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Learn more about Virtual Virginia’s online course offerings for grades 6–12, including course descriptions, prerequisites, required texts and materials, and more. All courses are taught by Virtual Virginia instructors.

05153 AP Art History

AP Art History explores the nature of art, its uses, its meanings, art-making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, the course fosters in-depth and holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students will explore works of art in a 250-image […]

03056 AP Biology

The AP Biology course is designed to enable students to develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The result will be readiness for the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses. This course aligns with […]

02124 AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus AB includes concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. Course instruction is focused on the presentation of topics graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Calculus AB.

02125 AP Calculus BC

AP Calculus BC includes concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus, as well as series and vector calculus. Course instruction is focused on the presentation of topics graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Calculus BC.

24414 AP Chinese Language & Culture

AP Chinese refines and further develops students’ proficiency in Chinese oral and formal written communication. In this course students build upon the knowledge and skills gained in Chinese IV. Students must have a strong knowledge of grammar and vocabulary as well as good listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Instruction and written and verbal communication will […]

04158 AP Comparative Government & Politics

AP Comparative Government & Politics introduces students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures, policies, and political, economic, and social challenges of six selected countries: China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Students compare the effectiveness of approaches […]

10157 AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science A focuses on the computing skills required to program in Java. The course introduces students to computer science through various topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, data structures, algorithms, analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course is meant to be the equivalent […]

10019 AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. In this course, students will learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs. They will incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge. Students […]

01005 AP English Language & Composition

AP English Language & Composition is a writing-intensive course that focuses on creating civically engaged, critically thinking, reflective writers able to analyze and implement strong rhetoric. Students will read and analyze specific pieces of nonfiction and fiction from a variety of time periods and genres in context of their rhetorical strategies, including rhetorical appeals, organization, […]

01006 AP English Literature & Composition

This course is designed to challenge a student’s ability to think critically, to analyze and evaluate literature and its literary devices, and to write analytical essays effectively.

03207 AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. This course will […]

04056 AP European History

From the College Board: “In AP European History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and […]

24114 AP French Language & Culture

AP French provides opportunities for students to communicate in French in real-life settings, while demonstrating an understanding of the culture, incorporating interdisciplinary topics, and comparing their own lives to the lives of native French speakers. In order to be successful, students who enroll in this course must already have a very good command of the […]

24264 AP German Language & Culture

This course creates an environment for students to excel in the contemporary German-speaking world. Topics of interest include cultural competencies while promoting consistent comparisons between this new culture and the learner’s own culture through the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. Requirements for this course include an upper ability and previous success in both […]

04004 AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. In this course, students will study diverse peoples and areas organized around concepts like location and place, scale, pattern, spatial organization, and regionalization. This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals […]

04204 AP Macroeconomics

AP Macroeconomics is a college-level course that focuses on how the whole economy behaves, including regional, national, and global markets. Much of what students will study in AP Macroeconomics is the theory of economics and the effects of economic decisions made in these markets. Please note that this is a 0.5 credit course. Students generally […]

04203 AP Microeconomics

AP Microeconomics is a fast-paced, college-level course that focuses on the decision making of individuals, households, firms, and the government. Students will study a variety of economic theories and analyze their practical applications in the real world. Course topics include the product market (including forces of supply and demand), factor/resource markets (including labor and capital), […]

05114 AP Music Theory

In AP Music Theory, students develop their aural, sight-singing, written, compositional, and analytical skills through a series of listening, performance, written, creative, and analytical exercises. The course covers the mastery of the rudiments and terminology of music, with an emphasis on speed and fluency. The course then progresses to more sophisticated and creative tasks, including […]

03165 AP Physics 1

AP Physics 1 covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. The course also introduces students to electric circuits. AP Physics 1 is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based.

03166 AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2 covers electric force, field and potential, electric circuits, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, thermodynamics, fluids, geometric and physical optics, and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. This course is equivalent to a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based.