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AP Courses

AP courses provide high school credit as well as college credit if a student completes the AP exam. Students must achieve a 3 or better on the AP exam (taken in May) in order to receive college credit. This AP exam is separate from the course and must be registered for at the College Board AP website and administered at the student's high school. AP courses are designed to meet the rigorous high level application of the course material. We strongly suggest that students taking AP courses be a junior or senior in high school.

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AP Psychology (1 Carnegie Credit, full year course)

The Advanced Placement Psychology Course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of behavior and mental process of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with the major subfields within psychology. They will also learn about the methods psychologist use in their science and practice. The students will prepare to take the College Board exam in May by reading professional articles, conducting student created research, and engaging in exiting online discussions.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology or Introduction to Psychology

AP Spanish Language and Culture (1 Carnegie Credit, full year course)

AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply what they've learned in extensive written and spoken exercises. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary and a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses. The equivalent of a college-level language course, two semesters of AP Spanish Language prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature.

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Spanish I, and II and preferrably have a 3.0 GPA. This is a college level Spanish course and students need to have done well in Spanish 1 and 2.