Type: honors

Available to: qualified grade 12 students, see placement requirements link on the History Department page

AP Economics is a yearlong course that focuses on how economic decisions are made within national economic systems as a whole. This course covers the major topics of contemporary macroeconomic thought, including economic fundamentals, fiscal and monetary policy, long-term economic growth, and international trade. To expose students to real world economic applications, students collaborate in small groups to study and develop solutions to several contemporary economic challenges, including in the areas of housing, water, food, and energy. This course is designed to expose students to the intellectual environment and demands of a college level course. It is a fast-paced, content-driven class with high expectations. The course aims to prepare students for the AP Macroeconomics examination.