AP Capes and Honor Cords are optional and can be purchased if your student is eligible.

  • Those eligible will have the optional fees placed on their student Touchbase account in late April.
  • Go to www.bsd405.org/pay for this option.
  • Don’t see these items on your account?  Check below for eligibility and/or check with Mrs. Woodard, Office Manager.
  • Special Note:  Running Start students are welcome to all events. For the graduation ceremony, they must show online to their counselor passing grades or the expectation that any required credits will be earned this quarter.

Please note:

  • AP Capes and Honor Cords are optional fees and are not required nor do they affect a student’s ability to pay for other items.
  • Students on F/R lunch will see these fees listed as $0.00.  They will still need to be ordered as a $0.00 purchase to receive the items.
  • Contact the accounting office if you have any questions.


  • AP Capes are reserved for grads who have earned AP Scholar awards from The College Board.  Those eligible will have taken and passed at least three AP exams by the end of their junior year.
  • Honor Cords are reserved for grads who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the end of 1st semester for this school year (senior year).

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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.