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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,
Payments: Patty Jordan,, and Cathy Lanning,


Please read this important information about the changes planned for next year to the Advanced Placement Exam ordering, 2019-2020 school year


The College Board recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students in the 2019-2020 school year.  Please keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by the Bellevue School District or Bellevue High School. It is very important that all families are aware of these changes as students consider registering for AP exams. For more information go to


Student Action Needed:  Create a College Board Account

Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section, receive AP assignments from their teacher, get feedback on class progress and to register for AP exams.


Do you already have a College Board account?
Many students may already have a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account.  If an account was created for Advanced Placement exams, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT exams, you will use this account information.  If an account needs to be created do this here students may do this at this page; .  Parents should not create an account for the student.


Fall 2019 – AP Registration

  • Students will register for AP exams in their AP classes during Bellevue High School’s AP Registration period by signing in to
  • AP registration dates for Bellevue High School
    • In-class Registration dates: 10/1- 10/8, tentative
    • Students will register in class using “join codes” given to them from their teacher in order to join a class section.
    • Scholarship deadline:  11/1 (adjusted exam fee only – no late/cancellation fees covered)
    • Payment Deadline:  11/1.
    • AP exams will remain at the $94 price with the exception of Capstone at $142
  • Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch, are to apply as early as possible for the 2019-2020 school year.  If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, they may be eligible for decreased fees to participate in other school programs (such as AP exams). Complete Part 5 of the application (Sharing Information) to give permission to Nutrition Services to share school meal eligibility information with other school programs.
  • Students that register and pay during Bellevue High School’s registration period will pay $94 per exam (Free & Reduced students or scholarship students fees will be adjusted)


Cancellation and Late Fees mandated by College Board:

  • Students who register for or cancel an exam after November 15, 2019 will pay a $40 per exam late fee.

Look for additional posted here as we head into the school year.

Thank you.
Lynn Semler
BHS AP Coordinator

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