Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION: This course is for those seniors who demonstrate superior ability and curiosity about the world and their relationship to it.  These students will pursue a course of study that is differentiated by the complexity of content, process and product.  Students will think critically and use problem-solving skills that will enable them to translate their potential into performance.  They will also participate in activities that will enhance their leadership potential. Writing assignments will be frequent, including weekly in-class essays and periodic research papers.  Students will also be expected to participate fully in class discussions and make presentations.  Students should make use of technological resources both in researching and in producing their papers. The course curriculum is aligned with College Board guidelines.


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 12

Course PrerequisitesEnglish 11, 11H or AP Literature


Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No, Possible AP Credit

WeightedYes, Full Point


Diploma PathFulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for all diplomas. 

Quantitative Reasoning: No


Other:   Advanced Placement and dual credit courses use collegiate texts and are likely to have higher textbook and consumable fees.