AP English

Full Year

1

12

No

Prerequisites Needed:

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

Prerequisites For: None

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

  1. T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
  2. T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
  3. 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.
  4. T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.

AP students are expected to analyze techniques of historical artwork at a college level. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students like the practice in critical thinking that allows them to advance in other courses.

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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.

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The course takes one year to complete, and works much like a regular class except more in-depth. Students in AP Art History focus specific art periods and disciplines, then end with a state administered AP exam to determine how much college credit they’ve earned.

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 Art History specializes in topics that can help students who want to pursue careers in history and art.

Graduation Requirements 

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.

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Research often helps students figure out how many AP classes they should take in a year, but a student’s ability to handle coursework changes year to year. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work!

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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).

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Start by considering AP classes in subjects you’re very interested in and subjects where you’ve had academic success. If you already know what you want to study in college, you can choose AP courses aligned with your intended major.

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Regular, Honors and AP classes have differences, and they can all be a valuable part of your high school career. The main thing to know is that AP classes give high schoolers the opportunity to earn college credit as they work towards their diploma.

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Absolutely. Homeschooled students are welcome to apply at eAchieve and can enroll in one or two online classes each semester as a supplement to their curriculum. Our online AP classes are open to homeschoolers as well as students attending traditional brick and mortar schools.

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There are pros and cons to AP classes, and they’re not the right choice for all high school students. But for motivated students looking for a challenge, they can be a great way to prepare for college.

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AP classes are designed to be about as hard as an introductory level college class. Of course the learning environment and type of instructor will vary when comparing AP and college classes.

For the most part colleges like seeing AP classes on transcripts because it shows that a student is pushing themselves academically. You will need to earn good enough grades and exam scores to complete the picture however.

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Managing multiple AP courses is doable, but it takes commitment to learning and applying time management skills.

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Both dual enrollment and high school AP courses provide more of an academic challenge compared to regular classes. If your main motivation is earning college credit early, you’ll probably want to stick with AP classes.

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If your school doesn’t offer AP classes (or at least the AP classes you’re looking for to get into your favorite college), you’ll be interested in availability for online AP courses. Taking AP classes outside of high school in Wisconsin is as easy as enrolling for FREE with eAchieve Academy.

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