Grade 11-12     Credit: 1
The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in Unites States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college history courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. An Advanced Placement United States History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Global Studies 9 and 10 or AP World History (92 average or better, passage of AP entrance exam, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic associate principal)