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Why Take AP Courses?

AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. Taking AP classes benefits students in a number of ways:

Favorably Impacts College Admission
  • Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous course work.
  • 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
Offers Financial Benefits
  • Students who take five years or more to graduate can spend $21,500 for each additional year in college, to cover tuition, fees, living expenses, transportation and other costs.
  • Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time.
Builds Skills and Confidence
  • Students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success.
  • Students dig deeper into subjects that interest them, and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.


AP Courses offered at BHS

Please see your counselor to sign up for an AP course.
  • AP Biology - Andrew Austin 
  • AP Calculus AB - Deanna Certain 
  • AP Calculus BC - Lynn Pappe 
  • AP Chemistry - Venetia Collier
  • AP Chinese Language - Lili Wong
  • AP English Composition - Brook Constable, Kathleen Gleason, & Victory Pope
  • AP English Literature - Donna Lutjens
  • AP Environmental Science - Doug Soderstrom
  • AP German Language - Susan Carlock
  • AP Macroeconomics - Kristen Heimerdinger
  • AP Music Theory - Matthew Haltom
  • AP Physics 1 & C - Paul Lake
  • AP Psychology - Jennifer O'Meara
  • AP Spanish Language - Nicholas Gonzalez
  • AP Statistics - James Soares
  • AP Studio Drawing - Jeff Nicols
  • AP U.S. Government & Policy - Laura Riley
  • AP US History - Chris Tessler
  • AP World History - Maurine Taylor
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