AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry is an in-depth, fast-paced second year chemistry course for advanced students with a genuine interest in chemistry.  The course provides students with a thorough grounding in chemical principles and quantitative reasoning, with an emphasis on inorganic chemistry.  The workload is equivalent to a first year college level general chemistry sequence, including an intensive and broad laboratory component.  Self-motivated, independent learners who have demonstrated strong abilities in previous science courses are encouraged to take this rigorous, but rewarding, course.  

All students enrolled in this course are prepared for and expected to take the AP examination in May.    Many (but not all) colleges will accept a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam for college creit, which may allow students to enroll in higher loevel courses as a first year college student or fulfill a lab science requirement.

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Chemistry:  The Central Science (12th edition, 2012) by Brown, LeMay and Bursten

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Course Prerequisites:  AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry course.  Students who wish to enroll in this class need a grade of B+ or higher in Honors Chemistry OR A- or higher in Chemistry CP, and completion of Algebra II, with instructor recommendation.  Students are strongly encouraged to concurrently enroll in Honors Physics and have already completed or be currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus.