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ADVANCE PLACEMENT
 
 AP- ART 
 
Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art : 5479 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit  
Prerequisite: Advanced Drawing and Painting II or with Instructors approval
This is an advanced level course that is a continuation of Advanced Drawing and Painting II and aligns with College Board’s AP curriculum. Students in this course will develop their unique artistic vision and style and will prepare for the AP portfolio submission. Students will continue their exploration of advanced drawing and painting practices while preparing a portfolio for graduation. Success on the portfolio may earn the student three hours of college credit. A fee will be charged for the portfolio submission, which is required for all students taking Advanced Placement courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art 3D 5480 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially. 
In this course students will pursue the investigation of the three-dimensional form in both ceramics and sculpture. Students are responsible for compiling a portfolio of 18-24 works of 3D art from their high school career that complete the three sections of the College Board’s AP curriculum: Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Students will be encouraged and supported in their efforts to develop and express themselves in their own personal style. Students will be engaged in art making as an ongoing process. They will design, create, review, and explore variations in their artwork as they engage in visual problem solving. Throughout the year, research, journal assignments, and other work outside of the school day will be required. Students will partake in both group critiques and individual critiques with faculty. In addition, students will learn self-critique strategies and techniques. A student’s art making process assessments (formative and summative) will include idea generation, research, and execution of ideas, product, and critiques
 
AP - ENGLISH 
 
Advanced Placement English Literature: 0418 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
[English 11H with a minimum 90% average or above and a 90% or higher on the English Regents examination is suggested] Advanced Placement English Literature is a full year course for seniors who are interested in a college level English course experience. The course will provide opportunities to develop strategies for intensive literary analysis of a wide range of traditional and contemporary classics, techniques for inferential reading, and close analysis of texts and strategies for developing and refining the conventions of academic writing. Course reading experiences include a variety of literary genres, such as the novel, drama, poetry, personal, critical and expository essays. The Advanced Placement English Examination in May is mandatory. (A fee will be charged for this AP examination.)
 
AP - LOTE

Advanced Placement French : 4511 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: French IV 
Advanced Placement French is a senior elective for the able French student who is committed to the intensive training that will lead to success in the Advanced Placement examination in the French language. The course stresses competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing comparable to an advanced college course in composition and conversation. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement French examination in May could earn the student up to six hours of college credit. This course is conducted in French. A fee will be charged for the AP exam. This examination is required for all students taking Advanced Placement courses. 
 
Advanced Placement Spanish : 4513 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit  Prerequisite: Spanish IV 
Advanced Placement Spanish is a senior elective for the Spanish student who is committed to the intensive training that is conducted entirely in Spanish. The course stresses competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing comparable to an advanced college course in composition and conversation. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Spanish examination may earn the student up to six college credits. A fee will be charged for the AP examination which is required for students taking the course.

 

 
AP - MATH

Advanced Placement Statistics : 2517 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Passed Algebra II Regents Exam, passed Pre-Calculus or passed Intro to Statistics 
The Advanced Placement Statistics course is an excellent option for a student who has successfully completed a 3 year Regents sequence in mathematics and is pursuing additional course work in science, engineering, business or mathematics. The topics for Advanced Placement Statistics explore four major themes: 1) Exploratory Analysis of Data - study of patterns and departure of patterns using graphical and numerical techniques 2) Planning a Study - deciding what and how to measure data 3) Anticipatory Patterns - producing models using probability and simulation 4) Statistic Inference - conforming models using statistical inference guides. Students may be enrolled concurrently in any Calculus course or Pre-Calculus. All students enrolled in this course must take the Advanced Placement exam given in May. Also, each student must have a graphing calculator. A fee will be charged for the AP exam.
 
Advanced Placement (OCC MAT 161) Calculus AB : 2518 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: Passed Pre-Calculus with Mastery or above
This course is designed for students expecting to enter engineering, Math or Science related fields: i.e., Medical, Statistician, etc. and who wish to take a college level course. This course introduces and develops Calculus and Analytical Geometry. One purpose of the course is to prepare for the Advanced Placement exam offered in the spring. A fee will be charged for the AP exam. All students must take this exam and upon successful completion, obtain advanced placement in most colleges and universities. This course contains, but is not limited in, the following topics: differential and integral calculus, application of calculus to curve sketching and problems of Physics, conic sections and advanced methods of integration. Each student is required to have a graphing calculator. Course is offered through optional College Credit through OCC.
 
Advanced Placement (OCC MAT 161) Calculus BC : 2437 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: Passed Pre-Calculus with Mastery or above and with teacher recommendation
This course is designed for students planning to enter engineering, Mathematics or Science related fields: i.e. Medical, Statistician, etc. who wish to take an Advanced Placement college level class. This course is equivalent to a two semester college course. The Calculus BC course is intended for students whose prior studies and success in Pre-Calculus eliminate the need for the review of basic functions included in Calculus AB. This course introduces and develops Calculus and Analytical Geometry. This course covers both AB Calculus and BC Calculus in one year. It prepares students to take the BC Calculus exam in May. Students who take the Calculus BC exam will be scored on both the AB and BC exams. A fee will be charged for the AP exam and all students must take the exam. This course contains but is not limited to: differential and integral calculus, application of calculus to curve sketching and problems in physics, conic sections, Taylor Series, polynomial approximations and series, parametric, polar and vector functions, logistic growth, Euler’s Method, integration by parts and other BC topics.

PLTW-Computer Science Principles : 6433 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra I Examination with an 80% average is suggested
Open doors in any career with computer science.  Students create apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of languages, find patterns in data, and interpret simulations. Students collaborate to create and present solutions that can improve people’s lives. How will computing and connectivity transform your world: Unit 1: Algorithms, Graphics, and Graphical User Interfaces (48%) Unit 2: The Internet (18%) Unit 3: Raining Reigning Data (17%) Unit 4: Intelligent Behavior (17%) This course is highly recommended for students interested in careers in computer science, engineering, or business. This course will require strong reading and logic/reasoning skills. Students who take this course will be eligible to take the College Board’s Advanced Placement CSP test.

PLTW-Computer Science Applications : 6434 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Passed Computer Science Principles or C++ 
This course is the second course in the PLTW Computer Science Pathway. We currently offer the first course. CSA focuses on integrating technologies across multiple platforms and networks, including the Internet. Students collaborate to produce programs that integrate mobile devices and leverage those devices for distributed collection and data processing. Students analyze, adapt, and improve each other’s programs while working primarily in Java™ and other industry-standard tools. This course prepares students for the College Board’s Advanced Placement CS-A test and aligns with CSTA Level 3C Standards. Students who take this course will be eligible to take College Board’s Advanced Placement CS-A test.

 
AP - SOCIAL STUDIES

AP World History : 1211 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
This is a full year course for 10th grade AP World History. Students must have completed Pre-Advanced Placement History. This course will increase student understanding of World History historical themes and contributions. The purpose of AP World History is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. The course offers balanced global coverage, with Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania all represented. Higher level reading, comprehension, and writing skills are expected, as well as the ability to move at an accelerated pace. All students are expected to take the Advanced Placement World History examination in May. A fee will be charged for the exam. Students must also take the Global History Regents Exam in June in order to meet the requirement for a NYS Regents diploma.
Advanced Placement American History : 1311 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
Students eligible for this course will be identified on the basis of standardized test scores, grade averages, and teacher recommendation. This course is open to Seniors and Juniors. Juniors may take it in lieu of Social Studies 11R. Students must take the Advanced Placement American History examination in May. A fee will be charged for the exam. A student can earn 1 unit of high school credit and up to three hours of college credit. This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college freshman survey American History course. It includes chronological and thematic developments in American History. Historical interpretation and evaluation are stressed.  Juniors will take the NYS Regents exam.
AP U.S. Government & Politics / Economics (Local) : 1441 :40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
AP U.S. Government and Politics studies the operations and structure of the U.S. government and the behavior of the electorate and politicians. Students will gain the analytic perspective necessary to critically evaluate political data, hypotheses, concepts opinions and processes. Along the way, they’ll learn how to gather data about political behavior and develop their own theoretical analysis of American politics. They’ll also build the skills they need to examine general propositions about government and politics and to analyze the specific relationships between political, social and economic institutions. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U. S. Government and Politics prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study in political science, law, education, business and history. All students are expected to take the Advanced Placement U.S. Government & Politics examination in May. A fee will be charged for the exam.
AP Psychology : 1440 :40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. All students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Psychology examination in May. A fee will be charged for the exam.
 
AP - SCIENCE

Advanced Placement Biology : 3425 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course, usually taken by biology majors during their freshman college year. This course differs significantly from the Regents Living Environment course, with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work done by students, and the time and effort required of students. The course aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Units of study will include biological chemistry, cells, energy transformation, molecular genetics, heredity, evolution, plants, animals, and ecology. The kinds of laboratory work done by the students in this course are equivalent to those done by college students. The course consists of two periods of lecture and one period of laboratory in a two-day cycle. Students must take the Advanced Placement examination, which is offered nationally in May. A fee will be charged for the AP exam.
Advanced Placement Chemistry : 3318 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: [Overall final average of 85% in Regents Chemistry is recommended & a passing grade in Physics (Physics may be taken concurrently)] 
Advanced Placement Chemistry is a two semester course which is offered to a selected group of juniors and seniors. The course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. It is highly recommended that you take Regents Chemistry first to be successful in this course.  It contributes to the development of students’ abilities to think clearly and to express their ideas orally and in writing with clarity and logic. This course differs qualitatively from Regents chemistry course with respect to the kind of textbook used, the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations, the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of laboratory work done by students. Quantitative differences appear in the number of topics treated, the time spent on the course by students, and the nature and variety of experiments done in the laboratory. The course consists of two periods of lecture and one period of laboratory, in a two-day cycle. All students must take the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry which is written in May. A fee will be charged for the AP exam.
Physics I & II (OCC 103 and OCC 104) : 3446 & 3447: 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisites: Successful completion of prior science course and current enrollment in Algebra II and 85% or higher on the Chemistry Regents Exam is recommended.
College Physics is a non-calculus General Physics course emphasizing fundamental concepts and principles with a problem-solving approach. It is designed as a college-level Physics course. The course includes the study of Kinematics and Dynamics, Newton’s Laws, Work and Energy, Momentum, Rotational Motion, Waves, and Electricity and Magnetism. The application of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and graphical analysis is stressed. The course consists of two periods of lecture and one period of laboratory in a two-day cycle. All students will be required to take the Physics Regents examination in June. The satisfactory completion of labs is required for admission to the Regents examination. All students must take the Advanced Placement Examination in Physics 1 in May.  A component of the course will also involve preparation for the AP Physics 1 Examination. That part of the course will cover Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound. It also introduces electrical circuits.  Depending on the examination score achieved, some colleges may allow students to register in courses where general physics is a requirement. A fee will be charged for the AP exam.
 
Advanced Placement Physics C : 3419 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Co-requisite: Calculus / AP Calculus AB or BC 
Pre-requisite: Overall final average of 85% in Physics I & II is recommended.
This course is designed for students who plan to study science, technology, engineering or math in a post-secondary sequence. The AP Physics C course is intended to extend the student’s understanding of physics concepts which are developed with the use of calculus. The two parts of this course are the counterparts to the mechanics and the electricity and magnetism portions of introductory calculus-based college physics course sequences. Since this course is a prerequisite for more advanced study, it is important that students demonstrate their level of achievement in each content area. For this reason, there are two separate AP examinations in May, one for mechanics and one for electricity and magnetism. All students must take two Advanced Placement Examinations in May. A fee will be charged for both AP exams.

 
 
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