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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 30 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.

A completion certificate is provided to participants completing the full 30 hours of instruction. Three hours of professional development credit is provided at a reduced price.

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.

2023 AP® Summer Institute Schedule

Please note: Most sessions are provided for either experienced or new AP® teachers. Experienced teachers may attend the session for new AP® teachers if their schedules do not permit them to attend the experienced session or they need a refresher. Keep in mind that sessions for new AP® teachers will focus on the needs of those who have taught the AP® course for three or fewer years. Experienced sessions are for those who have taught the AP® course for four or more years. New AP® teachers are not permitted to attend the experienced sessions.

Please contact Karen Linville, Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us, if you do not see the AP course you need to attend and plan to teach that course during the 2023-24 school year. AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles are provided through a partnership with CodeWV. Those sessions may be accessed here: https://codewv.wvu.edu/programs/high-school and will count toward AP Summer Institute attendance.

Date: June 27-30, 2023
Location: Capital High School, Charleston, WV

Registration deadline: June 16, 2023
Registration link:

Subject Consultant
Art & Design (combined new and experienced) Herb Weaver
Biology (new AP teachers) Chris Monsour
Calculus AB (new AP teachers) Paul Gruber
Chemistry (new AP teachers) Leslie McSparrin
English Lang (combined new and experienced) Stephen Klinge
English Lit (combined new and experienced) Megan Neville
Human Geography (combined new and experienced) Ann Linsley
Music Theory (combined new and experienced) Melissa Livings
Precalculus (New course!) To Be Announced
U.S. Govt & Politics (new AP teachers) Hunter Clark
Psychology – (experienced AP teachers) Jeff Norby

Date: July 18-21, 2023
Location: Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV

Registration deadline: July 7, 2023
Registration link: https://eventreg.collegeboard.org/d/r9qz6d/

Subject Consultant
Biology (experienced AP teachers) Mark Krotec
Calculus BC (combined new and experienced) Paul Gruber
Chemistry (experienced AP teachers) Lisa Cumming
Environmental Science (combined new and experienced) Susan Berrand
Physics I (combined new and experienced) Stephen Schuh
Precalculus (New course!) To Be Announced
Psychology  (new AP teachers) Stephen Foley
Spanish Language (combined new and experienced) Rebecca Mora
Statistics (new AP teachers) David Ferris
U.S. History  (new AP teachers) Becky Berry

Date: July 25-28, 2023
Location: Online Institute

Registration deadline: July 17, 2023
Registration link: https://eventreg.collegeboard.org/d/g9qzyy/

Subject Consultant
Art & Design (combined new and experienced) M Colleen Harrigan
Calculus AB – (experienced AP teachers) Ted Gott
English Language (experienced AP teachers) Stephen Klinge
English Language  (new AP teachers) Jennifer Garner
English Lit (experienced AP teachers) Rachel Stokes
English Literature  (new AP teachers) Elizabeth Cecelia
Statistics (experienced AP teachers) Doug Tyson
U.S. Govt & Politics (experienced AP teachers) Terri Fine
U.S. History (experienced AP teachers) Kathryn Smith
World History (combined new and experienced) Monica Bond-Lamberty

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.

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.

Upcoming session dates and locations will be posted as they are scheduled.

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

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