Advanced Placement Chemistry is designed to be equivalent to a first year college chemistry course. Students will develop an understanding, appreciation and assimilation in the five major areas of chemistry: Structure of Matter, the States of Matter, Reactions, Descriptive Chemistry, and Laboratory. Topics of study include (but are not limited to): energy, molecular orbital theory, solution chemistry Students will gain laboratory skills and an appreciation of science as a dynamic process through designing, implementing, and interpreting complex labs. Students will communicate with peers and adults through speech, writing, graphics, and presentations.
Students receive weighted credit for participating in AP classes; they receive college credit only by achieving a high score
on the College Board’s Advanced Placement Tests. There are fees for each test, which students will be responsible for
paying. Colleges have different criteria for awarding credit for scores on AP tests, and it will be the responsibility of students to contact colleges to ascertain their policies regarding Advanced Placement scores.