Advanced Placement (AP)We are proud to offer 27 College Board approved Advanced Placement courses and exams for our students.
- Enrolled in AP Courses - It is highly encouraged for students to take the May AP Exams.
- Non-Enrolled in AP Courses - Students are eligible to take an AP Exam by speaking with your counselor for more information.
- AP Potential - In addition to published course prerequisites, students should consider 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.
- AP Credit Policy - Students and parents are encouraged to review each college or university.
To recognize the value of AP Exam (2024 = $98 per exam) participation and the financial burden of one or more exams, the Washington Township Board of Education has approved a reimbursement schedule:
Reimbursement (In the Fall after AP Scores are received and processed, parents will receive a check from the WTPS Business Office)
50% = $49
75% = $74
100% = $98
- Free/Reduced Lunch - Funding is available for students approved or who meet the College Board criteria listed AP Exam Fee Reduction (not eligible for the above reimbursement). Speak with your counselor for more information.
- AP Score Results - Students can click here for Instructions.
- Benefits of AP courses and exams you should consider:
- Standing out during the college admissions process with your transcript.
- Taking AP exams helps students get a clear understanding of what will be needed to succeed in college-level exams.
- Entering college with AP credits gives students the time to move onto 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 a higher final GPA than non-AP students and are more likely to graduate from college in four years.