AP Courses

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS or Edgenuity

AP Calculus BC

This college-level course will teach you about Taylor polynomials and parametric functions, while preparing you for your future career.  This course is taught by an AP-certified instructor. Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB or equivalent.

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

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

AP Environmental Science

Environmental Science is a laboratory- and field-based course designed to provide students with the content and skills needed to understand the various interrelationships in the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, and to propose and examine solutions to these problems. Since this is an online course, the laboratory- and field-based activities will be completed virtually and via experiments that students can easily perform at home with common materials. The course encompasses human population dynamics, interrelationships in nature, energy flow, resources, environmental quality, human impact on environmental systems, and environmental law.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

AP Psychology

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AP PSY 059: This is a rigorous course that discusses in-depth information about personal and others’ behavior. This series will prepare students to pass the AP Psychology exam for college credit; it is recommended that students take both courses of the series before taking the exam. It is also recommended that students take an introductory psychology course before enrolling in this series. AP PSY 060: This rigorous course continues the study of psychology and behavior. This series will prepare students to pass the AP Psychology exam for college credit; it is recommended that students take both courses of the series before taking the exam. It is also recommended that students take an introductory psychology course before enrolling in this series

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity or BYU IS
  • Required Materials:
    • Myers, David G. Psychology: 10th Edition. New York: Worth Publishers, 2013.

AP U.S. Government

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 or Edgenuity 
  • Required Materials:
    • Glen Krutz, American Government, OpenStax College, 2016.

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity or BYU IS

AP 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 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity or BYU IS

AP Spanish

This course prepares 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. 

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  • Course Length: 2 semesters
  • Curriculum Provider:  Edgenuity or BYU IS

AP French Language & Culture

French Language and Culture is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical, and communicative skills. The course prepares students for the AP® French Language and Culture Exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the Twenty-First Century. The course is designed as an immersion experience requiring the use of French exclusively. The online learning coach only uses French to communicate with students. In addition, all the reading, listening, speaking, and writing is in French. The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. The course contains a forum where students share their opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 semesters
  • Curriculum Provider:  Edgenuity