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West Forsyth High School

Advanced Placement Program Commitment Contract

I, ________________________________________________________________ 8 9 10 11

(Print legal name neatly) LAST FIRST MIDDLE CURRENT GRADE (circle)

request to be considered for the following AP Course (Please place a dark check by all of the AP classes for which you would like to register):

 AP Biology 26.0140010

 AP Calculus AB 27.0720010

 AP Calculus BC 27.0730010

 AP Chemistry 40.0530010

 AP Gov/Pol US 45.0520011

 AP Drawing Portfolio 50.4811010

 AP 2-D Design 50.4813010

 AP 3-D Design 50.4814010

 AP Eng. Lang 23.0430012 Juniors

 AP Eng. Lit 23.0650010 Seniors

 AP Environ Sci 26.0620010

 AP H. Geography 45.0770010

 AP Macroeconomics 45.0620011

 AP Microeconomics 45.0630011

 AP Physics B 40.0830010

 AP Physics C 40.0840010

 AP Psychology 45.0160010

 AP Spanish Lang 60.0770010

 AP Statistics 27.0740010

 AP U.S. History 45.0820010

 AP World History 45.0811010

I understand that:

  • The fee for the first AP exam MAY OR MAY NOT be funded by the county or state.

  • AP courses require in-depth study and a willingness to go beyond usual class requirements and preparation (including summer reading). I am willing to invest the time and effort.

  • Because I am making a commitment to take an AP class, I WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DROP THE CLASS.

  • If it is necessary for me to use recovery during first semester to pass the course, it may be recommended that I withdraw from the class for second semester.

  • With a first semester unweighted grade of 69 or lower, my teacher, counselor and administration will conference with myself and my parents and I will be subject to removal from the class. I am aware that my final transcript will show the final semester grade earned up to that point.

  • The $15.00 administrative fee is non-refundable.

  • I am expected to take all AP exams for the classes in which I am enrolled. If I do not take the exam(s), I will not be permitted to register for any further AP courses.

Please fill out the requested information that is requested below, have your parents sign the form, sign the form yourself, and return it to Dr. Fowler by April 1, 2012.
I am requesting to sign up for the following AP Classes that I checked above.

Below is the fee schedule for the 2010-2011 school year. Please note that these fees are subject to change as per the College Board.
Fee Schedule: 1 Exam $102

2 Exams $189

3 Exams $276

4 Exams $363

5 Exams $450

Parent Signature______________________ Student Signature __________________________ Date ___________

Student’s Email Address ____________________________________

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a program of college courses and exams for secondary school students which have been administered nationally since 1955 by the College Board. AP courses make it possible for academically talented high school students to upgrade the quality and increase the challenge of their studies. Essentially, AP courses allow students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

AP Exams are College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) sponsored tests, which many colleges give advanced standing and/or credit. They are administered in May. Most AP courses are yearlong in order to prepare the students for the exams. Examination fees for the exam(s) are usually funded by the state. All students who have a passing grade at the time of the exam are required to take the test if state funding is provided.
Most U.S. colleges and universities, and institutions in more than 20 other countries, grant credit, advanced placement, or both, to students whose AP Exams meet their requirements. Students earning a 3 or higher usually earn college credit or exemptions from required classes. Students should ask the institution of their choice to see what AP classes and scores are acceptable. To investigate a college’s AP Policy, visit
Students may elect to send their AP score(s) to the colleges or universities to which they are applying, or they may withhold their score(s). If an AP score is withheld, it may be forwarded later. Scores are sent from the College Board per the student’s request ( or call College Board at 888-308-0013). The following information will be needed to request scores: AP number; Social Security Number; Date of Birth; Exam year that corresponds with your AP number; Four-digit College Code for the college you are having your scores sent; and a valid credit card number (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa).
Awards and Honors:
West Forsyth’s AP Scholars - Seniors completing five or more Advanced Placement courses will be recognized as AP Scholars. Names are inscribed on a plaque for display and a pin is presented to each recipient at Honors Night.

College Board AP Scholars - receive grade of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams.

College Board AP Scholars with Honors - receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

College Board AP Scholars with Distinction - receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

College Board State Scholar - granted to one male and one female student in each U.S. state and District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest grades of 4 or highest average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken.

College Board National AP Scholars - granted to students in US who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

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