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Gifted LearningLinks allows high ability students to:

  • Access advanced subject matter, including credit-bearing honors and AP® level courses
  • Learn at an accelerated pace anytime and anywhere
  • Receive personalized guidance from expert instructors
  • Engage online with peers from around the world

STEM Courses

The CTD Online Program offers an array of science, technology and math courses for students interested in STEM fields. Students can explore their way through our math sequence starting with Algebra I Honors through Pre-Calculus Honors and moving onto AP® Calculus AB and BC. Our technology courses include Java and C++ Programming in addition to AP® Computer Science A and AP® Computer Science Principles. We also offer a full complement of advanced science courses including AP® Biology, AP® Chemistry, AP® Environmental Science, and AP® Physics I, II, and C.

 
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Application Process

Most Online AP® courses have prerequisites. Please see course descriptions for specific details.

The Online AP® Program at CTD welcomes applications from returning applicants as well as new score and portfolio applicants. Before beginning the online application, determine which type of applicant you are based on the descriptions below.

Returning Applicant
You are a returning applicant if you are in grade 9 through 12 and you meet both of the following criteria: 

  • You have successfully completed a CTD course through the Weekend Enrichment Program, Summer Program or Online Program at the Magenta Tier or Indigo Tier, within the previous twenty-four months. 
  • You are now applying for an Online AP® course with the same qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science) you used to qualify for a CTD course you previously completed. 

New Scores Applicant
You are a new scores applicant if you are grade 9 through 12 and you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • You have never attended any CTD program and you have qualifying grade-level test scores (Verbal, Math, or Science) for your desired course that are no more than two years old.
  • You have previously attended a course with the Summer Program or Online Program, but you are now applying for a course with a different qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science) and you have qualifying grade-level test scores. 
  • You have participated in above grade-level testing such as the PSAT™8/9 test taken in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6, the ACT® or SAT® test taken in grades 6, 7 or 8 (NUMATS) within the past two years.

New Portfolio Applicant
You are a portfolio applicant if you are in grade 9 through 12 and the following is applicable to you:

  • You do not have qualifying test scores because you have either:

              1) never taken a nationally-normed standardized achievement test 

OR

             2) taken this type of test but not achieved a qualifying score.

An admission portfolio includes the following documents:

  • Required: one teacher recommendation form indicating that the student is performing 1½ to 2 years above grade level in the subject area of the course to which the student is applying (Home-school students may submit two teacher recommendations from non-family member adults who can speak to their capabilities in lieu of a teacher recommendation. Family members may not submit teacher recommendations for students); 
  • Required: most recent school report card indicating exceptional performance in the subject area of the Online AP® course to which the student is applying; 
  • If available: most recent state testing report (e.g. NWEA/MAP); or any results of a grade-level test such as PSAT™8/9 taken in middle school.

Eligibility

Many Online AP® courses have prerequisites.  Please read the course description carefully.

To qualify for Magenta Tier Online AP® Courses students must be in grade 9 through 12 and must also provide one of the following:

  • Achievement of a score of 95th percentile or higher on a nationally-normed grade-level assessment in the required qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math, or Science) for the desired course.
  • Successful past completion of a CTD course, with the same qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math, or Science) within the past two years.
  • Submission of a portfolio application, consisting of a teacher recommendation and the student’s most recent report card demonstrating that the student is performing exceptionally well in the qualifying subject area.
  • Participation in above grade-level testing such as the PSAT™8/9 test taken in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6, the ACT® or SAT® test taken in grades 6, 7 or 8 (NUMATS) within the last two years.

Requests for Grade Advancement/Acceleration: CTD course content is advanced or grade-level accelerated, as reflected in course descriptions and the standard admission requirements. Though course content is advanced, students can engage with intellectual peers who are also age- or grade-level peers. Therefore, most students should apply for courses aligned to the grade-level in which they are currently enrolled. Still, for some students demonstrating a need for an even higher level of instruction than CTD’s advanced and accelerated courses already provide, further acceleration may be an option. Visit the Requesting and Accelerated Placement web page for more information about the process, timeline, and required materials.

Fees, Withdrawals, and Financial Aid

2019-20 Academic Year Tuition 

  • 18-week, one-credit AP® course - $750
  • 36-week, two-credit AP® course - $1,195

Withdrawal Policy

  • Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made in writing before the course begins. E-mail requests should be sent to CTD-admissions@northwestern.edu.
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • Withdrawals that occur after the course start date, but before the 21st day, are refunded 50% of the tuition, less the processing fee.
  • After the 21st day (including orientation and late starts) no refunds may be granted.  
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to appear in the account from which they were paid depending on the type of account and the billing cycle.

Financial Aid

CTD offers need-based financial aid awarded as requests are received. Families are encouraged to apply early because the amount of aid available is limited. Please see the Financial Aid page for details.

  • The deadline to complete a financial aid application for Online AP® programs is the last day of the month prior to the start date of the course. (e.g. December 31st for a January 15th start). If your FACTS application is delayed it may be necessary to either pay the full course fee OR move the start date for your course back by one month.
  • You will recieve the FACTS application link in your application confirmation email once the 60 dollar tuition deposit is paid and the application is submitted.
  • It is imperative that you complete the financial aid application as soon as possible as it may take FACTS up to ten days to process your information.
  • Beginning in August of 2019, CTD has one FACTS application link for all 2019-2020 programs.  It is no longer necessary to attach different program links to your FACTS account if applying to multiple programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • If you previously completed a FACTS application for the 2018-2019 academic year for CTD, you must still attach the 2019-2020 FACTS application to your FACTS account.  You will be able to link your FACTS account to this new FACTS information.  You may need to update financial information.
  • If you experience difficulties with the FACTS process please call the FACTS helpline at 866-412-4637.

Course Environment

Students will work independently, guided by an instructor providing rigorous coursework, and personalized feedback. 

Students should be active learners who take initiative, have strong communication and organization skills, and enjoy learning through technology.

While courses are designed for flexible pacing, students should plan to spend 5 - 7 hours per week for timely completion.

The ability to manage deadlines, stay focused and persevere will be essential to a successful experience.

Program Orientation

  • Acceptance notifications are sent via e-mail upon receipt of a completed application.
  • 24 - 48 hours prior to the course start date, students receive login information allowing them to gain access to the learning management system (LMS), Schoology, which houses CTD Online Program courses.
  • Course access begins on the official start date.
  • The CTD Online Program experience starts with a virtual online orientation for all new students (returning students are welcome to repeat the orientation).
  • Syllabi, assignments, discussion boards, links, additional resources and a recommended schedule for completing the course in nine months are found on the course site, which is available 24/7.
  • Students who wish to accelerate through the course in a shorter time frame can discuss target completion dates with the instructor during the first week of the course. Students enrolled in AP® courses have 18 or 36 weeks from their official start date (the 15th of the month) to complete their course(s), depending on the course. The Online Program grants written requests for extensions on an individual basis, with the approval of the instructor and Online Program staff, and assesses a $100 fee for each month of extension. The maximum allowable course extension is three consecutive months beyond the original time frame. Each course carries the equivalent of one or two semesters of academic credit, depending on the course. Course prerequisites are included in the course descriptions. Primary communication with the course instructor and/or classmates occurs within the learning management system.  Depending on the nature of the subject matter and student preferences, instructors may use additional tools including, but not limited to, discussion boards, telephone, and instructor-supervised online meetings.
  • Textbooks for Online AP® courses are listed and available for purchase through the CTD online bookstore. Students are encouraged to confirm text requirements with their instructors before ordering.
  • Currently, the AP® Course Ledger on the College Board website lists the CTD Online Program as Northwestern University - Center for Talent Development Gifted LearningLinks Online Program. All CTD Online AP® courses are College Board authorized.

Evaluations

Students enrolled in two semester courses will receive a letter grade and narrative evaluation with comments on the student’s academic progress at the end of the first semester and again at the end of the course. For each semester successfully completed with a grade of C- or better, students will receive one high school credit. Students enrolled in one semester courses will receive a letter grade and narrative evaluation at the conclusion of the course and will receive one high school credit for successful completion. Transcripts will be mailed to the home address. Students who wish to have a transcript mailed to their school should choose the “Send Transcript” option on the application.

Unofficial transcripts are available for download in MyCTD. Once logged in to you MyCTD account, click on "Tools" in the menu bar, and then select "Transcript".

As an accredited institution, CTD issues credits to students successfully completing honors and AP® courses. However, acceptance of CTD credits is a local school decision. Students should discuss this option with their academic counselor or school administrator.

For Schools

The CTD Online Program offers special group tuition rates to schools, regional and state education agencies, gifted parent groups, and homeschooling organizations that sign up five or more students.

The Online Program's learning platform allows local teachers, gifted coordinators, or counselors to communicate with their students and monitor their progress and grades in credit-bearing courses, making CTD Online Programs courses easy to integrate with in-school learning. 

Schools and groups may apply for a School Group Code, which allows students to bypass the payment section of an application.

CTD offers discounted group tuition to schools and education organizations. To learn more about how schools can partner with CTD, email gll@northwestern.edu for more information.

Qualifying Test Scores

Requisite scores in the subject area of the course applied for on an above-grade-level test through NUMATS or similar program:

ACT® or SAT® test taken in grade 6, 7, 8 or 9, or

  • ACT® : R: 19, M: 18 &/or S: 18
  • SAT®:  R: 440, M 460

Successful completion, within the past two years, of a previous CTD credit or credit intensive course with the same qualifying subject area criteria.

See CTD Eligibility for more details.

Registering for an AP® Exam

All AP® exams are held in May according to a schedule set by the College Board. Center for Talent Development does NOT administer AP® exams. Students are strongly encouraged to speak to their school counselor prior to registering for an AP® course to see if taking the exam at school will be an option. 

The College Board does not require a school to offer an AP® course in a subject to adminster that AP® exam. Many schools allow homeschooled students and students from other districts to register for an exam being offered at the school provided that they make arrangements well in advance. The College Board can also provide you with local AP® Coordinators willing to test outside students.

Most schools require students to register (and pay) for AP® exams in early fall.  For more details about registering for AP® exams, including how to find local AP® Coordinators, please see the College Board’s “Registering for Exams” webpage.

On the day of the exam, the school providing the exam will have a School Code for you to enter on the exam. There is also a place to enter your online provider code. CTD’s online provider code is 124. CTD does not share AP® scores with anyone; information collected is for data purposes only.

For more information on the AP® exams in general, including test dates, please visit the College Board's AP® student website.  

Technical Requirements

  • Students need access to a stable internet connection and updated web browser.
  • Participation in “live” online sessions may require a computer microphone or headset.
  • While iPads and tablet computers may be sufficient for most coursework, some web tools and/or websites may require the use of a computer or laptop.

FAQs

What is the difference between the various categories of courses?

Online Family Program courses are for students in grades K - 3. Your child does not need test scores to qualify for these courses, which are designed for parents and children to work on together. These courses begin four (4) times each year.

Online Core Essentials and Online Enrichment courses are for students in grades 3 ­- 8. Online Core Essentials courses are standard academic offerings while Online Enrichment courses are electives. Sessions begin four (4) times each year and last nine (9) weeks. They require approximately 2­-5 hours of activity per week.

Online Honors and Online Honors Electives courses are designed for students in grades 6­ - 12. They begin on the 15th of each month throughout the year. These are credit bearing high school­ level courses that require approximately 5 - ­7 hours of activity per week. Online Honors courses last 36 weeks while Online Honors Electives courses last 18 weeks.

Online AP® courses are one and two semester courses that have been authorized by the College Board. They are designed to prepare students for college­ level work and for the AP® exams in May.

Online ASO (Accelerated Summer Option) courses are offered over the summer. They condense one and two semester high school level classes into intense nine (9) week sessions. One credit courses typically require 10­ - 15 hours of activity each week for successful on­ time completion, and two credit courses typically require 20­ - 30 hours per week.

Why do students need to qualify for Online Program classes?

Our classes are designed for students working 1­ - 2 grade levels above their chronological age. Not all students are ready for these courses, which are designed for learners who are advanced for their age and learn at a faster pace than most students. Our goal is not to be exclusive, but to ensure students are placed in a course that is appropriately challenging.

How can my child qualify?

Students can qualify in one of three ways:

Fast Track Returning Student – this method is for any student who has been accepted into a similar CTD course within the past two years. If you were previously accepted into an Online Core Essentials or Online Enrichment course and are now applying for an Online Honors, Online Honors Elective, Online AP®, or Online ASO course, you may NOT apply as a “fast track” participant.

New Student/New Scores If you are applying for an Online Core Essentials or Online Enrichment class, you may apply with scores at or above the 90th percentile (in the subject area of the course to which the student is applying) from any test with a national percentile ranking (NPR). You may apply for Online Honors, Online Honors Electives, Online AP®, or Online ASO courses with PSAT, SAT or ACT scores. On the program page, click on “Qualifying Test Scores” to learn exactly what scores are required.

Admission Portfolio – This method is for students who do not have the appropriate tests or scores. Students must submit two (2) teacher recommendations and a recent report card. Many students qualify with the portfolio method.

What is the procedure for applying?

First, complete the online application form and pay for the course. Second, submit your qualifying materials. Finally, wait to hear from the Admissions Committee. (see attached screenshot for more details).

When do I pay for my child’s course?

In order to upload qualifying materials and be considered by the Admissions Committee, you will need to pay when you apply. If you have not paid, qualifying materials such as teacher recommendations cannot be uploaded into your application. If your child is not accepted into their course, you will receive a full refund.

What is a nationally-normed test?

This is a test that compares students’ scores in the same grade across the entire nation.

What is a prerequisite?

A prerequisite is identified by the instructor as the knowledge or skills necessary to start a course. For instance, Algebra II has a prerequisite of Algebra I.

How do I know when my materials have been received?

Materials will not be marked “received” until an Online Program staff member checks them in. During busy periods, this can take up to five business days. You can check your MyCTD Toolbox account to see if materials have been “received.”

What does it mean when my child’s application is marked “complete”?

It means that you have submitted all of the necessary qualifying materials. The next stop for your child’s application is the Admissions Committee. They will contact you with more information.

When will I hear if my child has been accepted?

The Admissions Committee meets several weeks before course start dates. They review applications on a rolling basis and only consider completed applications (i.e. all qualifying materials have been submitted). They will contact you with their decision or with a request for more information. Login information is sent 24 - ­48 hours before the start of class.

When will I receive textbook information?

Your acceptance email will contain a link to our online bookstore.

Can my child work at his/her own pace?

Yes. Our courses are flexibly paced and independent study. Students may complete their course in less than the allotted time.

What if my child does not finish the work by the end of the session?

Online Core Essentials, Online Enrichment, and Online Family Program courses end after 9 weeks. Students in Online Honors, Online Honors Elective, Online AP®, or Online ASO classes may request up to 3 one month extensions from their instructor.

Extensions are granted on an individual basis. At a minimum, students need to have completed more than half of the course to qualify for an extension. A student must have demonstrated the desire and capacity to complete the course in order for an extension request to be approved. Course extensions must begin on the course end date and are consecutive. Students can’t delay extensions. Course extensions are not available for core essentials or enrichment courses. A $100 fee is assessed for each month of an extension. 

Are there online lectures?

No. Courses are facilitated independent study. That means students login and work according to their own schedule. Instructors, who have designed the course, grade assignments, give feedback, and are available to answer any questions. Students may be directed to other websites that may include lectures or articles

Who teaches Online Program courses?

Our instructors come from various professional backgrounds and are selected because of their mastery of the subject matter, teaching experience, enthusiasm, and ability to work with gifted students. Teachers receive guidance and support from experts in online learning design. 

What is the procedure for requesting financial aid?

Need-based financial aid is available for most CTD programs. Families are encouraged to apply early as the amount of aid available is limited. Please see Financial Aid Opportunities for more information.

What is the Online Program's refund policy?

To learn more about CTD's refund policies, visit our Refunds & Withdrawals Policies page.

How many courses can my child apply for at one time?

Please consider your child’s schedule when applying for multiple classes. Online AP® courses require approximately 5 - 7 hours of work per week. Many students successfully take multiple courses at a time. However, if your child is new to online learning, we recommend starting with one or two courses and then consider increasing involvement over time once your student is comfortable in the online environment.

Courses

AP® Biology

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Description

Develop both practical and analytical skills by investigating biological phenomena including evolution, cellular processes and genetics  by collecting and analyzing data and connecting concepts through hands-on and virtual lab activities.

Prerequisites: One year of high school Biology; Chemistry is recommended.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Calculus AB

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Description

Rocket scientist or brain surgeon, architect or engineer, the study of calculus provides the foundation for many professional endeavors. AP® Calculus AB includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative and its applications, and the integral and its applications. This college- level course prepares students to take the AP® Calculus AB exam.

Notes:

  • A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

AP® Calculus BC

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Description

Modern calculus is the branch of mathematics dealing with limits and the differentiation and integration of functions of one or more variables. AP® Calculus BC includes AB topics such as limits, derivatives, antiderivatives and applications, followed by advanced applications of integration techniques, infinite series, conics, parametric equations, polar coordinates and the calculus of vector-valued functions. This college-level course prepares students for the AP® Calculus BC exam.

Notes:

  • A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

AP® Chemistry

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Description

Topics include the structure of matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibriums, chemical kinetics, and the basic concepts of thermodynamics. A combination of hands-on and virtual labs builds understanding of concepts as students conduct both quantitative and qualitative analyses of data. Additional lab fee of $60 is required and non-refundable.

Notes:

  • Additional lab fee of $60 is required

Prerequisites: One year of high school Chemistry; Algebra II

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Computer Science A

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Description

Topics include object-oriented program design, the development and selection of algorithms and data structures to solve problems, and the AP® Java subset, including the standard Java library classes. Learn to apply proper algorithms that utilize Java and to use readable and efficient code to satisfy problem descriptions. Students need a Java compiler for this course. Information on free compilers available online is included in the course syllabus.

Prerequisites: Geometry

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Technology & Engineering
Location
Online

AP® Computer Science Principles

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Description

AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.

Students will need to download various programs throughout the course. Further information will be available in the course.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 

Sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Technology & Engineering
Location
Online

AP® Economics: (2-Part Course) Micro & Macro

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Description

This course addresses the central topics of AP® Micro and Macro Economics. Microeconomics examines the behaviors of individuals and businesses, while macroeconomics analyzes the economy as a whole. Topics covered in this two credit course include supply and demand, the role of labor, and fiscal and monetary policy. Students examine government regulations and the impact they have on individual choice, standards of living, competition, and world trade patterns.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Economics: Macroeconomics

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Description

This course addresses the central topics of AP® Macroeconomics including the role of government in the economy, measuring the national economy, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Topics covered in this one semester course include national income accounting, the national income, output, and price level determination. This class explores fiscal actions used by the government to regulate the economy and how the banking system and monetary policy affect the economy. Students will examine the role of international economics in the American economic system.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Economics: Microeconomics

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Description

This course addresses the central topics of AP® Microeconomics including supply and demand, the theory of the firm, perfect and imperfect competition, and the role of the factors of production in free and mixed economies. Topics covered in this one semester course include basic economic concepts and the theory of the firm and various forms of imperfect competition. This class investigates the nature of the factor market and the role of government in the American economy.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

 

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® English Language & Composition

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Description

Read a wide array of fiction and non-fiction to strengthen your critical literacy skills. Expository, analytical, and argumentative writing skills that form the basis of effective communication are emphasized.

Prerequisites: Two years of high school English; graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters 

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
English & Language Arts
Location
Online

AP® English Literature & Composition

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Description

Increase awareness of how writers use language to evoke emotional response by reading examples from a variety of genres and historical periods and record your insights in writing. A choice of materials is available including readings with more of a STEM focus. Students should notify the instructor when they start the course should they prefer the alternative STEM readings.

Prerequisites: Two years of high school English; graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
English & Language Arts
Location
Online

AP® Environmental Science

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Description

Study the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Lab activities require fieldwork.

Notes:

  • Lab activities require fieldwork.

Prerequisites: One year of a high school Physical Science course; one year of a Life Science course; Algebra I

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® European History

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Description

"The study of history enables us to control, not society, but ourselves."- Carl Becker

Use primary sources and works of art and literature to develop and sharpen your skills to analyze, interpret, and evaluate historical materials from the western hemisphere.

Prerequisites: graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Government & Politics: (2-Part Course) U.S. & Comparative

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Description

This two credit course examines the sources of U.S. government authority and political power, the role of nationhood, civil rights, civil liberties, public policy and the court system. Learn about comparative politics by studying political frameworks of other nations.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

This course can also be taken separately, as AP Government: US (1 Semester) or AP Government: Comparative (1 Semester)

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Government & Politics: Comparative

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Description

Explores comparative politics by studying political frameworks of other nations in this one credit course.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Government & Politics: U.S.

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Description

Examine the sources of U.S. government authority and political power, the role of nationhood, civil rights, civil liberties, public policy and the court system in this one credit course.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Human Geography

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Description

Geography generally focuses on the question of “Where?” Human geography tries to answer the question, “Why there?”

Human geography is the study of where humans and their activities and institutions such as ethnic groups, cities and industries are located and why they are there. Human geographers also study the interactions of humans with their environment and draw on some basic elements of physical geography. Examine the basics of cultural change, regionalism, and political organization in this multifaceted approach to understanding world geography.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Latin

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Description

Students will read and translate Latin passages from Caesar and Vergil, in Latin and in English, and discuss literary and grammatical features within the social, cultural, historical, and/or political context of the period, in preparation for the College Board's AP Latin Exam, May 12th, 2020. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

a. Know: how to read, understand, translate, and analyze both Latin poetry and prose by authentic authors.
b. Understand: how the author composes, organizes & structures the Latin to embody a theme using meter, grammar & figures of speech; how the author’s life, especially his education and relationship with the political leaders of the time, affects his writing style; what the Latin text tells us about Roman culture; how the lines of poetry are broken down grammatically and metrically; what the difference is between a literal and figurative translation.
c. Be able to: apply and strengthen knowledge of basic grammar learned in beginning Latin, increase their vocabulary, learn and identify figures of speech in Latin and in English, analyze the dactylic hexameter meter and increase their general knowledge of scansion, write essays in English analyzing and referring to the Latin text, outline and analyze Roman History, translate literally and identify approximately 1500 lines of Latin, and outline and analyze the Latin text.

Prerequisites: Latin III: Wheelock or Latin III: Ecce Romani/Literature, or instructor’s permission

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabus available here.

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
English & Language Arts
Location
Online

AP® Physics C (2-Part Course)

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Description

Students will investigate topics such as Newton’s Laws of motion, energy, linear and angular momentum, electric and magnetic fields, circuits and electromagnetism. This two credit course uses complex mathematical problem solving techniques including calculus and is designed for students with prior physics experience and interested in majoring in a technical science in college.

Prerequisites: One year of high school Physics and previous or concurrent enrollment in Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

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Description

Explore electricstatics, magnetic fields, circuits and electromagnetism and formulating physical principles using calculus in this one credit course is designed for students with prior physics experience and interested in majoring in a technical science in college.

Prerequisites: One year of high school Physics and previous or concurrent enrollment in Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Description

This one credit course provides a detailed study of classical mechanics including Newton’s Laws of motion, energy, linear and angular momentum, motion and rotation, solving a variety of challenging problems and is designed for students with prior physics experience and interested in majoring in a technical science in college.

Prerequisites: One year of high school Physics and previous or concurrent enrollment in Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Physics I: Algebra Based

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Description

This college-level algebra-based physics course explores topics in dynamics, motion and simple circuits through complex problem-solving, lab investigations and learning projects and using the visualization of physical principles and practical applications.

Online credit-bearing courses are offered on a rolling enrollment basis - apply by the 1st of any month, start on the 15th.

Prerequisites: Algebra II/Trigonometry; 1 year of high school lab science

Eligibility: http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/eligibility

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Physics II: Algebra Based

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Description

Explore fluid mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics and atomic and nuclear physics and their practical applications through complex problem-solving, and student centered laboratory investigations in this college-level algebra-based course.

Prerequisites: Algebra II/Trigonometry; 1 year of high school physics; AP Physics I is recommended

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Psychology

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Description

Understand various theories of behavior and cognition, participate in research exercises, and study the current practices of psychology in various contexts. The course culminates in an experiment that includes the collection, interpretation, and evaluation of data.

Prerequisites: a graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Statistics

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Description

This introductory, non-calculus based college-level course that emphasizes understanding and analysis of statistical studies, and the development of an intuitive sense of statistics and probability. A graphing calculator is required.

Notes:

  • A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisites: Algebra II

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 SEMESTERS

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

AP® U.S. History

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Description

From the first European explorations of the Americas to current events and trends, this college-level course provides an opportunity to master analytical skills required to understand and assess American history.

Prerequisites: graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® World History: Modern

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Description

Learn about the world’s history from multiple perspectives and historical analysis. Through the use of analytical skills, students discover the nature of historical and global processes. Primary and secondary sources, combined with rigorous online discussions and analytic essays are used to examine the impact of interactions among and within major societies. The relationship of change and continuity, systems of social structure, cultural, religious and intellectual developments, and the function and structures of states are interwoven throughout this course. Students learn to analyze data within a historical viewpoint in this college level course. This course prepares students to take the AP World History exam.

Prerequisites: graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

Sample syllabi available here

Program
GLL Advanced Placement
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online
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