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AP Psychology Class for Online High School Students

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AP Psychology


Advanced Placement Psychology is offered to qualified students who wish to complete studies equivalent to an introductory college course in psychology while still in secondary school. Psychology helps students to more clearly understand their own mental processes and behavior, and that of others.

The first semester major units of study include history, research, biological, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thinking and language, and intelligence. The second semester major units of study include motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology plus an extensive review for the College Board Advanced Placement Psychology Exam.

Learning Targets:

  1. Target 1 (Writing): Develop a thesis, support with multiple forms of evidence, and provide analysis with an explanation in written form.
  2. Target 2 (Reading): Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline-specific readings.
  3. Target 3 (Content): Apply content in order to evaluate relationships and draw conclusions.
  4. Target 4 (Communication): Produce clear and coherent communication in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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This is a NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official Wisconsin NCAA-approved virtual education provider and this online Advanced Placement Psychology class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).

Everything You Should Know About Online AP Psychology

eAchieve offers online courses for high school students looking to break away from the structure of traditional school. Give yourself the freedom of on-the-go classes by enrolling in online courses to complete your high school degree.

In addition to standard courses, eAchieve offers honors and AP courses for students looking to challenge themselves and earn college credit while still in high school.

AP Psychology is a great choice for high school students preparing for a career in psychology.

Are AP Psychology classes hard?

AP students are expected to write, read, comprehend, and communicate topics covered in the AP Psychology course at a freshman college level. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students found the material to be challenging where standard classes fell through.

Are AP Psychology Classes worth it?

The rigorous work involved in AP courses can be intimidating, but the benefits of taking an online AP course are worth it. In addition to gaining incredible psychology knowledge, students will get college credit and critical thinking skills to further them in their chosen careers.

How does AP Psychology work?

The two-semester course takes about a school year to complete, and works much like a regular class, except AP courses are more intense. It involves in-depth analysis of complicated events in U.S history, with the written and communicative abilities to not only understand the topics but to question them as well.

Is AP Psychology necessary?

AP class are not necessary to graduate, but they are helpful in applying for college, staying debt-free, and developing college study skills that last a life time.

Can I take AP Psychology 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 often. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work.

How does the weighted AP GPA work?

One of the many benefits of taking AP classes is that they count higher towards your GPA: which means that it is possible for students to achieve a GPA greater than 4.0! Some see it as a challenge, others as a safety net in the event that an AP course is harder than they expect (but never impossible).

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.

Can I take AP Psychology in addition to traditional classes?

Absolutely! eAchieve offers part-time enrollment for students currently at a brick and mortar school who want to take full advantage of both their traditional school and online school options. Students living in any school district or county in Wisconsin are eligible to apply at our free online school.

How are students supposed to choose which AP classes to take?

Choosing AP classes you’re interested in, especially when you’ve been successful academically in those subjects, is a good place to start. If you know what you want to major in, you can get ahead by choosing AP classes for your intended college major or career.

What’s the difference between AP Psychology and regular social science classes?

AP, Honors, and regular high school classes have a lot in common but a few very important differences. Which class works best for you depends on the type of challenge you’re looking for.

Can homeschooled students take AP Psychology online?

Yes, definitely! Many students enrolled at eAchieve are homeschoolers taking AP classes online as a part-time supplement to their homeschool curriculum.

What are the pros and cons of AP Psychology?

AP classes have valuable advantages for the right type of student – and can pose unique challenges to all high school students.

Is AP Psychology the same as taking psychology classes in college?

By design, AP classes are about as hard as into-level (first year) college courses. Of course all high school and college courses vary in difficulty based on the instructor and your confidence in the subject.

Do colleges like AP Psychology?

Good grades in AP classes look good on college applications because they show you’re willing to challenge yourself. Of course, loading up with AP classes and getting poor grades in them won’t impress college admissions offers.

How do I manage my time when taking AP Psychology plus other AP classes?

Managing more than one AP class at the same time can be challenging, but there are simple strategies that can make things easier.

Is taking AP Psychology better than a dual enrollment psychology class?

Comparing AP classes to dual enrollment classes isn’t apples to apples. While AP classes and exams are standardized, the quality and difficulty of a dual enrollment course can vary widely based on the type of institution and the instructor.

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