Advanced Placement


AP courses allow students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. These courses have been endorsed by the College Board, a national organization that oversees AP courses to make sure each course contains a rigorous level of study.

According to the AP Fact Sheet, "Most of the nation's colleges and universities, and institutions in over 30 countries, have an AP policy granting an incoming student college credit, higher placement in courses or both, if the student earns qualifying AP exam grades."

The registration link for all AP exams is located under the Trending @ RMHS tile on this site's home page.  

 

RMHS Advanced Placement Courses

Business Ed./Tech English/Fine Arts Foreign Lang./Social Science Math/Science
Computer Science English Literature
Art
English Language
Music Theory
World History
U.S. History
Human Geography
Government
French
Italian
Spanish Literature
Spanish Language
Psychology
Economics
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics
Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Division Head Contact Information      
Dave Wietrzak
847-718-5756
dave.wietrzak@d214.org  
Mary Luckritz
847-718-5674
mary.luckritz@d214.org  
Greta Rakow
847-718-5697
greta.rakow@d214.org
Jason English
847-718-5724
jason.english@d214.org

 

What are the benefits of taking AP courses?

  1. Students stand out in the college admission process.
  2. Students experience college level work now, which will prepare them for college later.
  3. Students earn weighted grades for AP classes.
  4. Students may earn college credit by passing AP exams, which will save money on tuition.

"A 1999 study found that the strongest predictor of college graduation is participation in college level courses (especially AP) in high school." - U.S. Dept. of Education
 

Frequently Asked Questions


When should I start thinking about AP?

When you make your scheduling appointment as an 8th grader, your four-year plan at RMHS should include an AP class.

Is it true AP can save my family thousands of dollars in college costs?

Depending on your AP exam scores, some RMHS students begin college with sophomore standing.

Do I need to be an honors student?

NO! We believe that with hard work and motivation every RMHS student can be successful in an AP class.

What if I am not planning to go to college?

AP classes are designed to improve study skills and critical thinking, which gives you the best chance of success when you graduate.