I would like to welcome you and your student to R.J. Reynolds High School. Building good study habits is an important part of the high school experience, so each student will be expected to keep a notebook specifically for his or her history class. I look forward to your support this year. If at any time in the year you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at fbluna@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.  On this website you will find class PowerPoint lectures, test dates, as well as any other important class information pertaining to homework and/or classwork.     

    Alexander the GreatAP WORLD HISTORY (Overview and Expectation) 

    Advanced Placement World History is a rigorous course for the self motivated high school student who wishes to earn a college credit for the course.   

    This course is a year-long course, which meets every other day.  It is my expectation that the student be present everyday ready to learn.   If absent, the student will have the same amount of time to complete the missed work as others, considering the absence was an excused absence.  One class day late assignments will be accepted, but will receive 80% of the credit.  Please note that the pace of this class is equivalent to a college survey level course.  Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated, the offending student will receive a “0” on the assignment and disciplinary action will be taken.  Cell phone use will be permitted for research purposes only.  If any electronic device is used without my permission, the device will be confiscated and a parent/guardian must retrieve it from the front office.  If there is no internet access at home, please notify me immediately, so I can arrange other assignments.

    Rigorous preparation is an important part of the class.  Extensive reading, writing, and critical thinking are required for student success.  One of the most challenging adjustments for many students is the amount of reading, you will be expected to read a chapter in two nights.  It is imperative for students to maintain consistent study habits in order to excel in this course. 
    I am looking forward to getting to know each one of you and preparing you for the AP Exam as well as higher education.