GCA Offers AP Courses in which college credit can be earned with an exam at the end of the year.
An advanced placement course designed to prepare students to take the AP Calculus exam at the end of the school year. This course covers limits, derivatives, application of the derivative, integrals, and techniques of integration. Students receive practice from their text, various calculus Internet sites, and computer software. The graphing calculator is utilized as outlined by the Advanced Mathematics Courses.
An advanced course of writing is given covering the areas of analysis, research, comparison, exposition and persuasion. English literature is combined with vocabulary and writing in preparing the student for a working knowledge of English in higher education and the work place.
The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP United States History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in an essay format.