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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 & save 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      

AP Students receiving 504 Accomodations or Special Education Services

November 2019

To: Parents/Guardians of AP Students receiving 504 Accommodations or Special Education Services

The following information is quoted from the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability, you may be eligible for accommodations on the AP Exams. Some types of accommodations are:

        Extended time

        Large-type exams

        Enlarged (large-bock) answer sheets

        Braille exams

        ATC-format exams

        Permission to use a braille device, computer, or magnifying device

        A reader to dictate questions

        A writer/scribe to record responses

        A written copy of oral instructions

Other accommodations are also available.

 

All accommodations must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).  If you test with accommodations that have not been approved by the College Board, your scores won’t be reported.

 

Requesting Accommodations

Most students work with the school’s SSD coordinator to apply for accommodations before the AP Exam administration.  The SSD coordinator requests and manages the accommodations online.

        Information about administering accommodations for AP Exams is available at collegeboard.org/apssd.

        In some cases, documentation of the disability and need for accommodations is requested for the College Board’s review.

 

Requests for accommodations, and, when required, complete documentation, should be submitted by January 17, 2020.  Requests should be submitted as early as possible so they can be reviewed and processed before the exam ordering deadlines.  If requests are submitted after this date, there’s no guarantee accommodations will be approved or appropriate exam materials will be shipped in time for the exam.

 

Existing Approvals

If you have already received College Board–approved accommodations for AP Exams, the PSAT/NMSQT®, or the SAT®, you do not need to submit a new form unless:

·      You change schools, in which case your new school’s SSD Coordinator should be asked to verify your accommodations through the online system.

·      You need different accommodations. In this case, your school's SSD Coordinator must submit an Accommodations Change Request, which can be downloaded from SSD Online. 

 

Note: Some accommodations are administered differently across College Board programs.  For example, for AP, a student approved for extended time will not automatically be provided extra breaks.  A student requiring extra breaks must apply for that specific accommodation for AP Exams.  Keep in mind that AP Exams in most world languages and cultures and Music Theory including listening and speaking components. 

 

You are your own best advocate for ensuring that you receive the testing accommodations you need; this means that you, the student, are also responsible for following through on the required procedures. Check with your SSD Coordinator to confirm the specific accommodations that have been requested.  The specific accommodations that have been requested may appropriately differ from what is being used in school.

It is important to note that students who qualify for accommodations under their IEP or 504 are not automatically approved for accommodations on AP Exams.

If you would like to apply for accommodations for the AP National Exams in May, please schedule an appointment with Beaverton High School SSD Coordinator, Assistant Principal Maria Copelan.  Contact her at 503.356.2830 or maria_coplan@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Sincerely Yours,

Jonathan C. Stoner
Beaverton High School AP Coordinator
M.A.T., Ed Admin.