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Advanced Placement Courses

Attention Advanced Placement Students!  Did you earn a 3, 4, or 5 on the National Exam in May?  If so, you may be eligible to apply for a grade change.  The Petition for an AP Grade Change is available here.  Petitions are due October 31, 2017 at 7:45am.  A decision will then be made whether to approve your request, and you will be informed of your teacher’s decision by November 15, 2017.

Mrs. Townsley, the AP Coordinator, is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Library.

In May 2016, Aloha High School students took a total of 521 AP Exams that resulted in scores of 3, 4, or 5.  Based on Portland State University's AP credit conversion chart, this represents an estimated 2,540 college credits.  At an average rate of $152 per credit hour* at Portland State University, the total potential cost savings for these AHS students and families was $386,080.

*Please note: These estimates are based on Portland State University's Academic Year 2015-2016 Undergraduate Resident Tuition Rates published in the Board of Trustee's March 12, 2015 meeting.

Questions? Contact Ms. Townsley, the AP Coordinator, at

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. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Passion

With 21 AP courses to choose from, at Aloha 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.

Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. Aloha High School is the only school in the Beaverton School District that offers the curriculum that allows students to graduate with an AP International Diploma! The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines. Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions. Students may search AP International Recognition for universities outside the U.S. that acknowledge AP achievement.

AP® A World-Class Academic Experience - Documentary Film - View the film.

Prepare to Succeed in College

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement

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 Aloha High School 2017-2018

    ArtsHistory & Social StudiesLanguagesMathematicsSciences
    Studio Art: DrawingEuropean HistoryEnglish Language & CompositionCalculus AB
    Studio Art: 2-D DesignGovernment & Politics: U.S.English Literature & CompositionStatisticsChemistry
    Studio Art: 3-D DesignGovernment & Politics: ComparativeSpanish Language & Composition Environmental Science

    Human Geography Computer SciencePhysics I

     U.S. History