The Advanced Placement Academy at Riverside Poly High School offers college-bound students a unique opportunity to experience a concentration of courses that are designed to mimic the collegiate experience. Completion of these college-level courses will not only prepare students for the pace, rigor, and workload of college but it will also prove to top level colleges and universities that the students who graduate from the AP Academy are prepared for collegiate success.
The AP Academy's motto May what you love, experience, understand, create and pursue be one in the same is the guiding principle behind the academy. We hope this opportunity will allow students to select, pursue, and experience an area of study that they are passionate about; all so that they might have a high school experience that not only prepares them for the future but fits their desires, strengths, and needs as an individual.
Focused: Students choose a concentration of
study that they are passion about and
interested in pursuing beyond high school.
Inclusive: Any student willing to meet the
requirements and expectations of the Academy is welcome to join.
Rigorous: AP Academy required classes are
college-level courses designed to prepare
students for success in their chosen field at the collegiate and career level.
Marketable: The Academy concentrations
mimic the collegiate experience, which not only prepares the members for success in college,
but also allows the students to market their
successful completion of college-level classes to perspective colleges. (click here)
Valuable: Successful completion of the
required AP courses coupled with passing
scores on the corresponding AP tests may help students gain acceptance into college, earn
college credit, save money on tuition, and
possibly graduate early. (click here)
Guided: To prepare Academy members for
college and career success, presentations will
be given by professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students.
Supported: Members are supported through
tutoring, study aids, instructor collaboration
and financially by having all AP tests of enrolled courses paid for by the district.