Wayzata High School

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

Wayzata High School's AP program continues to grow in the variety of courses offered as well as the numbers of students willing to engage in rigorous academic challenges that match their abilities and interests. AP courses are college courses taught by trained teachers on the high school campus. The AP program offers numerous courses representing a variety of discipline areas to support 34 different AP Exams. The benefits for a student selecting these courses are many.


Amy Swenson
Advanced Placement Program Coordinator

Kathy Leuthner
Testing Secretary

AP Testing Data

 2021 AP Exam Administration

Grade Level Number of Students Students as a % of Total AP Number of Exams Exams as a % of Total Avg. Exams / Student
12 388 34.7% 830 34.58% 2.14
11 439 39.27% 979 40.79% 2.23
10 267 23.88% 563 23.46% 2.11
9 22 1.97% 26 1.08% 1.18

In 20201, Wayzata High School had 139 AP Scholars, 104 AP Scholars with Honors, and 219 AP Scholars with Distinction.


School Exam Summary

  2017 2018 2019 2020* 2021*
Total AP Students 948 971 1024 1117 1058
Number of Exams 1822 1992 2083 2373 2271
AP Students with Scores 3+ 872 863 929 1007 881
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+ 91.98 88.88 90.72 90.15 83.27

*COVID Exam Administration - Alternate Format Exam

Exam Schedule

Exams will either be administered at WHS or at the Medina Entertainment Center. You will be notified prior to your exam date via the email you provided in Total Registration when paying for your exam.  Total Registration will have the most up-to-date information regarding exam day details.

The College Board has released several updates to the AP testing schedule for this spring. The College Board determines what tests will be offered on which days and at what time of the day. They also determine the testing format. The College Board has committed to offering an in-person traditional paper/pencil exam this year.  They will continue to monitor any changes brought on by COVID.  We will update families as needed.

Exam Administration

Paper/Pencil - in person at either WHS or Medina Ballroom

2020-21 Wayzata High School AP Exam Testing Schedule