Advanced Placement

It is the vision of Joliet Township High School that every student will be given the opportunity for success in an AP class and its corresponding exam. The district is committed to providing the support necessary to every student so they can excel.

Most colleges and universities in the United States have an A.P. policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both on the basis of their A.P. exam grades. Each A.P. course has a corresponding exam that participating schools worldwide administer in May. A.P. exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free response section (essay, problem-solving, or oral response). A.P. exams are a culminating assessment in all A.P. courses and are thus an integral part of the program. As a result, students who enroll in an A.P. course are expected to take the corresponding A.P. exam.

AP Supports

Summer Tutoring

A two week tutoring program is available to freshmen and sophomore students who are close to eligible for an honors English (pre-AP), honors Math (pre-AP) or Advanced Placement Social Science course as well as to students who are eligible but not enrolled in these courses. The summer tutoring program is designed to help prepare these students for the academic challenges of honors-level curriculum. This summer tutoring program will utilize Spring Board, which is the College Board’s college readiness curriculum. Students will become familiar with the rigors of the Spring Board curriculum. Upon completion of the summer tutoring program students will be given the opportunity to enroll or opt out of the honors program.

Eligibility: A minimum of a “16” on the EXPLORE reading test and a teacher recommendation.

Contact: Please contact your high school counselor about this opportunity.

Support for Freshmen

Additional academic support will be available to all freshmen students enrolled in A. P. Human Geography and Honors English 1. This support will vary depending on the school and content (most support is offered after school, but some support is offer to students on weekends). The additional academic support will focus on helping struggling students be more successful in their current course as well as future A.P. level courses. Students who feel they need additional support should contact their teacher immediately. Teachers may also recommend individual students for support. In addition to this additional academic support students may enroll in an A.P. mentoring program.

Support for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Teachers are available to students before and after school to address student concerns and help students prepare for A. P. exams by providing students with additional exposure to exam content as well as strategies for success. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in practice test sessions which will help them prepare for the actual A.P. exam by giving them an authentic test-taking experience.

Students can sign up for practice tests by using the PD Tracker webpage.

Instructions for using PD tracker can be found here

Additional Support

Joliet West AP Assistance Room: E254 (During periods 1A, 1B, 4A-6B and 7B)

Joliet West National Honor Society Tutoring: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:30 in the Media Center