AP exams cost money. Why does a student have to pay for an exam at a public school?
The AP level coursework is an elective level of rigor. Students must choose to enroll and stay in AP courses. The College Board, a non-profit private entity maintains, publishes and scores the AP exams. They determine the fee, each year, for each test. For the 2016-17 school year, the fee is $93 per test. For low income families, there are fee waivers available. Please contact Mrs. DuFloth in the administration office for more information in February when it becomes available. Fees are collected in March each year for the May exams. To pay your student’s total bill, you will need to have your student bring to the finance office (during regular student hours) either a money order, a cashiers check made out to “West Hills High School”, or cash. You may also order on-line in the ASB store but there is a surcharge for this.
What AP courses does West Hills offer?
- Art History (not offered 2016-17)
- Art Studio
- Calculus (AB)
- English Language
- English Literature
- Environmental Science
- Spanish Language
- US Government and Politics
- US History
- World History
What if my student has a testing conflict?
Late testing is available in very rare and unique circumstances and for CIF playoffs. The College Board will not allow late testing for illness (unless serious with doctor’s note or hospitalization), vacation, etc. Students should talk with the AP Coordinator, Mrs. DuFloth, in the Assistant Principal’s office as soon as a conflict is known, particularly for CIF athletic competition needs.
Where can I get more information regarding the AP program?
The College Board hosts a very user friendly comprehensive web site at www.collegeboard.com
. Look for “AP” and you will find massive resources on all the courses, testing, scoring, etc.
For course specific questions, please contact the West Hills teacher teaching the course your student is enrolled in.
You can also contact West Hills AP Coordinator, Assistant Principal Joann DuFloth at 619-956-0422 or by e-mail