Advanced Placement

AP Master Classes

Celebrity guests are joining some of our Online AP Classes and Review Sessions to recognize your hard work and provide a unique, real-world learning experience. Hear from actors and reporters you know from television and experts in the fields you are studying about the ways they’ve applied AP concepts in their lives and careers.

This AP English Language and Composition class is hosted by special guest, Tony Hale, Emmy Award-winning actor (Buster from Arrested Development, Gary from Veep), producer, and author (Archibald's Next Big Thing). Topics include: storytelling, communicating writers’ intentions, bringing your own story and experience to your work, and anxiety and being present.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/jf7F2d-3Frc

Student Responses:

  • “What resonated with me was Tony Hale’s emphasis on empathy. […] If we take the time and use empathy to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, we can solve a lot more problems than we create.”
  • “Hale’s concept of combatting his tendencies to brood over the future with a demand to himself to escape by saying, ‘Not now’ is inspiring, as he employs a simple solution to such a common, yet daunting problem that teenagers face.”

Janet Yellen, economist and former Chair of the Federal Reserve, joins AP Macroeconomics to help you better understand monetary and fiscal policy.  

Watch here: https://youtu.be/aGWFOceviC4

Student Responses:

  • “I’m so lucky to get this opportunity sitting at home. Thanks @collegeboard :)”

John Quiñones, Emmy award-winning ABC News correspondent and host of TV show What Would You Do, joins AP Spanish Language to discuss the role of language in careers and the impact of culture in media and storytelling.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/Bozu0qGPOcQ

Student Responses:

  • “If you heard that John Quiñones was joining your AP Spanish class… What Would You Do?”
  • “What would you do? Ummm let’s see John. I would attend a class that I currently don’t have just to see ya.”

This AP U.S. Government and Politics class covers topics on civic action with special guest, Valerie Jarrett, New York Times best-selling author and longest-serving Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/bA7P9g22sKA

This AP Statistics class will cover topics on statistical analysis and common misuses and misinterpretations in the real world with special guest, Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/o6_O4NqUf0g

This special edition of AP U.S. History class will cover topics on analyzing evidence, using source material, and providing historical context with special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning musicals, Hamilton and In the Heights.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/1fSQkPJpBqM

This AP Physics 2 class will cover topics on magnetic forces with special guest, Emily Calandrelli, an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated TV host.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/bDiAuzGybTI

This AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class will include a discussion on real-world math and science concepts to solve with special guest, Kyle Hill, Nerdist Science Editor.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/-TxyDNUx6Ss

Kristin Chenoweth Master Class

Kristin Chenoweth shares some words of encouragement with AP Music Theory students as they get ready for their AP Exam.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/R_BLH1qTqyQ

Richard Blanco Master Class

This AP English Literature class reviews Timed AP Exam Practice #2 with special guest, Richard Blanco, poet, public speaker, and memoirist.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/dhWG2z3q_HQ

Melinda Gates Master Class

Melinda Gates joins this online AP Computer Science A class to share words of wisdom and encouragement ahead of AP exams.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/wRtmNmpVLmE

Cory Booker Master Class

Special guest, Cory Booker, U.S. Senator of New Jersey, joins this final lesson in AP U.S. History.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/xH17ifJl3G4

Eric Whitacre Master Class

This final class of AP Music Theory covers exam tips and best wishes with special guest, Eric Whitacre, composer and conductor.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/JkiBKwwnPWg
 

Merrit Moore Master Class

This final lesson of AP Physics 1 covers exam tips and best wishes with special guest, Merritt Moore, quantum physicist and ballerina.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/yup-cfT4XjI

Bath Harris and Steven Zucker Master Class

This final lesson of AP Art History covers exam tips and best wishes with special guests, Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, from Smarthistory.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/LnDGzXfqjuA

Mitch Daniels Master Class

This final lesson of AP U.S. Government and Politics covers exam tips and best wishes with Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/MlJiDK1n65U

Lee Schwartz Master Class

This final lesson of AP Human Geography will cover exam tips and best wishes with special guest, Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the United States.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/mQ3x9TeM0vY

 

This page will be updated as new AP Master Classes are scheduled. Please check back often for the latest information.

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