While we believe the CRMS curriculum offers depth and breadth on its own, there are certain AP courses that fit in well to our program and challenge select students with college-level work.
In addition to the courses listed below, students regularly prepare for AP tests in additional subject areas such as Spanish and Photography.
This course is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. History. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students will learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. AP U.S. History will thus develop in students the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions by an informed judgment and to give reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. (Adapted from The College Board Advanced Placement Program.) Taking the advanced placement test is required. Students should seek a teacher recommendation before registering for this course.