2019-20 Course Offerings
AP® Chemistry-Ms. R. Pennell
Prerequisite: Advanced Chemistry 11 or superior achievement in Academic Chemistry 11
The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.
AP® English - Ms. Kristen Amiro
Recommended Prerequisites: Advanced English 11 or superior achievement in English 11.
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a works structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. The course fulfills the Grade 12 English Language Arts Credit, and one will take one semester to complete with the AP exam being written in May.
AP® Physics 1 - Mr. Shane MacLeod
Recommended Prerequisites: Advanced Physics 11 or superior achievement in Academic Physics 11
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
AP® Microeconomics - Ms. Toinette Martin
Recommended Prerequisite: Math 10
In this course, students study how individual consumers and producers use economic principles to make decisions. Students in AP Economics will explore the economic principles concerning these individual decision makers. Areas of concentration of Microeconomics are: basic economic concepts such as the production possibilities curve, the supply and demand model; the nature and functions of product markets; markets such as the competitive, monopoly, monopolistic competitive, and oligopoly markets; factor markets; and, efficiency, equity, and the role of government. For success in this course, it is important that students be able to make calculations, compare ratios, and to use graphs and tables in order to make conclusions in a variety of contexts.