Advanced Placement (AP) is the most widely accepted college-level academic program available to high school students. It will ultimately enhance a student's ability to succeed in challenging college coursework. Students who plan on attending a college or university should seek to take at least one AP course in a strength area. Millard West has a variety of different classes such as AP Macroeconomics, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition,  AP Calculus, AP Music Theory, AP Chemistry, and many others. Weighted grade points will apply to AP courses. 

Students in AP classes are strongly encouraged to take the AP exam because passing it means earning college credit at a fraction of the cost of college tuition.