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CNG Ambassador Messages 2018: AP

INTRODUCTION

CNG offers all students the opportunity to apply for enrollment in an Advanced Placement (AP) course. These are rigorous course offerings at the advanced / honors level which help students build the skills they need in their upcoming college years. Students give their minds a rigorous workout developing competence in handling challenging issues and problems with the support of AP teachers at the High School level. The goal of AP courses is to help students understand what to expect in the next phase of their educational journey, building time management and study skills along the way.

To be successful in AP courses, students need to understand these academic challenges. Demonstrated work ethic, motivation to succeed, and taking responsibility for your learning are critical for success. Each department at CNG has established criteria for entry into AP courses that ….. Please refer to these as you consider which AP courses you wish to apply for.

We recognize that all learners are different. Some students who do not meet all entrance requirements may still wish to be considered for an AP course. Please see your Counselor if this is the case.

There are a number of benefits to taking an AP course at CNG. Students who score 3 or more on their AP exams may be eligible for college credit, advanced placement or both at many universities, including those in Colombia. In addition, having AP credits on your CNG transcript communicates to colleges and universities your readiness to take on the next challenge.

ACCEPTANCE INTO THE AP ACADEMY

Acceptance into an AP course places the student in the AP Academy. Students may be accepted on a probationary basis. In such instances, it is expected that students meet the minimum expectations for students in the AP Academy in terms of attitude and behavior. In addition, the student must maintain a grade of 2.5 or higher (without the AP enhancement) throughout the course. Failing to meet these expectations, students on Probationary acceptance may be removed from the course at the end of Semester I.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS IN THE AP ACADEMY

Students taking AP courses at CNG are expected to participate fully in the AP course experience, including the AP exam in May. Students who do not take the AP exam seriously may still be required to take a final examination in the course in order to demonstrate to CNG that they have the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to move on to the next level of study. The results of AP exams are used by CNG to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning program at the advanced level. Each year, the results are analyzed to identify areas for improvement in our ongoing efforts to improve as a school.

REMOVAL FROM THE AP ACADEMY

The following situations may seriously jeopardize the enrollment of the student in the AP Academy:

  • Students who do not meet the minimum expectations
  • Academic dishonesty
  • Skipping class
  • Frequent unexcused tardiness

The due disciplinary process will be followed to determine the final consequences.

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition 11 & 12

ENG396/ENG397
0.5 credit each

This course prepares students to read, analyze and enjoy all types of literature in English (poetry, plays, novels, short stories). With work balanced between writing and reading, students will read writers from the 16th century until today in the English language, from various Englishspeaking countries. In addition, students will experiment with writing their own works of literature. Students can expect to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, as well as style and grammar.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Seminar

ENG520/ENG521
0.5 credit each

In AP Seminar students investigate real-world topics from multiple and competing perspectives, and learn to collect and analyze information accurately, develop arguments based on facts, and effectively communicate them. The course topics can be viewed through the disciplinary lenses of other AP courses, such as AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP Statistics, AP Art History. As such, we recommend taking this in conjunction with other AP courses. Students will create a presentation, a paper, a team project, and a written exam in May. It is expected that students who take AP Seminar will take the AP Research: Advanced English 12 course the following year as seniors. Students who engage in this two-year program will be able to use these courses as a primary source for developing their Senior Research Project (SRP). Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research: Advanced English 12 and on four additional AP exams of their choosing during their high school years will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least one AP course in grade 10.
Concurrent enrollment with one or more AP courses. Student must be in grade 11.

Advanced Placement Literatura y Cultura Hispanoamericanas 12 A & B

SPA450/SPA451
0.5 credit each

Este programa fue diseñado en Estados Unidos y equivale al tercer año de universidad en Literatura Hispanoamericana. El contenido contempla el análisis de una gran variedad de textos literarios de todos los géneros; con un enfoque histórico, parte desde la literatura española del siglo XV, hasta la literatura hispanoamericana actual. El análisis literario y la evaluación de cada texto estudiado se presentan en ensayos expositivos y argumentativos los cuales se discuten en grupo; estos trabajos y el ejercicio oral sirven como evaluación de la clase. En consecuencia, el trabajo individual, el compromiso y la dedicación son fundamentales para el desarrollo exitoso del programa. Además, se exige la asistencia a diversos eventos que enriquecen el conocimiento de la lengua Este curso cumple con los requisitos del programa de bachillerato colombiano.

Los estudiantes deben pre-registrarse en el AP Academy.
PreAP Español 11º Español 11 es pre-requisito

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

MAT452/MAT453
0.5 credit each

This is the final course for students who have completed the Accelerated Pre-AP courses. Students will be able to approximate areas with Riemann sums, understand the concept of the integral, be able to find integral by substitution and apply this concept to finding areas between curves, volumes of solids of revolution and solids of known cross-section. The course also includes Taylor approximations and series including Maclaurin and harmonic series. All through the course the student will use technology to help solve problems and interpret results. This fulfills the requirement for a fourth credit in math. This course can count as a capstone concentration course taken along with another senior level math class. (A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.)

Successful completion (3.2 or higher without the bump) of Accelerated
Pre-AP PreCalculus is a prerequisite.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

MAT450/MAT451
0.5 credit each

Students will understand the concept of a limit of afunction, learn different techniques for finding limits andunderstand the concept of continuity. They will learn differentmethods for finding derivatives and they will beable to apply this concept to curve sketching, solvingoptimization and related rate problems, finding lines tangentand normal to a curve and solving motion problems.Students will be able to approximate areas with Riemannsums, understand the concept of integral, be able to findintegrals by substitution and apply this concept to finding  areas between curves, volumes of solids of revolution and solids of known cross-sections as well as to solve simple differential equations. This fulfills the requirement for a fourth credit in math. This course can count as a capstone concentration course taken along with another senior level math class. (A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.)

Successful completion (3.2 or higher without the bump) of Pre AP
Pre-Calculus or successful completion (grade of 3.6 or higher) of Pre-Calculus.

Advanced Placement Physics C A&B with Lab 12

SCI480/SCI481 & SCI482/SCI483
0.5 credit each

A one year course designed as a foundation for students particularly interested in continuing with physical science or engineering.  The course is calculus-based and emphasizes deep analysis of physical situations with the corresponding problem solving.  Content emphasis is on Newtonian mechanics. This course can count as a capstone concentration course

    AP Calculus must be taken concurrently as a prerequisite.
Students should preferably have had PreAP Physics.
Students must pre-register through the AP Academy. 

Advanced Placement Micro Economics 11-12 A&B

SSD374/SSD375
0.5 credit each

The purpose of an AP course in microeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Economics is a unique social science in that it requires both significant math and logic skills. Students will be required to not only read independently, but participate in economic thinking activities, both in an accompanying workbook text as well as online using interactive lessons. Student participation on a regular basis is a requirement for success in this course as it is a sequential learning experience. It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course is for students in grades 11 or 12 who have successfully passed Grade 1 0 math. This course can count as a capstone concentration course for seniors .

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Statistics A & B

MAT470/MAT471
0.5 credit each

This course will reflect that of an introductory statistics course in a university. In this course students will learn about the major concepts of statistics. Students are exposed to four main themes: Exploring Data: Students will write summaries based on describing patterns and interpreting information. Sampling and Experimentation: Students will make conclusions and generalizations based on studies. Anticipating Patterns: Students will learn; binomial distribution, standard deviation, normal distribution, Central Limit Theorem, sampling distributions, t-distribution, and the Chi-Square distribution. Statistical Inference: Students will explore margin of error, confidence intervals, and significance testing which includes null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, and p-values. The AP course will focus on the curriculum laid out from the College Board. Students will work towards taking the AP Statistics Exam in May. This class is great for students going into fields such as, communication, business, health fields, psychology, social sciences, law, and journalism. (A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.)

Successful completion of Algebra II or higher is a prerequisite.
This course must be taken concurrently with Pre-Calculus, Calculus or
higher unless approved by administration.
Students must have a 3.2 (without the bump) in previous PreAP course or
a 3.4 in previous regular level course.

Advanced Placement Art History 10 - 12 A&B

FIN250/FIN251
0.5 credit each

The AP Art History course should engage students at the same level as a college art history survey course. Such a course involves critical thinking and students should develop understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of art. In the course, students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present in a variety of cultures. The course covers art from the prehistoric period though postmodernism and is designed to provide students with the same material covered in an introductory college course in art history. Students will gain knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students will examine an critically analyze major forms of artistic expression form the past and present and from a variety of European and non European cultures. While the course does not assume prior training or seek primarily to identify students who will major in art history in college, it does require a high degree of commitment to academic work and to the purposes of a program designed to meet college standards. Students who have done well in other courses in the humanities, such as history and literature, are specially encourage to enroll. The AP Art History course prepares students to take the AP Art History Exam. This course can count as 1.0 credit in Fine Arts or Social Studies. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy
or teacher recommendation is a prerequisite.

Advanced Placement World History 10-12 A&B

SSD400/SSD401
0.5 credit each

This course at CNG is designed for highly motivated college- bound students who have demonstrated academic achievement, higher order thinking skills, and the ability to work independently. The course covers all periods of world history with emphasis on political, economic, cultural, and social history from the time of the first civilizations through the modern era. Students will read and write extensively throughout the course. The course relies heavily on college- level texts, primary sources, and outside readings. A special emphasis will be given to historical writing through essay and document-based questions (DBQ). The course will help students to develop certain “Habits of Mind” as identified by the College Board to aid in the study of history. Students must quickly become accustomed to presenting clear, concise, relevant and well-substantiated arguments in their written assignments, as well as in class discussions. Due to the enormous amount of information to be covered between August and May, the class will be moving at fast rate. Most class meetings will be in lecture format. Any topics not covered in class due to time constraints or other extenuating circumstances will be the students’ responsibility. The Six AP World History Themes include: The relationship of change and continuity from 8,000 BCE to the present; Impact of interaction among and within major societies; Impact of technology, economics, and demography on people and the environment; Systems of social structure and gender structure; Cultural, religious, and intellectual developments; Changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emergence of the nation-state. It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles 10 - 12

TEC260/TEC261
0.5 credit each

In this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course is unique in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.  

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy. 

Advanced Placement Psychology 11-12 A&B

SSD380/SSD381
0.5 credit each

The purpose of a course in AP Psychology is “to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.” (2007, The College Board). A course in AP Psychology is similar to introductory university courses and is therefore both challenging and stimulating. Topics covered include: History and Approaches of Research Methods; Social Psychology; Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behavior; Sensation and Perception; Developmental Psychology; Personality; States of Consciousness; Motivation and Emotion; Learning and Cognition; Intelligence and Testing; Psychological Disorders; Treatment of Psychological Disorders. Students will be required to complete college level reading, develop a course specific vocabulary, and participate in demonstrations, surveys, field studies, and simulated experiments. It is the goal of this course that students will better know themselves when the course is completed. It is recommended that students have a strong background as committed and responsible learners as this is a rigorous academic curriculum. Additionally, students will be responsible for significant outside reading and are expected to complete all assignments which prepare them for the AP Examination. It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Comparative Government 11-12 A&B

SSD398/SSD399
0.5 credit each

AP Comparative Government is a college level survey/ seminar in the study of the fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the process and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes. Comparison assists both in identifying problems and analyzing policymaking. Careful comparison of political systems produces useful knowledge about the institutions and policies countries have employed to address problems, or, what they have done to make things worse. Furthermore, by comparing the political institutions and practices of wealthy and poor countries, we can begin to understand the political consequences of economic well-being. Finally, comparison assists explanation. Why are some countries stable democracies and other not? Six countries form the core of this course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia. *excerpted from the course description provided by College Board.

It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 11 & 12

ENG400/ENG401
0.5 credit each

Those who have taken AP English Literature are strongly encouraged to sign up for this class, which culminates with the AP exam. This is a class that examines rhetoric in writing and speaking, and is a wonderful option for those who wish to continue their education in the fields of business, politics, or communications. The class culminates with the AP Language exam which tests the students’ ability to examine rhetorical devices in both fiction and nonfiction. Those who pass the AP exam often receive college credit. Content includes: selected short readings, including speeches, articles, journals, etc. Texts include Crystal’s the Stories of English, King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Machiavelli’s Of Cruelty and Clemency, Bierce’s the Devil’s Dictionary, and Hienrich’s Thank you for Arguing.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement French A & B –12

WLG140/WLG141
0.5 credit each

The main objective of the AP French Language and Culture course is to promote oral and written proficiency in the 3 modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational, while exploring and developing appreciation of diverse cultural aspects of the French—speaking world. A wide-range of motivating themes such as global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, families and communities will be studied during this challenging course.  In order to attain the level of language proficiency, students are required to practice the language daily by consulting websites, newspapers and magazines, films, literature, television programs.

Students have maintained a 3.0 average or higher in English and Spanish classes as well as successfully completed French III with a 3.0 or higher in the end of the year exit exam. Students need to get recommendation from previous teacher. Students must pre-register through the AP Academy. 

Advanced Placement Studio Art

FIN244/FIN245 (2D)
FIN226/FIN227 (3D)
FIN228/FIN229 (Drawing & Painting)
0.5 credit each

The Advanced Placement Studio Art class is a one year college level course offered to 12th grade students. This course is designed for serious art students who are interested in the practical experience of art. Students are expected to address different issues in art and to actively engage in producing their own artwork. Each student is required to submit a portfolio for evaluation at the end of the school year to the College Board. The student can choose from three different portfolios: Drawing, 2D-Design and 3D-Design. Students need to attend AP Studio Art Lab after school once a week. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

AP 2D Design: Students demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course. Through the program WE.org, which will be incorporated in the course, students will integrate service learning into the course.

Credit in two prior art courses, credit in Pre AP Art, and a portfolio of ten
pieces of original art are the prerequisites for this course.

AP 3D Design: The 3D portfolio is intended to address engagement with physical space and materials.Design involves a fabrication process that demonstrates a purposeful decision making about the principals of design, this issues can be approach in a variety of perspectives such as architectural models, figurative or non figurative sculptures, plaster, ceramics, three-dimensional fiber arts/fashion, jewelry and body adornment.

Credit in 3D Digital Object Design or Dreamlab Independent Design, and
a portfolio of ten pieces of original art are the prerequisites for this course.

The Drawing and Painting portfolio intends to address a wide range of approaches and media. Line quality, light and shade, composition, surface manipulation, illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, abstract or observational and inventive works.

Credit in two prior art courses, credit in Pre AP Art, and a portfolio of ten
pieces of original art are the prerequisites for this course.

Advanced Placement Biology A&B with LAB 10 - 12

SCI370/SCI371 & SCI372/SCI373
0.5 credit each

This course is designed to be equivalent to a full year Introductory College-level Biology course. By structuring the course around the four big ideas, enduring understandings, and science practices designed by the College Board, students are assisted in developing an appreciation for the study of life and identifying and understanding the unifying principles within a diversified biological world. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Pre-AP Biology/Biology or special evaluation by instructor is a prerequisite. 
Preferably concurrent enrollment in Chemistry
Students must pre-register through the AP Academy. 

Advanced Placement Chemistry A&B with Lab 11 & 12

SCI470/SCI471 & SCI472/SCI473
0.5 credit each

This academically rigorous, College Board approved program is designed to be the equivalent of a full-year, college-level general chemistry course. The course expands upon, and adds depth to the introductory chemistry or Pre-AP chemistry course taught at CNG.  AP Chemistry can count as a capstone concentration course

    Pre-AP Chemistry is recommended, but not required.
Students must pre-register through the AP Academy

Advanced Placement Macro Economics 12 A&B

(will not be offered 2017-18 given a change in sequence)

SSD370/SSD371
0.5 credit each

As our world becomes more interconnected through technological advances, an awareness of basic economic theory becomes imperative for the active citizen. Consumers and producers, as well as national economies, rely on economic information for their decision making. Students will gain a rounded understanding of the principals of macro- economics and how they apply in the reality of today’s globalized environment. The course places emphasis on providing a diverse and solid foundation in all principal aspects of economic thinking and analysis, and integrates an advanced study of Latin American and Colombian Case Studies. The course provides an essential theoretical and analytical background for any student considering business, economic, or financial studies. Students will also learn the basic analytical tools of macroeconomics primarily the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model and its application in the analysis and determination of national income, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of fiscal policy and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stability. Recognizing the global nature of economics, students will also have ample opportunities to examine the impact of international trade and international finance on national economies. Various economic schools of thought are introduced as solutions to economic problems are considered. Economics is a unique social science in that it requires both significant math and logic skills. Students will be required to not only read independently, but participate in economic thinking activities, both in an accompanying workbook text as well as online using interactive lessons. Student participation on a regular basis is a requirement for success in this course as it is a sequential learning experience. It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course is for students in grades 12 who have successfully passed Grade 11 math. This course can count as a capstone concentration course for seniors, who need to have taken AP Microeconomics as juniors.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Computer Science 11 & 12

TEC320/TEC321
0.5 credit each

The AP Computer Science A course provides the students with the content and learning experience of an introductory college level course in computer science. The course has an emphasis on object-oriented programming methodology and the development of the problem solving skills and algorithm development knowledge needed to satisfactorily  develop computer programs. The program also includes the study of data structures and data abstraction.

The students work with the Java programming language and learn to use the Java library classes included in the College Board provided Java subset. Students also get experience with large programs through case studies. Through the program, students understand that computer science implies much more than just programming; they are encouraged to learn and use program development processes, program design and analysis. This course can count as a capstone concentration course. 

 20 hours of lab experience required.
Pre AP Computer Science course or teacher interview is a prerequisite.
Students must pre-register through the AP Academy. 

Advanced Placement Art History 11 - 12 A&B

FIN250/FIN251
0.5 credit each

The AP Art History course should engage students at the same level as a college art history survey course. Such a course involves critical thinking and students should develop understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of art. In the course, students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present in a variety of cultures. The course covers art from the prehistoric

period though postmodernism and is designed to provide students with the same material covered in an introductory college course in art history. Students will gain knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression form the past and present and from a variety of European and non European cultures. While the course does not assume prior training or seek primarily to identify students who will major in art history in college, it does require a high degree of commitment to academic work and to the purposes of a program designed to meet college standards. Students who have done well in other courses in the humanities, such as history and literature, are specially encourage to enroll. The AP Art History course prepares students to take the AP Art History Exam. This course can count as 1.0 credit in Fine Arts or Social Studies. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Environmental Science A&B with Lab 10 - 12

SCI490/SCI491 & SCI492/SCI493
0.5 credit each

AP Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary course focused on a scientific approach but including data from social and political issues. The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze both natural and human-made environmental problems, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. This course includes a strong laboratory and field investigation component. Students will test concepts and principles introduced in the classroom, explore specific problems with a depth not easily achieved otherwise, and gain an awareness of the importance of variables that exist in the “real world.” This course can count as a capstone concentration course

Pre-AP Chemistry or Chemistry must be completed or taken concurrently. 
Students must be concurrently enrolled or have completed chemistry
Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement Human Geography 10-12 A&B

SSD360/SSD361
0.5 credit each

This is a yearlong course that focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. Case studies from around the globe are compared to the situation in both the United States and in Colombia. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Internet activities are used to explore certain topics. Course objectives include:

  • To introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.
  • To learn about and employ the methods of geographers, especially including observation, mapmaking, data gathering and reporting, and technical writing.
  • To employ spatial concepts, geographic vocabulary, and landscape interpretation to a variety of locations and situations around the globe and in local areas.
  • To develop a geographic perspective with which to view the landscape and understand current events.

Human Geography is a college level course offered to high school students at Colegio Nueva Granada in accordance with the audit requirements of The College Board. The course relies heavily on college-level texts, comprehensive case studies, and outside readings. It is an opportunity for highly motivated college-bound students who have demonstrated academic achievement, higher order thinking skills, and the ability to work independently. It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

Advanced Placement United States History 10-12 A&B

SSD390/SSD391
0.5 credit each

AP United States History is a college level course offered to high school students at Colegio Nueva Granada in accordance with the audit requirements of The College Board. The course is an intensive academic program that covers historical material from the colonization period to Present Day 20th Century history. The course challenges students at an accelerated pace to read and master historical knowledge in order to be able to analyze primary documents, and to write detailed and specific historical essays. This is a very demanding course that requires a great deal of effort and personal responsibility and independent study. This course is offered to all willing 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who can maintain the academic requirements of the course, who possess a keen interest in the subject area and who have the tenacity to accept a rigorous academic challenge. A formal standardized exam is taken in May and upon successful completion of this exam students may receive university credit from various universities based on their level of performance. The criteria for AP U.S. History includes:

  • The study of political institutions, social and cultural developments, diplomacy and economic trends.
  • Students will learn to analyze evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
  • Classroom instruction will include an analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of primary sources, such as documentary material, maps, statistical tables, works of art and pictorial and graphic materials.”
  • There will be frequent practice in writing analytical and interpretive essays such as document-based questions (DBQ) and thematic essays.

It should be noted that sitting for the AP examination is a course requirement. This course satisfies the grade 11 or 12 U.S. History requirement for a high school diploma. This course can count as a capstone concentration course.

Students must pre-register through the AP Academy.

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