AP Art History

<p>I've been dying to take AP Art History, but apparently I am the only one. Next year will be the only one when I have a slot in my schedule to take AP Art History. However, the teacher refuses to let me take it as an independent study (because of her time, not because of me). In any case, I have been looking for a way to take the class via Internet distance learning. Does anyone know of a helpful site?</p>

<p>By the way, I live in Kentucky. So I won't be able to take a program local to Alabama or whatever.</p>

<p>Pennsylvania</a> Homeschoolers AP Online Classes</p>

<p>^ That's not very affordable for most students at $550. </p>

<p><a href="http://www.kyvs.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_104_1%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.kyvs.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_104_1&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>That is Kentucky's virtual high school. The fee appears to be $165 per semester, so the full course should be $330. Call and ask to be sure though - I couldn't really tell. Also, your school might subsidize or pay for the whole thing so ask them too if they get a discount from the district or something. </p>

<p>You can also consider taking an Art History class at a local university and just signing up for the AP exam instead.</p>

<p>Yes! I found out about KYVS just an hour before I logged on. Hopefully, it'll work for me.</p>

<p>Thanks for the help, you two!</p>

<p>Do you have access to a decent library? In my opinion, if you do, and if this is a serious interest of yours, you would be better off than subjecting yourself to a, most likely limiting, intermediary. If you have decent eyesight and can read, I can't imagine that there are many high school teachers who would be of use to you.
I would also try to get a hold of an old AP Art History test to see what they suppose you ought to know.</p>

<p>I appreciate what you are saying. I am passionate about art history, but I have a very demanding schedule. I do not have time to indulge any of my own interests during the school year. I enjoy my personal art history book collection during summers, but you can't even pretend to cover 30,000 years in three months. A course would at least introduce me to all of it, even if I already know a lot of it.</p>

<p>I will try that. Thanks.</p>

<p>"I do not have time to indulge any of my own interests during the school year".
If that is the case, you are throwing away the largest advantage of home schooling, IMO. Maybe you could explain why you are home schooling.
A larger issue is being in charge of your own education, as opposed to being under the control of the curriculum as encountered in just about any high school.
In my kids' case, if you felt driven to just read novels and nothing else for 3 or 4 months (which both happened to do), no problem from their parents' point of view, all to the better as far as they were concerned, and an advantage (from what I can figure) at college application time.</p>

<p>Hmmm... Thanks for the reply.</p>

<p>In regard to the first part: The thing is that I am not actually home-schooled. I go to public HS. I just posted the question in this category because I thought those who do home school might know of a better site.</p>

<p>In any case, thanks for all your help. And the KYVS program seems to be working out for me.</p>

<p>I'm sorry, Missy7, that I didn't realize that. I'm very impressed that you are looking to go beyond what your high school has to offer. Best wishes.</p>