Advanced Placement Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year college chemistry course and to prepare students to take the AP Chemistry Exam. It is meant to be taken after successful completion of Chemistry and includes such topics as the structure of matter, states of matter, reactions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics, with emphasis placed on chemical calculations. Extensive lab work will be done to complement course objectives. AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits. This course is part of the PLTW + AP pathway; to learn more, click here. (One-credit, one-year course for grades 10-12. Tenth graders must have completed Chemistry their 9th grade year and be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II Honors their sophomore year. ) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chemistry or Algebra II OR concurrent enrollment in Algebra II Honors.