AP Macroeconomics examines the economic system as a whole. The course places special emphasis on the study of national income, price level determination, economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. The goals for the class are four-fold: 1) Increase the students’ understanding of the American economic system – output, unemployment and inflation. 2) Use graphic representation to explain economic events. 3) Apply monetary and fiscal policy to counteract economic problems. 4) Gain sufficient understanding, analytical skill and problem solving ability to pass the AP test for university credit.
AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.
AP American Govt. and Politics is a one-semester college course that surveys American Government Constitutional fundamentals, political beliefs, political behaviors, political parties, interest groups, mass media, national government, public policy formation, civil rights, civil liberties, and interpretation of government and political data. The course is designed in six units. Students have six comprehensive unit exams, which employ both objective and essay free-response questions. Supplemental reading, political charts, graphs, and political cartoons, which allow for contemporary news analysis, are intertwined in the curriculum. Critical analytical writing skills are emphasized. Course instruction and student preparation is designed to not just pass the College Board exam but to do so convincingly.
American Government is a one-semester, six-unit course of study. Students are introduced to the origins and background of American government. Included in the course content are units of study that include the political process, American governmental institutions, civil rights and civic responsibilities, and the structure and functioning of state and local governments.
Economics is a one-semester, two unit course of study which introduces students to the need for effective decision making. Microeconomic and macroeconomic units are studied and students will use tools of analysis to understand economic concepts and relationships. Throughout the course, contemporary and global economic issues are incorporated into the curriculum.