Chemistry 1-2

Description:   Chemistry at San Marino High School is a college-preparatory course designed to introduce the student to chemical principles and phenomena. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 3-4 is required.

 

Text: Chemistry, Concepts and Critical Thinking, Seventh Edition, Corwin, Prentice Hall, 2014.

Chemistry AP

Description:   Chemistry AP is a second year class.  It is a college-level course designed to teach the concepts covered in the AP course outline and prepare the students to pass the AP exam. The lab focus is guided inquiry experiments where the students design their own procedures to solve problems.  Math Analysis is required.

 

Text: General Chemistry, Tenth Edition, Ebbing & Gammon, McGraw Hill, 2013.

 

Of the 65 students (two missing scores) who took the AP exam in May 2017, 96.9% earned passing scores, with 76.9% earning 4's and 5's.  Our class average was 4.17. The 2017 National average was 2.63, down a bit from 2.69 last year.

As usual, SMHS students scored exceptionally well. I'm pleased to see the percentage of 5's back over 40%. As always there were a few surprise scores, a few higher and a few lower than I expected. Congratulations Titans! Outstanding results.

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