AP Art History 2012-2013 BART will offer AP Art History as a high school arts elective for the 2012-13 school year. This yearlong course will give students the opportunity to explore the history of art from around the world, from ancient times to present day. In this class we will examine how a work of art can reflect the identity of a person or culture, and we will investigate why people make art and the role it plays in our lives. Throughout the year we will look at paintings, drawings, sculpture and architecture, and through readings, museum visits, class discussions, and comparative writing we will explore how a work of art is directly connected to the time, place and people who created it. AP Art History is open to students in grades 10-12, who have successfully completed 9th grade history and ELA with a grade of C+ or better. This class is recommended for serious students who are considering art as a major in college, or for those who wish to earn general elective college credits. All students enrolled in the class will be required to take the AP exam in May, and are asked to make a $15 deposit toward the $87 exam fee during the first week of school, with final payment due by October 1. Mr. O’Grady will be the instructor for this course. (complete & return below form) Student name Student grade If my child qualifies for AP Art History, I agree to pay the $15 toward the $87 exam fee by Friday, August 31, and the remaining exam fee balance of $72 by Monday, October 1, 2012. Parent’s name Parent’s signature The above form must be returned to the BART Student Office no later then Friday, August 17, so that your student’s schedule can be revised before school begins on Wednesday, August 22.