Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program is sponsored by College Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college.  AP course curricula and exams are written by College Board and representative of freshman level college course knowledge and potentially allow them to earn college credit or placement in a higher level course at their attending college.

Heritage will offer 21 AP courses during the 2016-2017 school year.  AP Research (see related information below) and AP Environmental Science are our newest additions to the AP lineup.  Our intent is to challenge students and to better prepare them for college.  The philosophy of Advanced Placement at Heritage is open access to students who want to take an AP course.  Students taking an AP course must have a signed AP Agreement on file with the AP Coordinator.  This agreement recognizes the expectations of the Heritage Advanced Placement program in which a student participates in summer work prior to the school year, course activities throughout the year, and the culminating exam in May.

Heritage has been selected by the College Board as one of only two schools in Colorado to incorporate the AP Capstone Diploma Program. This program is built on the foundation of two AP courses -- AP Seminar and AP Research -- and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. It culitvates curious, independent and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical and evidence-based decisions. Click here for more information about the AP Capstone Diploma Program.

It is important that students and their parents review the AP Handbook, Agreement and Reality Check, and the AP Exam schedule when making decisions about participating in Advanced Placement courses at Heritage High School.  We want our students to find challenge and success in their AP courses.

Access the following links for more information about Advanced Placement at Heritage.

HHS 2017-18 AP Handbook.pdf

HHS 2017-2018 AP Agreement and Reality Check

HHS-2016-17-AP Bulletin for students and parents.pdf

HHS-2016-17 AP Exam Schedule.pdf

Online Scores for Students

Advanced Placement Coordinator
Candy Riegel

Honors English Summer Assignments

Students who have signed up for Honors courses in the spring need to complete the following assignments in order to be prepared for class in August.

Honors English 10 - Eng-10 Honors Summer assignment 2016.pdf

Honors English 10 - Eng-10 Honors Summer Reading.pdf

Summer AP Assignments

Students who have signed up for AP courses in the next school year need to complete the following assignments in order to be prepared for class in August. Those classes without active links do not require summer work.

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB - No assignments

AP Calculus BC - No assignments

AP Chemistry

AP Computer Science

AP English Language & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition Assignment and AP English Literature Summer Reading Packet

AP Environmental Science

AP European History

AP French Summer Work and AP French Verb List

AP German Language - see Frau Mitchell for summer reading book

AP Human Geography

AP Macroeconomics

AP Music Theory - No assignments

AP Physics 1

AP Physics C

AP Psychology - Initially, students need to read Unit One and define all terms. Textbook: Myer's Psychology for AP - 2nd Edition, David Myers, BFW Publishers. If you have any questions, email Mr. Byleveld at jvbyleveld[at][dot]us.

AP Research

AP Seminar

AP Spanish Language

AP Statistics

AP US Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics

AP US History