AP Psychology

AP Psychology Course Details


Erik Oinonen


* PLEASE NOTE: The Registration deadline is Feb 1, 2015. AP courses must be completed by June 1st.

Prerequisites for AP Psychology: Students must have completed their grade 10 year. 80% in Social Studies 11. Final authorization for enrollment in an AP course rests with the teacher.


AP courses offer high school students the opportunity to receive university credits for their work during high school, as well as a standard measure of achievement in a particular course. All courses prepare students to successfully pass the approved College Board exam. In addition, since the student will have already completed first year level University courses, the student's chances of acceptance at Colleges and Universities are increased.

AP @ SIDES provides students with interactive courseware that goes beyond conventional online high school courses to offer an unparalleled critical challenge. All courseware for AP @ SIDES is developed by Apex Learning (www.apexlearning.com).

AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development, human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. They will study core psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. Along the way, students will also investigate relevant concepts like study skills and information retention. AP Psychology prepares students for the AP Exam. The content aligns to the scope and sequence specified by the College Board and to widely used textbooks.

AP Psychology is a one-semester course and includes roughly 100 hours of instruction and work time.








Teacher-directed Student-paced
With asynchronous discussion


40% Assignments and tests
60% Course Exams
College Board Exam does not count towards course mark.

College Board Exam fee of $125.00 due February 28.



BC Performance Standards


SIDES teacher


 AP Psychology 
Psychology, 8th ed. David G. Myers, c2006, Worth Publishing. ISBN 0716764288. $141.00 
- alternate edition also acceptable 7th edition, c2004, ISBN 0716752514


Basic Technical Requirements


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