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PSYCHOLOGY AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) – 03089
Elective credit; UC “A-G” Elective credit
Open to grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
The Advanced Placement level of the general Psychology course. A broad overview of human behavior and relationships. This course will look at how we relate to others; how our behavior influences and is influenced by others in our society. We will investigate the social environment in which we live on an interpersonal, peer group, family, community, national, and global level. Use of group work, outside reading and current event issues will make the course relevant to each student’s life. Students are expected and encouraged to take the Advance Placement Psychology end of course exam. There is a fee for the exam.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION AP - 07264
English credit; UC “A-G” English credit
Open to grade: 11
Prerequisite: Completion of English 9/ Honors and English 10/ Honors with a “C” or better, teacher/counselor placement, willingness to take the AP exam, and reading ability above grade level.
In the third year of high school English, students, through the study of literature, develop skills in higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research. The difference between English Language & Comp AP and subsequent English courses lies in the length, complexity, sophistication and range of source materials. This course is also designed to prepare the student to achieve success on the Advanced Placement Examination in English Language and Composition administered by the College Board. There is a fee for the AP exam.

ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION AP- 07265
English credit; UC “A-G” English credit
Open to grade: 12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 9 Honors, English 10 Honors, and English Language & Comp AP with a “C” or better, teacher/counselor placement, and ability to read above grade level.
Through a study of English and Continental literature from the 16th century to the present, the student will refine skills of literary analysis and criticism, writing, speaking, listening, academic research and close reading for meaning and significance. Students will read extensively from a wide variety of literary works, some of which are taught in college-level English courses. Regular in-depth discussion, analysis and interpretation of challenging works will lead the student to an enriched understanding of our common cultural heritage with peoples of the world. This course is also designed to prepare the student to achieve success on the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition administered by the College Board. There is a fee for this exam.

SPANISH Language AP - 02318
Foreign Language credit; UC “A-G” Foreign Language credit
Open to grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in Spanish 2 or teacher approval, and willingness to take the Spanish Language AP exam. There is a fee for the AP exam.
At the Advanced Placement level of Spanish, students through the study of Spanish literature, develop skills in higher order reading, comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening.

CALCULUS AB/AP- 10420
Math credit; UC “A-G” Math credit
Open to grades: 11- 12
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in either Algebra 2/Trig Honors or Trig/Pre-Calculus for both semesters.
A rigorous course designed to meet requirements of college bound math and science oriented students. Student must have a strong background in Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry. Topics covered in the course include limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation, and techniques and applications of integration. Emphasis will be placed on passing the AP Calculus Exam, which will enable the student to earn college level math credit. A graphing calculator is required for this course as per the College Board. There is a fee for the AP exam.

CALCULUS BC/AP - 10421
Math credit; UC “A-G” Math credit
Open to grade: 12 Prerequisites: Completion of Calculus AB-AP with a grade of C or better, or teacher/ counselor recommendation, and a willingness to take the Calculus AP exam. There is a fee for the AP exam.
AP Calculus BC is an advanced placement course available to students who have successfully completed the first year of Calculus. This course continues the study of both differential and integral calculus. This course prepares students for the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus Test. Students who successfully complete this course and examination may receive credit for a one-semester course in college calculus.

STATISTICS AP - 10418
Math credit: UC “A-G” Math credit
Open to grade: 12
Prerequisites: Passing grade in Algebra 2 and teacher/counselor recommendation
AP Statistics is an advanced placement course available to students who have successfully completed Algebra 2. This course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Statistics Test. Students who successfully complete this course and examination may receive credit for a one-semester introductory college statistic course. This non-calculus-based course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The course meets the district requirements for graduation and will prepare the student for the advanced placement test for college credit at any participating university. There is a fee for the AP exam.

BIOLOGY AP - 12530
Life Science credit; UC “A-G” Lab Science credit
Open to grades: 11-12 Prerequisites: A grade of “B” or better in Biology (Chemistry recommended) or teacher/ counselor approval; also, willingness to take the Biology AP exam. There is a fee for the AP exam.
This course is intended to be representative of a first year college biology class. Emphasis is on understanding Biology at the molecular level and corresponding labs. This course is also designed to prepare students to achieve success on the Advanced Placement Examination in Biology administered by the College Board.

CHEMISTRY AP-12516
Physical Science credit; UC “A-G” Lab science credit
Open to Grades: 11-12
Prerequisites: Chemistry with a “B” or better, with excellent reading and Algebra II skills required AND/OR instructors permission.
The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. AP Chemistry is an in depth study of the chemical nature of matter, its composition and its chemical and physical changes. Mathematics is used to gain a better understanding of the chemical concepts studied. Laboratory experimentation is extensive and comprehensive, and involves the application of chemical concepts and qualitative and quantitative laboratory methods at the college level. This course successfully prepares students to pass the AP Chemistry tests. Students are expected to take the AP Chemistry test in the spring.

PHYSICS 1 AP - 12537
Physical Science credit; UC “A-G” Lab Science credit
Open to grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II with “C” or higher, and science teacher recommendation.
Course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS US: AP – 16628
Social Science credit; UC “A-G” Social Science credit
Open to grade: 12
Prerequisite: A grade of “A” or “B” in English, and/or an “A” or “B” in AP U.S. History.
Government & Politics US: AP, in conjunction with Honors Economics is a one year, intensive survey course on politics, the American government, and governments around the world. Emphasis will be placed on writing and discussions of contemporary political problems. The course is designed to prepare students for the AP test which, if passed, may offer college level Social Science credit. There is a fee for the AP exam.

U. S. HISTORY AP - 16625
Social Science credit; UC “A-G” Social Science credit
Open to grade: 11
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11 with a “B” or higher, or recommendation of World History teacher.
A seminar class based on a conventional survey of American History focusing on studying and analyzing the important ideas and concepts that have developed in our changing society. An emphasis will be placed upon a sound understanding of the principles of heritage, which have made present day American life possible.
This course will utilize textbooks, paperbacks, many supplementary library materials, and appropriate audio visual aids for purposes of discussion. The course meets the district requirements for graduation and will prepare the student for the advanced placement test for college credit at any participating university. There is a fee for the AP exam.

World History AP- 16653
Social Science credit; UC “A-G” Social Science credit
Open to grade: 10 (required)
Prerequisite: Completion of English 10 with a “B” or higher, or recommendation of teacher.
This course is designed to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills.

STUDIO ART AP Drawing- 02092
Visual/Performing Art credit; UC “A-G” Visual/Performing Art credit
Open to grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 1 with a “C” or better, and teacher approval.
For students who have a definite interest or growing commitment to art. AP Studio Art Drawing is both rigorous and demanding with written and artistic interpretation and more complex works that focus on media, process and refinement.

STUDIO ART 2 D Design AP -02093
Visual/Performing Art credit; UC “A-G” Visual/Performing Art credit
Open to grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 1 with a “C” or better, and teacher approval.
The Advanced Placement Studio Art course addresses two-dimensional (2-D) design issues that help students develop mastery in concept, Composition and execution of 2-D design elements and principles. This course encourages creativity, critical thinking and problem solving as well as systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues in the Quality, Concentration, and Breadth section of the AP exam portfolio.