Woodson High School 2018 AP Course Expectations

Below are estimated expectations for AP courses offered at Woodson next year.  Please note that these are not definite and may change throughout the year.  Please think carefully as you choose your courses and prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you have any questions talk with your counselors or current teachers. Printable version is available for download here.

Social Studies

World History

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30-50 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 6+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter 1-2 AP Style Tests; 2-4 AP Style Essays
Major Projects: 6 per year
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

US History

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30-40 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 4-5
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 7-8 chapter quizzes; 2 unit exams
Major Projects: 1 per semester
Pre or Co-requisite: Open 11th grade

US Government

Pages of Reading per class or week: 20-30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 2-3
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 1-2 Unit tests; 1 in class essay per unit
Major Projects: 1-2
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 12th grade

Economics-Micro/Macro

Pages of Reading per class or week: 20-30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 3+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 3-5 quizzes; 2-3 tests
Major Projects: 1 per year
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 12th grade

Human Geography

Pages of Reading per class or week: 15-20 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 1-2
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 3 tests; 2-3 small projects throughout the year
Major Projects: 1 research paper; 1 final project
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

Psychology

Pages of Reading per class or week: 15-20 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 2-4
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 assessments
Major Projects: 1 per quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 11th, and 12th grades

European History

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 5
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: weekly writing assignments with a position paper quarterly
Major Projects: none
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

 

Science

Biology

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30-50 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 4
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2 tests; 4-5 quizzes; 2-3 labs
Major Projects: 1 at the end of the year
Pre or Co-requisite: Biology 1, Chemistry 1

 

Chemistry

Pages of Reading per class or week: 20 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 3-4
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 tests; 4-5 quizzes; 4-6 labs
Major Projects: none
Pre or Co-requisite: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Alg 2

Environmental Science

Pages of Reading per class or week: 20 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 4-7
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 unit exams
Major Projects: 1 per quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: Alg1, Chemistry 1, Alg 2

Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism

Pages of Reading per class or week: 5-8 Chapters per quarter (no required reading)
Hours of Study per Week: 8-10
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 tests/quizzes; 3-4 labs
Major Projects: none
Pre or Co-requisite: Physics 1 Honors, Co-enrolled in AP Calc

 

English

Language and Composition

Pages of Reading per class or week: Varied depending on novel
Hours of Study per Week: 5+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 3-4 timed writings, 30+ Lit terms vocab, 2-3 SOAPSTone editorial analysis, Outside novel
Major Projects: none
Pre or Co-requisite: English 9 and 10

 Literature

Pages of Reading per class or week: 10-15 books throughout the year including poems, short stories, novels and plays
Hours of Study per Week: 4+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 timed writings,1-2 major essays
Major Projects: 1-2 per quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: Completion of AP Lang or English 11

 

World Language

Spanish Language

Pages of Reading per class or week: 1-4 pages per class
Hours of Study per Week: 2-4 hours
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 5-7 quizzes, 2-3 tests, 8-10 essays, 1-2 large essays, 1-2 mini projects
Major Projects: 2-3 per year
Pre or Co-requisite: Successful completion of Spanish 4

French Language

Pages of Reading per class or week: 2-4 pages per class
Hours of Study per Week: 2-4 hours
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 3-4 quizzes, 2 tests, 2-3 recordings/presentations, 2 AP style essays
Major Projects: 2 in 4th quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: Successful completion of French 4

Latin

Pages of Reading per class or week: 50-100 lines of Latin per week
Hours of Study per Week: 6 hours
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: Daily quizzes, Weekly Essays, Quarterly tests
Major Projects: 1 per semester
Pre or Co-requisite: Latin 3

Math

Calculus AB

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 5
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 unit tests, 6 AP free response Q's per week in 3rd quarter
Major Projects: 3rd and 4th quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: A or B in Precalculus with Trigonometry

Calculus BC

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 5
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 2-3 unit tests, 6 AP free response Q's per week in 3rd quarter
Major Projects: 3rd and 4th quarter
Pre or Co-requisite: Successful completion of Preclculus Honors or AP Calc AB

Computer Science

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30-50 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 2+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 5-10 labs, 5-10 quizzes, 2-3 tests
Major Projects: 1 per year
Pre or Co-requisite: Successful completion of Geometry

Statistics

Pages of Reading per class or week: 30 pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 3-4
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 3-4 unit tests, 2 projects
Major Projects: 1 end of year
Pre or Co-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2

Fine and Performing Arts

Music Theory

Pages of Reading per class or week: 10-15 dense pages per week
Hours of Study per Week: 1-4
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 1-2 assessments
Major Projects: 1-2 per year
Pre or Co-requisite: Theory or music background

AP Studio Art Drawing

Pages of Reading per class or week: 1-2 articles per quarter
Hours of Study per Week: 3-5+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: 24 pieces fro Drawing and 2-D, 16 pieces for 3-D, Monthly group critique with presentation
Major Projects: see above
Pre or Co-requisite: Permission from Art Teacher

Art History

Pages of Reading per class or week: approximately 4 images/worksheets per class
Hours of Study per Week: 2+
Assessments & Papers per Quarter: approximately 3 tests
Major Projects: none
Pre or Co-requisite: Open to 10th, 11th and 12th grades