• AP

Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Juniors & Seniors; AP


A grade of B or better in General Science/Chemistry (AD) or Pre-AP Chemistry OR a grade of B or better in Chemistry Honors OR a grade of A or better in Chemistry + Teacher Recommendation

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

In this course, students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Course instruction involves applying logic and critical thinking to show a depth of understanding with specialemphasis placed on the six science practices that capture important aspects of the work that scientists engage in. Learning objectives combine content with inquiry and reasoning skills. As a result of the increased rigor of this AP course, students are required to demonstrate advanced skills in thinking logically and intuitively while exhibiting evidence of divergent and creative thinkingin science. Topics are covered more in depth in comparison to the regular course and instruction is delivered at the fastest pace.