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AP Courses

AP U.S. History

1 Credit
Available to Grades 10–12

This elective was created for students who want to dig deeper into U.S. History beyond the dates and facts and understand the relationship between the people, events, and movements that shaped the United States from 1492 through 1877. Emphasis on the broad themes of war and treaties, territorial expansion, immigration, slavery, civil rights, labor history, and constitutional controversies support critical thinking skills and encourage discussion throughout this self-directed course.

AP U.S. History enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning. This course has been built around the practices published in the AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description.

Per counselor approval, students can take AP U.S. History instead of U.S. History.

Topics Discussed:

  • The Age of Discovery and Colonial Settlement (1500–1692)
  • Pre-Revolutionary America (1608–1775)
  • The Revolutionary Period and the Early Republic (1775–1800)
  • The Development of Jeffersonian Democracy (1800–1840)
  • The Changing Face of America (1790–1860)
  • The Pre-Civil War Era (1841–1961)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1861–1877)
  • Forging an Industrial Society (1869–1900)
  • America Moves: To the City and to the West (1865–1900)
  • America's Age of Imperialism (1890–1912)
  • Wilson and the First World War (1912–1918)
  • The Roaring Twenties and the Politics of Boom and Bust (1919–1932)
  • FDR and the New Deal (1933–1941)
  • America in the Postwar Era
  • Toward a New Century

AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Learn more about the AP U.S. History teacher.

Required Purchases

See the AP U.S. History Supply List for required purchases.

High School Electives

  Standard Electives
(Includes Offline Electives)
Premium Electives
(Includes All Paid Electives)
Bronze** Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver+ Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Gold Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Diamond Up to 7.0 credits*, including 2.0 premium electives, at no extra cost
*Includes core courses such as English, math, and science
Premium High School Electives
Bronze*

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Diamond

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$750 per 1 credit
$400 per 0.5 credit
$650 per 1 credit
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$1,350 per 1 credit
$750 per 0.5 credit
$1,250 per 1 credit
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**Available to grades 9-10.
^AP French and AP Spanish have a unique additional cost per credit: $1,000 for Silver and Silver+; $900 for Gold

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