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Presentation on theme: "ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AT DELTA HIGH SCHOOL 2013-2014."— Presentation transcript:


2 AP Courses Offered Science: Environmental Science Physics B Chemistry Math: Statistics Calculus AB English: Language and Composition Literature and Composition Social Studies: US Government and Politics

3 Schedule Class PeriodClassInstructorRoom # 1 st HourAP Environmental ScienceReiherA-39 AP Language and Comp.GroomeA-29 2 nd HourAP Physics BMagtutuD-2 3 rd HourAP StatisticsDavisA-37 AP Calculus ABRoverA-10 4 th HourAP Literature and Comp.AmesA-32 AP ChemistryMockD-3 5 th HourAP US Government and Politics MacKendrickA-42 6 th HourAP StatisticsCronenbergA-9 AP Language and Comp.GroomeA-29 7 th HourAP Literature and CompAmesA-32

4 AP Environmental Science AP Environmental Science is designed to give students the opportunity to study our environment through the integration of biological, chemical, physical, and geological concepts as well as the cultural and political aspects. Students will involve critical thinking skills along with the scientific method to gain an understanding of the relationships between living things and their environment as well as human impact on the environment. **This class is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors** Instructor: Steve Reiher Rm. A-39 8:10-9:00 Prerequisites: None

5 Sample Units: Aquatic Ecology Biodiversity Geology Human Populations Non-renewable Resources/Energy Nuclear Energy Meteorology and the Atmosphere

6 AP Physics B This course is designed to develop an appreciation of the beauty of the physical universe and the laws that govern it. In order to reach this goal we will work daily at developing your intuition, creativity, and inquiry skills. You will be designing and implementing experiments that lead to greater mastery of the laws of the phenomenon we see in the physical universe. We will also be using historical experiments and perspectives to uncover the elegance of how physics has developed over the last 400 years. **This class is open to Juniors and Seniors** Instructor: Ben Magtutu Rm. D-2 9:05-9:55 Prerequisites: Physics Algebra II

7 Sample Units Newtonian Mechanics: Kinematics Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Electricity and Magnetism: Electrostatics Wave Motion Optics

8 AP Chemistry This course is structured around the six big ideas presented by College Board for AP Chemistry. The following is the order of the content presented along with the big idea in which it aligns: 1. Chemical Elements 2. Chemical and Physical Properties 3. Change in Matter 4. Chemical Reactions 5. Thermodynamics 6. Intermolecular Attraction **This course is open to Juniors and Seniors** Instructor: Joe Mock Rm. D-3 10:55-11:45 Prerequisites: Chemistry

9 Sample Units and Labs Units: Chemical Foundations; Stoichiometry; Bonding; Gases; Chemical Kinetics; Acids and Bases; Thermochemistry; Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy Labs: Chromatography; Molar Volume of a Gas; Spectrophotometry; Titration: How Much Acid Is in Fruit Juice and Soft Drinks?; Calorimetry: The Hand Warmer Design Challenge: Where Does the Heat Come From?

10 AP Language and Composition By focusing on American literature, the "AP English Language and Composition [course] engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writers purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resource of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. Instructor: Mary Groome Rm. A-29 8:10-9:00/ 1:50-2:40

11 Sample Texts/Writing Assignments The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Scarlett Letter; The Crucible; The Color Purple; Beloved Rhetoric and Rhetorical Analysis; Memoirs; Comparison/Contrast; Research Paper

12 Reading in an AP course is both wide and deep, and through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods with each study corresponding to an approach to writing about literary works. Writing to understand a literary work may involve writing response and reaction papers, along with annotation, free writing, and keeping some form of a reading journal. Instructor: Rob Ames Rm. A-32 10:55-11:45/ 2:45-3:35 AP Literature and Composition

13 Novels: Frankenstein; 1984; A Modest Proposal; Death of a Salesman; Brave New World; The Road; Ethan Frome; Heart of Darkness Unit Themes: College Application Essay; Elements of Genre; Responsibility and Consequence; Ambition; Perfection; Pain; Beauty; Sample Texts/Unit Themes

14 AP Statistics Advanced Placement Statistics acquaints students with the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will frequently work on projects involving the hands-on gathering and analysis of real world data. Ideas and computations presented in this course have immediate links and connections with actual events. Computers and calculators will allow students to focus deeply on the concepts involved in Statistics. **This course is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Instructors: Renee Cronenberg rcronenberg@deltaschools. com Teresa Davis Rm. A-9/A-36 Prerequisites: Algebra II

15 Sample Units Exploring and Understanding Data Exploring Relationships Between Variables Gathering Data Randomness and Probability Inference When Variables Are Related

16 AP Calculus AB The course teaches for major topics during the year: limits, derivatives, indefinite integrals and definite integrals. In each unit, we will study the topics graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. We will not just learn the how, but the why to each of these four main topics. Students are encouraged to learn calculus through a variety of formats: direct teacher instruction, exploration, reading and writing about calculus topics, and cooperative group learning. **This course is open to Juniors and Seniors** Instructor: Marty Rover Rm. A-10 10:00-10:50 Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

17 Sample Units and Activities Units: Velocity and other rates of change Derivatives of trigonometric functions Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Trapezoidal rule and Simpsons rule Activities: MODELING HORIZONTAL MOTION TRAPEZOIDAL METHOD CBL BALL TOSS EXPERIMENT

18 AP US Government and Politics This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics. While there is no single approach that an AP United States Government and Politics course must follow, students should become acquainted with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations for various behaviors and outcomes. Certain topics are usually covered in all college courses. **This course is open to Seniors** Instructor: Tonya MacKendrick Rm. A-42 12:55-1:45

19 Sample Units Origins of the American Republic Origins of American Federalism Voter Behavior Path to Presidency Interest Groups/Political Parties/Media Civil Liberties/Civil Rights


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