Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Eng. 10 and World Studies or AP European History and an academic GPA of 3.0 or higher. This course satisfies the U.S. History graduation requirement. This class will be offered as a year-long block with AP Language. A limited number of seats will be available in the block and students will be selected randomly for the block. Enrollment beyond the number of seats in the block will be in a regular term class. Signed AP contract must be submitted by May 1.
AP US History is a rigorous in-depth examination of the course of American cultural development from colonial to contemporary times. Preparation for the AP exam in American History is the major focus of this course. Students will engage in the process of framing an inquiry, selecting relevant sources and organizing evidence in support of a hypothesis. Primary and secondary sources of information will be examined and analyzed. Students will develop skills in logic, critical thinking and high level expository writing.