Course description: The AP Chemistry course is designed as a second year chemistry course. Students will have demonstrated the ability to work safely in the lab, basic skills in chemistry, completion of Algebra II and the desire to learn, as well as the willingness to accept a challenge. Students will be expected to spend about 8-9 hours per week completing work outside of class (homework and virtual labs). Students will be given assignments well in advance; it is the students’ responsibility to plan accordingly so work is done on time. Written communication will be another strong component of the class as students communicate via blogs, wikis, chats, and e-mail. Download a copy of the College Board’s course description of AP Chemistry (PDF).
Teacher: Dee Hutchinson, Hodgdon HS. Dee has been teaching for over 18 years, and has worked with students at the preschool, elementary, and high school levels (traditional and non-traditional students). She has especially enjoyed the last 14 years of teaching high school and adult education students. She teaches chemistry, anatomy and physiology, physical science and Advanced Placement Chemistry. This is one of two experiences with distance learning – in addition to Advanced Placement Chemistry, she teaches “The Human Body” through Virtual High School. Dee has been married for twenty eight years and has two children, age 23 and 26, and one granddaughter who she welcomed to the world in July, 2011. She enjoys traveling with her husband, most recently having visited New Mexico, Belize, and Mexico.
Suggested student preparation: Before studying AP Chemistry, students should have completed Chemistry and Algebra (the college board actually recommends completion of Algebra II as well prior to the course).
Start date: September 3, 2013
End date: one week following the AP Exam for this course.
How to enroll: More information on enrolling students in this course.