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 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.

2020 AP Summer Institute Schedule

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the West Virginia AP® Summer Institutes for June and July 2020, are cancelled.
Please contact Karen Linville at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us or (304) 558-5325 with questions.

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 2019 AP Fall Institute will take place November 13, 2019, at Days Inn & Suites, Flatwoods, WV.

The following sessions will be offered:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • U.S. History

Registration for these sessions is available at the following link:

2019 AP Fall Institute Registration

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 2020 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 $94.00.

For more information about the program, please contact Karen Linville.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides support for school administrators and AP coordinators. Sessions focusing on the upcoming 2019-2020 AP program changes will be available at the 2018 Fall Institute, November 29, at the Bridgeport Conference Center. There will be a session in the morning and a repeat of the session in the afternoon. Participants will attend either the morning or afternoon session.

Administrators and coordinators may visit the AP Central 2019 launch page for the latest details about the upcoming program changes.

Registration for the upcoming administrator and AP coordinator sessions is open and available by clicking here: