Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in US History or AP US History or teacher recommendation.
Recommended: It is highly recommended that students earn a B or better in the prerequisite course. Students should consult their current teacher for placement recommendation.
Requirement: As a condition of enrollment in an Advanced Placement course at OHS, students are expected to take the AP Exam offered in May.
This course is designed for the advanced student who desires to continue studying at the college level. It provides students an opportunity to gain a critical perspective on government, politics, and economics in the United States. It involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and economics, and the analysis of specific case studies. Students will strengthen their skills in logic, analytical reading, critical thinking, and high-level expository writing. The Advanced Placement examination will be offered in May. A successful performance on the Advanced Placement Exam will enable students to obtain college credit at selected colleges and universities.