Statistics is an academically rigorous Advanced Placement course that reflects current and important developments in statistical analysis. The course is offered to students in 11th and 12th grade. The course follows the College Board-prescribed AP Statistics curriculum. The topics of study include sampling and experimental design, the role of graphical displays as an important component of data analysis, transformations, residual analysis, normal probability plots and simulation. The analysis of data will include the use of real data extracted from journal articles, newspapers and other published sources. Application of statistical methods will examine a wide range of disciplines and subject areas. Students will also demonstrate proficient use of appropriate statistical methods in a research project that they will design and implement. Students who take AP courses will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam.