AP Courses

Biology

This series is the equivalent of a college introductory biology course and will prepare students to pass the AP Biology exam. Even though these courses present college-level work, there are no prerequisites. Students who are willing to commit time and effort in completing both courses in the series will experience success in the course and in taking the AP Biology exam. The instructor is an award-winning, AP-certified teacher.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Calculus AB

The AP Calculus AB series is the equivalent of a college-level Calculus 1 course and covers limits, differentiation, and integration. Concepts that students have learned from algebra and geometry that may have been confusing will be made clear in this course. Students who successfully complete both parts of this series will be ready for the AP Calculus AB exam and will be prepared to explore opportunities in engineering, physics, economics, and many other careers. This course is taught by an AP-certified instructor.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

English Language & Composition

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This college-level course prepares students for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam while exploring and analyzing a variety of rhetorical contexts. This is a fast-paced, upper-level course designed for highly motivated students. Multiple opportunities are provided to enhance test-taking skills through critical reading, writing, classroom assignments, and discussion activities. Advanced Placement English Language and Composition practice assessments and essays will be given throughout the course as well. This course provides students an opportunity to increase knowledge concerning prose of many styles and genres, including essays, journalistic writing, political writing, science writing, nature writing, autobiographies/biographies, diaries, speeches, history writing, and critical writing. Throughout the course, there is an intense focus on writing and revising expository, analytical, and argumentative essays to prepare students for a broad range of writing purposes.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

English Literature & Composition

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English Literature & Composition is designed to be a college/university-level course. This course equips students to critically analyze all forms of literature in order to comment insightfully about an author’s or genre’s use of style or literary device. Students will also interpret meaning based on form; examine the trademark characteristics of literary genres and periods; and critique literary works through expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. As students consider styles and devices, they will apply them to their creative writing. In addition to exposing students to college-level English course work, this course prepares them for the AP exam.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Human Geography

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Human Geography is a college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam. The goal of the course is to provide students with a geographic perspective through which to view the world. Through a combination of direct instruction, documentary videos, and online readings, students will explore geographic concepts, theories, and models; human- environment interactions; and interactions among human systems. Topics covered include population, culture, political organization of space, agricultural land use, industrialization, and urban land use. Students will demonstrate their understanding and acquisition of skills through essays, document-based questions, student collaborative activities, and practice AP exams.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Psychology

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Psychology will introduce students to the systematic study of the behavior and mental processes of human means and animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with the major fields within psychology. Students also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The major aim of this course is to provide each student with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most introductory college psychology courses. In addition, this course has been designed to help students successfully achieve a passing score on the AP exam.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. Government

(TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. SHOULD BE AVAILABLE JANUARY 2019)

This Advanced Placement course will introduce you to the workings of American government and politics. Major topics include the five areas listed by the College Board: Constitutional Democracy, Civil Liberties-Civil Rights, American Political Culture and Beliefs, Political Participation, and Interaction among Branches. These areas are divided into a total of ten units. In addition, this course will prepare you for the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam by helping you practice skills associated with the exam, such as writing evidence-based essays and answering questions on causes and consequences of political events. Analysis of landmark Supreme Court decisions and foundational documents (AP-required primary sources) will be emphasized.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

U.S. History

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This course surveys the history of the United States from the settlement of the New World to modern times and prepares students for the new 2015 AP U.S. History exam. The course emphasizes themes such as national identity, economic transformation, immigration, politics, international relations, geography, and social and cultural change. Students learn to assess historical materials, weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship, and analyze and express historical understanding in writing.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

World History

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This advanced study of world history combines historical thinking skills with the in-depth exploration of major course themes such as the interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state-building, expansion, and interaction of economics systems; and more. Students engage in reading, writing, and discussion as they trace history from before the Common Era to the present.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

APSPAN 071: AP SPANISH, PART 1: APSPAN 071

AP SPAN 071 is the first of a two part series created to prepare students for the Spanish AP Language and Culture Exam. It fine tunes language skill and proficiency through engaging experiences and practice. The course is based upon the six guiding themes set by The College Board, including los desafíos mundiales, la ciencia y la tecnología, la vida contemporánea, las identidades personales y públicas, las familias y las comunidades, and la belleza y la estética. Each unit is centered around one of these themes. Students will conclude the course with a review unit and a practice test structured according to AP testing guidelines. The course provides students with opportunities to exercise the major modalities of the AP test, including interpersonal communication, interpretive reading and listening, presentational speaking and writing, and intercultural competency. Students will analyze data, write for a variety of contexts, give presentations, provide cultural comparisons, and interact in the Conversation Café. Teacher-Led – TL

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Course Length: 2 semesters Curriculum Provider:  Edgenuity