River Bluff High School offers an array of Advanced Placement Courses for students grades 9-12.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C:Mechanics
AP Physics C:E/M
AP Environmental Science
AP Language and Composition
AP American Government
AP World History
AP United States History
AP Human Geography
AP Visual Arts
AP Chinese – Mandarin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
Centers for Advanced Study
It is the goal of Lexington County School District One to prepare a new generation of leaders and global citizens. Our desire is to develop self-directed and reflective students who accept ownership and responsibility for their learning. We want our students to develop self-confidence in their academic abilities and competence in using 21st century knowledge and skills to achieve sophisticated learning.
Most of all, we want to ensure that Lexington One graduates maintain their competitive edge. This means that our graduates must possess the necessary skills to compete, contribute, and succeed both locally and globally. They must be well-equipped to meet the anticipated needs of jobs, challenges and technologies that currently do not even exist.
Advanced Study Programs Opened to Achieve Academic Goals
To support this vision for our graduates, six Centers for Advanced Study located throughout the district provide students with focused knowledge and skills at the advanced level. Students from all the district’s high schools are eligible to apply to and participate in these centers:
The Center for Advanced Agribusiness Research located at Pelion High
The Center for Advanced STEM Studies at Lexington Technology Center
The Center for Law and Global Policy Development at River Bluff High
The Center for Media Arts, Design and Production at River Bluff High
The Center for Public Health and Advanced Medical Studies at White Knoll High
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Lexington High
Students at each Center explore advanced coursework for two to three years (depending on the Center) for a half day all year long.
Center students have many opportunities for self-directed learning. They have opportunities to develop their research skills, pursue a deeper understanding of a subject area of their own interest, and interact with experts in their particular field of study.
Each Center focuses on preparation for post-secondary study and careers through specialized research projects, dual credit courses, Advanced Placement courses and externships (work-based experiences that are short in duration). Such cutting edge opportunities enhance student motivation to become academically confident and competent.
A unique partnership with USC Sumter allows for seniors at River Bluff High School to be enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes on the campus of River Bluff. USC Faculty lead these semester based college level courses and students receive both high school and college credit with passing semester scores of C or better. There is no cost to students for this enrollment if they are enrolled in at least two courses per semester.
The following courses are offered for the 2019-20 school year: