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Advanced Placement

 

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Advanced Placement Program

"Access to Excellence"

Lazaro Hernandez, AP Coordinator
LAHernandez@dadeschools.net 

The Advanced Placement Program gives high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams. There are many benefits for students who participate in AP, such as studying interesting and challenging things, discovering new interests, earning credit or advanced placement in college, and getting a head start on their future college career.

Students should decide to register in AP courses on the basis of their previous preparation for such a course, their willingness and ability to meet its academic challenges, and the level of support they receive from family and friends


WHY AP?

  • Challenge yourself

  • Prepare for college work

  • Improve your chances of getting into a competitive college

  • Get good value for your money

  • Get a head start

  • Finish college earlier

  • A rich and rewarding experience


AP COURSES

Language Arts

  • English Language (11th grade)
  • English Literature (12th grade)

Foreign Languages

  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature

Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics B
  • Physics C

Mathematics

  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics

History and Social Sciences

  • Economics - Macro (12th grade)
  • European History
  • Government and Politics - U.S. (12th grade)
  • Government and Politics - Comparative
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • U.S. History (11th grade)
  • World History (9th grade)

Fine Arts

  • Art - History of Art

Computer Science

  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB

AP Scholar Awards

The AP Program offers several Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through their performance in AP courses and exams.

AP Scholar. Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams on full-year courses.

AP Scholar with Honor. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams on full-year courses.

AP Scholar with Distinction. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams on full-year courses.

AP State Scholar. Granted to one female and one male student in each state with the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of exams (at least three exams on full-year courses).

National AP Scholar. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 4.0 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams on full-year courses.

CORAL GABLES SR. HIGH SCHOOL
Advanced Placement Program

 

RECOMMENDED Course Sequence for Pre-AP/AP Students

2009-10

Academic Domains

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Language Arts

English 1 H

Inquiry Skills H

AP English Language

AP English Literature

DE (ENC 1101)

Mathematics

 

Geometry H*   

 

Algebra 2 H

AP Statistics (E)

Pre-Calculus H or DE (MAC 1147)
AP Statistics (E)

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics (E)

Algebra 2 H

  Pre-Calculus H or DE (MAC 1147)

  AP Statistics (E)

  AP Calculus AB

  AP Statistics (E)

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics (E)

Science

 Biology H

AP Biology

Chemistry H

AP Chemistry

 Biology H

Chemistry H

  AP Chemistry

AP Physics B

 Biology H

  Chemistry H & Physics H**

  AP Physics B

AP Physics C E & M or Mech.

 Biology H

  Chemistry H

  Environmental Science H

AP Environmental Science

Social Sciences

AP World History

AP Human Geography

AP European History (E)

AP Human Geography (E)

AP Psychology (E)

AP World History (E)

AP U.S. History

AP Human Geography (E)

AP Psychology (E)

AP World History (E)

AP European History (E)

AP Economics Macro & Micro
AP Gov.
& Pol.: U.S. & Comp.

AP Human Geography (E)

AP Psychology (E)

AP World History (E)

AP European History (E)

Foreign Languages***

Spanish 1 or 2 H

Spanish 2 or 3 H

Spanish 3 or 4  H

AP Spanish Language

 Spanish 3 or 4 H

Spanish 5 or 6 H

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

 French 1 or 2 H

   French 2, 3 or 4 H

  French 3, 4, 5 or 6 H

AP French Language

 German 1 or 2 H

  German 2, 3 or 4 H

  German 3, 4, 5 or 6 H

AP German Language

Chinese 1 or 2 H

  Chinese 2, 3 or 4 H

  Chinese 3, 4, 5 or 6 H

AP Chinese Lang. & Culture

Computer Science

Computer Programming in  Visual Basic

Computer Programming  C++  (H)

Networking 2 (H)

AP Computer Science A (Java)

Fine Arts (Art 2D)

 

Drawing and Painting 1

 

Drawing and Painting 2

Portfolio 1

 

Portfolio 1

Portfolio 2 H

AP History of Art

AP Studio Art Portfolios: Drawing or 2-D Design

DE (ART 1300)

AP History of Art

Fine Arts (Art 3D)

Drawing and Painting 1

Art 3D Comprehensive 1

Ceramic Pottery 1

Ceramic Pottery 2

AP Studio Art Portfolio : 3D

DE (ART 1110)

Fine Arts (Music)

Music Theory I

Music Appreciation

AP Music Theory

AP Music Theory

DE (MUT 1111)

 * Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (R or H)
** These must be taken concurrently.

** Student must have completed a level 1 and/or a level 2 course, in the same language, before enrolling in level 3 courses.

E = Elective Option
DE = Dual Enrollment: Credit offers through Miami Dade College (MDC) or Florida International University (FIU)

 

   
Learn more about AP Scholar Awards and the AP Diploma Program

www.collegeboard.com/ap

 

Visit Gables' Testing Web Page for information about AP Exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Gables Senior High
450 Bird Road
Coral Gables, Florida
 305-443-4871

 

Last updated May 06, 2011