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RHHS Advanced Placement Overview

What is AP (Advanced Placement)?

Through AP college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world. AP courses teach students important skills that can lead to college success: how to read text critically, how to solve problems analytically, and how to write effectively.

Why take AP courses during high school?

  • Stand out in the admission process
  • Earn academic scholarships and awards from colleges and universities
  • Experience college-level academics now, while they’re still in high school.
  • Save time and money once they get to college, providing them with more study options and allowing them to move directly into upper-level courses in their field of interest.
  • Earn AP Scholar Awards, an academic distinction granted each year by the College Board to students with exemplary AP exam scores.
  • Opportunity to earn college credit in high school with supportive and inspiring teachers
  • Opportunity for students to discover and pursue their academic passion.

If I take an AP course and participate in the exam, will I automatically receive college credit?

It depends on each individual college’s AP policy. http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp

Where do I register for AP exams?

https://user.totalregistration.net

Where can I find the curriculum guide for AP courses?

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com

How many AP courses are offered at RHHS? 16

  • Language Arts –Language, Literature
  • Math – Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
  • Science – Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1, Physics 2
  • Social Studies – Government, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Psychology, US History, W. History

Can any student take AP?

Yes, however we strongly encourage families to work with their child’s teachers for insight and recommendations for appropriate placement.

What are AP Exams?

AP Exams are rigorous, multiple component tests that are administered at high schools each May.

High School students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom.

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Advance Placement Coordinator: Tracey Buchner | 912-459-5151