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SWD Advancement Placement (AP)
For those who missed the SWD Advancement Placement (AP) Information Night, here is the recording and PowerPoint presentation from the meeting.

Testing Calendar:
Click here to view the DCSD Testing Calendar.  

Advanced Placement Courses:



AP 2-D Art Design 11th or 12th grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Visual Art I, Drawing I, and Painting I courses should have been completed successfully. Any experience creating two-dimensional art and design work, in or out of the classroom, will be helpful.

AP 3-D Art Design 11th or 12th grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Visual Art I, Drawing I, and Painting I courses should have been completed successfully. Any experience creating three-dimensional art and design work, in or out of the classroom, will be helpful.

AP Drawing 11th or 12th Grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Visual Art I, Drawing I, and Painting I courses should have been completed successfully. Any experience creating art and design work through drawing, in or out of the classroom, will be helpful.

AP Language and Composition 
11th Grade  (One Semester) 
Recommended Prerequisites: 

AP Literature and Composition 12th Grade (Year-long) Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed AP Language and Composition

 AP Human Geography
 9th -12th Grade (Year-long) 
Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP World History 
10th Grade (Year-long) 
Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP US History 11th grade (Year-long) Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the AP World History course.

AP Government and Politics 10th -12th grade  (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the American Government course.

AP Macroeconomics 12th grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP Psychology 10th -12th grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: None

AP Calculus AB and BC 
11th or 12th Grade  (One Semester) 
Recommended Prerequisites: You should have successfully completed courses in which you studied algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. In particular, you should understand the properties of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions and know-how to graph these functions and solve equations involving them. You should also be familiar with algebraic transformations, combinations, compositions, and inverses for general functions. 

AP Computer Science Principles 
10th -12th Grade (One Semester) 
Recommended Prerequisites: High school algebra course

AP Environmental Science 11th or 12th Grade  (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Two years of high school laboratory science, including life science and physical science, along with at least one year of algebra

AP Biology 
9th or 10th Grade (One Semester)
 Recommended Prerequisites: High school courses in biology and chemistry 

AP Chemistry 
11th or 12th Grade (One Semester) 
Recommended Prerequisites: High school courses in chemistry and Algebra II

AP Physics 1 11th or 12th Grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have completed a geometry course and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course.

AP French Language and Culture 
11th or 12th Grade (One Semester) 
Recommended Prerequisites: Students are typically in their fourth year of high-school-level study. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different pathway of study leading to this course.

AP Spanish Language and Culture 11th or 12th Grade (One Semester) Recommended Prerequisites: Students are typically in their fourth year of high-school-level study. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different pathway of study leading to this course.

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