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Social Studies Department » AP ECONOMICS



#246        AP ECONOMICS      NCAA Approved
Grades: 11-12      Elective      Year Long       Credit: 1

To continue in the honors program a student is required to successfully complete Honors US History with a grade of “B” or higher. To transfer into the honors program, a student must attain an “A” in U.S. History as the final grade, and the recommendation of the US History teacher.

This course is designed to provide the college bound student with the opportunity to study microeconomic concepts and earn college credits by achieving a passing score on the AP test administered each May or by registering for Penn Highlands credits. Students will be required to take a series of challenging and demanding multiple choice and short answer response exams.

There are two goals of AP Economics. First and foremost, is to empower students to use economic reasoning in their decision making process. In addition, completion of the AP economics course should give students the understanding to be successful at the “intermediate” level of college microeconomics. Goal number two is to provide students with the opportunity to receive college credits by obtaining a passing score on the AP exam or by enrolling for credits through Penn Highlands. If there is a single criterion to consider before registering for AP Economics, it is your “mathematical” ability. The “logic and reasoning” used in microeconomics are very similar to that used in advanced math, such as calculus.

All students must complete a prerequisite assignment before the first day of class. Grades will be assigned based on tests. All students will be required to take the AP Exam, a final exam may be given at the discretion of the teacher.