" means that you have proven yourself capable of doing the work of an introductory-level course in a particular subject at college. Many colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5; however, each college decides which scores it will accept. To see college policies for AP scores, visit our AP Credit Policy Search.

In order to be considered for credit or placement, you must send your official AP score report to the college you're planning to attend.


Award Levels

  • AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
  • AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
  • State AP Scholar: Granted to one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.4) on all AP exams taken.
  • National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

What AP Students Should Bring to AP Exams:

Please BRING to the AP Exam:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 wood pencils (with good erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the Exam booklet covers and for free-response questions on most exams.
  • A watch (without an alarm - or is not a SmartWatch) in case the exam room does not have a clock that can be easily seen.
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities. Please consult for a list of approved graphing calculators.
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking an AP Physics Exam.
  • A sweater/sweatshirt in case the testing room is cool.

What AP Students Should NOT Bring to AP Exams

DO NOT Bring to AP Exams:

  • CELL PHONES  Phones or iPods, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players or any other electronic or communication devices, including watches with alarms that beep or make any sound.
  • Smart Watches are not allowed. 
  • Backpacks, duffle bags, purses or other large bags.
  • Mechanical pencils. They DO NOT scan the same way as wood pencils, even if their packaging says that they do!
  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, notes, or dictionaries.
  • Rulers or straightedges (except for AP Physics Exam).
  • Scratch paper.
  • Computers (unless approved by College Board).
  • calculators (except as previously noted).
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Portable listening or recording devices – even with headphones – or photographic equipment.
  • Food or drink – even water – unless approved by College Board.
  • Clothing with subject related information.