West Linn High School AP Course Information

  • Please explore the AP courses we offer at West Linn High School. If you are interested in learning more about our Advanced Placement Program or a specific course, please speak to a teacher, your school counselor, or an administrator.

AP 2-D Art and Design

  • Develop your skills in a two-dimensional medium such as drawing, painting, photography, collage, printmaking, and others as you learn the principles of 2-D design. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.

    Teachers
    Ms. Breyne (Photography emphasis)
    Ms. Gauthier (Drawing/Painting emphasis)

    Portfolio Submission 
    Fri, May 7, 2021

AP 3-D Art and Design

  • Develop your skills in ceramics, as you learn the principles of 3-D design. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.

    Teacher
    Ms. Garvey

    Portfolio Submission
    Fri, May 7, 2021

AP Biology

  • Study the core scientific principles, theories, and processes that govern living organisms and biological systems. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate natural phenomena.

    Teacher
    Ms. Monson

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 14, 2021

AP Calculus AB

  • Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. You’ll work to understand the theoretical basis and solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.

    Teachers
    Ms. Grossmann
    Ms. Harris
    Ms. LaFerriere

    Exam Date
    Tue, May 4, 2021

AP Calculus BC

  • Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus, including topics such as parametric, polar, and vector functions, and series. You’ll perform experiments and investigations and solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.

    Teacher
    Ms. Harris

    Exam Date
    Tue, May 4, 2021

AP Chemistry

  • Learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry including structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, and reactions. You’ll do hands-on lab investigations and use chemical calculations to solve problems.

    Teacher
    Mr. DelFatti

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 7, 2021

AP Computer Science A

  • Get familiar with the concepts and tools of computer science as you learn a subset of the Java programming language. You’ll do hands-on work to design, write, and test computer programs that solve problems or accomplish tasks.

    Teacher
    TBD

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 6, 2021

AP Computer Science Principles

  • Learn the principles that underlie the science of computing and develop the thinking skills that computer scientists use. You’ll work on your own and as part of a team to creatively address real-world issues using the tools and processes of computation.

    Teacher
    Mr. Manes

    Performance Tasks Due Date
    Thu, April 30, 2021

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 13, 2021

AP English Language and Composition (11)

  • Learn about the elements of argument and composition as you develop your critical-reading and writing skills. You’ll read and analyze nonfiction works from various periods and write essays with different aims: for example, to explain an idea, argue a point, or persuade your reader of something.

    Teachers
    Mr. Mooney
    Ms. Yoder

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 12, 2021

AP English Literature and Composition (12)

  • Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them.

    Teachers
    Ms. Karmakar
    Mr. West

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 5, 2021

AP Environmental Science

  • Explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made. You’ll take part in laboratory investigations and field work.

    Teachers
    Mr. Davies
    Mr. Hartmann

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 14, 2021

AP European History

  • Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped Europe from c. 1450 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

    Teacher
    Ms. Neilson

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 7, 2021

AP French Language and Culture

  • Develop your French language skills and learn about the cultures in French-speaking parts of the world. You'll practice communicating in French and study real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.

    Teacher
    Mme. O'Malley

    Exam Date
    Mon, May 10, 2021

AP Human Geography

  • Explore how humans have understood, used, and changed the surface of Earth. You’ll use the tools and thinking processes of geographers to examine patterns of human population, migration, and land use.

    Teachers
    Mr. Brown
    Mr. Kellogg

    Exam Date
    Tue, May 4, 2021

AP Micro/Macroeconomics

  • Explore the principles of economics that apply to the behavior of individuals and an economic system as a whole. You’ll use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

    Teacher
    Ms. Dailey

    Exam Dates
    Micro - Wed, May 12, 2021
    Macro - Mon, May 10, 2021

AP Music Theory

  • Learn to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music. You’ll develop skills by listening to, reading, writing, and performing a wide variety of music.

    Teacher
    Ms. Patterson

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 12, 2021

AP Physics 1

  • AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. You'll cultivate your understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as you explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves.

    Teacher
    Ms. McDevitt

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 5, 2021

AP Physics 2

  • Expand your understanding of physics as you explore topics such as fluids; thermodynamics; electric force, field, and potential; electric circuits; magnetism and electromagnetic induction; geometric and physical optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. You’ll do hands-on and inquiry-based in-class activities and laboratory work to investigate phenomena. 

    Teacher
    Mr. McDevitt

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 7, 2020

AP Psychology

  • Explore the ideas, theories, and methods of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You’ll examine the concepts of psychology through reading and discussion and you’ll analyze data from psychological research studies.

    Teacher
    Mr. Sommer

    Exam Date
    Tue, May 12, 2020

AP Spanish Language and Culture

  • Develop your Spanish language skills and learn about the cultures in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. You’ll practice communicating in Spanish and study real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.

    Teacher
    Sra. Rodriguez

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 7, 2021

    Optional Summer 2020 Recources

AP Statistics

  • Learn about the major concepts and tools used for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. You’ll explore statistics through discussion and activities, and you’ll design surveys and experiments.

    Teachers
    Mr. Shevlin

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 13, 2020

AP United States Government and Politics

  • Study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. You’ll read, analyze, and discuss the U.S. Constitution and other documents as well as complete a research or applied civics project.

    Teacher
    Mr. Jones

    Exam Date
    Mon, May 3, 2021

AP United States History

  • Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

    Teacher
    Mr. Gottschling

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 6, 2021