APAA Teacher Resources

APAA Teacher Resources

Resources for APAA Teachers

We hope the resources on this page will help you in your online and in person classes!

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AP Classes and Requirements:

In 3D Art, most students create with hands-on materials (such as clay, wood, metal, paper, etc). If a student has prior knowledge of 3D digital modeling programs (e.g. Blender), they can conceptualize their artwork and turn it in digitally. However, digital modeling is NOT taught in this course.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Art 1 & Art 2

College Board Course information

Syllabus

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry

*NOTE: Because of the overlap between the AB and BC courses, students are only permitted to test in one of the courses in a given year.  

Syllabus

College Board Couse Information

Under redevelopment, NOT offered in Fall 2024

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1 

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 2

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Algebra 1

RECOMMENDED:

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Two years of high school science with labs

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College Board Course Information

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3 or AP Language & Composition

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Geometry
  • Algebra 1 and 2 or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2 or an equivalent course.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

none

Typical students are in their fourth year of study. Native speakers may be an exception.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP 2D Art & Design (2 credits of previous Art required) ^

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Art 1 & Art 2

College Board Course information

Syllabus

AP 3D Art & Design (2 credits of previous Art required) ^

In 3D Art, most students create with hands-on materials (such as clay, wood, metal, paper, etc). If a student has prior knowledge of 3D digital modeling programs (e.g. Blender), they can conceptualize their artwork and turn it in digitally. However, digital modeling is NOT taught in this course.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Art 1 & Art 2

College Board Course information

Syllabus

AP Art History *

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course information

AP Biology

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP Calculus AB

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP Calculus BC

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry

*NOTE: Because of the overlap between the AB and BC courses, students are only permitted to test in one of the courses in a given year.  

Syllabus

College Board Couse Information

AP Computer Science A (offering again Fall 2025)

Under redevelopment, NOT offered in Fall 2024

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1 

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 2

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP Computer Science Principles

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Algebra 1

RECOMMENDED:

College Board Course Information

AP Drawing (2 credits of previous Art required) ^

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

Art 1 & Art 2

College Board Course information

Syllabus

 

AP Environmental Science

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Two years of high school science with labs

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Human Geography *

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP Language & Composition (Juniors/Seniors ONLY)

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

  • English 1
  • English 2

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Literature & Composition (Juniors/Seniors ONLY)

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3 or AP Language & Composition

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Macroeconomics

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Microeconomics

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Physics 1

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Geometry
  • Algebra 1 and 2 or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2 or an equivalent course.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP Precalculus

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:

    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry

College Board Course Information

AP Psychology *

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Spanish Language & Culture

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Typical students are in their fourth year of study. Native speakers may be an exception.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

AP Statistics

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2

Syllabus

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AP US Government and Politics

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

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College Board Course Information

 

AP US History

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

*Great introductory course.

^ Year-long schedule only.

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Roles and responsibilities of a Niswonger Online teacher

In keeping with our expectations of providing a great experience to students, these are the standards that we have for our teachers. 

  • Provide support, encouragement, and assistance to the assigned online learners.
  • Provide feedback to students that will enable them to improve and be successful within the course and on the AP exam.
  • Collaborate with the lead teacher and other teachers in your subject area to improve the course.
  • Hold the proper endorsement and certification that correlates with the online course.
  • Provide Tennessee Teacher’s License Number or copy of current license.
  • Create a Niswonger College Board account and AP Classroom.
  • Record an introductory/welcome video to insert at the beginning of the course.
  • Schedule (and post on your home page) a minimum of three hours of virtual office time per week that students are guaranteed access to you by email, chat, text, or phone.
  • Answer all email concerns, questions, and inquiries from students within 24 hours.
  • Post grades for all assignments, projects, and papers within 7 days of submission.
  • Contact all students at least once a week, with weekly updates, grades, or announcements to encourage participation.
  • Post a pacing guide with due dates for each section/unit of your course. When multiple teachers are teaching the same course, teachers will collaborate to have the same pacing guide.
  • Make concerted efforts to re-engage students who are not logging in or successfully completing assignments.
  • Understand and enforce Niswonger Online Plagiarism policy.
  • Provide all needed reports/information to Niswonger Administration when requested.
  • Active AP Coordinators cannot be an AP teacher due to conflict of interest.