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Advanced Placement & Dual Credit

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:

  • BIOL 1408 – Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Life Science) ($200)
  • BIOL 1409 – Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Life Science) ($200)
  • EDUC 1100 – Learning Frameworks (First-Year Seminar) ($50)
  • ENGL 1301 – Freshman Composition I ($150)
  • ENGL 1302 – Freshman Composition II ($150)
  • GOVT 2305 – US Government ($150)
  • HIST 1301 – US History I ($150)
  • HIST 1302 – US History II ($150)
  • MATH 1314 – College Algebra ($150)
  • MATH 1316 – Trigonometry ($150)
  • MATH 1342 – Statistics ($150)
  • MATH 1414 – College Algebra for STEM Majors ($200)
  • PSYC 2301 – General Psychology ($150)
  • SGNL 1301 – Beginning ASL I ($150)
  • SGNL 1302 – Beginning ASL II ($150)
  • SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking ($150)

 Textbooks will be required for the courses above.  Students may purchase them online at www.actx/edu/bookstore

           AC Blackboard Login Instructions

  • Go to
  • Click the AC Connect tab
  • Click red help button
  • Enter your information (name and social security number)
  • Set-up account and password

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 for information)

  • Advanced Animal Science DC, Grade 11-12 Animal Science (AGRI 1419) [0.5 WPHS Credit, 4 hrs. Frank Phillips Credit] 
        Scientific animal agriculture, an introductory course pertaining to the importance of the livestock and meat industries.   
        Specific emphasis will be placed on selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of beef cattle, swine,
         sheep, goats, horses, poultry, dairy, and alternative lives.
         Book: Provided by school 
         Tuition: $388 Fall only ($250 scholarship may be available based on need)
  • Advanced Plant Science DC, Grade 11-12  Agronomy (AGRI 1407)  [0.5 WPHS Credit, 4 hrs. Frank Phillips Credit]
        Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops.  Including plant breeding, plant
        diseases, soils, insect control, and weed control.
        Book: Provided by school
        Tuition: $388 Spring only ($250 scholarship may be available based on need


Our Cosmetology program is through our dual credit partnership with Clarendon College.