Advanced Placement Courses at Newcomers High School
Advanced Placement Government and Politics
The AP course in government
and politics is intended for qualified students who wish to complete studies in
secondary school equivalent to a one-semester college introductory course in United
States Government and Politics or in Comparative Government and Politics .
Advanced Placement Calculus
The AP Calculus course consist of a full high school academic year of work and are
comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities . It is expected that students
who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both
from institutions of higher learning . The AP Program includes specifications for two calculus courses and the exam for
each course . The two courses and the two corresponding exams are designated as
Calculus AB and Calculus BC .
Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture
Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture
The AP Chinese Language and Culture course and exam are intended to further multiculturalism and multilingualism in
secondary school education. The AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed to be comparable to fourth semester (or the equivalent) college/university courses in Mandarin Chinese.
Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an
exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts.
The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of products,
both tangible (e.g., tools, books) and intangible (e.g., laws, conventions,
institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture);
and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions that underlie both
practices and products).
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is designed to provide
students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory
college course in literature written in Spanish. The course introduces
students to the formal study of a representative body of texts from
Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature. The
course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency
in Spanish across the three modes of communication (interpersonal,
interpretive, and presentational) and the five goal areas (communication,
cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities) outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The
overarching aims of the course are to provide students with ongoing and
varied opportunities to further develop their proficiencies across the full
range of language skills — with special attention to critical reading and
analytical writing — and to encourage them to reflect on the many voices
and cultures included in a rich and diverse body of literature written in