Advanced Placement

AP Courses and Exams

Kennewick School District offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes at Kamiakin and Southridge High Schools. If you are planning to go to college, you should consider taking advantage of the opportunity. The successful completion of Advanced Placement classes has benefits during both the college application process and undergraduate life.

Reasons to take AP classes.

  • Develop college-level academic skills
  • Save money
  • Choose a major sooner
  • Take more elective classes in college
  • Add a minor or second major more easily
  • Impress college admission counselors

The Courses

AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. The Course Description for each discipline outlines the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions. While the Course Descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented. 

The Exams

The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students' ability to perform at a college level.

More Information

To find out more about AP Classes and which classes are offered, please contact your high school counselor.

Program Contacts

Ron Williamson
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education
(509) 222-5004