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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.

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

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

Tuition Information

AP courses are available with the Silver, Silver Premium, Gold, Platinum and Diamond tuition support packages. 

  Silver* Silver
Premium*
Gold Platinum Diamond
Add-On Price for AP Course $350 $250

*Students can purchase tutoring minutes for phone support and screen-sharing services, as needed.

Add-On charges will be scheduled within 30 days of class assignment. The Accounting Department will reach out via email to arrange a payment. Discounts do not apply to AP or premium World Language courses.

The Add-On price includes the price of the book “The American Pageant.” Families can choose to purchase the book on their own and Enlightium can apply a credit to the tuition for the price of the book, provided it is within $15 of the listed price.

Required Purchases

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

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