- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Air Force JROTC
- Business and Technology
- English Language Arts
- Fine Arts
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Social Studies
- World Languages
Booker T. Washington hosts a wide range of Advanced Placement courses for students to choose from. Whether a student wants to challenge him or herself in a single AP class or pursue a full schedule of AP classes, BTW can meet the needs of students who seek academic challenge.
To understand how AP credit is applied to Colleges and Universities, please check out College Boards information page on AP Credit.
We also support our AP curriculum with advanced courses in the following subjects:
- English I and English II
- French II and Spanish II
- Algebra II
- Biology I and Chemistry I
- Art II
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps OK-942
- Integrity first
- Service before self
- Excellence in all we do
Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
Booker T. Washington High School is home to a world class fine arts program. Whether students are interested in visual, vocal, musical or stage arts, there is a niche for them here.
IB Film is a two-year program offered in the junior and senior years. The IB film course aims to develop students as proficient interpreters and makers of film texts. Through the study and analysis of film texts, and through practical exercises in film production, the film course develops students’ critical abilities and their appreciation of artistic, cultural, historical and global perspectives in film
- Year 1: Film IBSL
- Year 2: Film IBHL
- Music History
- Urban Music History
- Music Theory AP (must be able to read sheet music)
- Chorus I, II, III, IV (girls only)
- Advanced Chorus I, II, III, IV (boys and girls)
- Advanced Band I, II, III, IV (T-Connection)
- Band I (T-Connection, 9th grade only)
- Jazz Lab I, II, III, IV
- Advanced Orchestra I, II, III, IV
- Piano Lab
Film and English Teacher
Speech Teacher and Boys Basketball Coach
Visual Arts Teacher
Dr. Lester Shaw
Vocal Music Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher
BTW is focused on preparing students for college and career, and math too often can be an obstacle for students successfully progressing from high school through college. In order to best prepare students, it is the expectation that all BTW students will be enrolled in math all four years of high school. Exceptions are made for those students enrolled in Career Tech or concurrent enrollment.
Required Math Courses (in order):
- Algebra I
- Algebra II (all freshmen enrolled in Algebra II are placed in Algebra II Pre-AP)
Additional Math Courses:
- Algebra III
- Mathematics Applications and Interpretations IBSL/IBHL
- Calculus AB AP
- Calculus BC AP
- Statistics AP
It is the expectation that all BTW students will take four years of science unless enrolled in Tech or Concurrent Enrollment.
BTW Science Course Sequence
- Biology I Advanced
- Chemistry I Advanced
- Physics I
- AP Physics I
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Environmental Science
- IBSL Sports, Exercise, and Health Science
- Forensic Scienc
- Any 11th grade option
- IBHL Physics
- IBHL-II Biology
- IBHL Chemistry
AP/IB courses are recommended for students who have earned a "B" or better in science and math.
Social Studies Course Offerings
9th Grade (required): Oklahoma History (0.5) + US Govt (0.5) or AP US Govt. (0.5)
10th Grade (required): US History 1878-Present or AP US History
11th Grade Core (required): African American Studies, World History Survey, AP Microeconomics/Economics, IBSL Economics, AP World History, IBSL World History, IBHL History of Europe, AP Human Geography, IBSL World Religions, IBSL Psychology, IBSL Social and Cultural Anthropology
12th Grade: any 11th grade option
11th/12th Grade Electives: AP Psychology
We are proud to offer six languages here at BTW:
Incoming freshmen may enroll in level one of any of the languages. This will allow a student who chooses to stay in a language program all four years to reach the AP and/or IB level by their senior year. Since scheduling conflicts sometimes exist, we ask students to identify their top two language choices when enrolling.
For students who have started their world language studies prior to entering BTW, we administer placement exams to determine the appropriate level for enrollment. Placement exams are administered in French, German, Russian and Spanish. Testing takes place at BTW in the spring and during the first week of school.
Honors and Recognition
BTW students have the opportunity to see how their language skills rank at the state and national levels by taking exams and participating in language competitions in French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
Our French and Spanish teachers have lead educational trips for students during the summer and spring break. Recently students have traveled to London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, and Puerto Rico.
Currently we have teachers managing exchange programs with schools in Tulsa’s Sister Cities in Russia, Germany, China and Japan. BTW teachers and students may spend 2-3 weeks during the school year or summer visiting these cities and representing Tulsa. We also welcome international visitors to our school throughout the school year. Some BTW students and their families participate in this cultural exchange by housing the visitors during their stay.