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Advanced Placement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Macon Road endeavors to offer excellence in academics, and by enhancing our program with higher-level courses. It is our desire to fully prepare students for college as well as to challenge and stretch their potential. The cost is $150 additional per class.  We are pleased to offer the following courses for the 2017-2018 school year:

• AP English Language and Composition (alternates with AP English Literature)
• AP U.S. History
• AP European History

Please note that all AP courses have prerequisites and qualifications. Teacher recommendation, academic scores, and previous AP scores are considered depending upon the class selection. The AP Honors Committee will meet to determine student qualification. Once selected, an AP class cannot be dropped for the duration of the year.

PREREQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Placement English is a class for those students who want to learn effective writing and reading comprehension skills in preparation for college. The reading and writing in which students participate in this course will deepen and expand their understanding of how written language functions rhetorically, and how diction and dialect are developed historically, culturally, and socially. This course will assist students in preparing for any college course which requires intensive reading or analytical writing. A score of 3, 4, or 5 score on an AP English exam taken in high school allows students to replace an introductory English course in college.

             -AP English prerequisites for juniors:

  • recommendation from sophomore English teacher
  • minimum grade of 88 each semester in sophomore English
  • a B+ or higher on the sophomore English research paper
  • a 3.4 GPA in his freshman year
  • Aasessed by the AP Honors Committee

                -AP English prerequisites for seniors:

  • recommendation from junior English/AP English teacher
  • minimum grade of 88 each semester in junior English
  • minimum grade of 85 in AP English
  • a B+ or higher on the junior English research paper
  • a 3.4 GPA in his sophomore year
  • minimum score of 2 on the AP English exam (if applicable)
  • assessed by the AP Honors Committee



Advanced Placement Calculus AB
is a class for those students who want to learn advanced mathematics skills in preparation for college, especially for those interested in a mathematics, science, or engineering major. Students will learn a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP Calculus AB exam taken in high school allows students to replace an introductory mathematics course in college.

               -AP Calculus AB prerequisites for seniors: Students

  • must have taken Advanced Math
  • must have a teacher recommendation from that course
  • must have a minimum grade of 88 each semester in Advanced Math
  • a minimum of a B on the final exam
  • must also have a 3.4 GPA in his junior year
  • assessed by the AP Honors Committee



Advanced Placement U.S. History is a class for those students who want to focus on nine particular periods in U.S. History, utilizing chronological reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, as well as crafting historical arguments using historical evidence. This class will be helpful in college as it requires intensive reading and analytical writing. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP U.S. History exam taken in high school allows students to replace an introductory history course in college.

            -AP U.S. History prerequisites for juniors:

  • recommendation from sophomore World History teacher
  • minimum grade of 88 each semester in World History 
  • a B+ or higher on the final exam
  • must also have a 3.4 GPA in his sophomore year
  • assessed by the AP Honors Committee



Advanced Placement European History is a class for those students who want to think conceptually about European history from 1450 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. This class will be helpful in college as it requires intensive reading and analytical writing.  A score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP European History exam taken in high school allows students to replace an introductory History course in college.

             -AP European History prerequisites for sophmores:

  • recommendation from World History/AP U.S. History teacher
  • minimum grade of 88 each semester in World History
  • minimum of 85 in AP U.S. History, with a B or higher on the final exam
  • a 3.4 GPA, and if he took the AP U.S. History exam the previous year
  • must have received at least a minimum score of 2 on the exam
  • assessed by the AP Honors Committee