Waltrip High School is proud to offer a variety of AP courses to challenge our students. Each course is designed to meet college expectations and content. Students are encouraged to review the desriptions and expectations for each course.
Expore the history of art across the globe from prehistory to the present. You'll analyze works of art through observation, discussion, reading, and research.
Study the core scientific principles, theories, and processes that govern living organisims and biological systems. You'll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate natural phenomena.
Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. You'll work to understand the theoretical basis and solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.
Learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry including structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, and reations. You'll do hands-on lab investigations and use chemical calculations to solve problems. Note: Save your lab notebooks and reports; colleges may ask to see them before granting you credit.
Develop your skills in drawing as you explore different media and approaches. You'll create artwork that reflects your own ideas and skills and what you've learned.
Learn about the elements of argumentation and composition as you develop your critical-reading and writing skills. You'll read and analyze nonfiction works from various periods and write essays with different aims: for example, to explain an idea, argue a point, or persuade your reader of something.
Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You'll read literary works and write essays and support your analysis of them.
Explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made. You'll take part in laboratory investigations and field work.
Develop your French language skills and learn about the cultures in French-speaking parts of the world. You'll practice communicating in French and study real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.
Explore how humans have understood, used, and changed the surface of Earth. You'll use the tools and thinking processes of geographers to examine the patterns of human population, migration, and land use.
Expore the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. You'll use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain concepts.
Learn to recognized, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music. You'll develop skills by listening to, reading, writing, and performing a wide variety of music.
Learn about the foundational principles of physics as you explore Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power, mechanical waves and sound; and introductory simple circuits. You'll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate phenomena. Note: Save your lab notebooks and reports; colleges may ask to see them before granting you credit.
Explore the ideas, theories, and methods of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You'll examine the concepts of psychology through reading and discussion and you'll analyze data from psychological research studies.
Build on what you learned in AP Seminar to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest. Through this exploration, you will design, plan, and conduct a year-long research-based investigation to address a research question. (Prerequisite: AP Seminar)
Develop your Spanish language skills and learn about the cultures in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. You'll practice communicating in Spanish and study real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.
Learn about the major concepts and tools used for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. You'll explore statistics through discussion and activities, and you'll design surveys and experiments.
Develop and practice the skills in research, collaboration, and communication that you will need in any academic discipline. You'll investigate topics in a variety of subject areas, write research-based essays, and design and give presentations both individually and as part of a team. (Not open to Seniors)
Study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. You'll read, analyze, and discuss the U.S. Constitution and other documents as well as complete a research or applied civic project.
Study the cultural, economic, political and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You'll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.
Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from c. 1200 CE to the present. You'll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.