AP Chemistry


Students electing these courses are strongly encouraged to have completed the sequence of Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics. These advanced courses offer mature, in-depth handling of scientific principles involved. They are structured to parallel and satisfy the objectives of college-level courses. Each course has five classes and two laboratory sessions per week. A mandatory summer assignment is required for all students entering advanced placement science classes. Students taking these courses should have demonstrated high achievement and proven success in a challenging environment.

AP CHEMISTRY – 4710 Full year - 1 credit

Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Honors Policy Applies

This course is equivalent to an American Chemical Society approved college level course. The main goal of the course is to offer students a rigorous, thought-provoking college chemistry course. Students are being prepared to be critical and independent thinkers who are able to function effectively in a scientific and technological society. They will be able to analyze scientific and societal issues using scientific problem solving. It is our goal that this course will play a role in creating lifelong learners. Students will emerge from this program with an appreciation for the natural world. Students taking Advanced Placement Chemistry have already taken a first year chemistry course.

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