AP English Literature and Composition
Entry into this course is available to any student willing to complete the required assignments. Students are advised to have taken 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English Honors or DE or AP English and to have earned a B or better in these courses. Students who enroll in AP courses must take the end-of-course AP exam. The cost of these exams is paid by ACPS. The AP English Literature and Composition course is the equivalent of an entry-level college English course. Students must have an above-average aptitude for reading and interpreting literature and the motivation to complete the extensive and intensive readings. The course builds writing skills, develops dynamics of group discussion and concentrates on literary analysis, including research papers synthesizing information derived from fiction, poetry, and drama, from world literary traditions.