RECOMMENDED

COURSE SCHEDULE

The college preparatory diploma is designed for students who need an academically challenging curriculum in preparation for postsecondary education. Students may choose courses from either the academic or honors tracks. Both tracks are challenging, and the students who successfully complete them will be scholastically ready for the demands of college. The GPA for Honors and Advanced Placement courses is weighted, providing students the opportunity to increase their grade point average.

This is the recommended schedule of core and elective courses per year for students to satisfy the requirements of a College Preparatory Diploma.

FRESHMEN

SOPHOMORES

JUNIORS

SENIORS

Core Courses

Bible

Bible

Bible

Bible/Adv Bible

English/Honors

English/Honors

Am. Lit.& Comp./Honors

British Lit.& Comp./AP English

World History†

Geometry/Honors

U.S.History/Honors

American Govt.

Algebra 1

Algebra 2 /TrigHonors

Trigonometry

Math Analysis (Pre-Calculus)

Geometry/Honors

Biology/Honors

Math Analysis Honors

AP Calculus

Conc Physics/Honors

Chemistry

 

AP Chemistry***

Electives

Art 1

Art 1, 2

Art 1, 2

Art 1, 2

Band

Band

Band

Band

PE/Health Nutrition‡

Life Skills/Per. Finance

Life Skills/Per. Finance

Life Skills/Per. Finance

Choir

Choir

Choir

Choir

Computer Tech‡

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Spanish 1

PE/Health/Nutrition

PE/Health/Nutrition

PE/Health/Nutrition

French 1

Yearbook

Yearbook

Creative Writing

Economics

Desktop Pub 1

Yearbook Honors

Desktop Pub 1

 

Photoshop

Office/Teacher Aides**

Photoshop

 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Off/Teacher Aide**

 

Algebra 2

Desktop Pub

Yearbook

 

Spanish 1,2

Photoshop

Yearbook Honors

 

French 1

Economics

Economics

 

Economics

Male Strength & Condition

Male Strength & Condition

 

 

Alg2/Trig Honors

AP Physics

 

 

Algebra 2

AP Chemistry

 

 

SATPrep/Intro to Psych‡†

Anatomy/Phys Honors

 

 

Speech/Debate‡

Trigonometry

 

 

Spanish 3 Honors

Spanish 3 Honors

 

 

 

Speech/Debate‡†

**Juniors and seniors only with approval

***Class will be offered if enrollment warrants.

World History may be taken in 9th or 10th grades; Speech/Debate may be taken in 11th or 12th grades.

Required electives under this program.

Honors classes require a “B” or better in both semesters in the same subject area the previous year.

ACADEMICS

The success of the RBS academic program is reflected in the fact that an average of 98% of our graduating seniors have been accepted into postsecondary education. Honors and Advance Placement Courses are offered to academically qualified students. Over 50% of the student body maintains a 3.0 GPA. Average SAT I Revised College entrance scores range in the 1500s. The science laboratory is equipped with gas burners, “college level” bi-occular microscopes and a modulated laser. The technology center features 24+ computers.

ATHLETICS

  • Boys: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Tennis
  • Girls: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball, and Track

Riverdale Baptist School has established a strong tradition of winning championships. RBS has won the National Championship in Soccer for the American Association of Christian Schools, placed first and second in a national soccer tournament and first in the girls’ basketball national tournament in Dayton, TN. Also, the girls’ volleyball team has placed first in the National Christian Athletic Association Tournament. The RBS high school baseball team is regularly ranked No. 1 in Prince George’s County.

For more information on athletic programs and facilities, please visit www.rbsathletics.org

VISUAL

PERFORMING ARTS

  • Music: Band and choir provide instruction, performance and competition opportunities.
  • Drama: Full-length dramatic productions are performed annually.
  • Visual Arts: Art courses are available.
  • Yearbook: Awarded first place or a Gold Medalist Award with Columbia Yearbook National Competitions in the past.

DUAL

ACCREDITATIONS

RBS high school has a dual accreditation through Middle States Association of School and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International.

SERVICE

LEARNING

100 hours of service learning is required for the college preparatory diploma.

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