INTRODUCTION TO THE RICHWOODS’ AP PROGRAM
Our RHS Advanced Placement program currently offers 17 AP courses including Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Human Geography, Physics B, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art/Drawing Portfolio, US History, and World History.
Each of these courses is developed by faculty and trained AP College Board-approved teachers.
The AP course ends with an exam administered for each respective course in May; this exam represents the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline area in the secondary school setting and measures a student's mastery of college-level work. A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. We have numerous students who, with their AP earned credits, are earning a sophomore in college status upon entering college. That's impressive and a lot of money saved!
Our AP courses are designed to both challenge and give students confidence in a college-level setting. We are committed to preparing high-achieving students who are college and career-ready global citizens. We want each of our students to reach his or her academic and personal potential. Access to rigorous course work such as AP plays an important role in that success.
AP courses are not designated to a "certain" student; please see teachers to discuss your options in taking an advanced placement course.
BENEFITS OF RHS AP COURSES
Which of the following is offered through RHS High School's AP course work?
A) Students learn rigorous, college-level content and skills
B) Students taking AP are valued in the college admissions process
C) Students enrolled in AP courses are offered interesting and rewarding academic experiences
D) Students earn the opportunity for valuable credit and placement in college
E) Students who take AP courses/exams complete a degree on time and for less money than the average $21,500 year tuition (in-state)
F) 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student's AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions
G) Colleges rank grades in college-preparatory courses and strength of curriculum as the top two factors in admission decisions
H) AP courses tell college admission officials that students are challenging themselves and preparing for college rigor
I) Taking an AP course helps students build critical thinking skills, confidence, and the essential time management and study skills necessary for college
ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!
COLLEGE CREDIT INFORMATION
Each college/university has its own policies regarding AP credit and placement. The College Board offers information about AP credit at thousands of college and universities at http://www.collegeboard.org/apcreditpolicy
The following links offer resources worth exploring for both students and guardians: