Advanced Placement Courses

AP Courses can grant college credit for high school students! An exam at the conclusion of the course must be passed in order to receive college credit. Please note that there are pre-requisites for each course and courses are offered in rotating years. Click the links below to learn more about our Advanced Placement program.

 

AP Calculus | AP Computer Science |  AP U.S. History | AP Literature

 

 

⚙ AP Calculus

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus is offered at the twelfth-grade level. Eligibility and pre-requisites are as follows: Admission to this honors course is by invitation only. The level of academic mastery achieved in previous algebra, geometry and trigonometry classes determines eligibility. Strong study skills and a teachable attitude are also determinants of eligibility. Eligibility decisions are made by the school Administrator. 

 

This Advanced Placement course in Calculus consists of a full high school academic year of work comparable to Calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in Calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning. All students will take the AP Exam in May that may provide such college-level credit. The course curriculum is very demanding. Students must be highly motivated and understand the large commitment needed to successfully complete AP Calculus. Saturday and/or evening review sessions will be required during the month of April, as the AP Exam date approaches. Students must possess an approved calculator, such as a TI-84. Students may be required to sign a contract of commitment prior to beginning this course. A course fee, above tuition, may be required to cover expenses incurred by WCA in offering this advanced course. Such fees will be determined on an annual basis.

 

For specific questions about the AP Calculus Course, please contact  admissions@westmontchristian.org.

 

⚙ AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science is offered to grades 11 & 12. The pre-requisite for this class is math through Algebra II.

 

The course introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity, and how computing impacts our world. Students will develop the computational thinking skills needed to fully exploit the power of digital technology and help build a strong foundation in core programming and problem-solving. The course consists of seven units, carefully structured to guide novice students through the study of computational technology. Each unit is sequenced to first establish a context for course material, then teaching the core skills for creating and using computational tools, followed by demonstrating real-world applications of digital technology, and a final project which allows students to exhibit skills they have developed. 

 

For specific questions about the AP Computer Science Course, please contact admissions@westmontchristian.org.

 

 

⚙ AP U.S. History

 

Advanced Placement (AP) United States History Eligibility and Pre-requisites are as follows: Admission to this course is by invitation only. The level of academic mastery achieved in previous history and social studies courses determines eligibility. Strong study skills and a teachable attitude are also determinants for eligibility. Final eligibility decisions are made by the school Administrator.

 

This AP course in U.S. History consists of a full high school academic year of work comparable to U.S. History courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in U.S. History will seek college credit, college placement or both, from institutions of higher learning. Students will have the opportunity to pass an AP Exam that may provide such college-level credit. The course curriculum is very demanding. Students must be highly self-motivated, and understand the large commitment needed to successfully complete AP U.S. History. Saturday and/or evening review sessions will be required during the month of April, as the AP Exam date approaches. Students may be required to sign a contract of commitment prior to beginning this course. A course fee, above tuition, may be required to cover expenses incurred by WCA in offering this advanced course. Such fees will be determined on an annual basis.

 

For specific questions about the AP U.S. History Course, please contact admissions@westmontchristian.org.

 

 

AP English Literature

 

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition is offered to 11th and 12th grade. Only honors students may apply to enter the course. Eligibility is based on English ability, as well as strong work ethic and teachable attitude. Pre-requisites: Extensive summer reading activities.

 

This is a college-level English course. Students must take the AP exam (at a cost of 85.00 to the student) in the spring and may earn college credits as a result. Students will develop critical thinking through college level novels, poetry, and logic exercises. Students must be prepared to share their learning through formal and informal public speaking, as well as extensive analytical writing. Reading expectations average 75-100 pages a week, and 2-4 pages of typed writing is also expected weekly.

 

For specific questions about the AP Literature Course, please contact admissions@westmontchristian.org.

 
 
 
 
 
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