Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers college-level courses and exams students can take in high school. Qualifying Scores can earn a student college credit. RISD follows College Board’s Equity and Access Policy Statement to make equitable access a guiding principle for our AP Programs. We allow for all students who are willing to take the challenge of an AP course to do so. We believe all students should have access to rigorous coursework that will allow them to prepare for college and therefore strive to remove barriers that would prevent students from taking such courses.  RISD requires all AP teachers to take the AP Summer Institute training every three years to teach the course.

RISD will pay for RISD students to take the AP exam in a course in which they are enrolled. Students who fail to come to an exam are subject to a $40 unused/canceled exam fee.

Homeschooled and private school students may take an AP exam with RISD if they pay the exam fees. Homeschooled and private school students are subject to a $40 unused/canceled exam fee if they fail to report for the test. Please contact Dr. Laura Lucero-Carrillo, (575) 627-2594, or your neighborhood high school for more information.

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AP Courses Available in RISD 2023-24 School Year

Roswell High School

Goddard High School

AP Seminar—Jesse Boggs

AP Macroeconomics—Gilbert Alvarado

AP Research—Jesse Boggs

AP Seminar—Valerie Broesamle

AP Government-Shawn Capes

AP Research-Valerie Broesamle

AP Macroeconomics—Shawn Capes

AP Calculus-Cory Cogdill

AP US History—Shawn Capes

English Language and Composition-Amy Everitt

AP Art and Design—Jennifer Furman

AP Biology-Heather Johnson

AP Calculus AB—Nathan Fuller

AP Literature and Composition-Hannah Manemann

AP Physics—Dr. Janhavi Govinda Rao

AP Government-Adrienne Mounsey

AP English Literature and Composition—Ashley Ingram

AP Spanish Language and Culture-Ricardo Valenzuela

AP English Language and Composition—Ashley Ingram


AP Statistics—Casey O’Dwyer


AP Spanish Language and Culture—Francisco Patoni


AP Spanish Literature and Culture—Francisco Patoni


AP German—Dr. John Reinert