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Advanced Placement®

What is Advanced Placement® or AP®?
The College Board® offers an Advanced Placement® program which is a collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, committed high schools, colleges, and universities.Since it's inception in 1955, the AP program has allowed students to take college-level courses and exams and to earn college credit and/or placement while still in high school.
In 2018, 87.5% of RUHS students who took an AP course earned a score of 3 or higher on their AP tests! The 2018 California average was only 63.6% and the global average was only 61.3%!
If you are interested in taking AP courses, talk to an AP teacher or your counselor about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you may need.
Find out more about the Advanced Placement program on the College Board website at
Changes for 2019-20
In adherence with the new College Board timeline, exam fees will be collected in September and RUHS will place it's exam order by October 4th.
Starting this fall, AP students will join an online AP Classroom run by the College Board, through which teachers will provide resources such as unit guides, progress checks and practice tests. Students will also register for their exams through this site.
AP® Courses Summer 2019 Reading/Assignments
Courses with no Assignment over Summer
  • Art History
  • Calculus BC
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Environmental Science
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
AP® Biology
AP® Calculus AB 
AP® Chemistry
AP® English Language
AP® English Literature
AP® European History
AP® French Language
AP® Music Theory
AP® Spanish Language
AP® Studio Art
AP® US Government and Politics
AP® US History
AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
Questions about AP Testing or AP Classes?
Patty Ulrich
Administrative Assistant
AP Coordinator
310-798-8665, ext. 4011
Bill Dargen
Assistant Principal
AP Coordinator
310-798-8665, ext. 4010
AP Testing Schedule 2020
Monday, May 4
8:00am - US Govt
Tuesday, May 5
8:00am - Calc AB,
Calc BC
Wednesday, May 6
8:00am - English Lit.
1:00pm - Euro Hist, Physics 2
Thursday, May 7
8:00am - Chemistry, 
1:00pm - Physics 1
Friday, May 8
8:00am - US History
1:00pm - Art History, Computer Science A,
Studio Art
Monday, May 11
8:00am - Biology
1:00pm - Enviro. Science
Tuesday, May 12
8:00am - Spanish Lang.
1:00pm - Psychology
Wednesday, May 13
8:00am - English Language
1:00pm - Music Theory
Thursday, May 14
1:00pm - Macroeconomics
Friday, May 15
8:00am - Computer Science Principles, French Language
1:00pm - Statistics