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Advanced Placement @ RIo Linda

The AP program at Rio Linda High School is a spectacular success, far outperforming every other school in the Twin Rivers district, both in the number of classes offered and the number of students who have passed the AP exam.

AP stands for Advanced Placement.  This program is administered by The College Board.  The AP classes are high-level classes taught with the breadth and rigor of a first-year college class.  The teachers who instruct them attend special training, and the classes are standardized across the nation to make sure that they are appropriately challenging.  The students are given a grade in the class based on their class performance but are also assessed on given area subject mastery. The tests are given in May under strict guidelines from College Board.  These tests are scored on a scale of 1-5, with 3-5 being a passing score.  If the student earns a 3-5 on the test, that student is able, in many cases, to bypass the corresponding course in college.

Students who pass multiple AP exams can save thousands of dollars in college tuition and also are able to graduate earlier.  The most dedicated students have been able to shave almost a full year off their undergraduate degree.  The test is an indicator of college readiness by college admissions.  It is difficult, in fact almost impossible to get into high-level universities directly out of high school without successful completion of AP classes on your high school transcripts.


 Rio Linda High School offers a high number of AP classes:


English: Language  (Mr.Black)

English Literature (Mr.Bussone)

Calculus AB (Mr.Fitch) - 100% passing rate for last several years

Calculus BC (Mr.Fitch) - 100% passing rate

Statistics - (Mr. Fitch)

Physics 1&2 (Dr.Gavrilov)

Physics C Mechanics (Dr.Gavrilov) - the only class in the district

Physics C Electromagnetism (Dr.Gavrilov) - the only class in the district

Chemistry (Dr.Gavrilov) - first and only such class in the district

World History (Mr.Bibayoff)

US History (Mr.Bussone)

US Government (Ms. Pavlovic)

Macroeconomics (Ms. Pavlovic)

Spanish Language (Ms.Graybill)

Spanish Literature (Ms.Graybill)

French Language and Culture (Ms.Russel-Smith)

Studio Art (Ms.Taranto)



AP Staff

Bibayoff, Larry
Government, AP World History; Water Polo Coach; Swimming Coach
Black, Jarrett
English 10, ELA 10 AG, ARC ENG 300, AP Language and Composition
Bussone, Mr.
AP Literature and Composition, AP US History, US History
Fitch, Mr.
AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Integrated Math 2
Garcia, Rosalie
Counselor (Joi-Nz)
Gavrilov, Vladimir
AP Chemistry; AP Physics 1&2, AP PhysicsC, Physics
Graybill, Sra. Maricela
AP Spanish-Spanish Native Teacher
Orlando, Paul
Pavlovic, Jelena
History Teacher
Smith, Lisa
teacher of French 1, 2, 3, 4
Taranto, Teresa
Art Teacher