The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year. The AP program is part of the College Board. We offer a number of AP courses at Olathe West. Check out more info about the AP Program at AP College Board.
All students, whether they are taking the AP exam or not, may join their AP Classroom and utilize all the resources available there. Students will log in to their College Board account to access the AP Classroom. If a student has ever taken the PSAT, the SAT, or an AP exam they ALREADY have a College Board account. They need to log in to their existing account – do not create a new account. Students who do not have a College Board account must create one.
Once students log in to their College Board account and join their AP classes online, they will have access to a ton of resources for the class and the exam. Students will get personalized feedback through digital tools and teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using an online bank of real AP practice questions and monthly personal progress checks.
Students register for AP Exams in the fall, and it is a two-step process.
- Step 1: log in to your College Board account and sign up for each AP exam you want to take.
- Step 2: you or one of your adults will log on to TouchBase and register for each AP exam you want to take this year and then pay for the exam(s) there. The cost is $98 per exam but are free for our fee waiver students.
The deadline to register and pay for exams is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. Students that want to take an AP exam but do not register by November 2 (with the exception of second semester Government only) will have to pay an additional $40 fee by the late deadline in March. There is no fee to cancel an exam this year.
Students enrolled in AP courses are encouraged to take the AP exam, especially if they are not taking the course for dual enrollment through the JCCC College Now program. Please contact OW Counselor & AP Coordinator, Kim Wright at email@example.com with any questions!
Listed below are the AP credit policies for some post-secondary institutions for reference. Just click on the desired school to view.