The AP® Psychology course is designed around a variety of assignments that promote acquiring a deep understanding of content, as well as developing study and writing skills necessary to be successful on the advanced placement exam. While preparation for the AP Exam is an important goal of the course, helping students to better understand themselves and the behavior of others is another important aspect of the course.
Students should expect weekly reading assignments in the ebook, Meyers’ Psychology for AP in addition to research, writing, group work, and participation in discussions.
Tips for completing multiple choice questions and writing the essay part of the exam are part of the instruction for this course. Students will be given numerous opportunities to review and practice for the AP exam through-out the course
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.
This course has recommended summer reading. All summer work for AP Psychology can be found here: AP Summer Work