A.P. Macroeconomics
The purpose of the AP course in Macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole.  The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-economics-course-description.pdf)

AP Macroeconomics is a  demanding college-level class which requires a serious commitment on the part of the student in order to be successful.  This class is taught on an A/B schedule which means the students will be in the class on a continuing basis during the 3rd and 4th Academic Quarter in preparation for the AP exam.  The reality is that the students will have only about 35 full class periods to master the content equivalent to an entry-level Macroeconomics college course.