WHS Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement Courses at Watertown High School
Students at WHS currently have the opportunity to complete Fourteen A.P. or Advanced Placement courses. Each course has its own prerequesites as defined in the Program of Studies. Advanced Placement courses provide the opportunity for high school students to complete college level coursework and potentially receive college credit. The curriculum presented is audited and approved by the College Board. The awarding of college credit depends on student peformance on the College Board exam in May.
Standards for credit vary from one college to another. A.P. test scores range from 1 to 5. A score of 3 or better is passing.
If you would like to learn more about AP classes at Watertown High School, contact Mrs. Chunis in the Counseling Department for more information regarding the fees and testing schedule at WHS. Sign up in Guidance by January 21st. The fee is $89/exam and will be paid by the students this year. If there is a financial hardship, the student should discuss the matter with his or her counselor.
All AP students are expected to take the exam in May.
AP Registration Form 2012 (see the Counseling Dept.)
Contact the College Board, to learn more About Advanced Placement. This is a good site for students.
AP Special Awards:
Watertown High is school is pleased to recognize the following 17 students for 2011.
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams:
1. Jake Dorais—Bentley College
2. Alexis Giannetti
3. Cassidy Heverling—honors cohort—Class of 2012
4. Nathan Hoey—honors cohort—Fairfield Univ.
5. Zachary Holmes—honors cohort—Class of 2012
6. Mitchell Lamy—Wesleyan Univ.
7. Elizabeth Miske—honors cohort
8. Nicole Onofreo
9. Paula Silva—honors cohort—Quinnipiac Univ.
10. Michael Therrien—Fairfield Univ.
11. Ashley Zuraitis—honors cohort—Rennselaer Polytechnic Inst.
AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:
1. Nicole Brown—honors cohort—UCONN
2. Billy Crotty, Jr.—honors cohort—Class of 2012
3. Darren Mallette
4. Christine Pitino—Keene State College
5. Tomm Woermer—honors cohort--American Univ.
AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams:
Claudia Ghisa—honors cohort—Class of 2012
A.P. courses at WHS include
Calculus AB (Ms. Guerrera or Mr. Rinaldi)
Calculus BC (Ms. Guerrera)
Computer Science A (Mr. Lozaw)
Statistics (Mr. Rossi)
English Literature and Composition (Mr. Kuegler)
Government and Politics: United States (Mrs. Kuegler, Mr. Hennessey)
United Stated History (Mr. Marko, Ms Loughlin, Ms Bellemare)
Psychology (Mr. O'Connor)
Biology (Mrs. Hathaway)
Chemistry (Dr. Louey)
AP Environmental Science (Mr. Valletta)
AP Physics (Mr. Brown)
AP Studio Art (Mrs. Bartholomeo)
AP Music Theory (Mrs. Poliquin)