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AP Courses and Dual Enrollment

West Ottawa High School AP Information

Please see our online course guide for a complete listing of AP courses and their descriptions

Click here to view AP and IB Data through 2013


Advanced Placement Classes

West Ottawa High School offers 19 AP courses, all taught by our own teaching staff. The courses are open to any student but it is strongly suggested that students meet with their teachers and counselor before deciding to take a course. The suggested guidelines include a GPA of 3.0 and a commitment to extra study time above and beyond the regular courses. Students in AP courses push themselves academically, enjoy problem solving and are prepared to put in the extra study hours needed to be successful in the course. AP courses are designed to challenge students and prepare them well for the rigors of college work.

AP testing is in May of each year.

Students sign up for their AP tests in early February. The current cost of each exam is $89.00.

Students on free or reduced lunch pay only $20.00 per exam.

IMPORTANT: This year we will not be accepting checks for payment of AP exams. We will accept cash and credit card payments through e-funds. To pay through e-funds, please go to the following web site: The directions for payment are easy to follow. The deadline for payment is Thursday, March 20, 2014.

We encourage all AP students to take the AP exam for their course!

All students in AP courses must turn in a “Letter of Intent” to Mrs. Wade, AP Testing Coordinator in the North Building Guidance Office by the February 28, 2014 deadline. This letter is used to determine the number of exams to be ordered so it is extremely important to turn this in on time.

* If a student receives testing accommodations through an IEP or a 504 Plan, they MUST INDICATE THIS ON THE LETTTER OF INTENT

AP Exam Schedule 2014


Look for more information about advanced placement classes on the College Board website.

AP Resources for Parents and Families

Explore AP for Students


Dual Enrollment Info

Students who would like to dual enroll at one of our local colleges must set up an appointment with their counselor and then meet with Mrs. Wade, the Dual Enrollment Coordinator, to get the correct paperwork and applications. Students intending to enroll for the Fall of 2014 must have all their paperwork turned in by May 30, 2014. There will be an informational Dual enrollment meeting at West Ottawa High School in the Large Group Instruction Room during seminar (10:35 – 11:20) on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Most students choose to enroll at the following colleges and universities:


  • Davenport University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hope College
  • Kendall College or Art & Design (taught after school at West Ottawa High School)

The current Costs of Tuition:

  • Davenport University – $90.00 per credit hour
  • Grand Rapids Community College – $221.00 per credit hour
  • Grand Valley State University – $430.00 per credit hour
  • Hope College – $440.00 per credit hour (1 – 4 credits); $670.00 per credit hour (4 – 8 credits)
  • Kendall College of Art and Design – $231.00 per credit hour


DE mtg form 1 of 3 – Timeline & Procedures – 2014

DE mtg form 2 of 3 – Cost Summary – 2014

DE mtg form 3 of 3 – Credit Selection Form – 2014

West Ottawa Public Schools currently pays $580.00 toward the cost of student tuition. Hope College has a scholarship for students with a 3.5 GPA or above, making it quite reasonable to take a course there. It is also the closest campus and saves money for transportation.