Advanced Placement Courses
Mrs. Townsley, the AP Coordinator, is
available on Wednesdays in E-13.
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.
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.
For Beaverton School District AP Testing information and policies, please click here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/tchlrn/advprog/Pages/AP.aspx
Questions? Contact Ms. Townsley, the AP Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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
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
(1)- Costs include tuition,
fees, and books only, and do not include room, board, and other living
expenses. Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2008-09
The College Board, "Trends in College Pricing," 2008.
(2)- Unpublished institutional research, Crux Research, Inc. March 2007."
AP Courses Offered At Aloha High School 2015-2016
|Arts||History & Social Studies||Languages||Mathematics||Sciences|
|Studio Art: Drawing||European History||English Language & Composition||Calculus AB||Biology|
|Studio Art: 2-D Design||Government & Politics: U.S.||English Literature & Composition||Statistics||Chemistry|
|Studio Art: 3-D Design||Government & Politics: Comparative||Spanish Language & Composition|| ||Environmental Science|
|Human Geography|| ||Computer Science||Physics I|
|Macroeconomics|| || || |
| ||Microeconomics|| || || |
| ||Psychology|| || || |
| ||U.S. History|| || || |
Advanced Placement Practice Exams
Help for Advanced Placement exams are located in LearningExpress Library’s College Preparation learnr.
LEL offers two AP practice exams each for biology, calculus, chemistry, English language &
composition, English literature & composition, European history, U.S. government, and U.S.