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The Advanced Placement® Program (AP) provides opportunities for willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level coursework while still in high school. AP courses are developed by the College Board’s AP Program. Corresponding exams at the end of the year allow students to earn college credit or advanced placement at colleges and universities around the world.

There are 38 AP courses in seven subject areas. Visit AP Central to learn more about the courses offered.

AP® educators and coordinators may access information about launching and growing an
AP® program as well as important updates by visiting About AP.

AP teachers may access free tools to support teaching on site, online, or in combination by visiting AP Classroom and AP Daily.

AP students may view AP exam scores, learn about AP awards, and get answers to all score-related questions by visiting AP Students Page.

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Summer Institutes provide the most intensive professional development available for AP® educators. Summer institute attendees engage in thirty or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP® courses. Any recent changes to AP® will be addressed at the AP® Summer Institutes. College Board endorsed consultants will guide attendees through resources such as course outlines; content-specific handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary from the most recent AP® exams.

2024 Advanced Placement Summer Institute Schedule:

Week One



Art & Design

Claudia Michael

Calculus AB/BC

Chasen Smith

Economics: Macro & Micro

Gary Petmecky

English Language

Carlos Barrera

English Literature

Megan Neville

Psychology (experienced AP teachers)

Joseph Swope

Spanish Language and Culture

Rebecca Mora

Statistics (experienced AP teachers)

Laura Ringwood

U.S. Govt & Politics (experienced AP teachers)

Britton Grier

World History: Modern

Don Baeszler

Week Two

  • Location: Shady Spring High School, Shady Spring, WV
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 16 – Friday, July 19, 2024
  • Registration Link: https://eventreg.collegeboard.org/ggR8oG
  • Registration deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Lodging deadline:  May 31, 2024



Art & Design

Herb Weaver

Biology (experienced AP teachers)

Chris Monsour

Chemistry (experienced AP teachers)

Lisa Cumming

English Literature (experienced AP teachers)

Rebecca McFarlan

English Literature (new AP teachers)

Megan Neville

Environmental Science

Scott Cole

Physics I

Vaughn Vick


Paul Gruber

Psychology (new AP teachers)

Michael Pastor

Statistics (new AP teachers)

David Ferris

U.S. History (experienced AP teachers)

Timothy Greene

Week Three

  • Location: Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV 
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 30 – Friday, August 2, 2024
  • Registration Link: https://eventreg.collegeboard.org/qaM8bL
  • Registration deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Lodging deadline:  June 29, 2024



Biology (new AP teachers)

Chris Monsour

Calculus AB

Gary Taylor

Chemistry (new AP teachers)

Lisa Cumming

English Language

Stephen Klinge

European History

Benny Parekkadan

Human Geography

Dan Berry


Ted Gott

U.S. Govt & Politics (new AP teachers)

Celia Polin

U.S. History (new AP teachers)

Becky Berry

New and Experienced Sessions:

Teachers who have taught the AP course for three or fewer years must attend the specified session for new AP teachers. Teachers who have taught the course for four or more years should attend the session for experienced AP teachers. Experienced AP teachers may attend the sessions for new teachers if a basic course refresher is needed. However, new AP teachers may not attend the experienced sessions.

Sessions not specified new or experienced are open to both new and experienced AP teachers of that course.

Registration Fees:

  • WV teachers: $50
  • Out-of-state teachers: $600


WV teachers living at least 50 miles from the institute location qualify for lodging under the WVDE direct-billed room block.

AP Courses Not Listed on the 2024 Schedule:

WV teachers who must attend courses not listed on the schedule should contact Karen Linville at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us for other institute options.

AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A will be provided through a partnership with CodeWV. To register, visit the CodeWV Workshops page .

Contact Information:

For more information about the summer institute and required policy 2510 attendance, please contact Karen Linville at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides the Advanced Placement® (AP) Fall Institute for teachers of various AP courses. Fall Institute sessions are led by College Board-endorsed instructors and help teachers enhance their skills and content knowledge. Special focus is given to course updates, AP exam review, and Instructional Planning Reports.

The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer Advanced Placement (AP) exam fee waivers to qualified West Virginia students. The fee waiver allows students to take AP exams at no cost. Schools must apply for students to receive waivers, and waivers are granted based on an individual student’s financial need. Students qualifying for a test fee waiver will pay $0 for 2024 AP exams.

The base AP Exam fees for 2024 are as follows:

  • $98 per exam
  • $146 per exam for Capstone (AP Seminar or AP Research)

Funding Amounts for Qualifying AP Exams:

  • $98 Exam Cost
  • $36 College Board Waiver
  • $9 Rebate to School (Schools are expected to forego the $9 rebate for these students.)
  • $53 West Virginia Waiver from WVDE
  • $0 Student Pays 

AP Seminar and AP Research Exams:

  • $146 Exam Cost
  • $36 College Board Waiver
  • $9 Rebate to School (Schools are expected to forego the $9 rebate for these students.)
  • $101 West Virginia Waiver from WVDE
  • $0 Student Pays

Schools must pay College Board directly utilizing grant funding from West Virginia Department of Education. The College Board will send a bill.

Student Eligibility Criteria:

Please follow this link to view eligibility criteria: AP Fee Reductions

What AP Coordinators Must Do:

  • Indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.  
    • For students who are not eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed. 
  • Indicate only once per student, not for each exam. 
  • Indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. If you need more time to verify this information, you can update students’ fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Indicate to the West Virginia Department of Education the number of AP exam waivers needed by using the following link: 2024 West Virginia AP Test Fee Waiver Request Form
  • Access the school’s invoice that is emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. (Invoices may also be accessed and printed through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send payment to College Board no later than June 15, 2024.

For more information, contact Karen Linville, Coordinator for Advanced Placement, Student Enrichment Office, West Virginia Department of Education, phone: 304-558-5325

The West Virginia Department of Education provides support for school administrators and AP coordinators.

WVDE and College Board are partnering to provide two in-person sessions for administrators and AP coordinators:

Session 1

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Shady Spring High School
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

Thursday, July 25, 2024, at Waterfront Hotel, Morgantown
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To register, visit AP Sessions for Administrators and Coordinators

Contact Karen Linville or call Student Enrichment Programs at (304) 558-5325.

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