AP Government and Politics (US)
This course as a 3rd block skinny, open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders (though the more history you've had, the easier the course becomes)!
AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behavior. They also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. In addition, they complete a political science research or applied civics project.
What are the prerequisites for the course?
Students need to have successfully completed Civics Honors and American History 1 Honors.