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Advanced Placement Early College International Baccalaureate January 2014
Advanced Curriculum Opportunities International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement Dual Credit –4 Year College Transfer Courses
Objectives Philosophy and structure of each program Scheduling for one or more programs Assessments associated with each program Success and advantages of each program Costs associated with each program
Philosophy 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.
Dual Credit Courses 4 Year Transfer English 101 and 102, USC-L US History 111 and 112, USC-L European History 101 and 102, USC-L Anthropology 102, USC-L Psychology 101, USC-L Criminal Justice 101, USC-L Teacher Cadet 101, Winthrop Digital Art and Design, Winthrop Project Lead the Way Courses, USC
Project Lead The Way Rochester Institute of Technology & University of South Carolina Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics Civil Engineering and Architecture
College 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 course Students 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 & C Student earns Dual Credit weighting for the PLTW course IF these qualifications are met.
Benefits 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.
Requirements for Dual Credit USC-L classes 3.0 cumulative GPA Teacher Cadet 101, WU Overall 3.0 GPA or higher, teacher recommendation, and application
Cost Analysis What do you pay?* USC-Lancaster (each course) $ for 3-hour course or no cost if student takes 6 hrs/sem Cost of textbooks Winthrop $ University of South Carolina $ each course PLTW *COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
How 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.
Cost: 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.
Philosophy Advanced Placement Program Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own Study subjects in greater depth and detail Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college Show your willingness to push yourself to the limit Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence
AP Courses and Schedules *courses must have a minimum of 15 students AP courses taught second semester AP courses taught all year on A/B day AP Computer Science AP Art AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Biology (Must also take Biology 2 Honors ) AP Chemistry (Must also take Chemistry 2 Honors) AP Human Geography (9 th ) AP Language & Composition (11 th ) AP U.S. History (11 th ) AP Literature (12 th ) AP European History (12 th )
AP 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.
Advantages 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.
Advantages “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 AP 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. * Linda Hargrove, Donn Godin, and Barbara Dodd, “College Outcomes Comparisons by AP and Non-AP High School Experiences.” The College Board, 2008