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Advanced Placement

About Advanced Placement Courses

Students may opt to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses through a partner program. Students complete AP courses in a separate learning management system and are supported by our partner staff. AP courses are very rigorous courses that do NOT allow for the personalization & accommodations that we offer in most of our CMASAS courses. AP courses are regulated by the College Board & the material, curriculum, testing, & assessments are very structured. Students who take these courses must be prepared for strict timelines, highly structured lessons & assessments, as well as many additional hours of outside reading & homework.

To compare AP & honors courses to see which is the right choice for you, please watch this video: https://www.cmasas.org/high-school

Registration Process

Students wishing to take an AP course are required to go through an application process. Please let your PEC know that you would like to take an AP course. Applications must be completed 2 weeks prior to end of open enrollment to allow time for review, approval, & processing of the AP Application.

Upon approval, students will receive an email with the Acknowledgement and Acceptance of AP Course Terms for electron signature. Once the form has been initialed and signed by both the student and parent/guardian, students will receive login credentials and information on any additional required materials.

Enrollment Windows

Summer 2021 Term
Open Enrollment: June 28, 2021 – July 23, 2021
Courses must be completed by: October 3, 2021

Fall 2021
Open Enrollment: July 26, 2021 – October 1, 2021
Courses must be completed by: January 14, 2022

Spring 2022
Open Enrollment: December 6, 2021 – Feb. 1, 2022
Courses must be completed by: May 27, 2022

Courses

AP Art History

Silver

Within AP Art History, students will explore the interconnections between culture, art, and historical context through the critical analysis of art, culture, and purpose. Through the use of a defined art historical skill set and reflective learning, students will analyze relationships across cultures with a global lens.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Due to the mature content, this course is recommended for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th in conjunction with or who have successfully completed World History.

AP Biology

Silver

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Students will develop a foundation for understanding biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Biology I, Chemistry I, Algebra I

AP Calculus AB

Silver

In AP Calculus AB, students walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. This interactive course framework combines with an exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals. This course consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra II

AP Calculus BC

Silver

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive course framework combines with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals, parametric and polar equations, and infinite sequences and series.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra II

AP Computer Science

Silver

The AP Computer Science A course is an introductory computer science course. A large part of the course involves developing the skills to write programs or parts of programs that correctly solve specific problems. The course also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra I and II recommended

AP English Language and Comp.

Silver

An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: English III

AP English Literature and Comp.

Silver

This course provides high school students with college-level instruction in active, close reading, and analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of works of literary merit, students learn to consider how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its meaning and cultural significance.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: English III

AP Environmental Science

Silver

With the current changes in global climate, rising sea levels, and warming oceans, it is important for students to discover the state of Earth's systems and the consequences of human activities. AP Environmental Science provides students with a global view of their world and their role in it.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and two years of high school science, with labs

AP Human Geography

Silver

The AP® Human Geography course is designed to provide college level instruction on the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine human social organization and its effect on the world in which we live. Students are challenged to use maps and geographical data to examine spatial patterns and processes and analyze the changing interconnections among people and places.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None

AP Macroeconomics

Silver

Students learn the basics of critical thinking, logical fallacies and academic discourse, while preparing to take the AP Exam. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the economic principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. Students learn about scarcity, national income, price determination, economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international economics.  

Duration: 1 Semester

AP Microeconomics

Silver

Students learn the basics of critical thinking, logical fallacies and academic discourse, while preparing to take the AP Exam. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the microeconomic principles. Students learn about supply & demand, competition model, markets and role of government.

Duration: 1 Semester

AP Psychology

Silver

Immerse yourself in the scientific study of human behavior and cognition. Learn about notable figures and current psychological research utilizing new techniques and technologies. Investigate ethical considerations related to human and animal research. In this college-level course, you will learn about and apply important terms, concepts, and phenomena associated with each major area of psychology and enhance your critical thinking skills. Materials Fee Required

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None

AP Statistics

Silver

Advanced Placement Statistics will introduce students to exploring data, sampling and experimentation by planning and conducting studies, anticipating patterns using probability and simulation, and employing statistical inference in order to analyze data and draw conclusions. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-statistics-course-and-exam-des...

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra II

AP U.S. Government & Politics

Silver

Within AP U.S. Government and Politics, students develop and use disciplinary practices and reasoning processes to explore political concepts, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students examine core principles, theories, and processes through direct study of U.S. foundational documents and Supreme Court opinions.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: U.S. History recommended

AP United States History

Silver

AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None