The Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
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
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
- 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
- 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.
in any grade may take AP courses (as long as any prerequisites are completed)
and AP exams.
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.
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
AP Courses and Teachers