AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry class and is geared toward highly motivated students who are interested in pursuing a college major in science and have demonstrated aptitude in science. This rigorous course prepares students to take the AP Chemistry exam toward the end of the academic year. AP Chemistry topics will include College Board’s recommended, six big ideas - atoms and elements, structures and properties of matter, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermochemistry, and equilibrium. The textbook, materials, and pace will be at a college freshman level. Students will be expected to spend at least four hours a week on coursework outside of the classroom. Students are expected to take the AP exam.
Completion of Honors Chemistry with an A- or Chemistry with an A, and current teacher recommendation.