Advanced Placement (AP) Overview
College-Level Courses Taught at Kentwood
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses taught at Kentwood that prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Exam to earn college credit.
Advanced Placement Exams
Students will earn college credit for AP classes based on the scale score earned on the AP exam. AP exams are graded on a five-point scale with five being the highest score and one being the lowest.
Colleges will review scores and determine credit, but most will accept a score of three or higher on each exam.
Sign Up & Cost
To take an AP test with Kentwood, actively enrolled KW students must have a personal College Board account and will need to pay for each AP test they wish to take.
- Cost if paid between September 3 and November 6, 200: $95 per exam
- Cost if paid between November 7, 2020. and March 5, 2021: $135 per exam
Payments will be accepted through Kent School District's Online Payment Portal. March 5, 2021, is the last day to order a test.
Reduced fees are available for students that have qualified for Free/Reduced Meals. For qualifying students, send your approved eligibility letter to KW Cashier Kathy Massimino at Katherine.Massimino@kent.k12.wa.us and include the following details: student name, student ID number, and the test(s) you will be taking.
For more information, read the College Board Guide for Parents and Guardians.
Claim College Credit
Students must submit an official AP Score Report to the college to be audited for credits. Students can order these reports through their College Board account.
Advanced Placement Classes at Kentwood
- AP Art 2-D
- AP Art 3-D
- AP Drawing
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP World History
- AP Human Geography
- AP U.S. History
- AP Psychology
- AP Calculus AB (must pass Pre-Calculus)
- AP Calculus BC (must pass AP Calculus AB)
- AP Statistics
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Computer Science