04104 AP U.S. History

History & Social StudiesHigh School (9–12)Advanced Placement

AP U.S. History is a college-level course that combines learning factual knowledge with developing analytical skills. Emphasis is given to developing interpretive writing skills while assessing historical material according to relevance, reliability, and importance by weighing the evidence presented in historical scholarship. Heavy emphasis is given to essay writing and developing superior writing skills. The course includes materials and assignments ranging from discovery and settlement to present-day America, focusing on political, economic, diplomatic, and social history. 

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP United States History.


World History & Geography to 1500 A.D. and/or World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present (recommended)

Course Texts and Materials



  • An AP exam study guide (e.g., Barron’s, Princeton Review, Crash Course, 5 Steps to a 5)


Important Considerations for the Content of This Course’s Instructional Materials

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit