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
    Mr. Julian (Photography emphasis)
    Ms. Gauthier (Drawing/Painting emphasis)

    Portfolio Submission 
    Fri, May 10, 2024, 5:00 PM PST

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 10, 2024, 5:00 PM PST

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
    Thurs, May 16, 2024, 12:00 PM

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. Mace
    Ms. Harris
    Ms. LaFerriere

    Exam Date
    Mon, May 13, 2024, 8:00 AM

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
    Mon, May 13, 2024, 8:00 AM

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
    Mon, May 6, 2024, 12:00 PM

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
    Mr. Smith

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 8, 2024, 12:00 PM

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. Smith

    Performance Tasks Due Date
    Tue, April 30, 2024, 8:59 PM PST

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM PST

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.

    Teacher
    Ms. Yoder

    Exam Date
    Tue, May 14, 2024, 8:00 AM

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.

    Teacher
    Mr. West

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 8, 2024, 8:00 AM

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
    Ms. Mandel
    Mr. Hartmann

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 9, 2024, 8:00 AM

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
    Mr. Bell

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 17, 2024

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
    Wed, May 15, 2024, 8:00 AM 

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 7, 2024, 8:00 AM 

AP Macroeconomics

  • Explore the principles of economics that apply to 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
    Fri, May 17, 2024, 12:00 PM

AP Microeconomics

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

    Teacher
    Exam Only - not an AP course at WLHS for 23-24 school year 

    Exam Dates
    Tue, May 7, 2024, 8:00 AM

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
    Mr. Egan

    Exam Date
    Wed, May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

  • Learn about the foundational principles of physics as you explore Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate phenomena.

    Teacher
    Mr. DelFatti

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 17, 2024, 8:00 AM 

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

  • 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. DelFatti

    Exam Date
    Fri, May 17, 2024, 12:00 PM

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. Jordan

    Exam Date
    Thu, May 9, 2024, 12:00 PM 

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
    Thu, May 16, 2024, 8:00 AM

     

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
    Tue, May 7, 2024, 12:00 PM

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. Rumrey

    Exam Date
    Mon, May 6, 2024, 8:00 AM 

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
    Fri, May 10, 2024, 8:00 AM