This is a challenging, college level course in which students will gain a comprehensive understanding of American history. The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to take the AP exam in U.S History. To be successful, students must complete extensive reading and writing assignments and actively participate in class. At the end of this course, all students will take a state mandated End-of-Course exam which will count for 20% of each student’s grade. Required completion of summer reading assignment.