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Advanced Placement Courses

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AP Art

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The AP Studio Art course is designed to promote independent study allowing each student to develop a body of work with a strong visual and conceptual theme culminating in the creation of 3 portfolios made up of the following sections: Quality, Breadth, and Concentration.

AP Studio Art Course Snapshot
AP Studio Art Sample Syllabus
AP Studio Art Sample Summer Work

AP Capstone

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The Advanced Placement Seminar course is designed for students interested in developing critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills; students are challenged to investigate issues from multiple perspectives, identify sources, evaluate arguments and makelogical, evidence-based conclusions.

AP Research Course Snapshot
AP Research Syllabus
AP Research Sample Summer Work

The Advanced Placement Research course is designed for students interested in exploring various qualitative and quantitative research methods; students are challenged to design and implement a college-level independent research project that culminates with a presentation and oral defense of their research findings. 

AP Seminar Course Snapshot
AP Seminar Syllabus
AP Seminar Sample Summer Work

AP Economics

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The Advanced Placement Macro Economics course is designed for students to meet the TN state requirement of Economics, while placing a particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination and are challenged to develop the student’s familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. 

AP Macro Economics Course Snapshot
AP Macro Economics Sample Syllabus

AP Euro History

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The Advanced Placement European History course is designed for self-motivated students who love to read and who want to know more about the history of  Europe since 1450. In this course students are challenged to analyze primary and secondary sources; develop historical arguments, make historical comparisons, and write essays in which they reason about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time. 

AP European History Course Snapshot
AP European History Sample Syllabus
AP European History Sample Summer Work

AP Human Geo.

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The Advanced Placement AP Human Geography course is designed for students to study the why of where when it comes to humans living on the face of the earth. Students are challenged to learn how to interpret maps and analyze geospatial data along with basic geography and its nature and perspectives as well as populations, migrations, cultures, geopolitics, agricultural and rural land use, languages, religions, cities, urban land use…the list goes on.

AP Human Geography Course Snapshot
AP Human Geography Sample Syllabus
AP Human Geography Sample Summer Work

AP Physics

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AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that includes topics such as Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. 

AP Physics 1 Course Snapshot
AP Physics 1 Sample Syllabus
AP Physics 1 Sample Summer Work

AP Statistics

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The Advanced Placement Statistics course is designed for students to be exposed to the various ways to explore data and are challenged to use critical and conceptual thinking while completing online module assessments.

AP Statistics Course Snapshot
AP Statistics Sample Syllabus
AP Statistics Sample Summer Course

AP Biology

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The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed for students who have an interest in any of the various aspects of biological sciences and are challenged to approach biology in an intense inquiry based method that reviews topics ranging from community interactions down to communication at the cellular level.

AP Biology Course Snapshot
AP Biology Sample Syllabus
AP Biology Sample Summer Work

AP Chemistry

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The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to allow students to continue knowledge in general chemistry with more in-depth investigation into chemical reactions, energy exchanges, kinetics, solution dynamics and equilibrium, and electrolytic and galvanic cells in order to advance their understanding and lab technique and obtain up to eight college chemistry classes, including lab credit. 

AP Chemistry Course Snapshot
AP Chemistry Sample Syllabus
AP Chemistry Sample Summer Work

AP English 11

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The Advanced Placement AP Language and Composition course is designed to equip students with better communication skills--both in effectively communicating themselves and effectively interpreting the communication of others--by exploring the uses of rhetoric and the art of argument. 

AP Language Course Snapshot
AP Language Syllabus
AP Language Sample Summer Work

AP French

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The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes interpersonal and presentational written and spoken communication through the interpretation of authentic resources. 

AP French Course Snapshot
AP French Sample Syllabus
AP French Sample Summer Work

AP Lit. & Comp.

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The AP English Literature and Composition course engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to enable students to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.

AP Literature Course Snapshot
AP Literature Sample Syllabus
AP Literature Sample Summer Reading

AP Psychology

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The Advanced Placement Psychology course is designed for students who are interested in the study of human and animal behavior and thought processes and who in addition desire to be cognitively and academically challenged beyond the standard high school psychology curriculum.

AP Psychology Course Snapshot
AP Psychology Sample Syllabus
AP Psychology Sample Summer Work

AP U.S. History

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The Advanced Placement United States History course is designed for self-motivated students who love to read and who want to know more about the history of the United States. In this course students are challenged to analyze primary and secondary sources; develop historical arguments, make historical comparisons, and write essays in which they reason about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time.

AP US History Course Snapshot
AP US History Sample Syllabus
AP US History Sample Summer Work

AP Calculus

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The Advanced Placement Calculus course is designed for students who plan to take college level calculus and would like to go into that program with a good understanding of the material. They are challenged to earn a passing grade on the AP exam and test out of Calc 1 (and 2 for BC) in college and reduce the number of courses for which they must pay.

AP Calculus AB Course Snapshot
AP Calculus AB Sample Syllabus
AP Calculus Sample Summer Work
AP Calculus Sample Summer Work Reference

AP Calculus BC Course Snapshot
AP Calculus BC Sample Syllabus
AP Calculus BC Sample Summer Work
AP Calculus BC Sample Summer Work Reference

AP Comp. Sci.

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The Advanced Placement, AP Computer Science Principles,course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of computer science with a focus on how computing powers the world. Student are challenged to analyze data, create technology that has a practical impact, and gain a broader understanding of how computer science impacts people and society. 

AP Computer Science Principles Course Snapshot
AP Computer Science Principles Sample Syllabus
AP Computer Science Principles Sample Summer Work

AP Env. Science

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The Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is designed for students who have an interest in the conservation and management of the environment and are challenged to connect themes across multiple disciplines, including science, math, economics, and geography, among others.

AP Environmental Science Course Snapshot
AP Environmental Science Sample Syllabus.pdf
AP Environmental Science Sample Summer Work

AP Government

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AP United States Government and Politics is a college level course that explores the political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operation of the U.S. Government and shape our public policies. 

AP U.S. Government Course Snapshot
AP U.S. Government Sample Syllabus
AP U.S. Government Sample Summer Work

AP Music Theory

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The Advanced Placement Music Theory course is designed for students who are considering pursuing music post high school either as their major or as a minor and are challenged to learn how to analyze, listen to, and compose music.

AP Music Theory Course Snapshot
AP Music Theory Sample Syllabus
AP Music Theory Sample Summer Work

AP Spanish

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The Spanish Language and Culture Advanced Placement course is designed for students who are interested in communicating in Spanish on a very high level and are challenged to read and listen to high-level articles on high-level topics and express themselves in a sophisticated manner on a variety of topics, usually of community or global significance. 

AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Snapshot
AP Spanish Culture and Language Sample Syllabus
AP Spanish Language and Culture Sample Summer Work

AP World History

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The Advanced Placement World History course is designed for self-motivated students who love to read and who want to know more about the history of the entire world (not just European history).   In this course students are challenged to analyze primary and secondary sources; develop historical arguments, make historical comparisons, and write essays in which they reason about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time.

AP World History Course Snapshot
AP World History Sample Syllabus
AP World History Sample Summer Work