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Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Programs

2019-2020 AP Students

These classes have summer homework:

AP Course Teacher/Room Info
Art: 2-D Lux/406 Cameras & Sketchbooks
Art: Studio Hawthorne/403 Draw each day
Biology Buckingham/237 Digital file
Chemistry Lee/223 Textbook
Econ: Macro & Micro Hottmann/102 Encouragements
English Language Hernandez/104
Hottmann/102
2 books
English Literature Munly/202
Armstrong/205
Novel
Environmental Science Geren/219 Digital file
Japanese Miwa/MD13 Composition book
Music Theory Stoner/Choir Textbook (on order)
Physics 1 Reynolds/225 Digital file
Statistics De Marre/240 Textbook

Assignments can be found at: bit.ly/BHSAPsummer


Further info can be found on the College Board website.

BHS students earn credit & saving thousands of dollars

In May 2018, BHS students took 493 AP Exams that earned scores of 3, 4, or 5. Based on Portland State University's AP credit conversion chart, this represents an estimated 2,400 college credits. The cost savings for BHS families is $408,000 at an average rate of $170/credit hour at Portland State University. (Estimates based on PSU 2018-2019 undergrad resident tuition rate.)

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. You'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, learn to write clearly and persuasively and respond to university level questions.

Find Your Passion

With 23 AP courses to choose from, at Beaverton High School, you’ll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.

Prepare to Succeed in College

Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. Find scores required and credits awarded by Oregon Public Universities. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double major or study abroad. Find colleges and universities with AP credit policy information.

AP and the Cost of College

Research shows that your AP experience can benefit you in several important ways when you reach college:

  • AP students are more likely to graduate from college in four years - students who take longer to graduate at public colleges and universities can spend up to $19,000(1) for each additional year.
  • AP helps students qualify for scholarships - 31 percent of colleges and universities look at AP experience when determining scholarships.(2)

(1)- Costs include tuition, fees, and books only, and do not include room, board, and other living expenses. Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2008-09 (Enrollment-Weighted). The College Board, "Trends in College Pricing," 2008.
(2)- Unpublished institutional research, Crux Research, Inc. March 2007.

AP Courses Offered At Beaverton High School 2019-2020

Fine Arts History & Social Studies Languages Mathematics Sciences
AP Music Theory U.S. History English Language & Composition Calculus AB Biology
Studio Art: Drawing Government & Politics: U.S. English Literature & Composition Calculus BC Chemistry
Studio Art: 2-D Design Human Geography Spanish Language & Culture Statistics Environmental Science
Studio Art: 3-D Design Macroeconomics French Language & Culture   Physics 1
  Microeconomics Japanese Language & Culture   Physics 2
  Psychology