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Government and Politics (U.S.), Advanced Placement

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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (U.S.), Advanced Placement

General Description

Prerequisite: Commitment agreement signed by student and parent. Willingness to invest the time necessary to perform at a rigorous academic level.

AP Government & Politics (U.S.) at our school is a year-long course designed to meet or exceed the experience of an introductory one-semester college Government and Politics course.  The intent of this course is to increase the understanding of the American political system, it’s framework, traditions and values.  This course offers students the opportunity to see how individuals and their ideas can shape the world in which they live.  It invites them to explore central questions of liberty and justice in practice.  Fees: Optional AP Exam Fee (Approx. $100.00)


This course is concerned with the nature of the American political system and its development over the past two centuries.  We will examine in detail the principle processes and institutions through which the political system functions, as well as some of the public policies, which these institutions establish and how they are implemented. 

Theory of Action

Enumclaw High School Social Studies Teachers are passionate about the wide-ranging subject matter that we teach. We believe History, Psychology, Civics, Contemporary Issues and the various interest-based classes we offer promote an informed citizenry ready to participate in the future of our country. The Social Studies Department is committed to developing authentic learning experiences in our various curricula designed to engage students through promoting a deeper understanding of the world around us.