Melissa Neumann
Honors Coordinator
(760) 727-7284 ext. 72206

SITES OF INTEREST

CAS (Creativity, Action & Service)

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HONORS PROGRAM

At RBV we provide a wide variety of courses for academically motivated students. In addition to offering beneficial and rewarding Advanced Placement classes, RBV is also an official member of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Click on the icons to check websites for more information:

HONORS PROGRAM

 HONORS PROGRAM

Additional Information

IB

AP

USEFUL LINKS

Online AP Registration Info

Student Eligibility Verification

Student Eligibility Verification Spanish

Income Guide for IB/AP Fee Waiver

Patrons AP/IB Exam Fee Reduction Form

AP/IB Testing Schedule

IB MISSION STATEMENT

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people you help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IDEALS OF IB'S MISSION

  • Challenging programs
  • Rigorous assessments
  • Inquiry, knowledge, caring young people
  • Peaceful world through intercultural understanding
  • International education
  • Active, compassionate, lifelong learners
  • Understanding that other people, with their differences, can also be right

See Course Catalog for additional course details.

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RECOMMENDED SUMMER PREPARATION

AP/IB Courses

Important Information about Recommended Summer Preparation:

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses are challenging and exciting classes that give you the opportunity to experience college-level material while still in the familiar and supportive setting of your high school environment. These classes will motivate you to learn new ideas and to build your critical thinking and analysis skills. We want to support you so that you can be successful. Some of our teachers have provided recommended summer preparation for the AP and IB courses that you are taking in the 2017-2018 school year. We want you to get a smooth start in these courses and to feel prepared as you enter. We also want to encourage you to read and to engage with issues and questions that you will experience in your courses this year. Completing recommended summer preparation reduces pressure and stress in the first weeks of your AP and IB courses and will give you a head-start to help you feel more comfortable in these advanced courses.

You can email the Department Chair or Administration with questions that you may have about the Recommended Summer Preparation.

Some instructors have also provided course overviews or descriptions so that you can get a feel for what the courses will cover over the school year. We hope you find these resources helpful.

You can find more information about AP courses, including rewards and benefits, here.

You can find more information about IB courses, including rewards and benefits, here.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the fall!


ENGLISH


Course(s): Instructor(s): Information
or
Downloadables:
English 9H
Pre IB/AP
Danielle Cohan
Stephanie Hawkins
Megan Vidaurri
English 9H
Course Overview

No Recommended Summer
Preparation
English 10H
Pre IB/AP
Amy Bailey
English 10H Course Overview
AP English
Language
and Compo. 
Ann Beatty
Tom Berger
Melissa Neumann
AP Eng 11 Course Overview
AP Eng 11
Recommended
Summer

Preparation
IB English Literature
HL2
Jennifer Hall (Dept.
Chair)
Andrea Miller-Fay
IB Eng 12
Recommended
Summer

Preparation
IB English 12
Syllabus Online


SOCIAL STUDIES

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
AP Human Geography
Carrie Anderson
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP World History
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP European History
J.R. Arias
Tim Leary
Evan Wood
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP US History
Elsie Aguirre-Simpson
(Dept. Chair)
Erica Glennon
Steve Sanchez
AP US History Recommended
Summer Preparation
AP Gov.
Elsie Aguirre-Simpson
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB History
of the
Americas HL2
J.R. Arias
Erica Glennon
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Psychology
SL and HL
Brian Underhill
No Recommended Summer
Preparation

SCIENCE

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
AP Biology
Jill Frank-Aldrich
(Dept. Chair)
AP Bio
Recommended

Summer
Preparation

IB Biology HL
Jill Frank-Aldrich
Lab Biology Honors
Dave Butler
Jill Frank-Aldrich
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Design Technology
SL and HL
Joe Vredenburgh
IB Design
Technology

Course Overview
AP Envir. 
Science
Joe Vredenburgh
Leanne Sloman
IB Environmental Recommended
Summer Preparation
AP Chemistry
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
Chemistry Honors
Janice Vanstrom
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Physics 1
Steven Kleinrath
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Physics 1
Course Description
AP Physics 2
Steven Kleinrath
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Physics 2
Course Description

MATH

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
IB Math Studies SL
Aaron Keeping
Fariba Zafar
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Statistics
Renee Kollar-Bachman
(Dept. Chair)
Tina Shinsato
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Calculus AB
IB Math SL
Aaron Keeping
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Calculus BC
IB Math SL or HL
Trang Do
No Recommended Summer
Preparation

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
AP Computer
Science Principles
Aaron Keeping
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Computer
Science A
(Java Program)
Dadre Rudolph
No Recommended Summer
Preparation

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
AP Studio Art
3D Design
Amy Hendries
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Visual Arts
SL and HL
Doug Disney
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Theatre HL
Mark Scott
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Music SL
Eric Weirather
(Dept. Chair)
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Film
SL and HL
Melissa Neumann
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
IB Dance
SL and HL
Yelila Morales
No Recommended Summer
Preparation

WORLD LANGUAGES

Course(s):
Instructor(s):
Information/
Downloadables:
AP Spanish Language
Adriana Rieger
(Dept. Chair)
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP Spanish Literature
Adriana Rieger
No Recommended Summer
Preparation
AP French Language
No Recommended Summer
Preparation

IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

Course:
Instructor: Information/
Downloadables
IB Theory
of
Knowledge
Steve
Sanchez
Extended Essays

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