Riverside High School was selected from more than 1,000 schools worldwide that will participate in the new Pre-AP Program next school year. Pre-AP is designed to give all students the opportunity to learn the foundational knowledge and skills they need to be successful in Advance Placement and other college-level coursework. The College Board selected Riverside High School as a partner who is committed to college readiness for all students.
Pre-AP courses will be open to all 9th graders at Riverside Campus. The Pre-AP Program objectives are to:
= Significantly increase the number of students who are able to access and complete college-level work—like AP—before leaving high school.
= Improve the college readiness of all students.
Riverside High School will receive an official Pre-AP designation for each course and the chance to bring engaging coursework to all their students. This designation signals consistent, high standards in focused courses that help build, strengthen, and reinforce student’s content knowledge and skills.
The three new 9th grade courses - Pre-AP Biology, Pre-AP World History & Geography and Pre-AP English 1 - provide teachers and students with instructional resources, classroom-based assessments, high-quality professional learning, and focused practice.
Each Pre-AP course has been developed by committees of expert educators, including middle school, high school, and college faculty. These development committees work with the College Board to design effective instructional resources that emphasize and prioritize the content and skills that matter most for later high school coursework and college and career readiness.