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Students of the Month October 2019: Congratulations to the following students of the month for November. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

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Advanced Placement/ Honors / Middle College

 

AP Courses Offered at Westmont HS


English

AP Literature (12)    AP Language (11)


Mathematics

AP Calculus AB        AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics      

AP Computer Science


Science

AP Physics 1         AP Physics 2

AP Chemistry        AP Biology

AP Environmental Science


Social Science

AP Government      AP U.S. History

AP World History         AP Psychology


World Languages

AP French AP Spanish

 
 

 Myth

Reality

AP courses are for students who always get good grades.

AP courses are for any students who are academically prepared and motivated to take college-level courses.

AP courses are too stressful.

It's no secret that AP courses are challenging. But the support you receive from your classmates and teachers can help you manage the work load.

I don't think I will score high enough on the AP Exam to get college credit.

You don’t need to score a 5. Many colleges grant credit — and placement as well — based on a 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

Taking AP courses could hurt my GPA.

Students who take AP courses and earn a C- or higher will receive an additional GPA point.  Taking AP courses shows colleges that you’re willing to challenge yourself academically.

I can’t take AP because no one has recommended me.

If you think you’re ready to take an AP course, then you’re ready to advocate for yourself — just talk to a teacher or counselor.


School Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total AP Students

269

266

351

315

354

Number of Exams

546

577

650

594

697

AP students with Scores 3+

192

191

242

232

274

% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+

% Averages for California

71.4

64.5

71.8

63.5

68.9

64.3

73.7

63.6

77.4

62.5

 
 
* For Fall 2018 Advanced Placement and Honors Summer Homework Assignments please visit the course description pages *
AP Information Night Presentation - January 2018:
 Middle College & College Advantage:
 
For questions regarding our Middle College and College Advantage program through West Valley College please contact their Counselor
Jennifer Herilhy Halas: