AP United States Government and Politics

Students examine the principles and processes of government, particularly of the United States government at the national, state and local levels. Topics include political heritage, the Constitution, politics, civil rights and civil liberties, the institutions of government, law and the justice system, basic economics and current domestic and foreign policy. Intended for highly motivated students, this course uses college-level materials and includes a summer reading requirement. Students complete challenging assignments involving reading, analysis, writing and speaking in preparation for the AP test.


Students who enroll in AP courses must take the end-of-course AP exam. The cost of these exams is paid by ACPS.



High School Credits


School Level

High School