About AP

The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers a wide range of college-level courses that are taught in high schools by specially trained high school teachers; a national exam is given for each subject every year in May. Taking AP courses gives you a chance to do college-level work while still in high school.

Many colleges grant credit or placement in higher-level courses to incoming freshmen that have qualifying scores on AP exams. Some colleges grant sophomore standing if you’ve earned qualifying grades on a requisite number of exams.

Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

Gain the Edge in College Preparation

* Get a head start on college-level work.
* Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
* Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

* Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
* Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
* Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

* Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own.
* Study subjects in greater depth and detail.
* Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for
yourself.

How Do I Enroll?

* You will need to be recommended for an AP course by your current teacher.
* Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you
want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might
need.

For more information:

Phone: 888 Call4AP
Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.org
Web: www.collegeboard.com/apstudents


Advanced Placement Courses and Exams offered at RHS

Art

Biology

Calculus AB

English Language and Composition (Grade 11)

English Literature and Composition (Grade 12)

United States History

Psychology

Statistics

 

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may qualify for a fee reduction for AP Exams. Please contact the AP Coordinator in Guidance.