AP US History

High School 11th Grade

AP US History

AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college-level course in U.S. History. Students will explore significant events, individuals, and developments from the Age of Discovery to the present. Students will develop skills in analyzing primary and secondary sources, developing historical arguments, and making connections across time and place. The course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test in May. Students may earn college credit through their performance on this assessment. VA/US History is a required course for all 11th grade students. Standard, Honors, and AP versions of this course are available. Only students who require a verified credit in Social Studies will take the end-of-course SOL test.