Advanced Placement Offerings

  • The following Advanced Placement courses are offered to full-time GPS Global Academy students for the 2022-23 school year. These classes will prepare students to take the AP Exam in May. 

    All courses, except US Government and Macro/Microeconomics (which are 1 semester each) are worth 1.0 credits (two semesters) and are year-long courses.

     

    • [Offered in 2022-23] EN310A/B DLF - AP English III - Language and Composition: An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and 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 writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

    • [Offered in 2022-23] EN411 A/B DLF - AP English IV: Literature & Composition: In the AP Literature and Composition course, students read, analyze, write, rewrite, and discuss writings of renowned authors. With intensive concentration on composition skills and on author’s narrative techniques, students are prepared for college, career and the AP exam.

    • [Offered in 2022-23] SS106 A/B DLF - AP United States History: AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance —American and national identity; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; culture and society; migration and settlement; geography and the environment; America in the World— provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places.

    • [Offered in 2022-23] SS116DLF - AP United States Government & Politics: AP United States Government and Politics introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. The course examines politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning, assess causes and consequences of political events, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments.

    • [Offered in 2022-23] VA810A/B DLF - AP Art History: Within AP Art History, students will explore the interconnections between culture, art, and historical context through the critical analysis of art, culture, and purpose. Through the use of a defined art historical skill set and reflective learning, students will analyze relationships across cultures with a global lens. The examination of how people have responded to and communicated their experiences through art will enable students to think conceptually about art ranging from prehistory to contemporary. Students will be active participants, engaging with art and its context as they read, research, and collaborate to learn about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art.