Advanced Placement Classes
West Ottawa High School offers 20 Advanced Placement, “AP” courses. These classes are designed for students who wish to elevate the rigor of their high school experience. These courses use a challenging and nationally aligned college curriculum and textbook for instruction.
Extensive reading, writing, and independent thought are expectations of these accelerated courses. These academic skills will be refined and improved throughout the class. These classes prepare students to take advanced placement exams in May. Colleges and universities issue credit based on exam scores.
The rationale for taking Advanced Placement courses:
1. Gain the edge in college preparation
3. Broaden intellectual horizons
It is recommended that students have a 3.0 overall GPA prior to enrolling in AP courses as an indicator of readiness for this level of challenge. If a student wishes to take an AP class and does not yet have a 3.0 GPA, it is recommended that they confer with the course instructor.
AP Courses at West Ottawa:
For more information about the classes, exams, practice tests and more, please visit apcentral.collegeboard.com