The Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
The Advanced Placement Program AP courses follow a curriculum mandated by the College Board. Exams and papers during the year are prepared and graded by RHS teachers. Registration for AP exams takes place in late winter (February-March). AP exams prepared by the College Board are given in May, and are graded by the College Board on a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the highest. Scores are reported in mid-July.
The AP program has several AP awards to recognize exceptional performance by AP students. These include:
- AP Scholar: granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams on full-year courses.
- AP Scholar with Honor: granted to students who receive an average grade of 3.25 or higher on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on 4 or more of these exams on full-year courses.
- AP Scholar with Distinction: granted to students who receive an average grade of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams on full-year courses.
Students in any grade may take AP courses (as long as any prerequisites are completed) and AP exams.
At Rockville High School, we offer a variety of challenging courses. Our AP program is designed for the most adventurous of students and is an opportunity for students to explore a college-level course in a high school setting.
The AP program gives students exposure to college-level material through involvement in an AP course, and gives them an opportunity to show what they have learned through their performance on an AP exam.
AP program at Rockville is designed to challenge students. AP students
participate in a more challenging curriculum and experience a greater level of
academic discipline. AP courses are designed for higher-level academic
instruction and are set up as introductions to and preparations for a college
AP Registration Information
Please contact Megan Pankiewicz for more information (Megan_H_Pankiewicz@mcpsmd.org)