AP Economics (Self-Paced)

In Self-paced AP Economics students learn all of the same content and skills as those in the standard AP Macro/Micro-Economics course. However, they do it at their own pace in a collaborative setting. The self-paced aspect of the course allows students to manage the timing of their assessments and workload in ways that are not possible in most courses. Click here to learn more from current students.

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

Self-paced AP Economics is a one year course. Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to sit both the AP Micro- and AP Macroeconomics exams.

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

Patrick Hopkins

"You should take this course if you want to have more control over your time in school and are interested in pursuing a career or further studies in business or economics."

AP Economics (Self-Paced)

ID: 42046 Grade: 11-12 Length: Year
Credit: Social Studies
Prerequisite: Semester I grade of B or higher in a 10th- or 11th-grade social studies course; or current teacher recommendation.
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

This “self-paced” AP Economics covers the same content as the more traditional AP Economics course (42045), 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. Students will be prepared for and strongly encouraged to sit for the AP exam in May.

What Our Students Say


I took Self-Paced AP Economics last year and loved it because it gave me the flexibility to take charge of my own learning. Much of the learning is done through video lectures, which are much shorter than the standard 80-minute lectures in normal classes. This allowed me to use my time efficiently and even get ahead of lessons. If I knew I had a busy week coming up, I could get ahead and spend time in class to prepare for other classes. Though there are little to no in-class lectures, there are more than enough resources and opportunities to help you master the material, so you wouldn't have to worry about missing out on important information. Classes are also collaborative, and students often learn from one another. By taking this course, you will become a responsible and motivated learner and come out of it loving economics.”

Jae Hee Koh,
Class of 2019

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