Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) and Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are college-level courses that are designed to prepare students for the rigor and expectations of college courses.  Research states that there is a strong correlation between students' college success when they are exposed to rich, college-level curricula in high school.  

AP courses provide a rigorous college-level curriculum that develop study skills, improve academic stamina, and teach time management skills.  These skills will help students be better prepared for college work. 

The foci of these courses are academic discourse, problem solving, and critical thinking. 

RBHS will help prepare students by providing Pre-AP courses in 9th and 10th grade before expecting students to enroll in AP courses during their 11th and 12th-grade years. 

The following provides answers to frequently asked questions:

What is Pre-AP?

Pre-AP courses are condensed versions of AP courses, created to prepare students for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses.  These courses build stamina, build content background, provide AP course load exposure, provide exposure to AP expectations, and work on foundational skills needed to be successful in AP courses. 

What is a Pre-AP Mock Exam?

Pre-AP mock exams are exams that are intended to expose students to the exam, expose students to the stamina and skill-set necessary to earn a three or higher on Advanced Placement exams, and to provide students with confidence that they can do well in AP.   

What is an AP Exam?

Advanced Placement exams are standardized end-of-year assessments created by the College Board to assess the mastery of content and skills for the AP course.  Scoring a three or higher will provide students with college credit and in some cases, allow students to opt out of lower level college introductory courses. 

Why Pre-AP and AP Focus?

Advanced Placement courses help improve students’ transcripts because they show that students were willing to enroll in the most rigorous class offerings.  Pre-AP and AP Builds confidence in students and helps them understand that they are capable of academically succeeding at the college level.