The Advanced Placement and Honors Program at Woodland Park High School provides opportunities for our college-bound students to prepare for the rigors of university study. Honors-level classes at the 9th and 10th grade level prepare students for Advanced Placement classes in the 11th and 12th grade. Honors-level and AP classes are offered in each core area: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Each class challenges students with high expectations for their reading, writing, analyzing, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum in each Advanced Placement class is approved by the College Board and is meant to represent college-level material and expectations. Honors and Advanced Placement students have an advantage over non-honors or AP students when they enter their freshman year of college because they are accustomed to working at a faster and more challenging pace. The Woodland Park High School Honors Program is committed to providing a world-class education in a small-town environment.

What former students have to say...




  • “The teachers in the Woodland Park AP program are without doubt the best I have had in my life. They taught me what it means to succeed not only in academics but also in life. They helped me to achieve high scores (4 or 5) on 7 AP tests and to make it to the college of my dreams. These teachers truly made my high school career and inspired me to always achieve beyond base expectations. Without the encouragement and dedication of these teachers, I would have never experienced the wonders of academic and intellectual excellence. I owe them more than they could ever imagine.”

    Johnny Schaefer, University of Pennsylvania
    WPHS Class of 2009

  • “The Honors and AP classes that I took at WPHS, particularly those in the English department, prepared me for college by closely simulating the expectations and workload of college courses. The writing and analytical skills that I learned in my AP English classes have carried over into nearly every facet of my academic career. Moreover, all the credit that I earned in high school has saved me upwards of $20,000 in college. AP and Honors classes really do give students a step up by holding them to a higher standard, but also rewarding that hard work. My advanced coursework at WPHS gave me confidence that I could succeed at a university like AU and smoothed my transition between college and high school. Quite frankly, I don’t think I’d be where I am today if I hadn’t taken advantage of the advanced coursework offered in Honors and AP classes.”

    Thomas Schad, American University, Washington D.C.
    WPHS Class of 2009

  • “The study habits required for AP and Honors classes at WPHS are similar to those needed in college, and the AP and Honors classes that I took helped me bypass many of the general elective classes needed to graduate from college. Because of my scores on my AP exams in English, I earned credit for the two required English classes that everyone at my college has to take. Now I can take just about any English class I want without having to worry about pre-requisites. In addition, the calculus, physics, and chemistry credit I earned all counts toward my major.”

    Matthew Koc, Westminster University, Salt Lake City, UT
    WPHS Class of 2009