Robbinsdale Area Schools

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) program at Robbinsdale Area Schools is one of the largest AP programs in the state of Minnesota. The program is a voluntary program which offers students an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school. Students can choose from a variety of courses and exams in 22 subject areas, including art, computer science, geography, government and politics, music theory, world languages and more. Each course is a unique learning experience in which students explore subjects from a variety of perspectives—including their own. For inquisitive students, AP touches on a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school.

Taking AP courses can help students acquire habits, time management skills and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in college.  Students will strengthen expository writing skills, non-fiction reading skills, and problem-solving skills.  Based on scores of AP Exams, given in May of each year, students may earn college credit, advanced placement in college, or both.  Earning college credit in high school saves money, and gives students in college the opportunity to take more upper-level coursework, graduate earlier, or study abroad. 

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If your student is interested in taking AP courses, please speak with your school counselor or contact:

Paul Dotter
AP Coordinator, Armstrong High School
Paul_Dotter@rdale.org  |  763-504-8913