AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college.
This course is structured around the six big ideas articulated in the AP Chemistry curriculum framework provided by the College Board.
A special emphasis will be placed on the seven science practices, which capture important aspects of the work that scientists engage in, with learning objectives that combine content with inquiry and reasoning skills.
During the year students will use demonstrations and other simulations that work with course content in ways that cannot easily be duplicated in the lab.
To keep the students in the cumulative mindset needed to prepare for the AP exam, as well as exams in a university setting, there will be a weekly quiz in non-test weeks on the last student day of the week and each unit exam administered will have questions from previous units included.
Students will also take part in discussions that will relate topics covered to real world applications of the concepts