Advanced content classes and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in all content areas at the high school level. Seventeen AP courses and four Advanced content classes are currently offered at Russellville High School. All Advanced content and AP teachers have received specialized training in their content area at College Board Summer Institutes, Laying the Foundation or another approved Secondary Course Content training. In addition, high school students have the option of taking concurrent classes, enrolling at ATU Career Center, and participating in Distance Learning AP courses offered at RHS.
Students might also participate in numerous academic competitions which may include: AGQBC Quiz Bowl, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Debate, FBLA, Forensics, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Project Citizen, Stock Market Game, Student Congress, Arkansas and National Scholastic Press Associations, Project Lead the Way courses and Spanish Competitions.