Students pre-register for the courses of their choice in the spring; however, the administration reserves the right to cancel elected classes for insufficient registration or for staff or space limitations. It is expected that once a program of study has been approved, the student will follow this program for the coming year without change.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Rogers High School actively participates in the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement Program.
Qualified students, with department approval and within scheduling limitations, may enroll in any of the following college level courses:
See course descriptions for specific Advanced Placement course criteria.
- Advanced Placement Biology
- Advanced Placement Calculus (AB)
- Advanced Placement Chemistry
- Advanced Placement English
- Advanced Placement Physics
- Advanced Placement U.S. History
- Advanced Placement European History
- Advanced Placement Psychology
In May of each year, standardized examinations are given in each course. Fees for these are set by CEEB. Colleges may, according to their individual policies, award credit, advanced placement standing, or both for the achievement of specified scores on these examinations.
Details are available in the Counseling Office and from participating department chairpersons.
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (RIC) EARLY ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
In this program, students taking the Rogers High School courses listed below may receive RIC credit as well as credits toward graduation. Faculty members who teach the Early Enrollment Program courses at Rogers are appointed to adjunct faculty status at RIC. Students must declare that they are taking EEP courses at the time of scheduling. Current Rogers course offerings and their RIC course offerings and RIC course numbers are as follows:
Rogers Course Title
RIC Course Number
AP English (1st Semester) English 117 (3 credits) AP Chemistry 1 (1st Semester) Chemistry 103 (3 credits) AP Chemistry 1 (2nd Semester) Chemistry 104 (3 credits) AP Physics (1st Semester) Physics 101 (3 credits) AP Physics (2nd Semester) Physics 102 (3 credits) French 4 French 113 (3 credits) Spanish 4 Spanish 113 (3 credits)
Credits are not limited to students who plan to attend RIC. They are accepted by numerous colleges nationally through reciprocal agreements with RIC. The fees for these courses are determined by RIC and are paid by the student.
NEWPORT SCHOOL DEPARTMENT POLICY CONCERNING EARLY GRADUATION AND CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
The Newport School Department has no formal policy for early graduation. However, qualified students interested in enrolling in one or more courses/programs offered at colleges within commuting distance may do so while concurrently enrolled at Rogers High School. Students must make such arrangements with the Director of Counseling Services. Senior Project must be completed.
The Federal Education Amendments of 1974, which included Section 513, Part C of the General Education Provisions Act, entitled “Protection of the Rights and Privacy of Students,” will be fully implemented by the Newport School Department under the leadership of the School Committee and the Superintendent of Schools.
Since the legislation relating to students’ records has important implications for administrators, parents, teachers, and students, a policy statement has been disseminated throughout the Newport School Department and implemented by all appropriate professional personnel.
In addition, a statement of the rights of students and parents under this act is published on a yearly basis. Basically, this includes the types of information and records maintained by the schools, the policies for reviewing the records, and the categories of information, which have been designated as directory information.
THE POLICY OF THE NEWPORT SCHOOL DEPARTMENT REGARDING DISCRIMINATION
The Newport School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Mrs. Anita DeWitt, School/Community Advisory Specialist, 437 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island 02840, 401-847-2100, has been designated to handle inquires regarding the non-discrimination policies. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack, P.O.C.H., Rm. 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.