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Advanced Placement Courses

Attention all AP students: Did you score a 3 or higher on the AP national exam in May?  If so, you may be interested in filling out an AP Grade Change Petition.  The forms are due next Wednesday, Sept. 28, before school in E-13.  Find the AP Grade Change Petition outside of Mrs. Townsley's office, E-13, or click here.

Mrs. Townsley, the AP Coordinator, is available on Wednesdays during 1st semester in E-13.

In May 2015, Aloha public students took a total of 624 AP Exams that resulted in scores of 3, 4, or 5.  Based on the students' opportunity to earn at least 3 college credits for each AP Exam score of 3 or higher, this represents an estimated 1,872 college credits.  At an average rate of $312.37* per credit hour, the total potential cost savings for the students and families was $584,756.64.

*Please note: These estimates are based on Table 5 of the 2015 College Board report, Trends in College Pricing. This report indicates that the average in-state tuition and fees at Oregon public four-year colleges is $9,371 per year or $312.37 per credit, assuming 30 credits were taken by a full-time student. .

For Beaverton School District AP Testing information and policies, please click here:

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

2017 AP Exam Schedule

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 2015-2016

    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   

    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. history.