AP US History
The College Board describes this course as “… designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses.”
This will be accomplished through a rigorous schedule of readings, homework, lecture and discussion, analysis of documents, and essay writing. At the end of the year, every student will be expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination.
Students not taking the AP exam will not be exempted from any assignments related to it.
In order to avoid any misunderstanding of my general classroom policies and procedures, you and your parent/guardian are asked to complete the information form (link on last page) within the first week of school. Keep the following pages in your history binder.
THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM
The AP U.S. History Exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and includes both a 100- minute multiple-choice/short-answer section and a 95-minute free response section. Each section is divided into two parts; student performance on these four parts will be compiled and weighted to determine an AP Exam score.
Students will be given detailed information on the test throughout the course of the year. Colleges and universities use the scores to grant credit, advanced placement, or both to students whom perform satisfactorily on the AP examinations.
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