Advanced Placement

What are Advanced Placement courses?

Advanced Placement courses are university-level courses offered in high-school. They can give students a taste of what college is like and can help him or her stand out on university applications. Advanced Placement tells universities and colleges that a student is willing to challenge him or herself with rigorous coursework. Not only that, but scoring well on the AP Exam can get a student college credit, placement beyond introductory courses or both, potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

What courses are offered at Dartmouth High School?

AP Music Theory – Mr. Michael Diabo

Develop your aural, sight-singing, written, compositional, and analytical skills through a series of listening, performance, written, creative, and analytical exercises.

AP Chemistry  – Ms. Robyn Pennell

Develop your ability to think clearly and express your ideas with clarity and logic, both orally and in writing. Work with classmates to conduct meaningful laboratory investigations that let you observe chemical reactions and substances, interpret your findings, and communicate your results.

AP Economics  – Ms. Toinette Martin

In Microeconomics you will learn about the nature and functions of product markets and factor markets and about the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.  During Macroeconomics you will learn about concepts such as national income and price determination and develop your familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth and international economics.

AP English Literature and Composition – Ms. Kristen Amiro

Learn to analyze and interpret imaginative literature through the careful reading and critical analysis of representative works from various genres and periods.

Explore literary elements such as a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Develop your writing skills as you express your ideas and analysis in expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.


How can I get more information on Advanced Placement?

Students and parents interested in learning more about Advanced Placement should contact Ms. Jennifer Adams at 464-2457 ext. 4001006 or for more information about the benefits of the Advanced Placement program at Dartmouth High School.

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