AP English: Literature & Composition
This course will engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students should consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. This course will prepare students for the AP English examinations.
AP Calculus AB
This course is for students with superior motivation and ability in mathematics. AP Calculus AB examines the theory of limits, differentiation, functional analysis, and integration. Students develop problem solving skills through application. Successful students may take the advanced placement exam and receive college credit.
M66 AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus BC involves further application of differentiation and integration. It also includes polar coordinates, differential equations, infinite series, and integration techniques. Successful students may take advanced placement exams and possibly receive college credit.
M69 AP Statistics
This course is designed to be equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course in statistics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual theses. These are 1) exploring data: observing patterns and departures from patterns, 2) planning a study: deciding what and how to measure, 3) anticipating patterns: producing models using probability and simulation, 4) statistical inference: confirming models. Students who successfully complete the course and AO exam may receive college credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester college statistics course
S66 AP Chemistry
AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. The curriculum for this course is the College Board Advanced Placement College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry curriculum. This course differs qualitatively from the usual first secondary school course in chemistry with respect to the kid of textbook used, the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of laboratory work done by the students. The AP Chemistry Exam may be taken at the end of this course.
S68 AP Biology
AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. The curriculum for this class is the College Board Advanced Placement Biology Curriculum. This course differs significantly from a high school course with respect to the textbook used, the laboratory work done and the time and effort required o the students. The AP examination may be taken at the end of this course.
S69 AP Environmental Science
This introductory college level laboratory and field course is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course follows the AP syllabus and students should plan on taking the AP exam in May. Students will learn to identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, to evaluate the associated risks, and to examine the various alternative solutions for resolving or preventing the problems. The following themes will be covered: the interdependence of the earth’s systems; human population dynamics; renewable and non-renewable resources; environmental quality; and the environment and society.
T54 AP World History
Advanced placement world history is a year long, chronological, and thematic university level course designed for disciplined and intellectually curious students. Major course themes include: Interaction among major societies (i.e., trade, diplomacy, war); Impact of technology and demography on peoples and the environment (e.g., population growth and decline, diffusion of diseases, migrations, economic activities and systems); Comparative systems of social and gender structure; comparative cultural and intellectual developments; Changes in function and structures of states. College level reading, critical analysis, discussion, problem solving, debates, essays, historiography, research, and computer labs are integral components of the course. Many colleges grant one year of college credit for World History if a student earns a “3” or better on the Advanced Placement Exam given in the spring.
T68 AP Human Geography
A. P. Human Geography is a one semester, university level introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students use university level geographic concepts, theories, text, computer labs, and readings to analyze the following world and U. S. issues from a geographic perspective, including their environmental consequences. Units include: population, the political organization of space, cultural patterns, economic development, urbanization, and agriculture
T38 AP United States History
Advanced Placement U. S. History is an intensive study of history designed for above average students. Included in the course are college level reading, research, writing, critical thinking, and historiography. Many colleges will grant college credit in American History if a student earns “3” or better on the Advanced Placement Exam given in the spring. This class meets the requirement of one year of United States history.
T85 AP European History
Advanced Placement European History is an intensive study of history designed for above average students. The time period covered is approximately 1450 to 1970 – the high Renaissance to the recent past in Europe. Included in the course are college level reading, research, writing, critical thinking, and historiography. Many colleges will grant college credit in European History if a student earns “3” or better on the Advanced Placement exam given in the spring.
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T87 AP US Government & Politics
Advanced Placement US Government and Politics is an intensive study of federal, state and local government. Students study the constitution, the operation of the different branches of government and the role of citizens in the democratic process. Foreign affairs, and the role of the media and political campaigns will also be addressed in this course. Most universities will grant college credit in American Government for students that score a “3” or higher on the Advanced Placement exam given in the spring. This class meets the requirement for one semester of U. S. Government.