Advanced Placement InformationThe Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers students the opportunity to engage in rigorous college-level course work in a high school setting. AP courses support students in cultivating important skills and habits of mind that are essential for college and career readiness. Additionally, students may receive higher consideration for admission to colleges and universities, as well as possible college or university course credit and/or placement.
For more information please go to the AP page of College Board.New AP Daily Videos for Students
Starting on September 1, new AP Daily videos are available in AP Classroom for every topic and skill in every unit. These videos can be used in person, online, and in blended learning environments. Students can watch them on their own or be assigned by their teachers. Visit apstudents.collegeboard.org for more information!Important Fall Dates (all forms are linked below)Oct. 2nd- AP Exam Registration Contract Due (required for all AP students)Oct. 30th- AP Exam Opt-Out Form Due (only if student has decided not to take AP exam- complete individual form for each exam student is opting out)Nov 6th- Deadline for Mrs. Robinson to submit final AP order for Fall classesAP Testing Coordinator: Tiffany Robinson, TBRobinson@wcpss.net; 919-365-2625 ext. 21495
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat are the advantages of taking AP courses?The main advantage of taking an AP course is advanced preparation for college. Additionally, students who score well on AP exams may receive college credit while still in high school. The AP exams are given every year in May. Scores are reported to the colleges designated by the student and range from 1 (no recommendation) to 5 (extremely qualified). Each college determines the scores to be accepted for credit. Colleges may award three, and sometimes six, hours of credit per test. It is the responsibility of the student to check with the colleges in which they are interested in to see if they accept AP exams for credits.
What is the difference between an Honors and AP class?
AP classes are college level courses that are more challenging and rigorous. AP classes require energetic, involved, and motivated students.
Why should I take an AP class? What will it do to my GPA?
Students who succeed in AP courses generally do well in college as a result of rigorous academic preparation. AP classes are weighted on a 5.0 scale. However, it is not advised to take numerous AP courses without serious consideration and teacher recommendations. Doing poorly in an AP course will affect your GPA.
How much does it cost to take an AP course?
There are no charges for taking an AP course at East Wake High School. However, if you elect to take the examination in the spring, the fee is approximately $95 per exam. Students may qualify for financial assistance from The College Board if necessary. Please see your school counselor to see if you qualify.
If I take an AP course, do I have to take the exam?
No. We recommend you discuss this with your AP teacher. Furthermore, if you do poorly on the exam, your score will not adversely affect your chances of college admittance (but doing poorly in the course will.)