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    Advanced, Honors, and AP Courses at Dublin High School – 2018/2019 Academic Year

     

    Please view the items below to help you make an informed choice about Honors and/or AP classes. If you need questions answered regarding Honors/AP classes contact the staff member teaching that specific course . If you are interested in any of the Honors or AP classes offered at DHS, please contact your counselor.
     

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    Course Title

    Information Meeting

    Entrance Test Required

    Criteria for Acceptance

    Estimated Nightly HW

    Summer Work (yes/no) & website

    AP Exam Expected

    English 1 Advanced

    Mr. Patrick Kleinow, x7229

    5:30 p.m. on 2/8/2018 in Performing Arts Center

    No

    Strong performance in 8th grade English, writing grade, GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation

    45 min. - 1 hour (varies)

    Yes

    No

    English 2 Advanced (10)

    Ms. Sara Hollison, x7054, and Ms. Erin Vallejo

    Yes —AP/Honors Night or ask English teacher

    No

    Writing grade, GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation

    45 min. – 1 hour (varies)

    Yes Summer Work

    No

    English 3 Honors (11)

    Mr. Chris MacDougall, x7062

    No, Visit L205 or email Mr. MacDougall

    No

    GPA in prior English classes, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    30 minutes (may vary)

    No

    No

    AP English Language & Composition (11)

    Ms. Rebecca Briggs, x7044

    Yes — in class and AP/Honors Night

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    45 min (varies)

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP English Literature & Composition (12)

    Ms. Jennifer Angel-Diaz, x7042

    Ms. Ashley Sheaff, x7228

    Yes — in class and AP/Honors Night

    Yes (no fee)

    Please contact teacher for date, time, and location.

    Essay test, GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    Application due to current English teacher no later than 3/7/14.

    45 min – 1 hour

    Yes

    Yes - fee

    AP European History (10)

    Mr. Gregory Rodriguez, x7176

    and Mr. Michael Ruegg

    AP/Honors Night

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    1 hour per night (varies)

    Optional Website

    Yes - fee

    AP Microeconomics (12)

    Ms. Kyria Bauer, x7174

    Ap/Honors Night

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation,  contract

    45 min – 1 hour (but not necessarily every night)

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP United States History (11)

    Ms. Mary Hake, x7057

    Ms. Carter Stimson, x7063

    No

    No

    Please contact teacher for date, time, and location.

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    45 min – 1 hour

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP U.S. Government and Politics (12)

    Ms. Jennifer McCort, x7164

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    45 min – 1 hour

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP Psychology (11 & 12)

    Ms. Anne Bowling, x7166

    No

    No

    GPA, with focus on English, Science and Social Studies, attendance, teacher recommendation, contract

    1 hour (varies)

    No

    Yes - fee

    French 4 (H)

    Ms. Valerie Jacob-Bohart, x7030


    No


    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from French 3, contract

    30 minutes

    No

    No

    AP French Language

    Ms. Valerie Jacob-Bohart,

    x7030

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from French 4 Honors, contract

    30 minutes

    No

    No

    Spanish 4 (H)

    Ms. Rocio Serrano-Hernandez,

    x7036

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Spanish 3, contract

    Students taking Spanish 4 (H) should have a minimum “B” grade in Spanish 3.

    30 – 45 minutes

    No

    No

    AP Spanish Language

    Ms. Koren Soule, x7034

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Spanish 4 (H) or Spanish teacher recommendation from Spanish 3, contract; AP Spanish open to juniors and seniors only.

    1 hour

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP Spanish Literature

     

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, recommendation from Spanish 4 (H) or AP Spanish teacher, contract.  AP Spanish Literature open to juniors and seniors only.

    1 hour/varies

     Yes

    Yes - fee

    Mandarin 4 (H)

    Ms. Audrey Xu, x7221

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Mandarin 3/placement test, contract

    1 hour

    No

    No

    AP Chinese Language and Culture

    Ms. Audrey Xu, x7221

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Mandarin 4 (H)/placement test, contract

    1 hour

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP Calculus (AB)

    Ms. Tina Lawson, x7142

    Ms. Mathini Uthayasegar

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation and a grade of C or better from Trig/Pre-Calculus, contract

    1 hour

    Yes Website

    Yes - fee

    AP Calculus (BC)

    Ms. Tina Lawson, x7142

    Mr. Donald Snedden

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation and a grade of B or better from AP Calculus AB, contract

    1 hour

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP Statistics

    Ms. Anna Kim, x7154

    No

    No

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation and a grade of C or better from Trig/Pre-Calculus, contract

    45 min – 1 hour; varies by student ability to analyze and solve word problems

    No

    Yes - fee

    Honors Chemistry

    Ms. Jeanne Morgan, x7641

    Ms. Mitsuka Bude, x7641

    No

    No

    GPA, previous grades in prior courses, attendance, teacher recommendation from Biology teacher, current placement in Algebra II, Algebra 2/Trig, Trig/Pre-Calculus or Calculus, contract

    Varies

    No

    No

    Honors Anatomy & Physiology

    Ms. Alyssa Cook, x7243

    No

    No

    GPA, previous grades in prerequisite courses, attendance, teacher recommendation from Chemistry teacher, contract

    30 minutes – varies

    No

    No

    AP Biology

    Ms. Megan Sininger, x7171

    Honors/AP Night and in class, or meet with Sininger in K-209

    Possible

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Biology and Chemistry teachers, contract; must have earned an A in Biology (Biology with Research) and an A in Chemistry (B in Honors Chemistry)

    1 hour minimum; occasional lunch/after school time recommended

    Yes Class Website

    Yes - fee

    AP Chemistry

    Mr. Brad Vereen, x7084

    Honors/AP Night

    Possible

    GPA, attendance, teacher recommendation from Biology and Chemistry teachers, contract, concurrent enrollment in or completion of Trig/Pre-Calculus or higher level math (Calculus)

    1 hour minimum; students may have early morning labs

    Yes

    Yes - fee

    AP Environmental Science

    Ms. Janet Kaehms, x7117

    Honors/AP Night

    No

    GPA, attendance,teacher recommendation from prior science course teacher, contract, Algebra II, Algebra 2/Trig with “B” or better, plus at least one other UC approved laboratory science course with “B” or better, contract

    45 min – 1 hour

    Yes Summer Homework

    Yes - fee

    AP Physics

    Mrs. Katina Lewis

    (no phone extension; please email lewiskatina@dublinusd.org)

    Students must come to see Mrs. Lewis sometime in May; please email to arrange a time

    No, but please see note to the right about summer HW, first unit test, and some students potentially being reassigned in August.

    Concurrent enrollment in AP Calculus or above (BC recommended); successful completion of all semesters of previous math (including Trig/Pre-Calc) and science classes (including Chemistry); signed contract, excellent attendance, GPA, permission of instructor.

    **NOTE: there is extensive summer homework due each week during the summer, with the first unit exam the first week of school. At this time, if too many students are enrolled in the course, some may be reassigned into trigonometry-based college-preparatory Physics based on teacher assessment and performance on the first exam.

    At least 1 hour every night, often more (intense, college-level problem-solving)



    Yes, a lot!

    Please contact Mrs. Lewis via email ASAP and see this

    Summer HW page

    Yes  - fee

    (Physics C, Mechanics only)

    AP Music Theory

    TBA, x7121

    Honors/AP Night

    No

    Instructor approval, and/or concurrent enrollment in DHS Performing Ensemble is HIGHLY recommended.

    30 mins

    No

    Yes - fee

    AP Seminar

    Mr. Mike Ruegg

    Yes. Announced.

    Yes. Application.

    Timed writing sample. GPA. English grade. Attendance. Upper division status. Emphasis on building a junior cohort. Remaining spots available to qualified seniors.

    If averaged, 1 hour.

    Summer reading.

    Yes - fee (slightly higher than most)

    AP Research (Capstone)

    No

    No

    Mandatory prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Seminar

    If averaged, 1 hour.

    Summer reading.

    Yes - fee (slightly higher than most)

    AP Computer Science

    Mr. Robert Kaehms

    AP/Honors Night on 2/7/18 at 6:30 in Student Union

    No

    Students must have taken POE or CSE, have earned a strong grade, and must have instructor approval

    1 hour per night

    Yes - weekly homework via Google Classroom

    Yes