Advanced Placement Program

  • Our school participates in the 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 wishing to establish a payment plan may contact Amy Skinner.  The payment plan will need to be in place and agreed to before October 1 to avoid the $50 late fee per exam. 

    Families eligible for free and reduced lunch should contact Ms. Skinner as well.

    Amy Skinner can be reached at 303-453-4663 or amy.skinner@bvsd.org

    2022-23 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. Late tests are required for anyone who misses a regularly-scheduled exam and fees may apply.
     
    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: 3D Design
    Studio Art: Drawing
    United States Government 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. Peak to Peak students can qualify for the following awards through the Advanced Placement Program:
     
    AP Scholar Award: Grade of three or higher on at least three full-year AP exams.
     
    AP Scholar with Honors Award: Grade of three or higher on four full-year AP exams and have an average exam grade of at least 3.25.
     
    AP Scholar with Distinction Award: Grade of three or higher on at least five full-year AP exams and have an average exam grade of 3.5
     
    In 2022, 155 Peak to Peak students received AP Scholar Awards and shared an average AP exam score of 3.51.  In 2021, our 141 AP Scholars had an average score of 3.58. 
     
     
     
    Award Earned 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018    
    AP International Diploma* 1 N/A 2 1 1    
    National AP Scholar** N/A N/A 15 20 11    
    AP Scholar with Distinction 50 58 58 74 73    
    AP Scholar with Honor 36 24 21 15 31    
    AP Scholar 69 59 71 81 57    

    *AP International Diploma was discontinued after the 2019 exam administration

    **National AP Scholar was discontinued after the 2020 exam administration