Highlights for May 2018 AP Exam Administration

– 1,627 Total AP Exams
– 78% of students passed
– Exams or Portfolios were submitted
in 30 subjects

AP Scholar Statistics for 2018

– 113 AP Scholars
– 64 AP Scholars with Honor
– 106 AP Scholars with Distinction
– 29 National AP Scholars

Rock Canyon High School is proud to be the home of one of the largest and most successful AP Programs in the state of Colorado.

Beginning in the 2019-20 School Year, we will also be an AP Capstone School, offering the 2-year Capstone program to Juniors and Seniors, along with the potential for students to earn an AP Capstone Diploma.  For more information, please see the link to the right. >>>

Overview of Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.

Fast Facts

  • Each AP course is modeled on a comparable introductory college course in the subject.
  • Each course culminates in a standardized college-level assessment, or AP Exam.
  • AP Exams are given in May each year at testing locations all over the world.
  • Schools must be authorized by the AP Course Audit to offer approved AP courses and use the AP designation.

The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 by college and university professors and experienced AP teachers. Many U.S. colleges offer credit for AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

AP Exams are administered at authorized schools and test centers. Most high schools that offer AP courses choose to administer AP Exams to their own students as well as external AP students. Schools that opt not to administer AP Exams can refer students to another AP testing location.

AP Courses Offered

  • Studio Art: 2D, 3D, Drawing
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Comparative Government
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French
  • Human Geography
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Macroeconomics


  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History
AP Capstone Program (roll-out to begin August 2019)
  • AP Seminar course (beginning in 2019/2020) 
  • AP Research course (beginning in 2020/2021)