AP Statistics

AP Stats is an introductory, college-level course in statistics. In it, you will learn how to collect (through experiment or survey), organize, analyze, and interpret data. There is much more involved than you might think! The emphasis in the course is on understanding and interpretation – you do not need to memorize formulas and your calculators will do the arithmetic for you, but you do need to know which formula(s) to apply and how to interpret the meaning of the results. You will do a lot of writing as you explain and defend your analyses and interpretations. This course is very applicable to the world around you, and most technical and many non-technical university majors require a statistics course. Students will be required to do a lot of reading and work hard - this is an AP course, so students should come prepared to put their noses to the grindstone.

Course Description

The AP statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The four themes contained within the course are: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students will use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

 

Prerequisites:  

  • Algebra 2 with a grade of A OR Honors Algebra 2/Trig with a grade of B or higher OR Precalculus OR Honors Precalculus OR a teacher recommendation
Course Expectations

Students taking this course for AP(R) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.  

Course Texts and Materials

order-books-button.png

Taking the AP® Exam

The burden of taking the AP® exam is on the parent and student. Kolbe Academy does not find or provide a physical setting for students to take the exam.

The following information is taken directly from the College Board's website.

If you are a home-schooled student, you are preparing on your own, or you attend a school that does not offer AP®, you can still take the exams by arranging to test at a participating school or authorized test center (for students outside the U.S.). Call AP® Services for Students no later than March 3 to get the names and phone numbers of local, participating AP® Coordinators who have indicated a willingness to test outside students. Then contact the AP® Coordinators identified by AP® Services for Students no later than March 17. When calling AP® Coordinators to arrange testing, be sure to tell them:

  • You are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to home-schooled students or students from schools that do not offer AP® Exams.
  • The exams you plan to take.

Once you locate a school willing to administer your exams, that school’s AP® Coordinator is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to report for the exams, and collecting the exam fees, which may be negotiated to recover additional proctoring or administration costs. That school must administer the exams for you; the school cannot forward exam materials to you or your school for handling. You must bring a valid government- or school-issued photo ID with you to the exam.

On exam day, you must not use the school code of the school at which you test. You need to use your school’s code so your exam score(s) will be reported to your own school . Be sure to obtain your school’s six-digit code from your principal or school counselor in advance of the exam. (Kolbe's Code is 052084) If you are home-schooled, use the state or international home-school code given to you on the day of the exam.

Course Details:

Section Number

WCM-STATS-AP-1

Instructor

Mrs. Bjorgaard

Grades (Typical)

11 - 12 (11th, 12th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr., 20 min. each time

Days

Tuesday & Thursday

Class Period

0

Time

6:00 - 7:20 AM (Pacific)

9:00 - 10:20 AM (Eastern)

Tuition

$719

Honors/AP Fee

$149

Credits

10 (Math)

Transcript Designation

AP

Prerequisites

Algebra 2 or PreCalculus

Companion Course

Physics or AP Physics 1

Notes

Parents must find a local school to take the

AP exam. Kolbe is not responsible for making

these arrangements for the student.