Advanced Placement (AP)Washington Township High School is happy to announce its distinction for the 8th Annual "AP Honor Roll" in 2017 for excellence in AP Programming!
We are proud to offer approximately 25 Advanced Placement (CollegeBoard approved) courses and exams for our students:
- It is highly encouraged that students who enroll in AP courses will sit for the course AP Exams in May.
- Students not currently enrolled in an AP course are eligible to sit for an AP Exam as well - Speak with your counselor for more information.
- In addition to published course prerequisites, students should consider their AP Potential in helping them to decide if an AP course is a good fit. AP Potential is a tool that assists schools with identifying students who are likely to score a 3 or better on a given AP Exam, based on research that shows strong correlations between PSAT scores and AP Exam results. When applicable, counselors will discuss students' AP Potential as part of the scheduling advisement process. For more information about AP courses and exams, visit the CollegeBoard AP.
To recognize the value of AP Exam ($94. per exam) participation and the financial burden one or more exams may cause to families, the Washington Township Board of Education has approved a reimbursement schedule indicated below:
Score Reimbursement (In the Fall after AP Scores are received and processed)
- Funding is available for students approved for Free/Reduced Lunch, or meet the CollegeBoard criteria listed on AP Exam Fee Waiver Reduction who will take AP Exams (not eligible for reimbursement) - Speak with your counselor for more information.
Some benefits of taking AP courses and exams you should consider:
- Standing out during the college admissions process with your transcript.
- Taking AP exams help students get a clear understanding of what will be needed to succeed on college level exams.
- Entering college with AP credits gives students the time to move into upper-level courses in their field of interest.
- Students who take a corresponding college course, whether by choice or because it is required, will have an advantage over their peers if they take the AP course and exam.
- Considering your AP scores for the most competitive scholarship awards.
- Research by the CollegeBoard consistently shows students who are successful in AP courses and on AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college compared to similar students who do not participate in AP courses and AP exams. The Collegeboard reports that AP students who earn credit for introductory college courses tend to earn higher final GPA than non-AP students and are more likely to graduate from college in four years.
- At WTHS, students are eligible for a final exam exemption for each AP course in which they are enrolled if they take the AP exam for that course and finish the course with an unweighted average of 85 or higher for all four marking periods. The midterm exam grade is not factored into the average for the purpose of determining student eligibility for a final exam exemption in an AP course. When calculating the final exam grade for exempt students, the X2 grade should be entered as an average of the students MP3 and MP4 final grades. If a student meets the criteria for the exam exemption, and opts to take the exam anyway, their score on the final exam will count as their X2 grade. They cannot take the exam and then waive that score.