AP Literature

​AP Literature and Composition

Summer Reading: For information about summer reading requirements, please refer to the link on the front page of the school website.


Course Description:

At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared for and expected to take the AP exam for potential college credit.


AP courses are not college preparatory – they are considered college-level courses. Students write about literature from a variety of perspectives and for a variety of audiences in preparation for a final exam that has the potential of earning them college credit.


This course for advanced, college-bound students emphasizes college level literature and writing. Instruction will concentrate on critical and analytical thinking, reading, and writing in relation to units on short stories, plays, poetry, and novels. Some of these texts contain or allude to mature themes. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the national exam. Source: PCHS Course Guide