Advanced Placement (AP) courses are entry-level college courses. In keeping with Riverside High School’s robust liberal arts and sciences curriculum, AP classes are offered across all disciplines.
All students who take an Advanced Placement course are required to take the AP exam for that particular course at the end of the school year. If a student fails to take the AP exam for the course s/he is taking, the student will not earn AP credit. College Board, which oversees the Advanced Placement courses and exams, charges fees for each test. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive a reduction in AP testing fees. The fee schedule for students who qualify for a reduced test fee can be found here. Riverside High School will work with students and families who believe they might qualify for a reduced test fee. However, the cost of each AP exam is the responsibility of the student and his/her family.
Students at Riverside High School are expected to take courses on campus if Riverside offers the course. Each semester, Ivy Tech Community College offers courses on campus for dual credit. If Riverside High School does not offer a course a student wishes to take, the student and parent/guardian should request permission from the administration. If the course is approved, the student may proceed with off-campus enrollment at the offering college or university. However, Riverside High School does not assume any financial responsibility for such coursework.
Indianapolis Classical Schools partnership with Marian University through Saint Joseph College will allow qualifying scholars at Riverside High School to accrue free college credits on the Marian campus during their senior year.
Riverside High School makes over 20 Advanced Placement ™ courses openly available to scholars, including those offered on our sister campus at Herron High School. Indianapolis Classical Schools does not limit access to AP courses based on scholastic rankings, but instead encourages students at both high schools to challenge themselves academically by taking on AP classes.
The new partnership with Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University offers yet another layer of potential scholastic achievement by providing RHS seniors the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits.
Saint Joseph’s College relocated from Rennselaer, Indiana to its new home with our neighbors at Marian University. Saint Joseph’s offers a highly flexible two-year associate degree program, grounded with dedicated professors and area employer-partners, with a focus on workforce relevance.