| ||Meeting times for this course will be available in February, 2016. If you are interested in this course and have time constraints, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.
AP/Honors Chemistry builds on concepts of matter acquired in junior high or basic chemistry, covering more advanced concepts in atomic structure, electron configuration, the nature of chemical bonds, aspects of acid-base and precipitation reactions, simple solution preparation, chemical equilibria, ane energy. Additional topics may include organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the characteristics of chemical families, depending on student interest. Students must complete three safety checkout labs and 19 lab exercises to receive AP credit. Student who complete fewer labs than required for AP credit but satisfactorily complete all other work may receive honors credit for the course.
In 2014, the College Board revised requirements for the AP Chemistry course and exam preparation. This course has been updated and certified to meet or exceed all syllabus requirements, including lab work, for AP Chemistry. Students completing this course satisfactorily will be prepared to take the SAT II and/or AP Chemistry examinations.
This course is taught using the Scholars Online Chat software, which allows the teacher to embed graphics, mathematical equations, and movies in the chat session, with complete logging available for the entire year. Audio software is not used to allow students with limited internet access to participate fully, and to encourage precise thinking and writing skills.