AP EXAM INFORMATION 

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AP BIOLOGY

Ms. Bonnie Ferreira

bferreira@freelake.org

  Syllabus

Summer Assignment

Exam Date: May 13, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 CALCULUS AB

Mrs. Bernadette Gray

bgray@freelake.org

  Information Letter

Orientation Sheet

Reference Sheet

AP Calculus AB Curriculum

Curriculum Comparison

Exam Date: May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 CHEMISTRY

Dr. Bonnie Tate

btate@freelake.org

 Dr. Tate's Science Site

Exam Date: May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 COMPUTER SCIENCE A

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 17, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

Course Overview:

The design and implementation of computer programs to solve problems involve skills that are fundamental to the study of computer science. This includes the development and analysis of algorithms and fundamental data structures, and the use of logic and formal methods.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

 

 

 

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

Course Overview:

Computer science is everywhere, from our smartphones and video games to music, medicine, and much more. AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) can help you understand how computing and technology influence the world around you. Learn how to creatively address real-world issues while using the same tools and processes that artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

 

 

AP ECONOMICS

Mrs. Shawnna Fontaine

sfontaine@freelake.org

 

Exam Dates:

Macro -May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

Micro - May 17, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

Course Overview:

Macro:  Learn about concepts such as national income and price determination and develop your familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth and international economics.

Micro:  Learn about the nature and functions of product markets and factor markets and about the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

This course is offered online as a VHS class only.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

Ms. Kristen Lippincott

klippincott@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

Mrs. Amanda Brown

abrown@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 8, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Mrs. Katie Kirk

kkirk@freelake.org

  Orientation

Syllabus

Exam Date: May 6, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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: May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

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

Madame Marie Hartley

mhartley@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

Course Overview:

The AP French Language and Culture course is designed to promote proficiency in French and to enable you to explore culture in contemporary and historical contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP PHYSICS 2

Mrs. Julie Mills

jmills@freelake.org

Course Orientation

Requirements and Contract

Getting to know material

Summer Assignment - Math Review

Summer Projective Motion Assignment

Exam Date: May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

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

 

Exam Date: May 9, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

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

Syllabus

Exam Date: May 7, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

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 US HISTORY

Mr. Thomas Couet

tcouet@freelake.org

 

Exam Date: May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

Course Overview:

The AP U.S. History Exam measures students' knowledge of U.S. history and their ability to think historically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP STUDIO ART

Mrs. Maura Erwin

merwin@freelake.org

 

Portfolio Submission:

May 10, 2019 by 8:00 p.m.

 

AP Studio Art: 2-D 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 Studio Art: 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.