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

    Students must sign up and pay for each AP exam they wish to take. Each exam costs $94.00 if paid for by November 15, 2019, through Kentwood High School’s cashier in person or online. Reduced fees are available for students that have qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch. Each exam ordered after the November 15 deadline will have an additional late fee added to the cost.

     In 2018-2019, students signed up for AP Exams in March 2019 and payments were be submitted in spring. For 2019-2020, students will have to sign up and pay for their AP exams at the beginning of the school year. This is a new process from the College Board.

    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 Studio
    • AP Art 2-D
    • AP Art 3-D


    • AP English Language & Composition

    History/Social Studies

    • 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 Physics

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Last Modified on August 21, 2019