New York Advanced Placement®, Honors & Electives Programs

Overview of AP, Honors & Electives Programs

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We offer a wide-range of Advanced Placement®, honors, and electives designed to build academic rigor and prepare New York students for the challenges they face when they leave high school. Our AP® programs are fully aligned to College Board AP Curriculum Framework and can be paired with our adaptive digital resources to support blended learning instruction for today’s AP students.

Featured AP Programs

American Democracy Now

AP U.S. Government

American Democracy Now (Harrison) NEW!

At the heart of American Democracy Now is a rich set of pedagogical tools that move students along the path to critical thinking and success on the AP* US Government & Politics exam. The Constitution is explained in everyday language to aid true student understanding. Visually appealing and highly interesting, American Democracy Now is a student favorite. Included in AP for ALL in NYC.

Language and Composition: The Art of Voice

AP English Language & Composition

Language & Composition: The Art of Voice (Muller) NEW!

Language and Composition: The Art of Voice was created after extensive research in the AP English Language & Composition course, how it's taught, and what resources students need to learn. Part 1 includes skills for active reading, analysis, argumentation, and synthesizing. The extensive and diverse selections in Parts 2 and 3—including AP Teacher Favorite contemporary and classic essays, synthesis groupings, visual rhetoric, poetry, blogs, and more—make the book a dynamic learning resource for every AP student throughout the course and in preparing for success on the AP exam.

Experience History: Interpreting America's Past

AP U.S. History

Experience History: Interpreting America's Past (Davidson) NEW!

This narrative is told from multiple perspectives and highlights how diverse actors have been at the center of US history. Focusing on the lives and actions of ordinary Americans helps students to understand that no event is inevitable, and that the actions of the people create historical moments.

More AP, Honors & Electives

AP Biology,  Mader

AP Biology

Biology (Mader)

Mader's Biology focuses on inquiry-based learning and the AP* Biology curriculum, using thought-provoking examples to introduce Big Ideas. Students learn science practices and review the process of science. Features within the text contain content focused either on one of the AP Big Ideas or on the Nature of Science.

AP Biology,  Raven

AP Biology

AP Biology (Raven)

The Biology learning system uses dynamic tools and chapter designations to differentiate AP Essential Knowledge from AP Extended Knowledge providing focus on key concepts, and context for supporting materials.

Chemistry, Chang

AP Chemistry

Chemistry (Chang)

With its straightforward writing style and proven problem-solving strategies, Chang's Chemistry is ideal for the AP Chemistry classroom. Chapter-opening Essential Questions guide students in pinpointing essential AP content, including the Big Ideas they will study later in the chapter.

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change

AP Chemistry

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change (Silberberg)

This new edition of Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change contains unprecedented macroscopic-to-microscopic molecular illustrations, step-by-step exercises in every chapter, and comprehensive end-of-chapter problems. The content covers a wide variety of interests, including engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental issues and offers new features to best support AP teachers and students.

Environmental Science: A Global Concern

AP Environmental Science

Environmental Science: A Global Concern (Cunningham)

Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in an Advanced Placement high school level course.

Experience History: Interpreting American's Past

AP World History

Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past (Bentley) UPDATED AP Edition

Integrated AP features and hundreds of primary documents and images enhance the learning experience and prepare students for the new AP World History Redesigned Exam

Experience History: Interpreting America's Past

AP World History

Experience History: Interpreting America's Past (Davidson) NEW!

This narrative is told from multiple perspectives and highlights how diverse actors have been at the center of US history. Focusing on the lives and actions of ordinary Americans helps students to understand that no event is inevitable, and that the actions of the people create historical moments.

American History: Connecting With the Past

AP U.S. History

American History: Connecting With the Past (Brinkley)

American History © 2017, UPDATED AP edition by Alan Brinkley, fully addresses the revised AP United States History Curriculum released July 2015, providing students with guidance and support to master key concepts and themes, develop historical thinking skills, and succeed on the AP U.S. History Exam.

American Democracy Now

AP US Government

American Democracy Now (Harrison) NEW!

At the heart of American Democracy Now is a rich set of pedagogical tools that move students along the path to critical thinking and success on the AP* US Government & Politics exam. The Constitution is explained in everyday language to aid true student understanding. Visually appealing and highly interesting, American Democracy Now is a student favorite. Included in AP for ALL in NYC.

Human Geography

AP Human Geography

Human Geography (Bjelland) NEW!

Human Geography introduces students to the scope and excitement of geography while helping them develop an awareness of its relevance to their daily lives as informed citizens.

Economics (McConnell)

AP Economics

AP Economics (McConnell)

Economics remains the top-selling book for AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics courses. The authors’ 40 years of teaching success are reflected in the clear treatment of economics concepts, balanced coverage, and patient explanations.

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View

AP Psychology

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View

The modern, yet approachable narrative in The Science of Psychology provides students with a scientific approach to psychology, placing function before dysfunction. Special inserts such as Touring the Brain and Nervous System feature detailed color transparencies to help students understand these biological functions. This new AP edition also includes many features designed specifically to help AP students succeed in the course and on the exam.

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Language and Composition

Language & Composition: The Art of Voice (Muller) NEW!

Language and Composition: The Art of Voice was created after extensive research in the AP English Language & Composition course, how it's taught, and what resources students need to learn. Part 1 includes skills for active reading, analysis, argumentation, and synthesizing. The extensive and diverse selections in Parts 2 and 3—including AP Teacher Favorite contemporary and classic essays, synthesis groupings, visual rhetoric, poetry, blogs, and more—make the book a dynamic learning resource for every AP student throughout the course and in preparing for success on the AP exam.

Tonal Harmony

Tonal Harmony (Kostka)

For more than two decades, Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for AP Music Theory students. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view.

Marine Science

Marine Science (Castro) NEW!

Known for its full coverage of oceanography, stunning design, and data analysis labs, the second edition of Marine Science expands its NGSS coverage, ELL support, interdisciplinary applications, and introduces a broader focus on human and environmental interaction.

Zoology (Miller)

Zoology (Miller)

Written in a friendly style that doesn’t overwhelm students, Zoology emphasizes ecological and evolutionary concepts and helps students understand the process of science through elements of chapter organization and boxed readings.

Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Shier)

Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Shier)

This text assumes no prior science knowledge, makes difficult concepts relevant to students, and provides students with a solid understanding of the important concepts in anatomy and physiology.

Honors Environmental Science

Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships (Enger)

Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships, a full-color introductory environmental science text, is known for being concise and conceptual. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of interrelationships by providing a historical perspective as well as information on economic and political realities and the role of different social experiences.

The Unfinished Nation

Honors or AP U.S. History

The Unfinished Nation (Brinkley) NEW!

The best-selling concise text for U.S. history and respected for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship is a perfect fit for the Honors or AP U.S. History classroom. The 9th edition provides enhanced coverage on the diverse experiences and perspectives of Native Americans, African Americans, and women throughout American history.

Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking (Lucas) NEW!

The award-winning The Art of Public Speaking is the most widely used textbook on its subject in the world. Its clear, authoritative coverage and personable voice helps students become capable, responsible speakers, listeners, and thinkers.

Common Places: Bridge to College English

Common Places: Bridge to College English (Hoeffner)

The Common Places program enables struggling students to become college-ready by improving learning and performance.