About Us

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.

Contact Us

  • Karen Linville, Program Lead

  • Office of Middle & Secondary Learning

  • Phone: (304) 558-5325

  • Fax: (304) 558-1834

AP teachers, coordinators, and school administrators may visit AP 2020-21 School Year Support for AP 2020-21 school year resources and various supports.

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.

AP Summer Institutes provide the most intensive professional development available for AP educators. Summer institute attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses.

The 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.

2021 AP Summer Institute dates are to be announced.

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.

AP Fall Institute dates are to be announced.

For more information regarding the AP Fall Institute, please contact Karen Linville, Program Lead, WVDE Office of Middle & Secondary Learning at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us or (304) 558-5325.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides assistance to qualifying students through the Advanced Placement ® (AP) Fee Waiver program. Schools must apply for students to receive waivers, and waivers are granted based on individual student’s financial need.

Support for the 2021 AP exams will allow qualifying students to pay a fee of $5.00 per exam taken. The fee for an AP exam without the waiver is $95.00.

For more information regarding the AP Test Fee Waiver, please contact Karen Linville, Program Lead, WVDE Office of Middle & Secondary Learning at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us or (304) 558-5325.

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

Sessions focusing on the most up-to-date information are provided on a regular basis. Upcoming session dates are to be announced.

For more information regarding the AP Fall Institute, please contact Karen Linville, Program Lead, WVDE Office of Middle & Secondary Learning at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us or (304) 558-5325.