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 English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Physics 1 & 2
AP US Government & Politics
For additional information and detailed course descriptions, please refer to the Guidebook.
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.
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.
PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT
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.
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