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AP Art History
Explore concepts like culture and cultural interactions, theories and interpretations of art, the impact of materials, processes, and techniques on art and art making, and understanding purpose and audience in art historical analysis.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP 2D Art & Design
Develop your 2-D skills through materials and processes such as graphic design, photography, collage, printmaking, fashion illustration, collage, and others. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.
Recommended Prerequisites: Art 1 & Art 2
AP 3D Art & Design
Develop 3-D skills in materials and processes, such as sculpture, architectural rendering and models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, and others. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.
Recommended Prerequisites: Art 1 & Art 2
AP Drawing Portfolio
Develop your skills in drawing as you experiment with different materials and processes. You’ll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you’ve learned.
Recommended Prerequisites: Art 1 & Art 2
AP Biology
Cultivate an understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigation as topics are explored like evolution, energetics, information storage & transfer, and system interactions.
Prerequisites: Biology 1, Chemistry 1
AP Calculus AB
Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. You’ll work to understand the theoretical basis and solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry
AP Calculus BC
Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential & integral calculus, including topics such as parametric, polar & vector functions, and series.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, & Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry
AP Computer Science A
Cultivate an understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as well as exploring concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures.
Prerequisites: Algebra I
AP Computer Science Principles
Learn the principles that underlie the science of computing and develop the thinking skills that computer scientists use. You’ll work on your own and as part of a team to creatively address real-world issues using the tools and processes of computation.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
AP English Language
Cultivate an understanding of writing & rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims & evidence, reasoning & organization, and style.
Prerequisites: English 1 & 2
AP English Literature
Cultivate an understanding of literature through reading and analyzing texts as well as explore concepts like character, setting, structure, perspective, figurative language, and literary analysis in the context of literary works.
Prerequisites: English 1 & 2
AP Environmental Science
Explore concepts like energy transfer, interactions between Earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment, and sustainability.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
AP Human Geography
Learn topics like patterns and spatial organization, human impacts and interactions with their environment, and spatial processes and societal changes.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP Macroeconomics
Learn principles that apply to an economic system as a whole by using models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data as well as explore concepts like economic measurements, markets, macroeconomic models, and macroeconomic policies.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP Microeconomics
Learn the functions of individual economic decision-makers by using models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts and data as well as explore concepts like scarcity and markets; costs, benefits, and marginal analysis; production choices and behavior; and market inefficiency & public policy.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP Physics I
Explore subjects like Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves & sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra II
AP Precalculus
Explore everyday situations using mathematical tools and lenses. You’ll also develop an understanding of modeling and functions, and examine scenarios through multiple representations.
Prerequisites: Alegbra & Geometry
AP Psychology
Explore concepts like the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP Spanish Language & Culture
Develop Spanish language skills and learn about the cultures in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. Practice communicating in Spanish and study real-life materials.
Prerequisites: Typically fourth year of language study
AP Statistics
Cultivate an understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as well as explore concepts like variation & distribution; patterns & uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions.
Prerequisites: Algebra 2
AP U.S. Government & Politics
Explore topics like constitutionalism, liberty and order, civic participation in a representative democracy, competing policy-making interests, and methods of political analysis.
Prerequisites: NONE
AP U.S. History
Cultivate an understanding of U.S. history from c. 1491 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments.
Prerequisites: NONE
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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

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College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

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

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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

Syllabus

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

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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

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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

College Board Course Information

 

AP US Government and Politics

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

AP US History

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

 

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AP PSYCHOLOGY

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