Advanced Placement Program

  • Our school participates in College Board's Advanced Placement Program, a challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with college level academic courses.  These courses provide passionate students an excellent opportunity to build study skills for a successful college experience.  Other possible benefits of taking AP courses include college credit, course waivers, and diploma recognition.


    To realize the full benefit of these college-level classes, all students taking AP courses are expected to take the May cumulative exam. This is a Peak to Peak requirement.

    Any family in need of establishing a payment plan may contact Amy Skinner.  The payment plan will need to be in place and agreed to before Thursday, November 1 to avoid the $50 late fee.  Free and reduced fee families should contact Ms. Skinner as well. You may contact Amy Skinner at 303-453-4663 or amy.skinner@bvsd.org

    2018-19 AP Testing Schedule
    Click here for the testing schedule

    AP Late Testing Schedule*
    Click here for the testing schedule
     
    *Note that late testing exams are scheduled during finals and after the last day of school for students. Please refer to our updated late testing policy if you have questions.
     
    Due to staffing, facility, and budget constraints Peak to Peak is only able to administer exams for the courses offered at Peak to Peak. Peak to Peak is unable to offer testing for non-Peak to Peak students.

AP Coordinator

Advanced Placement Offerings

  • Peak to Peak currently offers twenty AP courses in art, English, math, science, social studies, technology, and world languages.  Due to the high number of exams we administer each year, we are unable to administer exams for courses we don't offer or to accommodate students who do not attend Peak to Peak. Please view our High School Course Descriptions for Peak to Peak prerequisite information.

    Art History
    Biology
    Calculus AB
    Calculus BC
    Chemistry
    Computer Science A
    English Language and Composition
    English Literature and Composition
    Environmental Science
    French Language and Culture
    Human Geography
    Physics C: Mechanics*
    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*
    Psychology
    Spanish Language and Culture
    Statistics
    Studio Art: 2D Design
    Studio Art: Drawing
    United States Govenment and Politics
    United States History
     
    * Please note: The Physics C course requires TWO AP exams.
     
    Click here for College Board practice questions for each of these exams.

    Required Textbooks and Assignments
    Most Advanced Placement courses require summer assignments and/or text book purchases.  For information regarding these requirements, please visit our Summer Assignments and Required Texts page.
     

    AP Success at Peak to Peak
    College Board considers student success on an AP test to be a score of 3 or higher.  The percentage of Peak to Peak students scoring a 3 or better is consistently higher than the Colorado and global percentages. You can view our five-year school score summary here.

    Additionally, in 2017, 145 Peak to Peak students received AP Scholar Awards and shared an average AP exam score of 3.74.  For 2016, our 136 AP Scholars had an average score of 3.85. 
     
     
     
    Award Earned 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    AP International Diploma   1 1 1 N/A N/A N/A
    National AP Scholar 17 11 11 21 14 7 14
    AP Scholar with Distinction 57 62 66 71 66 44 38
    AP Scholar with Honor 31 13 26 34 21 17 15
    AP Scholar 57 61 67 51 49 45 55