Class IV Students • All students must choose a science Elective – Chemistry or Physics • Students may elect Latin Prose instead of Latin 4 AP Request Process • Recommend 1 – 3 AP courses / student • Attend informational sessions by Department – Overview of course expectations – Sample work – Profile of a successful student • Discuss interest with parents and guidance counselor • Submit Course Request Form by March 24th • Elective list will be reviewed by Program Directors and teachers Information sessions about courses and electives offered by each Department will be held on the following dates at 2:30 pm in the Auditorium: March 1 - Science March 2 - English March 3 - History March 4 - Modern Foreign Languages March 8 - Mathematics March 10 – Classics and Fine Arts Class III World History 2 Class II AP U.S. History - includes entire history of the United States, starting with pre-Columbian American civilization through to the present day is covered. United States History II – covers the History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present. Economics AP Economics AP Modern European History AP U.S. Government American Foreign Policy Facing History & Ourselves Art History Class III Math Geometry Class II Math Pre Calculus Pre-A.P. Calculus Algebra 2 (B) Class I Math Options Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Statistics AP Statistics AP Computer Science Students currently taking Honors Pre Calculus will take either AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC Boston Latin School Science Graduation Requirement • 3 years of science Recommendation • 1 year each of: Biology, Chemistry and Physics Environmental Science (Regular and A.P.) • Open to both Juniors and Seniors 11TH or 12th Grade ADV. CHEM or 10TH Grade CHEM. AP ADV. BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY I or BIOLOGY AP 9TH Grade PHYSICS I BIOLOGY BIOLOGY I ADVANCED PHYSICS I PHYSICS AP PHYSICS CHEMISTRY I ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AP Class III - English 10 Class II – English 11 Class I – English 12 or…. A.P. Literature and Composition • for strong readers and writers • additional summer reading and course requirements • must take the AP exam in May English Elective — Class II only A.P. Language and Composition • taken in addition to College English 11 • an intensive course for students who write well and enjoy writing • readings are primarily non-fiction • must take the AP exam in May English Elective — Class I & II Humanities • for students who enjoy exploring connections among the arts, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and other disciplines • recommended for strong readers and writers Class III Chinese 2 or 3 French 2 or 3 German 2 or 3 Italian 2 or 3 Spanish 2 or 3 Class II Class I Chinese 3 or 4 Chinese AP Comprehensive Chinese AP Students in Chinese Class II may French 3 or 4 add a second French AP French AP language but must make a French 5 German 3 or 4 two year commitment German 5 Italian 3 or 4 ….seats are limited. Italian 5 Spanish 3 or 4 Spanish 5 Spanish AP Spanish AP Classics • Class III – Latin 4 – Latin Prose – Latin 2 (9B students) • Class II (9 B students only) – Latin 4 – Latin Prose Classics Electives- Class I & II • AP Latin • The Myth Tradition • Greek I • Greek II (Greek I is a prerequisite) • Latin Prose --11B (3B) only Fine Arts Electives Fundamentals of Visual Arts Class II and I Prerequisite for A.P. Art A.P. Art Class I only Fine Arts Electives Music Theory Class II and I Musical experience is recommended but not required A.P. Music Theory Class I Prior music theory experience recommended Ear training, dictation and sight singing are perhaps the most difficult aspects of the course and the AP test Meet with your Guidance Counselor as early as possible. Choose courses with an eye to college admission requirements…… • 3 years of science for all and 4 or more for others • make your final high school years your best • take on challenges that are reasonable – don’t overdo it There is a limit of three A.P. courses that any student may take. Students who feel an exception should be made must complete the online application and submit by March 8th. They will be notified by March 12th. WARNING: For seniors, the college search and application process is the equivalent of taking another AP course Maintaining good health, both emotional and physical, is critical. • Stress management is important • Getting adequate sleep is too • Effective time management is a skill that must be developed • If you need help, see your Guidance Counselor Assistance with the online course request process will be available in the Schawbel College Resource Center (to the right of the Library entrance on the first floor) on February 25th and 26th or March 15th and 16th from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Class I Class II Class III Class IV College Night for Juniors and their Parents Wednesday, March 24th 6:30 – 7:30: Overview of the college search, application and financial aid processes 7:30 – 8:30: Students and parents meet as a group with their counselor to review the specifics of the process at BLS and ask questions.
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