IOAPA Course Catalog

The courses offered by the Iowa Online Advanced Placement® Academy are listed below. Please note that you cannot enroll directly from this page. An educator must enroll their school first, and they will be sent a link to invite students to enroll.

Courses for high school students have a gray background, while courses for middle school students have a blue background.

AP Biology

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2-Semester Course
High School
Course Content Provided by Apex

AP Biology builds students' understanding of biology on both the micro and macro scales.

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AP Calculus AB

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2-Semester Course
High School
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In AP Calculus AB, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually, analytically, numerically, and verbally.

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AP Chemistry

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2-Semester Course
High School
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AP Chemistry builds students' understanding of the nature and reactivity of matter.

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AP Computer Science A (Java)

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2-Semester Course
High School
Course Content Provided by Edhesive

Students will learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, including art, media, and engineering.

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AP Computer Science Principles

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2-Semester Course
High School
Course Content Provided by Edhesive

AP Computer Science Principles asks students to explore the central ideas of computer science. Please note there is a minimum of 2 students per school and that there is a large offline component to this class that mentors will need to lead/teach. Mentors should be qualified to do so. Email belinblank@uiowa.edu to request enrollment in this class.

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AP English Language and Composition

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2-Semester Course
High School
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In AP English Language and Composition, students investigate rhetoric and its impact on culture through analysis of notable fiction and nonfiction texts, from pamphlets to speeches to personal essays.

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AP English Literature and Composition

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2-Semester Course
High School
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AP English Literature and Composition immerses students in novels, plays, poems, and short stories from various periods.

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AP Macroeconomics

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1-Semester Course
High School
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AP Macroeconomics students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline.

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AP Microeconomics

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1-Semester Course
High School
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AP Microeconomics studies the behavior of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace.

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AP Psychology

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1-Semester Course
High School
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AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories.

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AP Spanish

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2-Semester Course
High School
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AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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AP Statistics

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2-Semester Course
High School
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AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data.

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AP U.S. Government

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1-Semester Course
High School
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AP U.S. Government and Politics studies the operations and structure of the U.S. government and the behavior of the electorate and politicians.

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AP U.S. History

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2-Semester Course
High School
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In AP U.S. History, students investigate the development of American economics, politics, and culture through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, research, and writing.

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Algebra I (Middle School Only)

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2-Semester Course
Middle School
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Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.

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Biology (Honors) (Middle School Only)

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2-Semester Course
Middle School
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Biology is an in-depth course that furthers mastery of scientific skills, fosters a deep understanding of key concepts, and promotes the application of the scientific method to biological topics.

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Creative Writing (Middle School Only)

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1-Semester Course
Middle School
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Creative Writing is an English elective course that focuses on the exploration of short fiction and poetry, culminating in a written portfolio that includes one revised short story and three to five polished poems.

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Geometry (Middle School Only)

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2-Semester Course
Middle School
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Geometry builds upon students' command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.

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Introduction to Computer Science (Grades 6-9 Only)

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1-Semester Course
Middle School
Course Content Provided by Edhesive

An introductory course for students brand new to programming that teaches the foundations of computer science. This course prepares students for AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.

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Physical Science (Honors) (Middle School Only)

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2-Semester Course
Middle School
Course Content Provided by Apex

Physical Science is a thorough course that provides students with an understanding of the nature and structure of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the societal implications of physical science concepts.

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Probability and Statistics (Middle School Only)

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1-Semester Course
Middle School
Course Content Provided by Apex

Probability and Statistics provides a curriculum focused on understanding key data analysis and probabilistic concepts, calculations, and relevance to real-world applications.

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Psychology (Middle School Only)

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1-Semester Course
Middle School
Course Content Provided by Apex

Psychology provides a solid overview of the field's major domains: methods, biopsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, and variations in individual and group behavior.

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Spanish I (Honors) (Middle School Only)

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2-Semester Course
Middle School
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Spanish I covers the five Cs of the ACTFL standard: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

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U.S. History to the Civil War (Honors) (Middle School Only)

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1-Semester Course
Middle School
Course Content Provided by Apex

This course traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the end of the American Civil War.

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