5Philosophy of Dual Credit Courses To provide opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete college-level courses while still enrolled in high school.To provide opportunities for students to earn dual credit (high school and college credit) when courses include both college and high school requirements.For example, taking psy 101 gives them a weighted elective credit in high school while allowing them to earn 3 hours of college credit.
6Dual Credit Courses 4 Year Transfer English 101 and 102, USC-LUS History 111 and 112, USC-LEuropean History 101 and 102, USC-LAnthropology 102 , USC-LPsychology 101, USC-LCriminal Justice 101, USC-LTeacher Cadet 101, WinthropDigital Art and Design, WinthropProject Lead the Way Courses, USCAgain these course must have at least 15 students to make. These are all weighted courses.
7Project Lead The Way Rochester Institute of Technology & University of South Carolina Introduction to Engineering DesignPrinciples of EngineeringDigital ElectronicsCivil Engineering and Architecture
8College Credit for PLTW Engineering Courses To qualify for credit at RIT, students must earn a EOC score of 6 or higher. **** The test range is 1-9 ****Also, students must have an 85% or higher course grade. To qualify for credit at USC, students must earn a class grade of A or B in the PLTW courseStudents who earn a A in the course must score an 7 or higher on the Final Exam Parts A & C Students who earn a B in the course must score an 8 or higher on the Final Exam Parts A & CStudent earns Dual Credit weighting for the PLTW course IF these qualifications are met.
9Benefits of Dual Credit Courses Dual Credit Courses are not dependent upon a score from a national exam.Dual Credit Courses will be part of your college transcript when you enter college.Dual Credit Courses in core areas are transferable to all in-state public colleges, some out-of-state public colleges, and a few private colleges.Check with the college you are interested in attending to see how courses transfer.
10Requirements for Dual Credit USC-L classes3.0 cumulative GPATeacher Cadet 101, WUOverall 3.0 GPA or higher, teacher recommendation, and application
11Cost Analysis What do you pay?* USC-Lancaster (each course)$ for 3-hour course or no cost ifstudent takes 6 hrs/semCost of textbooksWinthrop$University of South Carolina$ each course PLTW*COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
12How Much Can I Save? Show Me the Money Each course at Winthrop, USC-L, or USC costs college students $Course costs are subject to change.
13Cost: When Do I Pay?Students will register to be a college student before the course begins.In May, students will meet in a computer lab to complete the application together.Money is due by July 31st. Checks should be payable to NHS. Ms. Bryant in A office.PLTW Engineering courses with USC— money is due at the end of the course when student registers to USC and takes EOC college exam.
15Philosophy Advanced Placement Program Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your ownStudy subjects in greater depth and detailAssume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourselfDemonstrate your maturity and readiness for collegeShow your willingness to push yourself to the limitEmphasize your commitment to academic excellence
16AP Courses and Schedules *courses must have a minimum of 15 students AP courses taught second semesterAP courses taught all year on A/B dayAP Computer ScienceAP ArtAP CalculusAP StatisticsAP Biology (Must also take Biology 2 Honors)AP Chemistry (Must also take Chemistry 2 Honors)AP Human Geography (9th)AP Language & Composition (11th)AP U.S. History (11th)AP Literature (12th)AP European History (12th)
17AP Assessment Each course has a required AP exam. AP exams provide a standardized measure of what you know.You must take the AP exam to get the weighting.You do not have to take the AP course to take the AP exam.Colleges require a minimum of 3 or higher on an AP exam to earn college credit.
18Advantages Advanced Placement Program Earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities with appropriate scores.Passing is generally 3 or higher, but each college determines the score it requires to grant college credit. Ask the admission counselor what the AP credit policy is for the college you plan to attend.Improve your writing skills and sharpen your critical thinking skills. AP teachers expect their students to think critically, analyze and synthesize facts and data, weigh competing perspectives, and write clearly and persuasively.
19AdvantagesAP teachers develop courses that are approved and accredited by College Board.Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time. A recent study showed that students taking AP courses and exams were much more likely to earn a college degree in four years.“We look favorably on students who have taken AP courses. The presence of AP courses is a sign that a student has chosen to challenge him/herself.”—Admission Officer* Linda Hargrove, Donn Godin, and Barbara Dodd, “College Outcomes Comparisons by AP and Non-AP High School Experiences.” The College Board, 2008
20Advanced Placement District Success Rate YearStudentsExamsScores 3-5 (number)Scores 3-5 (percentage)201026247319040.16%201134064925939.90%201242072229640.9%201352489331635%
21Costs Associated with AP Program The State pays for all exam fees for the AP exams.
23Philosophy The IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme isan academically challenging & balancedprogramme for students in11th and 12thgrades that prepares students for successat university and in life beyond.Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
24Structure What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer? Traditional, broad liberal arts curriculumenriched by three core components Concurrency of learning over 2 yearsDepth (3 Higher Level)Breadth (3 Standard Level) Rigorous, continuous, criterion referencedassessment over 2 yearsInternal Assessment (portfolios, orals)External Assessment (paper/pencil, essays) Knowledge and skill development necessaryfor academic and social success in thepost-secondary settingPresentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
25IB Courses in Rock Hill Schools Courses taught over a two-year period English Math SLHistory of the Americas Math StudiesSpanish BiologyFrench ChemistryInformation Technology in a Global SocietyMusicTheaterVisual ArtsTheater and Psychology (both are at SPHS only)Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
26IB Programme—Certificate v. Full Diploma IB Course StudentsStudents take two or more IB courses separately.Students do not take all 6 IB courses.Students must take IB exam and complete the internal assessments for each course to get IB weight and IB credit.IB Diploma StudentsStudents must take all 6 IB courses as one program of study.Students must complete additional diploma requirements (CAS, EE, TOK).Students take all 6 IB exams and complete all internal assessments to earn IB weight and credit.
27The International Baccalaureate Diploma Pre-university DiplomaBased on an integrated curriculumInternational admissions credentialUtilizes international standardsInfused with “globalism” to preparestudents to live, compete and lead inan increasingly interdependent worldThe International Baccalaureate DiplomaPresentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
28How does one earn the IB Diploma? Take six courses, one from each subject.Take the six exams.Complete TOK, CAS and EE.Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42 points on the exams.( 3 additional points possible throughTOK & EE)Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
29Assessment in the IB Diploma Programme Underlying philosophyTo give students an opportunityto demonstrate what they know,rather than find out what they don’t know.How is this accomplished?Internal and External assessment, using established gradingcriteria.Assessment is criterion referenced.Assessment varies across the disciplinesStudents are able to select courses to assess at Higher Level or Standard Level (customized to student’s strengths and weaknesses)Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
30International Baccalaureate District Success YearStudents(number)ExamsScores4-7(percentage)201024771056079%201120350638075.09%201223155437467.5%201323963136560%
31ADVANTAGES Research on the impact of IB programs Studies conducted on the performance of IB students, the standards of the IB program, and the effect of the implementation of the program on a school show that:IB Diploma students have higher acceptance rates to colleges.Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.IB Diploma students perform better in post-secondary education than their peers.
32ADVANTAGES College Credits A “4” or higher on an IB exam is generally a passing score.Students may earn college credit for (HL) higher level courses with scores of 4 or higher.Each college determines the exact score it requires to earn college credit.Some colleges allow college credit for some (SL) courses.Students should ask the admission counselor what the university will count for college credit.Students “place out” of classes requiring a placement exam (Math, Foreign Language).Presentation Title recommended size is 20 point Trebuchet, all caps.Minimum Title size:18 point Trebuchet, all caps. Can be stacked in two lines if necessary.Maximum Title size 24 point Trebuchet, all caps.
33Cost of the IB Programme State pays for a portion of the subject area examsThe district pays for the balance of the subject area exams and a portion of the registration feeThe parent pays $95 for year 1 testing and $157 for year 2; the fees change yearly. Check with your school’s IB coordinator.