My son had AP Calc in HS and did well in it, but the math classes at WP have been anything but easy. Both semesters so far he started very strong, but struggled during the second half. My son had a 34 math score on the ACT, so this is not easy stuff. This is true for almost all of the classes at WP.
I would have loved it if my son was offered a spot at USMAPS. It is a blessing, not a place for unworthy kids. It is a year to get acclimated to that type of life, and get an edge academically at the same time. I am positive my son would have benefited a great deal if he got MAPS. He was 17 until September, and although he has managed well, it has been a learning experience.
The kids at MAPS are quite bright, but they are fortunate too, because MAPS is an opportunity, and the kids from MAPS do very well at WP.