Friday, April 22, 2016

AP/ Honors Criteria

AP Biology
1. Complete web-labs
2. Complete Lab Reports
3. Complete RW Student Study Guide assignments using AP Biology 8th Edition Campbell and Reece 2008. Pearson/ Cummings
4. Use Text Online Resource
5. Purchase and use of an AP study guide is recommended
6. See teacher for Apex account as needed
7. Use Hippocampus resource
8. Must take AP exam to earn an "A" with a "3" or better

AP Calculus AB

1. Must take AP exam to earn an "A" with a "3" or better
2. Text: Calculus of a Single Variable 7th ed + Solution Manual I and II
3. Use Hippocampus text correlated lectures
4. See teacher for ALEKS online Exam Prep
5. See teacher for Apex account as needed
* Purchase and use of an AP study guide is recommended
6. http://www.khanacademy.org/
7.  Text website resource: http://www.larsoncalculus.com/calc10/



AP Literature and Composition 12th Grade

• Complete Discussion Boards
• Complete RW Assignments: HS - PS Literature and Composition - Bedford St. Martins (2011) and TE.
• Must take AP exam to earn an "A" with a "3' or better
• Purchase and use of an AP study guide is recommended
• See teacher for Apex account as needed
• Complete literature notebook on the following works:


Major Works of Fiction - Students are responsible for the following major works of fiction, largely read independently. As they read, students are required to complete a journal noting the author’s use of rhetorical devices and their effects, becoming more aware of each writer’s techniques. This journal / notebook should include quotes, analysis, and questions for class discussion.
Texts: Various publishers and editions unless noted otherwise
All the King’s Men (Robert Penn Warren)
Arms and the Man or Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare)
Arp, Thomas R. and Greg Johnson, eds. Perrine’s Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. 10th ed. U.S.: Thomson, Heinle, 2002.
Brooks, Cleanth and Robert Penn Warren, eds. Understanding Poetry. 4th ed. NY: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1976.

Students will also review American literature covered in their 11th grade language arts class for use on the Free Response section of the AP Eng. Lit exam and for comparison in class discussions and in prepared papers. The major works include
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker) or The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Crucible (Arthur Miller) or The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
“Why We Must Wait” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

AP Language and Composition 11th Grade

AP Language and Composition 2nd edition
• Complete Discussion Boards
• Complete RW Assignments:
HS - PS The Language of Composition - Bedford St. Martins (2008) and TE
• Must take AP exam to earn an "A" with a "3" or better
• Purchase and use of an AP study guide is recommended
• See teacher for Apex account as needed
• Complete Analysis Notebook on the following major works of fiction:Notebook



Major Works of Fiction - Students are responsible for the following major works of fiction, largely read independently. As they read, students are required to complete a journal noting the author’s use of literary devices and rhetorical devices and their effects, becoming more aware of each writer’s techniques. This journal / notebook should include quotes, analysis, and questions for discussion.

1st Quarter: The Crucible (Miller)
The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
2nd Quarter: The Color Purple (Walker)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
3rd Quarter: The Joy Luck Club (Tan)
Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
4th Quarter: The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
"Why We Must Wait" (Martin Luther King Jr.)

AP Statistics
1. Must take AP exam to earn an "A" with a "3" or better
2. Purchase and use of an AP study guide is recommended
3. Use Hippocampus resource- http://www.hippocampus.org/myHippo/?user=lbegin
4. ALEKS online-See teacher for user name and password
5. Complete RW assignments using- Text: The Practice of Statistics, TI Graphing Calculator Enhanced. Daniel Yates, David Moore, and George McCabe. W.H. Freeman and Co.. 1999.




Honors World History

• In addition to your regular assignments, please compose a notebook of the following:
• Complete Chapter Activities including:
• Living History
• Connect to Today
• Interpreting a Timeline
• Research Project

Honors Algebra


• Complete Aleks with 90% or better
• Complete Honors RW lessons

Honors Geometry


• Complete Aleks with 90% or better
• Complete Honors RW lessons


Honors Language Arts
• Complete regular assignments
• Complete a literature notebook using core literature
• Complete Discussion Boards
• Complete projects/ research as assigned by instructor
• Score 90% or better on midterm and final

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