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1 Advanced Placement Early College International Baccalaureate January 2014

2 Advanced Curriculum Opportunities International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement Dual Credit –4 Year College Transfer Courses

3 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


5 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.

6 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

7 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

8 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.

9 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.

10 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

11 Cost Analysis What do you pay?* USC-Lancaster (each course) $198.00 for 3-hour course or no cost if student takes 6 hrs/sem Cost of textbooks Winthrop $0.00-30.00 University of South Carolina $198.00 each course PLTW *COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

12 How Much Can I Save? Show Me the Money Each course at Winthrop, USC-L, or USC costs college students $900.00+. Course costs are subject to change.

13 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.


15 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

16 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 )

17 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.

18 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.

19 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

20 Advanced Placement District Success Rate YearStudentsExamsScores 3-5 (number) Scores 3-5 (percentage) 201026247319040.16% 201134064925939.90% 201242072229640.9% 201352489331635%

21 Costs Associated with AP Program The State pays for all exam fees for the AP exams.


23 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Philosophy The IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging & balanced programme for students in11 th and 12 th grades that prepares students for success at university and in life beyond.

24 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007  Traditional, broad liberal arts curriculum enriched by three core components  Concurrency of learning over 2 years Depth (3 Higher Level) Breadth (3 Standard Level)  Rigorous, continuous, criterion referenced assessment over 2 years »Internal Assessment (portfolios, orals) »External Assessment (paper/pencil, essays)  Knowledge and skill development necessary for academic and social success in the post-secondary setting What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer? Structure What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer?

25 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Courses in Rock Hill Schools Courses taught over a two-year period English Math SL History of the AmericasMath Studies History of the AmericasMath Studies SpanishBiology French Chemistry Information Technology in a Global Society MusicTheater Visual Arts Theater and Psychology (both are at SPHS only)

26 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Programme—Certificate v. Full Diploma IB Course Students  Students 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 Students  Students 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.

27 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 The International Baccalaureate Diploma  Pre-university Diploma  Based on an integrated curriculum  International admissions credential  Utilizes international standards  Infused with “globalism” to prepare students to live, compete and lead in an increasingly interdependent world

28 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 How 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 through( 3 additional points possible through TOK & EE) TOK & EE)

29 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Assessment in the IB Diploma Programme Underlying philosophy To give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know, rather than find out what they don ’ t know. How is this accomplished?  Internal and External assessment, using established grading criteria. criteria.  Assessment is criterion referenced.  Assessment varies across the disciplines  Students are able to select courses to assess at Higher Level or Standard Level (customized to student ’ s strengths and weaknesses)

30 International Baccalaureate District Success YearStudents (number) Exams (number) Scores 4-7 (number) Scores 4-7 (percentage) 201024771056079% 201120350638075.09% 201223155437467.5% 201323963136560%

31 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 ADVANTAGES 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. IB Diploma students perform better in post-secondary education than their peers.

32 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 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). ADVANTAGES College Credits

33 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Cost of the IB Programme  State pays for a portion of the subject area exams  The district pays for the balance of the subject area exams and a portion of the registration fee  The parent pays $95 for year 1 testing and $157 for year 2; the fees change yearly. Check with your school’s IB coordinator.


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