AP Biology

Course No. 438

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite:  "C" or better in Biology or Teacher recommendation. 

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Laboratory Science

Instructor: Diane Pales


Emulating a first year biology course for those intending to major in this field or related areas, this course significantly differes from the usual first biology course offered in high schools with respect to the textbook, and range and depth of material to be covered.  The textbooks and required laboratory activities are equivalent to those found in today's college classrooms.  This course will provide students with the conceptual equivalent to those found in today's college classrooms.  This course will provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Calculus AB

Course No. 321

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite:  "C" or better in Math Analysis or Teacher recommendation.  

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Mathematics

Instructors: Elena Gartel, Jan Herzog


Summary

Calculus AB is a rigorous course equivalent to a first year college level calculus class.  Students will learn about limits, asymptotes, domain, range and numerical integration.  Other topics will include: max and min applications, related rates, area, volume, and exponential growth/decay.  This course will give the student an excellent foundation in college level mathematics.  A graphing calculator is highly recommended for this class.  Taking the AP exam is strongly recommended.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for this class.

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AP Calculus BC

Course No. 316

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: "C" or better in AP Calculus AB.

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Mathematics

Instructor: Elena Gartel

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Summary

Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics. Both courses represent college-level mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and credit. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB. Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for this class.

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AP Statistics

Course No. 330

Grades

Prerequisite:

1 Semester / 5 Credits / UC/CSU Mathematics

Instructor: Ken Cohen

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Summary

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns . Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. Students who successfully complete the course and AP examination with a score of 3 or better may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course.

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AP Literature and Composition (Exam:  AP Literature and Composition)

Course No. 110

Grade 12

Prerequisite:   Teacher recommendation.  

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU English

Instructor: Dina Brusca


Summary

This course focuses on composition and literature to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam.  It is a rigorous course for those students who have excellent academic skills.  Students will focus on extensive reading of non-fiction, essays, short stories, drama, novels and poems and analysis of that reading through writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate competency through writing essays exhibiting narration, description, argument, and exposition as well as produce research papers and timed writings.  Students will become familiar with rhetorical techniques and how authors employee them.  The course is based on the California State Standards.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Language and Composition (Exam:  AP Language and Composition)

Course No. 114

Grade 12

Prerequisite:   Teacher recommendation. 

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU English

Instructors: Nathan Johnson, Christopher Ernst


This course focuses on composition and literature to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam.  It is a rigorous course for those students who have excellent academic skills.  Students will focus on extensive reading of non-fiction, essays, short stories, drama, novels and poems and analysis of that reading through writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate competency through writing essays exhibiting narration, description, argument, and exposition as well as produce research papers and timed writings.  Students will become familiar with rhetorical techniques and how authors employee them.  The course is based on the California State Standards.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Economics (Exam: AP Macroeconomics)

Course No. 232

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. Must also enroll in AP Government.

1 Semester / 5 Credits / UC/CSU Elective

Instructor: Robert Wild


This course will give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole.  This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination and also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Government (Exam: APUS Government and Politics)

Course No. 222

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. Must also enroll in AP Economics.

1 Semester / 5 Credits / UC/CSU Social Science

Instructor: Robert Long


AP American Government examines the foundations and workings of government in the United States.  It will follow the College Board standards for AP Governemnt while also covering the California State Content Standards for 12th grade Social Science.  The course will be taught at a collegiate pace and requires significant amounts of additional reading.  An intense focus will also be placed on essay writing, and a significant amount of writing will also be assigned.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credits for the class.

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AP US History (Exam: AP United States History)

Course No. 212

Grade 11

Prerequisite:   Teacher recommendation.  Signed AP contract.  Must also enroll in AP Economics.

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Social Science

Instructor: Sam Vasquez


Summary

This college level course is designed to prepare students for the AP US History exam in May.  A college-level survey of American history from the founding of the 13 British colonies through the end of the Cold War, the course requires extensive analytical thinking and writing, and is intended for only the able college-bound juniors. Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for this class.

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AP World History (Exam: AP World History)

Course No. 250

Grade 10

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. 

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Social Science

Instructors: Jon Morgan-Wilson

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Summary

AP World History develops a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human society. The course highlights the nature of chnages in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Psychology (Exam: AP Psychology)

Course No. 249

Grade 12

Prerequisite:   Teacher recommendation. 

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Elective

Instructor: Debbie Georgianna


Summary

This course offers an introduction to the various fields of psychology through the study of the principles involved in learning, intelligence, personality, mental health, growth and development, emotion, motivation, perception, and social psychology.  The course introduces the mature, college prep student to those aspects of human behavior that will help them understand themselves and others better.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better on the AP exam may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Spanish IV Language

Course No. 676

Grades 10-12

Prerequisite:   C or better in Spanish II and teacher recommendation.

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Language other than English

Instructor: Flavio Espinoza


The purpose of this college level course is to prepare students for the rigorous AP Spanish test that is given in May.  Students will be challenged to improve their Spanish language through reading and writing assignments.  Increasing vocabulary and knowledge of Spanish grammar will be given a top priority.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better may receive college credit for the class.

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AP Spanish V Literature

Course No. 677

Grades 10-12

Prerequisite:   C or better in Spanish II and teacher recommendation. 

1 Year / 10 Credits / UC/CSU Language other than English

Instructor: Flavio Espinoza


The purpose of this college level course is to prepare students for the rigorous AP Spanish test that is given in May.  Students will be challenged to improve their Spanish language through reading and writing assignments.  Increasing vocabulary and knowledge of Spanish grammar will be given a top priority.  Students who obtain a score of 3 or better may receive college credit for the class.

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