Fbook AP logo   Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program through Rapid City Area Schools provides an opportunity for students to take rigorous, in-depth, college-level courses while still in high school.


* Improve your chances of getting into your choice college

* Obtain a clear understanding of what it takes to excel in college

* Earn college credit, placement, or both through qualifying AP Exam

AP Courses Available

Grade 10 Grade 11 & 12
AP United States History AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP English Language & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition

AP Physics 1 & 2

AP Psychology

AP Statistics

AP US Government & Politics

For additional information and detailed course descriptions, please refer to the Guidebook.

College Board

Students must create a College Board account in order to partake in the PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP exams. Students only need to create one College Board account.

In a nutshell, College Board is the parent company for the SAT suite of assessments and the Advanced Placement Program. College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than 7 million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program.

Create a College Board account

AP Exams

AP Exams are optional, but strongly encouraged for students enrolled in AP courses. AP exams provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or placement with a qualifying score of 3, 4, or 5. These exams are offered in May at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the school day.

College AP Exam Registration & Schedule


The PSAT suite of assessments are optional exams that help measure a student’s ability in key academic areas, develop familiarity with standardized assessments, and serve as entrance exams to recognition and scholarship programs.

PSAT Exam Registration and Payment

LilyLily Bruckner
AP Coordinator

Rapid City Education Center
Office: 605-394-6986