•**Textbook**: Greenlaw, Steven A., and Timothy Taylor. Principles of Microeconomics. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Full academic year

**Periods per week**: 5 (45 Minutes each)

No Prerequisites

AP Microeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts**College Course Weight**

AP Microeconomics is equivalent to a one-semester introductory college course in economics.

• **Textbook**: Calculus I With Pre-Calculus, Larson

Full academic year

Periods per week: 5 (45 Minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Prospective calculus students should take courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions

AP Calculus AB is an introductory college-level calculus course. Students cultivate their understanding of differential and integral calculus through engaging with real-world problems represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally

and using definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions as they explore concepts like change, limits, and the analysis of functions.

**College Course Weight**

AP Calculus AB is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college calculus course. Depending on college.

• Textbook: Calculus I With Pre-Calculus, Larson

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 Minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Prospective calculus students should take courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions AP Calculus BC is designed to be the equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. AP Calculus BC applies the content and skills learned in AP Calculus AB to parametrically defined curves, polar curves, and vector-valued functions; develops additional integration techniques and applications; and introduces the topics of sequences and series.

College Course Weight

AP Calculus BC is designed to be the equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses.

• **Textbook**: Campbell, A. Malcolm, Laurie J. Heyer, and Christopher J. Paradise. Integrating Concepts in Biology. 2018. Trunity, Inc.

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed high school courses in biology and chemistry AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes, energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions.

**College Course Weight**

The AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college introductory biology course for biology majors.

• Textbook: Gilbert, Kirss, Bretz, Foster. Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach, AP Edition. 1st Edition. W.W. Norton, 2020.

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each) Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed a general high school chemistry course and Algebra II.

The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced coursework in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.

College Course Weight

The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year.

• Textbook: Serway, Raymond A. and Chris Vuille. College Physics (AP Edition) 11th edition. National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning.

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: No Prerequisites

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Topics included are: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound.

Collage Course Weight

AP Physics 1 is a full-year course that is the equivalent of a first-semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics.

•Textbook: Serway, Raymond A. and Chris Vuille. College Physics (AP Edition) 11th edition. National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning.

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have completed AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Topics included are: fluids; thermodynamics; electrical force, field, and potential; electric circuits; magnetism and electromagnetic induction; geometric and physical optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

Collage Course Weight

AP Physics 1 is a full-year course that is the equivalent of a second-semester introductory college course in physics.

•Textbook: Tipler, Paul A. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. New York, NY: W. H. Freeman.

Full academic semester

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have taken or be concurrently taking Calculus AP Physics C Mechanics is a calculus-based, college-level physics course. It covers kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; oscillations; and gravitation.

College Course Weight

Mechanics is a half-year course equivalent to a semester-long, introductory calculus-based college course.

• Textbook: Tipler, Paul A. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. New York, NY: W. H. Freeman.

Full academic semester

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have taken or be concurrently taking Calculus AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism is a calculus-based, college level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. Introductory differential and integral calculus are used throughout the course.

College Course Weight:

AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, a half-year course following Physics C: Mechanics, is equivalent to a semester-long, introductory calculus-based college course.

• Textbook: AP Human Geography

Full academic year

Periods per week: 3 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP Human Geography introduces the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding to students. Through engaging in various learning activities, Students can employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. This course also helps students recognize the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. This course builds on Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.

College Course Weight:

The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography

• Textbook: AP World History-Modern

Full academic year

Periods per week: 3 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP World History is a student-centered learning environment that invites students to truly experience the scope and impact of history through engaging students in stories from some of the most compelling and eventful times in the history of our world. AP World History-Grades 10, 11, and 12 will provide students with an opportunity to explore the Global Tapestry (1200 to 1450), Networks of Exchange (1200 to 1450), Land-Based Empires (1450 to 1750), Transoceanic Interconnections (1450 to 1750), Revolutions (1750 to 1900), Consequences of Industrialization (1750 to 1900), Global Conflict (1900 to the present), Cold War and Decolonization (1900 to the present), and Globalization (1900 to the present). AP World History uses a research-tested, four-part learning model to enhance students ‘learning: Connect, Investigate, Synthesize, and Demonstrate. This course builds on Common Core Standards for Literacy in History / Social Studies.

College Course Weight:

The AP World History course is equivalent to an introductory college course in modern world history.

• Textbook: AP Endorsed Provider Resource. We Teach CSA

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Recommended Prerequisites

High school courses in English and algebra, with a strong foundation of basic linear functions, composition of functions, and problem-solving strategies. It is important that students and their advisers understand that any significant computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired before attempting such a course. Prior computer science experience is not required to take this course

AP Computer Science A is an introductory college-level computer science course. Students cultivate their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures.

The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language.

College Course Weight:

A one-semester, introductory college course in Computer Science.

**Textbook:**AP Endorsed Provider Resource. Apple CSP

Full academic year

Periods per week: 6 (45 minutes each)

Prerequisites: It is recommended that students in the AP Computer Science Principles course have successfully completed a first-year high school algebra course with a strong foundation of basic linear functions, composition of functions, and problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts.

Prior computer science experience is not required to take this course.

AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course that introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. Students learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs

**COMPUTER LANGUAGE**

AP Computer Science Principles does not have a designated programming language. Teachers have the flexibility to choose a programming language(s) that is most appropriate for their students to use in the classroom.

**AP Computer Science Principals Computational Thinking Practices**

The following computational thinking practices describe what skills students should develop during the course:

■ Computational Solution Design: Design and evaluate computational solutions for a purpose.

■ Algorithms and Program Development: Develop and implement algorithms.

■ Abstraction in Program Development: Develop programs that incorporate abstractions.

■ Code Analysis: Evaluate and test algorithms and programs.

■ Computing Innovations: Investigate computing innovations.

■ Responsible Computing: Contribute to an inclusive, safe, collaborative, and ethical computing culture.

__College Course Weight__**: **

AP Computer Science Principles is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level breadth course in computer science.