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AP® Chemistry

  • Name:

    AP® Chemistry (CHEM500)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Chemistry (CHEM300) & Algebra 2 (MATH300); A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

AP® Chemistry


This course is designed to prepare students to successfully take the advanced placement exam in chemistry. Topics introduced in CHEM300 and CHEM350 are explored in more depth and detail. The course utilizes hands-on labs, computer simulations, and lab videos to give students important laboratory experience. Videos and computer simulations are also used extensively as an aid in teaching chemistry concepts. This course, in combination with a course like CHEM300 or CHEM350, is the equivalent of a first year college chemistry course. Students taking the course should expect a challenging and rigorous academic experience.

Special Notes:

If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that beginning in Fall 2019 the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. Please plan accordingly. For more information or if you have more questions, please visit  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org . Once on the site, search Home-Schooled Students to find information on locating testing locations near you.

As an online school, NorthStar Academy is not a testing center. We are a certified AP® course provider. Students must locate a face to face school in their local area that will allow them to sit the exam with their students.

This version of the course is not Dual Credit eligible. To receive Dual Credit, you must register for the DC version of this course, if available.


Have you already taken chemistry and now you are ready for the next level?! If so join me for AP Chemistry. In this class we will dive deeper into the mysteries of God’s creation through a detailed look at the fascinating world of our fundamental building blocks! AP® classes are viewed favorably on college applications and can even earn college credit with a passing score on the AP® Exam at the end of the year!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

The video modules helped me visualize what I was learning.

It was pretty interesting to know how other people would have different thoughts, and I definitely learned something from the discussion boards in this course.

The videos were a nice refresh to help me understand what information was important and what wasn’t.