AP EXAM INFORMATION 

For all information and resources about the AP exam, including courses offered, preparing for, examination dates, scores, credit, and placement, CLICK HERE.

 

AP BIOLOGY

Ms. Bonnie Ferreira

bferreira@freelake.org

AP Biology Classroom 

Exam Date: Wednesday, May 11

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

The AP Biology course is designed to enable you to develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The result will be readiness for the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses — a goal of every AP course.

This AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college introductory biology course and has been endorsed enthusiastically by higher education officials.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

Ms. Kristen Lippincott

klippincott@freelake.org

Google Classroom - Code 5thm53j

Exam Date: Tuesday, May 10

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

The AP English Language and Composition course offers the in-depth analysis of complex texts and the extensive writing practice that is found in a first semester college composition course.  Students study expository, argumentative, analytical, and personal texts from a variety of authors of recognized literary merit.  The study and application of rhetorical terminology, strategies and argumentative writing is a focus of study.  Timed in-class writing, research writing, analytical discussions, and outside reading are requirements of the course.  Failure to complete the summer reading and assignments may result in a transfer to a less rigorous course. 

 

 

AP CALCULUS AB

Mrs. Bernadette Gray

bgray@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Monday, May 9

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

Mrs. Amanda Brown

abrown@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Wednesday, May 4

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

The AP English Literature and Composition course offers extensive and in-depth reading of, and critical writing about, works of recognized literary merit.  The selections encompass both the classics and critically acclaimed modern, contemporary, and multi-cultural selections.  Outside reading is required.  College level vocabulary study is included, as well as the examination of over one hundred literary concepts.  Research writing, analytical discussions, and projects are requirements of this course.  Advanced Placement Exam preparation includes timed in-class writing assignments and reading exercises gleaned from a variety of sources, including previous AP exams.  Failure to complete the Summer Reading and Assignments results in a transfer to a less arduous English class.

AP CHEMISTRY

Dr. Bonnie Tate

btate@freelake.org

 Dr. Tate's Science Site

Exam Date: Monday, May 2

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. The goal is that students will take the AP Exam to receive college credit or placement at the student’s college of choice. Students may be able to undertake second-year work in the chemistry sequence at their institution or take courses for which general chemistry is a prerequisite. For other students, this course fulfills the laboratory science requirement and frees time for other courses.

 

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Mrs. Katie Kirk

kkirk@freelake.org

Google Classroom - Code 3sb3o6p   

Exam Date: Tuesday, May 3

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

 

 

 

 

 

AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

Mr. Kyle Cote

kcote@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Friday, May 6

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

Students learn about the cultural, economic, political and social developments that have shaped today’s world through the study of European history from the year 1450 to present.

 

 

 

 

 

AP FRENCH

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Friday, May 21

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

AP French Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate level college course in French. Students cultivate their understanding of French language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and community, personal and public identity, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

 

AP MUSIC THEORY

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Friday, May 21

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

AP Music Theory is an introductory college-level music theory course. Students cultivate their understanding of music theory through analyzing performed and notated music as they explore concepts like pitch, rhythm, form, and musical design.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

 

 

 

 

AP PHYSICS 2

Mrs. Julie Mills

jmills@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Friday, May 13

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

The AP Physics 2 course is designed to enable you to develop the ability to reason about physical phenomena using important science process skills such as explaining causal relationships, applying and justifying the use of mathematical routines, designing experiments, analyzing data and making connections across multiple topics within the course.

This AP Physics 2 course is equivalent to the second semester of a typical introductory, algebra-based physics course.

 

 

AP PSYCHOLOGY

Mr. Joseph Giorlando

jgiorlando@freelake.org

Mr. Giorlando's AP Psych Site

Exam Date: Tuesday, May 3

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

The purpose of the AP course in Psychology is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

An introductory college course in psychology is generally one semester in length, with some variation among colleges. An AP course in psychology need not follow any specific college curriculum. Rather, the aim is to provide a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses.

AP SPANISH

Mrs. Amanda Nardi

anardi@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Wednesday, May 11

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

Use authentic materials and sources in Spanish to demonstrate your language proficiencies in multiple modes of communication, including Interpersonal Communication (two-way written interactions and conversations), Interpretive Communication, (interpretation of written, audio, and audiovisual materials), and Presentational Communication (oral and written presentations of information, opinions, and ideas).

 

 

 

 

AP STATISTICS

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Monday, May 17

@ 12:00 pm

Course Overview:

AP Statistics is an introductory college-level statistics course that introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution; patterns and uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

 

 

 

AP US HISTORY

Mr. Thomas Couet

tcouet@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: Friday, May 6

@ 8:00 am

Course Overview:

The AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. History course.  In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present.  Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical comparisons; and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time.  AP U.S. History will present students with depth, breadth, and perspectives on historical subjects in United States history.  Finally, the course will require students to be both analytical and evaluative about history beyond the mere retention of historical facts.

AP ART & DESIGN

(Formerly AP Studio Art)

Mrs. Maura Erwin

merwin@freelake.org

 

Portfolio Submission:

Friday, May 6

by 8:00 pm

 

AP 2-D Art and Design

Course Overview

Demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.

 

AP Drawing

Course Overview

Explore drawing issues including line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making through a variety of means, such as painting, printmaking or mixed media.

Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.