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Advanced Placement

AP Coordinator:  Tim Bruell

Advanced Placement is a national program offered at Rocky in conjunction with The College Board.  AP classes are college-level classes taught in high schools by teachers who have committed themselves to the standards and the curriculum developed by The College Board.  In May of each year, AP students may take national examinations for which they can earn college credit. To send AP scores to Colleges and Universities, a student must directly request this to occur from The College Board.

What classes does Rocky offer?


Macro and Micro Economics

Computer Science A

Computer Science Principles

Language Arts

Literature and Composition

Language and Composition


Calculus AB

Calculus BC





Environmental Science

Physics 1 and 2

Social Studies

Human Geography

Modern European History


United States Government

Comparative Government

United States History

Visual Arts

Art Studio (All Concentrations)

World Languages




Grade Point Averages (Policy IKC)

Poudre School District has traditionally adjusted a student’s GPA for credits earned in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. As the access to additional post-secondary courses through concurrent enrollment grows in PSD, our practice of adjusting GPAs for these post-secondary level courses will grow as well. Beginning in fall 2019, Poudre School District will provide a 0.002 adjustment for credits in all post-secondary courses. This means that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, any student in grades 9 – 12 who has completed any post-secondary equivalent courses with a “C” grade or better will receive this adjusted GPA. All current and past courses in a student’s course history will be included. These courses include and are limited to:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught in PSD or in other accredited institutions including online programs.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) courses

  • Colorado University (CU) Succeed courses taught in PSD

  • Concurrent enrollment courses

  • Courses taught in PSD that are equivalent to a college-level course. These are:

An example of how the adjusted GPA bonus point system will be calculated is shown below. 


Total student credit earned




GPA before bonus points applied:



Total AP or IB credits earned



Multiplied by bonus factor of .002

  x .002


Bonus Points earned



GPA after bonus points are applied: 



PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.