Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement Programs
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(2)- Unpublished institutional research, Crux Research, Inc. March 2007.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|