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.

The 2021 Advanced Placement® (AP®) Summer Institutes will be provided online

The 2021 AP® Summer Institutes will be provided online through Microsoft Teams. The institute is provided Monday – Friday.

Additional details about the institute may be accessed through the registration links. The registration website provides an FAQ section as well as information regarding payments. Once you arrive at the institute website, please use the links in the upper left corner to access additional information about the institute.

Registration Fees:

WV teachers: $50 per course
Out-of-state teachers: $600

Please access the following registration links that match the week you plan to attend:

Tentative 2021 Advanced Placement® Summer Institute Online Schedule:

July 12-16, 2021 July 19-23, 2021 July 26-30, 2021
Biology Art and Design Art and Design
Calculus AB Biology Calc AB/BC
Chemistry Computer Science A Chemistry
English Language Economics: Macro & Micro English Language
English Literature Environmental Science English Literature
Government & Politics: Comparative European History Government & Politics: U.S.
Physics 1 & 2 Government & Politics: U.S. Human Geography
U.S. History Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism & Mechanics Music Theory
World History: Modern Psychology Spanish Language
Statistics U.S. History

AP® teachers needing to attend AP® Art History and AP® French Language this summer should contact Karen Linville for more information about attendance options.

For more information about the AP® Summer Institute schedule and required policy 2510 attendance at an AP® Summer Institute, 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.

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.