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Richmond Public Schools believes that ALL students deserve an exciting and rigorous learning experience for our graduates to be college, career, or civic ready.  AP course work helps students in their college major and career exploration by encouraging the development of the academic knowledge and skills increasingly important to students’ overall employability. 

“Research shows that exposure to rigorous classes in high school is a key indicator of post-secondary success. In addition to preparing students for the rigors of college, challenging coursework like Advanced Placement enables students to dig deeper into subjects that interest them and build analytical and problem solving skills that build confidence and are essential for success in any career path.” National Science and Math Initiative

AP Courses by School

With the exception of Thomas Jefferson High School which offers International Baccalaureate, all comprehensive and specialty high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement courses. Enrollment in Advanced Placement is open to all RPS students.

AP Course Descriptions

The College Board provides course descriptions for all 38 Advanced Placement courses and exams.

AP Resources

The College Board and the National Math and Science Institute provide a multitude of resources to support achievement in AP classes. Students should start their journey by connecting to the College Board's  AP Student Page.  Additional resources are available though our NMSI Student Portal.

Contact Information

Candace Veney-Chaplin, Manager of College and Carreer Pathways

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
301 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 592-9603
Fax: (804) 648-6075

Lynn Pleveich
Coordinator, Programs for Gifted & Talented
301 N. 9th Street, 12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.664-7656
Fax: 804.648.6075