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BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord

Boulder High School is proud of our Advanced Placement (AP) Focus Program. Students who meet the criteria listed below will earn an AP Achievement Recognition Cord that will be presented to them at graduation. This AP Cord is a source of pride for many of our graduates and a source of encouragement for students to commit to a rigorous course of study.

Please visit the Boulder High School AP Focus Program Website for details about the AP program offered at our school. 

If you have any questions about the AP Program, please contact BHS AP Test Coordinator, Marianne Chavez at

BHS Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement Recognition Cord

To be eligible for a BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Take five yearlong AP courses in four different content areas. The content areas are Art, Computer Science, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. You can combine two single-semester Social Studies courses to equal one year. These Social Studies courses are AP Psychology, AP Micro, AP Macro, AP Human Geo, and AP US Gov. 
  • Complete all AP courses with no grade lower than a B. (For current courses, students must have a B or higher on the first Monday following the application deadline.)
  • Have taken or are registered to take the AP test in each AP course that counts as the content area requirement.
  • Complete and submit an application for the BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord in the year in which they intend to graduate.

Boulder High AP Achievement Recognition Cord Application

If you meet the Boulder High AP Achievement Recognition Cord criteria listed above, please complete and submit the online application by the deadline. Students must use their BVSD email to access the form and apply. For questions about the AP Cord, please contact Ms. Malkinson at

Application Opens March 28, 2022!

Complete and submit the 2022 BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord Application by the April 22, 2022, 12:00 am (midnight) deadline. This application opens on Friday, March 28, 2022.