Calculus BC AP

Prerequisite – Precalculus H
2162 AP – 1 Unit

The content of the course includes both differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include: differentiation of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, anti- differentiation, the definite integral and polar coordinates. Students enrolled in this course may qualify for college credit at JCCC (College Now).

Biology 2 AP

Prerequisite – Biology 1 with “B” or better and previous or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 1
4151 AP – 1 unit laboratory biological science

This college level course emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of biology through the use of technology, scientific journals, college text- books, lectures, laboratory investigations, and examinations. Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for JCCC credit (College Now) or Baker University credit. Goggles are required for safety in the lab and can be ordered through the classroom teacher. Course fee will not exceed $3.00.

Chemistry 2 AP

Prerequisite – Chemistry 1 with “B” or better, Algebra 2 or teacher approval
4183 AP – 1 unit laboratory physical science

Students are prepared for the advanced placement examination through a comprehensive study of chemistry principles with a college textbook, application of higher level mathematics to problems, laboratory investigations, and examinations. Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for JCCC credit (College Now). Goggles are required for safety in the lab and can be ordered through the classroom teacher. Course fee will not exceed $3.00.

Physics 1 AP

Prerequisite – Completion of Precalculus or concurrent enrollment in College Algebra/Trig or Precalculus H or teacher recommendation
4204 AP – 1 unit laboratory physical science

Students study kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, torque, rotational motion, angular momentum, gravitational motion, circular motion, work energy, power, linear momentum, oscillations, mechanical waves, sound and electricity. A college text is used with emphasis on demonstrations, laboratory activities, and problem solving. This course is recommended for students planning science related careers. Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for JCCC credit (College Now). Students in this course also have the opportunity to take the AP Physics 1 algebra-based test.

Statistics AP Plus

Prerequisite – Algebra 2 with “B” or better
2247 AP – 1 Unit

Content listed for course 2242 will be covered in this course, with additional problems and projects related to the field of engineering or scientific applications pertinent to research. Discrete topics will include counting methods, probability, and discrete random variable distributions. Students will also use simulations to model data. Students must take the AP examination to receive the AP designation on their transcript. Students who have received a full credit for Statistics may not take the 1/2 credit Statistics course. Students enrolling in the course may qualify for JCCC credit (College Now)

AP English Language and Composition

Prerequisite – ELA 2
1153 AP English Composition and Language – 1 Unit
1155 IB – 1 Unit

All English courses address the same general goals. Students will:

  1. Read a variety of texts for understanding, information, and personal enjoyment.
  2. Write effectively for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  3. Employ language to communicate effectively.
  4. Speak effectively for a variety of audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  5. Apply skills to become independent learners.

Students may not enroll concurrently in English 9-12 courses. Exceptions to this policy are subject to the building review process; final approval must be granted by the building principal.

Note: Students will be assessed $8.00 for instructional materials which may include print or digital books for annotation. The books may be kept by the students for future use and reference.

The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. This course is also listed in International Baccalaureate