AP courses are the highest level of academics on a high school campus. These are college level courses taught in high school. Part of the national program overseen and administered by The College Board (www.collegeboard.com
), AP courses are rigorous, demanding, intensely academic and exciting, preparing students to take national exams in May. Any student may enroll in any AP course (prerequisites recommended in both World Languages and Math) as long as they are willing and interested in working at the most difficult levels. Once enrolled, students may drop up to or at the 6 week grading period of the fall semester only, with no reflection on their transcript. After this point, students may drop at the semester, but the grade they earn will be reflected on their transcript. All students are expected to take and pay for the AP exams which are administered the first two weeks in May here at West Hills. Fee waivers do exist for hardship via a short application handled here at West Hills.