Phone: (616) 786-1100

Advanced Placement (AP)


West Ottawa High School offers 20 AP courses. The courses are open to any student, however, 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.

The WOHS course guide contains a list of the AP courses offered at WOHS, as well as a description of each course, the testing schedule, and a printable a letter of intent for those students who are ready to commit to taking advanced placement courses.

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

AP Coordinator:  Mrs. Corban Van Dam
616-786-1100, ext. 6184

Advanced Placement Trend Data

AP & IB Info Night Slideshow

The following slide show was shared at the AP & IB Info Night on January 14, 2019. Please contact AP & IB Coordinator Mrs. Corban VanDam with questions at

Spring 2019 AP Exam Information

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will be administered May 6-17, 2019 at West Ottawa High School. The fee for EACH exam is $96. Exams will be ordered only for those students who have submitted this registration form by Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Students and parents have until Friday, March 1, 2019 to turn in the total fee of $96 per exam either in the form of cash or through e-funds. Checks will not be accepted. Cash payments should be turned into Mrs. Van Dam (see my locations below-EXACT CHANGE ONLY). Cash payments may also be turned in to Mrs. Elzinga or Mrs. Bowker in the South HS Office. Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch will be required to pay $7 per exam. Students paying $7 per exam due to free/reduced lunch status must pay in cash only (e-funds is not available for this payment option).

The E-funds website should be used to pay for AP exams by credit card. E-funds payments may only be used to pay the $96 per exam fee for NON-free/reduced lunch students:
Advice regarding the E-funds website: Look for “Pay for Advanced Placement Testing.” You should be able to type in the total amount you need to pay for all of your exams. There is no need to pay for each exam one at a time.

To pay with cash, submit payment to:
Mrs. Van Dam, AP Coordinator (EXACT CHANGE ONLY)
Contact Information:
1st-4th Hours: A201 at North
5th-6th Hours: IB Office at South (2nd floor, top of steps closest to main entrance)

Mrs. Bowker and Mrs. Elzinga (South Building Secretaries) will also accept cash payments. You may drop your AP exam fee payment off to either South Secretary. EXACT CHANGE ONLY.

Spring 2019 AP Exam Registration Form

AP Exam Registration Form – May 2019 Session

Spring 2019 WOHS AP and IB Exam Schedule