• AP



    What Is AP?

    Advanced Placement(AP) is a series of college-level courses and exams offered to high school students in the United States and around the world. These courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage in more rigorous and challenging academic coursework and earn college credit if they perform well in the state-paid corresponding AP exams. WSFCS offers open enrollment to a variety of AP courses that are both challenging and inspiring. 

    Is AP The Right Fit For You?

    AP courses are not just for students with the highest grade point averages and you do not have to be identified as gifted. If you are motivated, inquisitive, and want to be challenged by taking college-level courses, speak to your counselors about the AP courses offered at your school. Here are some things to consider:

    • Academic interest and strengths: consider whether you have a strong interest in a particular subject and feel confident in your ability to handle more challenging coursework.
    • College and Career Goals: Think about your long-term goals. If you plan to attend college, research the admission requirements and policies of the colleges you're interested in. Some colleges value AP courses and consider them in their admissions process, while others may have different preferences or expectations.
    • Time Management and Workload: Be honest with yourself about your time management skills and your ability to handle a heavier workload.
    • Previous academic Performance: Your performance in prerequisite courses or related subjects can provide a good indication of your readiness for AP coursework.
    • Support and Resources: consider whether you have access to the necessary resources and support.
    • Consult with trusted counselors and teachers: They can provide valuable insights and recommendations tailored to your needs. 

    Benefits of Taking AP Courses

    • Build skills and confidence- AP students learn time management and study skills needed for college and career success. They dig deeper into subjects that interest them and tap into problem-solving skills to address course challenges.
    • Stand out to colleges- Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they're serious about their education and that they're willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework. 
    • Succeed in college- Research shows that students who receive a score of 2 on their AP Exams are ready for college work. Research shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates.  
    • Save time and money in college- research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time, which means they avoid paying for additional years of tuition. 

    AP Is a Global Credential

    Universities around the world recognize AP when making admission decisions, course requisites, and awarding university credit. In fact, half of students entering four-year colleges are now starting school with some credit from AP courses. Each college and university determines its own policies regarding AP Exam scores. Therefore, each college of interest should be researched by the student. 


    WS/FCS AP Score Reports 2020-21 & 2021-22

    WS/FCS AP Score Reports 2022-2023