AP® US History EVP

  • Name:

    AP® US History EVP (HIST520e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    US History Survey (HIST310); An 85% in the subject area course from the previous year. A foundation in US History is suggested.

AP® US History EVP


This is a college-level course covering the period of history from early exploration of North America to the present day. This course covers a chronological history of the United States using a variety of sources including primary sources, maps, articles, and a basic text used for basic background information. The course will cover the major trends of political, social, intellectual, economic, and diplomatic history, as well as familiarize the student with the geographical development and expansion of the United States. A major goal is to develop analytical and interpretive skills through the lens of the biblical worldview. Particular emphasis is placed on training students to excel in the skills of critical reading and writing, as well as critical interpretation of arguments. Students will investigate people, places, worldviews, and events that have most influenced U.S. history. This course is taught at the college level and is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the AP® US History Exam. Students will work with the instructor to review their progress in preparing for this exam.

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.

** This course is NOT eligible for dual credit through CCU. If you wish to seek dual credit for this course, instead of taking the AP exam, you must enroll in the DC or dual credit version of this course. The dual credit version of this course is not currently offered as an EVP course.

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.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 16 – January 9

Fall Break: November 22 – 26

Christmas Break: December 20 – January 2

Semester 2: January 10 – May 22

Spring Break: April 11 – April 15

Times: Friday 7:00 AM US Central Time


Our focus will be on the causes, the effects, the viewpoints of others, the connections of events, and much more. Through this class you will be challenged more than perhaps you have been before academically, but you will be better for it. So, if you’re up to the challenge, join me in exploring AP® US History.

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

Student Feedback

The recorded PowerPoints that went through certain chapters and elements of the APUSH exam were extremely helpful and beneficial.

NSA Student

I love the EVP classes because there are firm due dates so you cannot procrastinate doing assignments.

NSA Student

I liked the content of the class a lot, and the less regular assignments were educational.

NSA Student
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