Advanced Placement (AP) Information:
WLHS AP Coordinator: Ms. Jennifer Hutnik, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-313-6965
Wilde Lake High School encourages all students to challenge themselves every year. Wilde Lake is proud to offer a wide range of AP courses to students. AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP course descriptions to guide them. The Course Description for each discipline outlines the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions. While the Course Descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented. Published in the spring of the school year before the course will be taught, the course descriptions are available at AP Central, accompanied by a course perspective written by an experienced AP teacher. These perspectives represent the personal viewpoints and teaching styles of their authors and will provide insight and inspiration for other educators.
Advanced Placement Overview - Main webpages for the Advanced Placement tests
Advanced Placement Calendar - Calendar of important due dates and specific testing dates.
Advanced Placement Exam Dates - Specific exam dates for AP courses
Advanced Placement Exam Preparation Hints - Guidelines on preparing for AP exams.
Advanced Placement Central - Dashboard for AP exam scores, news, and exploring more about AP tests.
Naviance Login -Login portal for Naviance. Scholarships listed are offered to HCPSS students who are planning to attend college. Please contact your school counselor for any questions.
Reasons to take Advanced Placement and College Credit Courses
College application season can be an anxious time for you, your family and just about everyone who cares about you. You’ve worked hard and done your best, but how do you know you’ve got the academic experience that colleges are looking for?
By making the decision to take an AP course, you’re letting colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. They see that you’ve challenged yourself with college-level course work and expectations, and have refined your skills to meet these expectations. In the increasingly competitive admissions process, this knowledge can be very valuable.
AP courses offer admissions officers a consistent measure of course rigor across high schools, districts, states and countries — because all AP teachers, no matter where they’re teaching, have to provide a curriculum that meets college standards. So when admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they have a good understanding of what you experienced in a particular class and how well it prepared you for the increased challenges of college.