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Program Information

Advanced Placement (AP) * is a nationally recognized program sponsored by the College Board™. It provides high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses and receive college credit before entering college. The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) provides West Virginia teachers with the professional development needed to enhance instruction and effectiveness in the AP classroom. In addition, the Center offers a suite of AP resources, services and support designed to expand equity and access to AP in West Virginia. WVCPD maintains a close working relationship with the College Board to achieve its AP goal of connecting more students to post-secondary success through rigorous instruction.

Ninety percent of the colleges and universities in the United States, as well as colleges and universities in twenty-four other countries, have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both on the basis of their AP exam grades. Students who earn a sufficient number of qualifying AP grades may be granted up to a full year of college credit (sophomore standing) through many of these institutions.

*Advanced Placement, AP Vertical Teams, and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.


Advanced Placement Contact:

Karen Linville, Program Lead

WV Department of Education


(304) 558-5325, ext. 53312

Contact Karen Linville for information regarding the 2018 AP Fall Institute.


AP Programs Include:



        2018 Summer Computer Science Principles

2018 Summer AP Computer Science Principles Session

The 2018 summer AP Computer Science Principles professional development for West Virginia teachers will only be offered through the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education. As a Code.org regional partner, WVU has received a grant to provide the state's AP Computer Science Principles teachers training for free this summer. This session will be held in Atlanta, Ga., and important deadlines apply.

For details and to apply, click here.

College Board® AP Honor Roll

Three West Virginia counties have been placed on the 8th Annual AP Honor Roll by The College Board®.  Mineral, Monongalia and Preston counties are among 477 districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive the honor. Click here for details.

Meet Laurel

Learn how WVCPD helped this AP teacher flourish from failure to one of the state's most successful AP educators.

Click here to read her story.



Tutorial Videos to Assist AP Coordinators

Are you new to your role as AP Coordinator? The link below shares a series of brief videos designed to give you an overview of your responsibilities before, during and after the AP Exam administration. Throughout the tutorial, the College Board will let you know exactly where to go for further details.

Click here to learn more.


Mingo Central High School Video

Mingo Central High School's AP program is the result of hard work and the belief that students could thrive in these rigorous courses. Learn how the school rebounded from state control to the national AP Honor Roll. Click here to watch the video.

Share AP This College Board website provides resources for AP coordinators, teachers, school counselors and administrators. Click here to review page (This link takes you away from the WVCPD website).
Twitter for AP Students The official College Board Twitter handle for students interested in learning about AP courses, as well as study tips and resources for current AP students. Click here to review page (This link takes you away from the WVCPD website).
College Board Twitter Page The official Twitter home of the College Board. Promotes excellence and equity in education. Click here to review page (This link takes you away from the WVCPD website).
AP Fee Waiver Information WVCPD, with assistance from WV Department of Education, offers support to qualifying students to take AP exams at a reduced cost. For details, Click here.


Course Registration:

Click here to register for upcoming sessions.

AP Credit Guide:

Click here to review the most recent AP Credit Guide. This link will take you away from the WVCPD website.






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