This online college-level course is designed to prepare students for the U. S. Government Advanced Placement exam. Through an analysis of historic documents, this course provides in-depth study of the foundations of the U.S. political system, its institutions, and the structure and function of governments. AP Test Prep Social Studies (49581300) is available as a review prior to the AP exam in the spring. Juniors should complete U.S. History prior to taking this course. While instruction and content are delivered over the internet, students do have opportunities to meet with their instructor for personalized instruction using video conferencing and periodic face to face by appointment. Flexibility of the course allows for inside and outside the school day scheduling. If taken inside the school day, students have the option to schedule the course during their 1st, 3rd, or 4th periods. Students do not have to be physically present on campus to take an online course. While there is flexibility in the time of day you work on your classes, they are NOT self-paced. The following links will provide more information about the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA). VLA Website: http://vla.lisd.net Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.lisd.net/Page/7015"
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Recommendation: US History