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APUSH (Advanced Placement United States History)
- APUSH enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school that culminates in a rigorous exam.
- This class provides the willing and academically prepared student with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both.
- Taking this course also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous course work available to them.
- Performing well on the AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course; it is a gateway to success in college. Research consistently shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.
- This is not a course for a student merely looking to increase his/her overall high school GPA.
**AP UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSE AND EXAM DESCRIPTION 2017**
- The Academic Decathlon competition consists of seven multiple choice tests, two performance events, and an essay.
- Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all achievement levels. Teams generally consist of nine members, who are divided into three divisions based on grade point average: Honors (3.75–4.00 GPA), Scholastic (3.00–3.74 GPA), and Varsity (0.00–2.99 GPA).
- Each team member competes in all ten events against other students in his or her division, and team scores are calculated using the top two overall individual scores from each team in all three divisions.
- Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for individual events and for overall scores.
- To earn a spot at the national competition in April, teams must advance through local, regional, and state competitions.
- The ten events require knowledge in many academic disciplines. Students must take seven multiple choice tests in art, economics, language and literature, math, music, science and social science.
- These topics, with the exception of math, are thematically linked each year. One of the multiple choice events, alternating between science or social science, is chosen for the Super Quiz.
- In addition to the seven objective events, there are three subjective events graded by judges: essay, interview and speech.
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