Our goal is for all Bellevue graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the AP Program at Bellevue High School.

Students who are prepared to be successful in college, career, and life need to develop essential Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills and Awareness (David Conley, College and Career Ready). Students are able to build these essential knowledge and skills in Advanced Placement courses.

Bellevue High School
AP Exam Information 2019

Contact information: Registration/AP Coordinator: Lynn Semler, semlerl@bsd405.org
Payments: Patty Jordan, jordanp@bsd405.org, and Cathy Lanning, lanningc@bsd405.org

All students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes have the opportunity to take an AP Exam for each AP class in which they are enrolled.  AP students not taking their scheduled AP exam in May will attend their regularly scheduled classes. Exam fees were updated on your student’s account in September.  Exams will be ordered on March 6th
Details regarding the registration and testing process are provided below;

  1. Process Payments for Exams by February 28th
    Payment for exams can be made online or by check/cash/credit card to the Accounting Office.
    Checks made payable to BHS.
    Online payments at this link: https://touchbase.bsd405.org.We encourage students to pay the exam fees as soon as possible.
    Late payments will incur additional fees and there is a possibility tests may not be available.
    Payment period:  September 20th – February 28th Exam price: $94 per exam (AP Research = $142)
    Once exams are ordered, refunds will not be given even if you decide not to take an exam.

2. Financial Assistance Opportunities – pursue as soon as possible, no later than Feb 15th
Inability to pay should not stop any student from taking an exam. Financial assistance is available;

>Exam fees will be waived for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Students with fee waivers are to inform the school accountants of the exams they will be taking.  This is for exam ordering purposes.  Waiver forms must be on file with Nutrition Services.  Waiver forms are at this link, http://www.bsd405.org/departments/nutrition-services/free-reduced/
Forms can also be obtained from the school accounting office.
>If a student does not qualify for either program, assistance may be available if the student is taking multiple exams and can demonstrate financial hardship.  A reduced fee application form is available in the Counseling Center.  Students are to complete with parent and return completed form to the Main Office no later than February 15th.

  1. Students with pre-approved Testing Accommodations
    Students wanting to use their pre-approved testing accommodations from the College Board are to coordinate this with their counselor no later than February 8th.
  2. Late Testing and/or Test Conflicts
    The College Board holds a strict policy on late tests. Please see this link for details; https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-policies

Students with test conflicts which arise due to another AP test occurring at same time will be allowed an alternate test given during the late testing time period. There is no added cost.  Student is to notify Lynn Semler, semlerl@405.org of this conflict so a late test can be ordered.

  1. Exams offered at other schools
    Students have the opportunity to take exams which are offered at other BSD schools but not at BHS. Contact Lynn Semler, semlerl@bsd405.org  to coordinate.

AP Exam Information 2019
Important Dates

Sept 20th – February 28th AP Exam Fees/Completed Registration Forms
February 8th Last Day to meet with Counselor to arrange for testing accommodations
February 15th
February 28th
Financial Assistance Forms due to Main Office
Exam fees due, Accounting Office
March 6th Final Exam Order Submitted to College Board
April 16th – 26th AP Bubbling Sessions; more details TBA
May 6st – 17th AP TESTING DATES refer to schedule below
July 2019 Exam scores available from College Board

Exams at BHS in Main Gym

Mon, May 6th    7:30 AM US Government & Politics Mon, May 13th 7:30 AM Biology
12:30 PM *Chinese Lang 12:30 PM Physics C – Mechanics
12:30 PM Environmental Science 2:30 PM Physics C – Elec & Mag


May 7th     

7:30 AM *Spanish Lang


May 14th

7:30 AM Calculus AB
12:30 PM *Japanese Lang 7:30 AM Calculus BC
12:30 PM Physics 1 12:30 PM *Art History
12:30 PM Human Geography


May 8th   

7:30 AM English Literature Wed, May 15th 7:30 AM English Language
12:30 PM *Euro History 12:30 PM *Italian Lang
12:30 PM *French Lang 12:30 PM Macroeconomics


May 9th

7:30 AM Chemistry Thur, May 16th   7:30 AM *Comparative Gov
7:30 AM *Spanish Lit 7:30 AM World History
12:30 PM *German Lang 12:30 PM Statistics
12:30 PM Psychology


May 10th  

7:30 AM US History


May 17th  

7:30 AM Microeconomics
12:30 PM *CS Principles 7:30 AM *Music Theory
12:30 PM Physics 2 12:30 PM Computer Science A
Studio Art (portfolios due) 12:30 PM *Latin

*Indicates Testing Offsite

How do AP courses in high school increase success in college?

  • High school graduates who do not take any AP courses graduate from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
  • Students who take only one AP course nearly double the likelihood of college graduation to 59%.
  • Students who take two or more AP courses raise the likelihood to 76%.

Advanced Placement courses offered at Bellevue High School

Career and Technical Education

  • AP Computer Science/AP Computer Science Principles


  • AP Language and American Lit (11th grade)
  • AP Literature & Composition (12th grade)


  • AP Calculus AB
  • Advanced Calculus (can take AP Calc BC exam)
  • AP Statistics


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C Mechanics/AP Physics Electric and Magnetic
  • AP Environmental Science

Social Studies

  • AP World History
  • AP Human Gepgraphy
  • AP United States History
  • AP Government
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Economics (Macro and Micro)


  • AP Portfolios (Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design)
  • AP Photography
  • AP Music Theory

World Language

  • AP Spanish Language & AP Spanish Literature
  • AP French Language
  • AP Japanese Language
  • AP Research