AP Chemistry (Self-Paced)

Students in AP Chemistry will get a rigorous, challenging university-level chemistry course, hone their study skills, and synthesize prior knowledge into new levels of understanding, stressing application over memorization of content.

What are the major projects you will complete in this course?

Low-stakes yet formative assessments will lead up to the final AP exam in May.

Advanced Placement exam is available for this course.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are available for this course. For more information on Advanced Placement, click here

Course Details

Meredith White

"You should take this course if you're interested in a science-related field of university study or future career, you want to embrace a challenge, work cooperatively with like-mindedly driven students. If you want to develop your logical, analytical thinking and approach to problem solving, AP Chemistry is the course for you."

AP Chemistry (Self-Paced)

ID: 44024 Grade: 11-12 Length: Year
Credit: Physical Science
Prerequisite: Semester I grade of A or higher in Chemistry, plus either current teacher recommendation or Semester II grade of A or higher in Chemistry; or Semester I grade of B or higher in Accelerated Chemistry.; or current teacher recommendation.
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

This “self-paced” AP Chemistry covers the same content as the more traditional AP Chemistry course (44031), but students have the flexibility to move faster than the normal pace of the class. Students may take assessments before the normal “due date” but may not fall behind. Students who sign up for this course will benefit from the flexibility to plan the timing of assessments themselves but should be self-directed and strong independent learners.

What Our Students Say


I have a superb short term memory which allows me to leave every test ever to the last minute. This system of cramming the afternoon before has worked spectacularly...until AP Chemistry. AP Chemistry is a very challenging course—not conceptually difficult at all, but doing well takes an insane amount of work, self-advocacy, and collaboration among peers. And to be honest, most of us have legitimately failed something at some point during the course. If you are not ready for at least eight hours of consistent work per week, then this course is not for you. If you didn't understand normal or accelerated chemistry material, this course is also not for you. If you can't work up the guts to go talk to your teacher individually and ask questions, this course is not for you. But if you are a hardworking student ready for a challenge, AP Chemistry is definitely manageable and will help you obtain not only advanced knowledge in the subject but also better time management skills, work ethic, and communication skills.”

Juliet Mao,
Class of 2020

Results that Matter


Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams


of 3's, 4's, and 5's received in AP exams in 2018


Advanced Topics (AT) courses


of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations