Ridgeview High School

Academic Programs

We offer students several flexible college and career pathways at Ridgeview High School. Our students can complete a mixture of IB, AP, DE, and other courses or follow a program’s prescription pathway. Realizing that one size does not fit all, we strive to provide programs that meet the needs of our students and families. 

AP Courses: Advanced Placement courses are rigorous college-level courses mediated by the College Board. The courses allow students to challenge themselves and learn the skills needed for success in high school, college, and beyond. The student can be evaluated to show proficiency upon completion of each course. Learn More Here

AP Capstone:   AP Capstone is a 2-year high school program developed by the College Board, consisting of two courses: the AP Seminar and AP Research. These courses introduce and develop skills colleges covet. Students who complete the program and obtain scores of 3 or higher on at least four other AP exams receive either an AP Capstone Diploma or an AP Capstone Certificate, making them more marketable to colleges. Learn More Here

Dual Enrollment:  DE allows eligible accelerated high school students to earn college and high school credit simultaneously. Our students can take various DE courses on campus and at St. Johns River State College. Students may take a maximum of ten (10) Dual Enrollment credits in the fall and spring terms and six (6) to eight (8) Dual Enrollment credits for the summer term (for a total of 2 courses maximum). Students looking to complete their AA degree simultaneously with their high school diploma can access an example course plan here:  Learn More Here

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program: Ridgeview's IB program is a challenging academic curriculum that prepares students for university and higher education. Universities regularly cite IB students as the best prepared for higher education.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses: Students who do not wish to complete the IB Diploma can still benefit significantly from taking IB courses.  We offer several IB courses that colleges and universities value for our students to choose from, regardless of their intent to complete the IB Diploma Program.  Learn More Here

Individual Acceleration Pathway: This pathway allows you to choose from a wide range of AP, DE, and IB courses, enabling maximum flexibility in scheduling. Students can custom-tailor a blend of courses suited to their interests and skill levels. 

Career and Technical Education Leading to Industry Certifications: Students take three years of career training as electives and work towards a career or technical certificate in medical skills, early childhood education, culinary, entrepreneurship, graphic design, carpentry, HVAC, and more! Our students are motivated, intrigued, and challenged to level up into adulthood with a mindset focused on the future. Students can earn industry certifications in Academy and Career and Technical Education courses. The certifications assess knowledge, skills, and competencies that show mastery in a particular industry. Industry certifications provide students with proof of a marketable skill set for relevant careers. Additionally, many certifications articulate college credit. Learn More Here 

2. RHS Academics

Advanced International Certificate of Education(AICE): The AICE Program is a rigorous, internationally recognized pre-university curriculum provided by Cambridge University in England.  AICE is committed to a flexible curriculum with global acceptance while maintaining the academic rigor that is a keystone of Cambridge. Most universities in the United States award students advanced standing and academic credit for passing Cambridge/AICE examinations. Students passing examinations may earn up to 45 hours of college credit at public universities and colleges in Florida.

In addition, the Florida Bright Futures program recognizes AICE diploma recipients who also complete the required community service hours with the Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship.  Learn More Here