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1 BROWNSBURG HIGH SCHOOL Advanced Placement (AP) Dual Credit Welcome and Introductions “teamwork makes ….. the dream work”

2 OBJECTIVES FOR TONIGHT 1) Overview –AP and Dual Credit Programs 2) Advanced Placement – What is AP and Why explore AP? 3) Benefits of AP for our students 4) Current AP Offering at BHS 5) Dual Credit – What is Dual Credit and Why is Dual Credit different then AP? 6) Dual Credit Program at BHS 7) AP Panel – Question and Answers 8) Visit with AP/Dual Credit Faculty

3 What is Advanced Placement (AP) ? (College Board – SAT / PSAT)  Mission is to connect students to college level content which will create opportunities  AP Program is viewed as a “cooperative educational endeavor” with high schools  Rigorous Curriculum that is relevant and embeds 21 st century skills – Depth & Breadth  AP Exams – Criterion referenced “1-5”  Highly Qualified Instructors – BHS Faculty

4 “ACADEMIC MOMENTUM”  Building capacity – lead up courses to AP o Pre-AP / Honors Level Courses  “Stretch” learning o Critical look at rigor versus the grade  AP Potential Letters (PSAT)  Emphasis on proper placement o Course prerequisites o Teacher Recommendations

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6 WHAT TO EXPECT WITH AP  Extensive reading, critical thinking and extensive writing - productivity  Homework: approximately 1 hour per night – per AP course  Work prior to the course – “Summer Commitment”  High Academic Standards – Alignment

7 BENEFITS OF AP COURSES  Confidence o Study Habits – Writing Skills – Problem Solving Skills  Rigorous and Viable Curriculum o Content Knowledge vs. Letter Grades  Credit o College credit with a 3 or higher on AP Test o Move to upper level courses quicker = double major / 4 Years to Bachelors Degree  Scholarships / Application Process o Increases eligibility - students become more attractive during application process  Savings o Science and Math AP Exams – No Cost (IDOE) o Average $8-30,000 savings per year (Plus)

8 AP Performance and College Outcomes Research based findings  HS Students who take an AP exam, regardless of performance, are more likely to earn a “B” average in their 1 st year of college  Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in 4 years Advanced Placement Law (PL 91) Indiana Colleges/Universities must award credit for AP Exam Scores of 3 or higher May require a score of 4 or higher to apply credit to a specific major

9 Current AP Courses at BHS (23) Art History Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio) Studio Art (2D Design Portfolio) Music Theory English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition Calculus AB Calculus BC Statistics Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Physics C Government and Politics: Comparative Psychology United States History World History Macroeconomics Microeconomics Chinese Language and Culture French Language German Language Spanish Language

10 Core40 With Academic Honors Diploma – AP/Dual Credit Component Class of 2016 & Beyond Complete one of the following: Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list Earn two of the following: - A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list - 2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams Earn a combined score of 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, mathematics and writing sections and a minimum score of 530 on each Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section Classes of Complete one of the following: Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits) Complete a combination of an AP course (2 credits and corresponding exam) and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits)

11 Brownsburg High School ** = Priority Dual Credit Course List

12 Why Take Dual Credit Courses? Cost savings $375 for 15 dual credit hours $3000+ in savings at BSU Prepares students for the rigor of college-level work Fulfills Academic Honors Diploma requirement

13 What Are The Qualifications To Take Dual Credit Courses? Most dual credit courses have prerequisites – refer to Program of Studies Previous coursework PSAT/SAT/ACT test scores or university entrance exam Cumulative GPA


15 How Much Do Courses Cost? Tuition costs will vary per course. Refer to the Dual Credit brochure for the most recent information. The majority are $25 per credit hour. Students on free and reduced lunch qualify for fee waivers for most courses. Textbook costs are more expensive because they must be purchased. Project Lead The Way Biomedical courses earn credit by examination. Course fees are paid only if student qualifies. Engineering courses can earn free dual credit through Ivy Tech. Fees will vary at other universities upon full-time enrollment as a college student.

16 How Do Courses Transfer? General education requirement Elective requirement One-to-one equivalent Indiana Core Transfer Library (also includes AP)

17 So….AP or Dual Credit? Factors to consider: Core Transfer Library Colleges in Consideration Selectivity In-State, Out-of-State Potential College Major – Plans Do Change Rigor of Overall Course Schedule Test-taking Ability

18 Things To Consider…… Refer to the BHS Program of Studies for all course prerequisite requirements. Available on the high school website. Dual credit courses generate a college GPA! Research degree and specific course requirements at potential colleges

19 PANEL DISCUSSION Melissa Nowotarski Melinda Lawrie Nick Franklin Joe Stucker

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