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Open to: Grades 9 - 12
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required
Prerequisites: Completion of high school US History or equivalent
Course Length: 30 weeks (Academic Year)
Recommended School Credit: One academic year
Student Expectations: Students are strongly encouraged to work an average of 4-7 hours per week for the 30-week session with breaks for holidays.
Course Code: APUS
US Government and Politics is the study of the United States national government's policies, institutions, and foundations.
This course gives students an analytical perspective on American government and politics that prepares them to take the AP US Government and Politics exam and draws on software provided by Thinkwell. It has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.
There are no required materials for this course.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.
Select the image below to view the online demo (requires Flash plugin).