| ||The AP Chemistry option allows students to explore selected topics from each unit of the Honors Chemistry course in greater depth, to apply scientific methods and analyze current research results, to perform more detailed and complex laboratory investigations, and to engage in learning activities and quizzes, which (together with the Honors Chemistry course requirements) meet or exceed the AP standards for a first-year college level chemistry course and which are also designed to prepare them to excel on the AP Chemistry examination.
In 2014, the College Board revised requirements for the AP Chemistry course and exam preparation. This course has been updated and when taken in conjunction with the Honors Chemistry course, is certified to meet or exceed all syllabus requirements, including lab work, for AP Chemistry. Students completing this course satisfactorily will be prepared to take the SAT II and/or AP Chemistry examinations.
Students must be taking Honors Chemistry simultaneously to be accepted for the AP Chemistry Option. Students completing this course satisfactorily will receive AP credit for their work.
REQUIRED LAB WORK: Students must complete 3 safety labs and 15 AP level labs in place of the 8 alternate labs required for Honors Chemistry.
This course is taught using the Scholars Online Chat software, which allows the teacher to embed graphics, mathematical equations, and movies in the chat session, with complete logging available for the entire year. Audio software is not used to allow students with limited internet access to participate fully, and to encourage precise thinking and writing skills.