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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

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Taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class provides RHS students an opportunity to experience the rigor of high-level classwork that can earn college credit when the accompanying AP exam is taken, passed, and approved by your desired college/university. AP classes offer students rigorous instruction at a national level while requiring students to meet a higher level of responsibility. Each course culminates in a standardized college-level assessment, or AP Exam that takes place in May of each year. 


College Credit

Your AP scores could earn you college credit or advanced placement (meaning you could skip certain courses in college). Use this tool to find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP scores:  AP Credit Policy Search

Who should take AP courses?
All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum.
  • Each AP Exam has a fee of $98
  • Cancellation fee: Students who cancel exam participation after mid-November (final date TBD) will be fined $40.  This includes those who drop the course at the semester break.  A drop form must be completed after the mid-November date.
  • Late fee: Students who order an AP exam after the mid-November date will incur an additional $40 charge.
Ridgeline Course Offerings & Exam Dates for 2023-2024:
AP Course Teacher(s) 2024 Exam Date* Start Time
Biology Ashley Hamlin Thursday, May 16 8:00am
Calculus AB Jenna Knauss Monday, May 13 8:00am
Calculus BC Jenna Knauss Monday, May 13 8:00am
Chemistry Kara Nitteberg Monday, May 6 12:00pm
Computer Science Principles Louanne Collins Wednesday, May 15 12:00pm
English Language and Composition
Leah Grisafi
Erica Walters
Tuesday, May 14 8:00am
English Literature and Composition
Abbie Lentz
Dennis Mitchell
Wednesday, May 8 8:00am
Environmental Science Krista Andrizzi-Larsen Thursday, May 9 8:00am
European History Kathryn Teske Friday, May 10 8:00am
Physics 1: Algebra Based Brandon Dailey Friday, May 17 8:00am
Physics C: Mechanics Brandon Dailey Tuesday, May 14 12:00pm
Statistics Brian Schmidt Tuesday, May 7 12:00pm
United States Government & Politics Brett Rogers Monday, May 6 8:00am
United States History
Brett Rogers
Kathryn Teske
Friday, May 10 8:00am
World History David Myers Wednesday, May 15 8:00am
*Please note: late tests will only be administered if there is a conflict between two AP tests, academic/athletic event conflict, or a family emergency.
Score Access
  • Scores are available to students through the AP College Board profile on July 1. 
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