Monday, November 20, 2017

Schedule
Today:B Day Bell #5
Tue:C Day Bell #4
Wed:Happy Spirit Day!
Thu:Thanksgiving Day
Fri:Holiday
Mon:D Day Bell #5

AP Offerings

 English Dept.
270 ENGLISH III

 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

Grade 11

Track A           1 Credit

 

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition is an advanced level course designed to create skilled readers and writers and has been developed for students who are willing to accept the challenge of a college level course during their high school years.  Student will strive to increase their ability to read critically and analytically and to communicate an effective analysis, argument, or synthesis of those materials in written format.  The syllabus of the course is approved by the College Board Advanced Placement Program and has been developed to focus on enabling students to write with ease and confidence in many modes of discourse.  It can prepare students to handle the type of writing required for success in college.  Selections from the major British works of literature are a part of the course materials. Student must apply for admission to this course.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION. COLLEGES GIVE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES COLLEGE CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE.

280 ENGLISH IV 
Advanced Placement

 Track A           1 Credit

 

This course is planned and implemented to develop further the student's ability to read critically and analyze perceptively various works in world literature. Selections from 20th century literature will be studied in depth. Special emphasis will be given to the writing of critical and stylistic analysis. Prerequisite: The Honors course in British literature is highly recommended but not required.

Student must apply for admission to this course.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION. COLLEGES GIVE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES COLLEGE CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE.


Social Studies Department

360 AP UNITED STATES HISTORY

Track A           1 Credit

 

This course follows the curriculum established by the Advanced Placement Program for the College Board. The course level is equivalent to an introductory college course in U. S. History.  Topics covered include: The Nature of History and Colonial America; The Revolution and the Constitution; Jacksonian Democracy; The Civil War and Reconstruction; The Depression and the New Deal; World War II; and foreign and domestic concerns since World War II.

 

The course will require independent outside reading, research and writing projects. Students should have at least an 88 in their current history class and the approval of the department chairperson to apply for this course.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION. COLLEGES GIVE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES COLLEGE CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE.  OFFERED ALTERNATE YEARS. 

370 AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Track A           1 Credit   

 
This course follows the curriculum established by the Advanced Placement Program for the College Board. The course level is equivalent to an introductory college course in U. S. History.  Topics covered include: The Nature of History and Colonial America; The Revolution and the Constitution; Jacksonian Democracy; The Civil War and Reconstruction; The Depression and the New Deal; World War II; and foreign and domestic concerns since World War II. 

The course will require independent outside reading, research and writing projects. Students should have at least an 88 in their current history class and the approval of the department chairperson to apply for this course. 
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION. COLLEGES GIVE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES COLLEGE CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE.  OFFERED ALTERNATE YEARS. 

Science Department
450 AP BIOLOGY 
 Track A                       1 Credit

 
TEXT: Biology, 6th edition, Neil Campbell. Preparing for the AP Biology exam with Campbell and Reece

Students who elect to pursue college-level biological studies while still in secondary school are welcome in this course. Major topics include molecular, cellular, organismal and populational biology. Laboratory experiments and observations are incorporated. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION. COLLEGES GIVE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES COLLEGE CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE.
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry and teacher recommendation

Mathematics Department
590 AP CALCULUS
Track A                 1 Credit 

TEXT: Calculus: Concepts and Context, 3rd edition,
Thompson Brooks/Cole

 

This is a college level course in differential and integral calculus with elementary functions. It is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and analytical geometry. It is expected that students will seek college credit or placement.  This course follows the course description and topic outline in the College Board AP Calculus AB Course Description Booklet.  A TI-83 or TI-83 Plus graphing calculator is required. STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE AP EXAM IN MAY. ADMISSION TO THE COURSE IS CONTINGENT UPON THE INSTRUCTOR’S RECOMMENDATION.