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The Advanced Placement program allows high school students to take college level courses at the high school. Your performance on the Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Examination will determine whether or not you may obtain college credit. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for the examination. Students successfully completing this course will:
  • know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics.
  • understand typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences (including the components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures).
  • be able to analyze and interpret basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics.

21st Century Learning Expectations
Students will know and be able to demonstrate mastery of content and skills by
  • Grappling with essential questions that span disciplines
  • Engaging in inquiry based, self-driven, authentic learning
  • Utilizing higher order thinking skills that include the evaluation and synthesis of information and ideas
  • Collaborating and communicating with others while also self-reflecting on personal growth
  • Applying appropriate technology and media literacy skills
  • Making connections to life and the larger world community