AP Classes and Dual Credit
High school students across the country and around the world take AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement. AP可以给你一个 head start in high school and an edge in college. Get a taste of college-level work while developing the academic skills you’ll need for college success. You might even discover your career path. Your AP Exam scores can earn you college credit before you set foot on campus—and let you skip introductory college courses.
AP classes are noted on your high school transcript. College credit is given only to students who pass the AP Exam at the end of their AP course. Within the first two weeks of the AP course, you will sign up with your instructor to take the AP Exam. The cost for each exam is $95.00 and is non-refundable. Colleges and universities set their own guidelines as to how college credit is given for AP Exams. 学生 enrolled in AP classes at CCS will be charged a $75.00 class fee per AP class taken.
Dual Credit classes are done through Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The dual credit courses CCS offers are AP Eng Lang and Comp, AP英语文学与比较, AP化学, 美联社物理, and 历史 of World Views. If a student is enrolled in any of these courses, they may opt to take the course for dual credit - high school credit as well as college credit at the same time. An additional fee - of $225 is required to participate in the dual credit course. To receive college credit, a student must complete the course successfully. Dual credit tuition - $225 will be due in January.
Dual Credit - 11th AP Eng Lang and Comp will be Freshman Composition 1, 12th AP英语文学与比较 will be Freshman Composition 2, 历史 of World Views will be a humanities course or history course depending on the university they attend; 美联社物理 will be General Physics 1, and AP化学 will be General Chemistry 1.
AP vs Dual Credit -. AP and Dual both are the same class, but to receive college credit a student will need to either take the AP exam at the end of the year, or be enrolled at OKWU for the dual credit class. College credit will be given for the dual credit class once the course has been completed. A student will either take the AP exam and possibly earn college credit depending on the test score or enroll in the dual credit class, successfully complete the class and receive college credit.
AP英语12: AP English Literature and Comp - Must have completed 11th grade English
描述:The AP English Literature and Composition course focuses on reading, 分析, and writing about imaginative literature (fiction, 诗歌, drama) from various periods. 学生 engage in close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. 当他们阅读时, students consider a work’s structure, style, 和主题, as well as its use of figurative language, 图像, 和象征. Writing assignments include expository, 分析, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary work.
AP English 11: - AP English Language and Comp
描述:The AP English Language and Composition course focuses on the development 和修订 of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, and the decisions writers make as they compose and revise. 学生 evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. 另外, they read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in nonfiction texts—including images as forms of text—from a range of disciplines and historical periods.
AP化学: Must have completed Honors Chemistry and Honors Algebra 2
描述:The AP化学 course provides a freshman-level college course to ensure that the student is prepared to succeed in college chemistry. This is accomplished by teaching all the topics detailed in the AP化学 Course and Exam Description. The course is organized around the four big ideas and is aligned with the six science practices. Laboratory experiments are conducted to compliment the material being learned. The experiments will include at least 20 labs, of which at least 6 will be inquiry-based labs. Lab time will account for over 25% of the instructional time—some labs are completed in one class period, but many labs require multiple periods. We meet as a class for seven periods a week—at least two-and-a-half of those periods are devoted to laboratory experiments and other like activities. Emphasis in this class is placed on application of chemical concepts with real-world applications. Each of the topics within the nine units are covered in depth, and the students will be assessed after the completion of each topic unit.
美联社物理: Must have completed Honors Chemistry and Pre-Calculus
描述: 美联社物理 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. 学生 cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore these topics: kinematics, 动力学, circular motion and gravitation, 能源, 动力, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, 直流回路, and mechanical waves and sound. 美联社物理 1 is a full-year course that is the equivalent of a first- semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics. Prerequisite courses include having completed Algebra III or concurrently taking Algebra III or Calculus. Twenty-five percent of instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate the foundational physics principles and apply the science practices. This includes that students design plans for experiments, 作出预测, collect and analyze data, apply mathematical routines, develop explanations, and communicate their work. 学生 will be required to maintain a lab book and notebook with the materials given as some colleges may require students to present their laboratory materials from AP science courses before being granted college credit for laboratory work. Assignments will be given three times a week with an expectation that the students will watch videos assigned for the unit.
美联社微积分: Must have completed Pre-Calculus.
The AP Calculus AB course focuses on students’ understanding of calculus concepts and provide experience with methods and applications. Through the use of big ideas of calculus (e.g., 建模更改, approximation and limits, and analysis of functions), each course becomes a cohesive whole, rather than a collection of unrelated topics. Both courses require students to use 定义 和定理 to build arguments and justify conclusions. The courses feature a multirepresentational approach to calculus, 与概念, 结果, and problems expressed graphically, 数值, 分析, 和口头. Exploring connections among these representations builds understanding of how calculus applies limits to develop important ideas, 定义, 公式, 和定理. A sustained emphasis on clear communication of methods, 推理, 理由, and conclusions is essential. Teachers and students should regularly use technology to reinforce relationships among functions, to confirm written work, to implement 实验, and to assist in interpreting 结果.
美联社艺术: (10th-12th Only) Must have completed a one semester of any Art Class.
学生 create a portfolio of work to demonstrate inquiry through art and design and development of materials, 流程, and ideas over the course of a year. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. 5月, students submit portfolios for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, 流程, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, 实验, 和修订, guided by questions. 学生 may choose to submit any or all of the AP Portfolio Exams. Courses offered: AP 2D Art, AP 3D Art, and AP Drawing.