don't fear the AP, when i took it in HS, my teacher's wife was diagnosed with cancer and wasn't in class often. We probably covered 25% of what we should have (we didn't do a single lab either). I sat my but down a month before the test and read the textbook and review books and scored a 5. I really wish though I had a teacher, I think I would have gotten more out of it. So words of advice: enjoy the class, if you study the test you will do well. Have fun!