Welcome to Advanced Placement United States History
Welcome to Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH)! Expectations are very high for this college level survey course. Advanced Placement Unites States History surveys the period beginning with the first European settlement of the New World and ending with international affairs and domestic changes in the post-1945 period to the present. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of U.S. History and to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States History.
- To prepare for the academic rigors of college courses
- To successfully pass the Advanced Placement Exam in May 15, 2013
- To gain understanding and knowledge of United States History
Course Homework and Homework Policy
APUSH is a demanding course requiring daily homework. It is absolutely imperative that you read all reading assignments and take notes in this course. Students should complete between thirty to sixty minutes of homework daily to earn a “C” in this course. Students will be expected to complete homework over vacation time to enhance their chance to pass the AP Exam and to excel in this course. Most of the homework will consist of reading from the textbook and taking notes and studying for exams. The homework and testing schedule is located in my locker under "homework and testing schedule."
Grade Change Policy
A student that exceeds his/her anticipated performance on the AP Exam may have both semester grades changed after the arrival of the test results.
Classroom Policies and Procedures
Classroom policies and procedures are in the Student Packet and in my locker under "Classroom Policies and Procedures."
Tests are to be taken when scheduled. There are no make-ups. One unit test score and two quiz scores will be dropped each semester to account for absences; however, midterm and final cannot be dropped. If you are going to miss a midterm/final exam, arrangements for make-up must be made before the exam. Being absent on the day before the test does not excuse you from taking the test, as you already know all the test dates.
Textbook: America’s History, Fifth Edition 2004, by James Henretta
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