School of Rhetoric AP Science

 

 

AP Biology

This course includes many of the topics covered in Rhetoric Biology, but explores them in greater depth with the use of a college level textbook. Added content includes: special attention to plant systems and physiology as well as animal systems form and function. Students apply broadlevel concepts to detailed biological principles. The laboratory component includes numerous labs that are specifically related to topics on the AP exam.   Students are expected to take the AP Biology exam in May. 

AP Chemistry

This yearlong advanced placement chemistry course is the equivalent to one full year of college level general chemistry. This AP chemistry course will meet the standards of a good first year college chemistry course and it will prepare students for the AP chemistry exam in May. Students who pass the AP chemistry exam will most likely receive college credit.

To be successful in this very rigorous and fast paced course students must show good study habits, and organization skills. Furthermore, they have to be responsible and motivated to work very hard throughout the entire year. As emphasis is laid on chemical problem solving, strong math skills (completion or concurrent enrollment of Algebra II) will be required.

On a weekly basis this course will be taught in two 55 minutes lesson periods, in one 90 minutes laboratory period and in one 55 minutes problem-solving period.

The weekly homework load for this course will consist of 10-12 hours of individual study outside the classroom. Take-home homework packets may be assigned over breaks and holidays as necessary.

AP Physics C

AP Physics E & M

This course covers the same material as a semester long first-year college course in physics, and will prepare students to take the AP® Physics C Electricity and Magnetism Exam in May.  The material covered in this course follows the syllabus for that exam.  Due to the content of the class, an introductory calculus course (including differentiation and integration) should be taken before or concurrently with this class.

AP Physics Mechanics

This course covers the same material as a semester long first-year college course in physics, and will prepare students to take the AP® Physics C Mechanics Exam in May.  The material covered in this course follows the syllabus for that exam.  Due to the content of the class, an introductory calculus course (including differentiation and integration) should be taken before or concurrently with this class.