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Advanced Placement Program Expectations


               The following chart is meant to give you an idea of how much time a student may be expected to prepare for each of
               the AP Courses. Time spent on assignments varies depending on their skill level. The information below is an
               approximation of time and assignments. Different teachers for the same course may have slightly different expectations
               but time commitment should be about the same.

               Language Arts:
               Course Name    Reading per class     Study hours per   Tests, essays and papers   Major Projects(including
                                                    class                                    summer assignments)
               Language and   •   3-5 major works per       ½ hour to 1 hour   •   Weekly written responses   Minimum:
               Composition       year               per day        •   2-3 prompts or timed   •   2-4 major projects
                              •   Several varied                       writing per quarter       during school year
                                 passages/nonfictional             •   A minimum of 1 multiple   •   A summer
                                 excerpts                              choice practice test per   assignment is
                                                                       quarter                   required
                                                                   •   Quizzes or tests on terms
                                                                       and reading as needed
                                                                   •   Suggested mock exam
               Literature and   •   2-3 major works per   ½ hour to 1 hour   •   At least 2 AP practice timed   •   A summer
               Composition       quarter            per day            writings per quarter      assignment is
                                                                   •   A variety of additional   required
                                                                       writing assignments per
                                                                       quarter
                                                                   •   Two –three tests on major
                                                                       works per quarter
                                                                   •   Suggested mock exam

               Fine Arts:
               Course Name    Reading per class     Study hours per   Tests, essays and papers   Major Projects(including
                                                    class                                     summer assignments)
               Studio Art     •   Ongoing visual journal   1 hour per day   •   6-8 pieces of work per   Development of major
                                  or sketchbook                       quarter                 assignments to complete
                                  assignments                      •   Attendance is essential   a portfolio of art work.
                                                                                                  th
                              •   At home completion               •   Unfinished class work to be -  The 4  quarter consists
                                  of work                             completed at home       of a portfolio of 24
                                                                                              workshops and
                                                                                              submissions.
               Music Theory   •   On average 10-15   1-2 hours per day   •   3-4 tests per quarter   •   Mid-term project
                                  textbook pages are               •   Weekly aural assessments   •   Final composition
                                  covered in class per                (listening and singing)    project
                                  week                             •   Mid-term and final exam


               Mathematics and Computer Science:
               Course Name   Reading per class      Study hours per   Tests, essays and papers   Major Projects(including
                                                    class                                     summer assignments)
               Calculus AB/BC   5-10 pages          1-2 hours per day   •   Tests             •   Review Notebook
                                                                   •   Quizzes                •   Oral Presentations
                                                                   •   Communication of          (AB)
                                                                      mathematical processes and
                                                                      mathematical reasoning is
                                                                      essential.
               Statistics    5-10 pages             1-2 hours per day   •   Investigate tasks   •   Mini-Tab Projects
                                                                   •   Several projects throughout   •   Notebook
                                                                      the year
                                                                   •   Mid-term exams and final
                                                                      exams
                                                                   •   Unit tests and quizzes
               Computer      •   15-20 pages per week   •   4 hours per   •   Unit tests
               Science A         from the textbook     week:       •   quizzes
                             •   Supplemental reading   •   20% reading   •   Programming assignments
                                 as assigned           and 80%
                                                       working on
                                                       assignments


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