We are excited to announce that Redmond High School will be adding the Advanced Placement program to its offerings in the 2014-2015 school year! The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.
Redmond High School will begin to offer the following AP courses to junior and senior students in 2014-15:
- AP U.S. History (Junior Level)
- AP Literature & Culture (Junior Level)
- AP Art (Junior & Senior Level)
- AP Language & Culture (Senior Level)
- AP Spanish (Senior Level)
- AP Calculus (Senior Level)
- AP Biology (Senior Level)
AP courses give students access to rigorous college-level work, but with the support of Redmond High School teachers and peers. Students will have the opportunity to dig deeper into subjects that interest them, develop advanced research and communication skills, and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving and analytical skills to address course challenges. AP students learn what will be expected of them in college.
Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous course work. Eighty-five percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
As we make the transition to AP we know that you may have questions about the program and how to register for classes next school year. Redmond High School counselors Kris Davis and Deb Badger are available to assist you with any questions you may have about registering for AP courses. You may contact them at Redmond High School or by calling 541-923-3440.
If you have questions specifically about the AP program, its benefits and how it will affect your student, please call or email Tony Pupo, Assistant Principal, at 541-923-4800, ext. 2008.
We look forward to the addition of the AP program at RHS and are honored to play a role in the education or your student. Our goal is to ensure that every Redmond High School student graduates college and/or career ready. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.