Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and Chemistry Honors (SC321). If a student took Chemistry (SC320) in lieu of Chemistry Honors they may be eligible for enrollment in AP Chemistry if they; 1) Received an A semester average in the SC320 and 2) Complete a summer assignment covering necessary foundational topics not covered in SC320. Credits earned through online programs such as the University of Texas or Texas Tech high school programs, that do not have a laboratory component are NOT satisfactory prerequisites for enrollment in AP Chemistry. The lack of rigor and content in these courses does not adequately prepare students for AP Chemistry.
AP Chemistry meets the needs of the student who plans to major in science, engineering, premed or other applied fields. Students who do not take the AP exam should be well prepared for freshman chemistry in college. Like freshman college chemistry, this course is lab- oriented and requires strong math skills and also non-math problem-solving skills. A strict time schedule will be adhered to in order to cover all of the required material before the AP test the first week in May.
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