AP U.S. History

U S HistoryThis 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. Emphases 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. The course includes text-based content, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's learners and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. 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.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:

  • 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.

Grades 10–12: 1 Credit

Timetable for AP Courses

Since exams for AP courses take place during the first two weeks of May, students are encouraged to begin working on them as early as July and no later than the beginning of school year. For more specific dates, general information about AP Courses, and a list of all AP courses offered by Enlightium Academy, please visit the AP Courses/College Credits page.

Standard AP Course Price Chart


Silver*Silver
Premium*
GoldDiamond
Add-on Price (Primary AP Textbook Included)** $350 $350

*Students can purchase tutoring minutes for phone support and screen-sharing services if needed.
**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 the price range on the required purchases list.

Additional payment (if applicable) is due within 30 days of enrollment. The Accounting Department will reach out via email to arrange a payment.

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