How do I Enroll, Register, or Transfer Schools?
What Courses are Available at our High Schools?
The Advanced Placement Program—or AP— is a voluntary program that offers students an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school. Each course is a unique learning experience in which students explore subjects from a variety of perspectives; including their own. Discover your true potential by taking a chance with AP— an alternative to the school routine you already know so well.
AP is the right choice for you if you have a healthy curiosity about a subject and are willing to work hard. If you enjoy an academic challenge and want to learn alongside classmates who are enthusiastic about learning and growing—consider signing up.
AP can improve your chances of getting into your choice college. AP can give you a clear understanding of what it takes to excel in college. Most colleges/universities have an AP policy that grants students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.
AP Courses Guidelines
- Designed for college bound students and taught at a college level
- Weighed on the 5.0 scale
- Each course curriculum is approved by the College Board
- Taught to prepare students for the AP Exam
- Following each college AP policy, students scoring 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam could earn college course advancement or credit
- Payment for the AP exam is the responsibility of students
- Recommendation is required from a previous subject teacher
- Success in a previous same-subject class required
- In-depth study and independent work outside class is required
For more information as to what courses offer AP level instruction, please refer to the High School Course Listing
According to South Dakota Codified Law 13-28-37, any student in grades nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11), or twelve (12) may apply to a postsecondary institution (college, technical school) as a special, dual enrolled student if he/she has not yet met graduation requirements.
Dual Enrollment Application Process for South Dakota Universities
Dual Enrollment Common Application for South Dakota Technical Colleges
What’s Unique About Dual Enrollment with WDT?
Dual Enrollment allows high school students to enroll in courses at Western Dakota Tech and earn high school and WDT credit. All courses are free for Rapid City School District students. Completing Dual Enrollment credits makes it faster and less expensive to earn a WDT diploma or degree. WDT also offers some courses that can be transferred to any South Dakota public university.
Visit WDT’s Dual Enrollment site
Or complete the Dual Enrollment Common Application for South Dakota Technical Colleges
Where Do I Find Assistance in Developing My Educational Career Plan?
SDMyLife is a career development program that assists students with navigating the career development process. With the support of teachers, counselors, and parents, SDMyLife’s goal is to help students better understand themselves and how their interest, skills, and knowledge relate to real-world academic and career opportunities. South Dakota students use SDMyLife to research, select, and plan their careers.