Advanced Placement & Dual Credit at West Plains High School
A very important piece of the “Wolfpack Way” is we want our students to challenge themselves. West Plains High School and Canyon ISD has robust offerings for students to earn college credit while they are in high school. We maintain dual credit agreements with West Texas A&M University, Clarendon College, Frank Phillip’s College, and Amarillo College. We also participate in Amarillo College’s Diplomas & Degrees Program where a student can earn an Associate’s degree at the same time they are earning their high school diploma.
What is the Advanced Placement Program?
The Advanced Placement Program is a nation-wide program through the prestigious College Board that exposes students to rigorous curriculum and gives our students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. Through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement. At the end of the year in May, students will have the opportunity to take an AP exam in a subject they learned and experienced throughout the year. If a student scores a 3, 4, or 5 (1-5 scale) they may petition for credit at the college or university of their choosing. It is advised that the student communicate with the college of their choice to verify the score ethat is required at that particular institution. For more information please reach out to your student’s school counselor or Ashley Leonard, Testing Coordinator.
West Plains High School offers the following AP classes.
What is Dual Credit?
Dual Credit is a system in which an eligible high school student enrolls in college course(s) and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and high school. Dual credit courses may be taught on the high school campus by an approved instructor or on the college campus. Dual credit courses include both academic and technical courses. Students will be enrolled each semester at the college in which is offering the dual credit, but will be talking it on our campus either in-class or via an online course.
Our Amarillo College dual credit offerings are:
Textbooks will be required for the courses above. Students may purchase them online at www.actx/edu/bookstore
AC Blackboard Login Instructions
Our Frank Phillip’s College partnership allows us to offer two courses for our students pursuing a Business & Industry endorsement Agriculture. We offer the following dual credit courses with Frank Phillip’s College: (Contact email@example.com for information)
Our Cosmetology program is through our dual credit partnership with Clarendon College.