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AP English

Description:

Advanced Placement English 12 is recommended for the college bound student. Passing of the course as well as a score of 3 or higher on the AP English Literature & Composition Exam will result in the student earning college retro-credits.

AP English will engage students in a rigorous study of literature ranging from early texts such as Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Homer's The Odyssey to twentieth century poetry and fiction. Students will learn to synthesize textual details and historical context and express their thoughts effectively in writing.

The overall purpose of the class is to not only prepare students for the AP Exam, but to also foster an enjoyment of and respect for literature. The text for this course is Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense (10th ed). Students are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the text. A limited amount of texts are available for loan, CONTACT COURSE INSTRUCTOR! Please see the course reading list for additional texts.

Learning Targets:

T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)

T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.

T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.

T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.

Prerequisites:

Either of the 9th Grade English Classes:

English 9  AP Prep English 9

And Either of the 10th Grade English Classes:

English 10  AP Prep English 10

And One of These Junior Year Electives:

American Literature  AP Prep American Literature  British Literature

Length:

Full Year

Grade Level:

12th Grade

What you need to know about AP English

eAchieve Academy offers online courses for students who want to break free to the strict structure of traditional school. Earn your diploma on your own time and schedule—taking the classes that challenge you. Our AP core courses, like AP English, offer an opportunity for students to challenge themselves while getting college credit and college practice.

Are AP English classes hard?

AP students are expected to analyze complex literature at a freshman college level. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students like the rigorous work that ultimately prepares them for college.

Do I need to take AP prep classes first?

No. All our online AP classes are open to any enrolled student. Pre-AP classes help students develop the skills they'll need to succeed in AP classes, but they're not required.

Are AP English Classes worth it?

Although AP classes take a lot of dedication, the benefits of taking an online AP course are worth it! In addition to gaining incredible knowledge, students will get college credit and college course experience to prepare them for future higher education courses.

How does AP English work?

The course takes one year to complete, and works much like a regular class except more in-depth. AP English covers similar books and topics as a standard English course, except the work is more rigorous to develop students’ critical thinking and writing capabilities. Students will take an AP Exam at the end of the semester to determine how much college credit they’ve earned.

Is AP English necessary?

AP classes are not necessary to graduate high school, but are beneficial for students who want to earn college credit and reduce their high-level education costs in the future. AP English specializes in critical thinking skills which help students who want to pursue careers in English, marketing, and philosophy.

Can I take online AP English online?

Absolutely! eAchieve offers an extensive collection of online AP classes for high school students to enroll in. Start your path today to further your knowledge, advance your credits, and prepare for college with courses offered at eAchieve.

How many AP classes should I take?

Research often helps students figure out how many AP classes they should take in a year, but someone’s ability to handle coursework changes year to year as that individual grows. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work, and go from there.

How does the weighted AP GPA work?

One of the many benefits of taking AP classes is that they count more towards your GPA than standard courses: which means that it is possible for students to achieve a GPA greater than 4.0! Many of our AP students see this as a safety net and a challenge to graduate with a 4.0+ (very impressive to colleges). 

How do I take AP classes outside of high school?

Start your path to online AP classes today to begin getting college credit, advance your knowledge, and prepare yourself for higher education with the courses offered at eAchieve all on your terms.

What AP classes are best to take?

Since AP classes are more challenging, a good approach is to pick subjects you typically do well in and look forward to learning more about. Students who already have a career path in mind should select AP classes based on their intended college major.

Does it matter if I take AP English instead of regular English class?

It all comes down to your goals after graduating high school. College-bound students can get a head start (and save money) by earning college credits with AP classes and exams. Read more about the differences between regular, Honors and AP classes explained with insights.

I’m homeschooled. Can I take AP English online?

Yes: all our online AP classes are open to homeschooled students. You can apply for part-time enrollment and take 1 or 2 online classes each semester while continuing with your homeschool curriculum.

How do I know if taking AP English is the right choice for me?

Here are some are pros and cons of AP classes you should consider. You can also talk to a teacher or guidance counselor about your concerns.

Is AP English the same as a college English class?

In terms of difficulty, AP classes are designed to be about on par with introductory level college courses.

Does AP English look good to colleges?

AP classes look impressive on college applications, but it’s not the only thing admissions officers consider. The grades and exam scores you earn also matter.

What’s the best way to handle multiple AP courses?

Managing multiple AP classes takes organization and time management. Developing these skills in high school is good preparation for handling a college-level courseload.

Should I take AP classes or dual enrollment?

Dual enrollment and AP classes are both good ways to challenge yourself if regular high school classes are too easy. It’s good to know how your college or university of choice views AP credits vs dual enrollment credits so you can make sure your application stands out.

Begin your personalized education path with the professionals at eAchieve Academy online today!
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