New AP Economics Classes
Peninsula Academy is pleased to announce two AP classes: AP Microeconomics for this fall and AP Macroeconomics for this spring. The classes are designed for students who are interested in economics, finance, and business, and would like to challenge themselves by taking additional AP classes outside of school. The classes are also a great fit for students whose high school do not offer AP economics.
Students who complete all sessions will be prepared to take the AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics exam in May 2021. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in one of the four prestigious economics competitions in spring and early fall of 2021, including National Economics Challenge, Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge, and the International Economics Olympiad.
Meet Our High Caliber Tutors
Both classes will be taught by Trang, a veteran AP economics teacher in one of the best public high schools (rated 10 out of 10) in Southern California. Trang received her master's degree in education and teaching certificate from UCLA, and has been teaching various social studies subjects over ten years. She also serves as an AP Macroeconomics Exam Reader for College Board, who evaluates and scores AP free response requestions.
Trang will be assisted by Hao. After his undergraduate study in mathematics at Renmin University in China, Hao went on to earn two master's degrees in economics from Fudan University in China and the University of Chicago, respectively. There will also be several guest speakers, including economics professors from Cornell and Boston University and PhD students in economics from Harvard, MIT and Yale.
Students are welcome to enroll at any time. For missed classes, students will be able to catch up by watching class recordings and completing assignments. Private tutoring with the instructor is also available.
Currently enrolled in 9-12th grade
Must have completed Algebra 1
Fall, 15 Weeks: Every Saturday 4-6:30pm PST, 9/12 to 12/19
Spring, 15 Weeks: Every Saturday 4-6pm PST, 1/9 to 5/8
AP Exam Schedule:
AP Macroeconomics: 5/10
AP Microeconomics: 5/12
Week 1: Production Possibilities Model, Economic Growth, Capital Goods and Consumer Goods, Absolute/Comparative Advantage, Terms of Trade
Week 2: Demand and supply, Income effect and substitution effect, shifts of supply and demand curves, double shifts
Week 3: Labor force and unemployment, CPI and inflation
Week 4: Gross Domestic Product and Circular Flow: Measurement, Real GDP vs. Nominal GDP.
Week 5: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply, long run and short run, business cycles.
Week 6: AD/AS model and the Philips curve.
Week 7: Tax and Federal Budget: Tax structure, Exemption, Deduction and Tax Credit, Deficit and Surplus
Want to learn from our community of high caliber tutors and counselors? If you would like to speak with our office about enrollment in our AP economics courses, please contact us via any of the following: