This accelerated online course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam. The student is introduced to the discipline of psychology by emphasizing the history of psychology as a science, the different theoretical approaches that underlie explanations of behavior, and the contemporary research methods used by psychologists. 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"
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