• Advanced Placement (AP)


    What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?


    AP courses are college-level courses that are offered during high school. These courses were created by university professors to reflect what is being taught in first-year college classes. This is a great opportunity to possibly earn college credit by passing the AP test.

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  • Who can take AP classes?

    AP classes are for students in grades 9 - 12. They are NOT only for students with the best grades. ANYONE who is confident, motivated and ready can enroll in AP classes. 


  • What are the AP exams?

    The Advanced Placement examinations allow high school students to demonstrate mastery of college-level course material and to even potentially earn college credit with qualifying exam scores.  AP tests measure students’ mastery of knowledge and skills from AP courses such as:

    Social Studies: US History, US Government, World History, Human Geography and Psychology

    The Arts: Studio Art: 2D Design, Studio Art: Drawing and Music Theory

    Math: Calculus AB, Calculus BC and Statistics

    English: Language and Literature

    Science: Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science

    Languages: Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Chinese and Japanese

    Each high school offers different AP classes, and AP course availability is often flexible. If you would like to see an additional class offered at a specific school, please get in touch with the counselor or AP coordinator.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Benefits


    What are the benefits of AP classes?


    • AP lets students pursue college-level studies in high school. They get the opportunity to earn college credit and/or placement into more challenging classes.
    • Taking AP courses shows the college admission officers that a student wants to take the most challenging courses available. Having AP classes on a transcript can help tremendously with both college admissions and in receiving scholarships.
    • AP classes help students develop analytical abilties as well as communication, research and time-management skills.
    • Students who score a 3 or higher are more likely to graduate college on time and can save time and money in college.
    • Even students who score below a 3 are still more likely to graduate college on time.
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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)


    IB Programmes aim to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world.


    IB Mission


    The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.


    These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


    IB Diploma Programme at Cleveland and Lincoln


    Cleveland High School

    • 3400 SE 26th Ave
    • Portland, OR 97202
    • 503-916-5120
    • IB Coordinator: Jennifer Owens


    Lincoln High School

    • 1600 SW Salmon St.
    • Portland, OR  97205
    • 503-916-5200 
    • IB Coordinator: Kim Bliss
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