Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses are offered in all our high schools. While the availability of classes differ among the schools, in Bellevue School District we offer a total of 33 different AP courses ranging from English, US History, and Psychology to Statistics, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science to Spanish Language, Music Theory and Art Portfolio. We try to provide a broad selection of courses to appeal to a wide variety of student interests.

For questions about AP classes or assessments, contact your school counselor or email api@bsd405.org


IB Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) is located at Interlake High School. The 2-year IB Diploma Program is designed to meet international standards of excellence and is typically completed by students in grades 11 and 12. IB features a comprehensive and broadly based curriculum that includes languages, social studies, science, mathematics, and electives culminating with examinations in six subject areas.

For questions about the IB Program, visit the Interlake High School Website


Why Should You Sign Up for AP or IB Course?

The greatest benefit of AP/IB is the experience of taking academic courses in an enriched environment with classmates who, like you, are seeking intellectual challenge, are motivated to learn, and are committed to excellence. Participating in these courses is going to give you a head start on exactly the sort of work you will confront in college. You will improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques; develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous coursework; assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself; and study subjects in greater depth and detail.


What are the Requirements?

AP/IB courses are challenging courses; however, we offer just the classes you need in order to be well prepared. In the Course Catalog you will find a flowchart for each content area that describes a recommended course sequence leading up to AP and IB courses. Other than that, the only requirements for becoming an AP/IB student are a curiosity about the subject you plan to study and the willingness to work hard.


AP & IB Enrollment

We encourage every student to take one or more AP or IB course. During the 2016-17 school year, nearly 4,500 students enrolled in over 11,000 AP/IB courses. Over 80% of our juniors and seniors and over 70% of our 10th graders are currently enrolled in one or more AP/IB course. Over 94% of our students will graduate with at least one AP or IB course on their transcript.

Seniors

Juniors

Sophomores


Total AP Tests Taken & Pass Rates


AP Test Taken by Subject

Because our goal is to prepare all students for college success, we also look at the subject areas in which students earn AP credits. Are our students taking challenging coursework in the core areas of English, social studies, math and science in addition to elective subjects such as music, art and languages?