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 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, 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.


If you are looking for a course that provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced coursework in chemistry, then AP® Chemistry is for you. Do you want to cultivate your understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations? Have you already taken a general chemistry class and found the topics to be fascinating? Are you interested in further exploration of topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium? Are you ready to take your chemistry learning to the next level? Ready for a challenge? You will learn more than just chemistry as you venture into the challenging world of AP® Chemistry. It is an opportunity to investigate the designed, dynamic, and diverse world that God has graciously created for each of us to explore. If you are ready, come join us.

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

Student Feedback

The organization was good and easy to follow.


This course was well set up with the right amount of work, considering that it was an AP® class.


Some of the video really helped me in some difficult topics.

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