The Advanced Placement course in Human Geography gives high-ability students the opportunity to earn college credit in geography while still in high school. More importantly, the content of an AP Geography course helps students develop criticalthinking skills through the understanding, application, and analysis of the fundamental concepts of geography. Through AP Geography, students are introduced to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of the earth’s surface. They also learn the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. AP Human Geography is a college-level course and will require extra time on the part of the student for preparation and completion of reading and writing assignments. This class earns weighted credit.