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1 West Lowndes High School Advanced Placement AP/Pre-AP Parent Meeting December 9th, 2010 WLHS, 6pm West Lowndes High School Advanced Placement

2 AP Art

3 What is AP? Advanced Placement “AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. Since 1955, the AP Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.”-collegeboard

4 What to expect when you take AP and Pre-AP classes Rigorous Courses, students more involved in class College board trained teachers Designed to prepare students for college Students are required to read, write, and study more!! After school enrichment offered. Rigorous Courses, students more involved in class College board trained teachers Designed to prepare students for college Students are required to read, write, and study more!! After school enrichment offered.

5 What can AP do for me? College credit Save money in college Preparation for college courses Research shows that students who attempt at least one AP course in high school are more likely to graduate from college in 4 years. AP also looks good to colleges and helps to make students eligible for scholarships.

6 AP Classes offered at WLHS AP Biology—Mrs. Rosa Davis AP Calculus AB—Ms. Cassie McCool AP Chemistry—Mr. David Coffey AP English Language and Composition—Ms. Doris Bottorff AP English Literature and Composition—Mrs. Amber Stafford AP Statistics—Ms. Cassie McCool AP US History—Mr. William Gates AP Studio Art—Mrs. Nekita Jones

7 Pre-AP Offerings Pre-AP is a rigorous course preparing students for AP Courses and college. Pre- AP Geometry Pre-AP Algebra II Pre-AP Chemistry Pre-AP Biology Pre-AP English I and II Pre-AP World History Pre-AP Mississippi Studies AVID Pre-AP English 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Social Studies 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Science 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Pre-Algebra Pre-AP Algebra I Pre- AP Geometry Pre-AP Algebra II Pre-AP Chemistry Pre-AP Biology Pre-AP English I and II Pre-AP World History Pre-AP Mississippi Studies AVID Pre-AP English 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Social Studies 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Science 7 th and 8 th Grades Pre-AP Pre-Algebra Pre-AP Algebra I

8 AVID—Advancement via Individual Determination New program in the Lowndes County and City school district. It is the first one of its kind in Mississippi. 4 year program at high school level with college as the main goal. Students begin AVID in the 9 th Grade AVID elective course Tutorials Cornell Note Taking Notebook College Tours and Admissions This class helps with all aspects of students’ readiness and getting accepted to 4-year universities.

9 How do I get credit for AP? By passing the AP exam Exam dates – Please check the Collegeboard web-site for exam dates – Scores range from 1-5 with 5 being the highest.

10 AP Camp fun

11 Support for AP Students After school enrichment for AP: AP Course tutoring, ACT prep, AP Exam prep AP Practice Tests College Board Practice Tests and College Information Exposure to college tours and career fairs throughout the school year Mentoring program AP Coordinator at each school Technology Coach, Ms. White, shared between city and county After school enrichment for AP: AP Course tutoring, ACT prep, AP Exam prep AP Practice Tests College Board Practice Tests and College Information Exposure to college tours and career fairs throughout the school year Mentoring program AP Coordinator at each school Technology Coach, Ms. White, shared between city and county

12 On October 28, the AP Seniors took a tour of the University of Mississippi. On November 4, the AP Juniors took a trip to tour MSU. On October 28, the AP Seniors took a tour of the University of Mississippi. On November 4, the AP Juniors took a trip to tour M

13 AP Art

14 AP Art

15 AP Resources These sites help the students prepare for the AP exams: These sites help the students prepare for the AP exams: Mississippi Virtual Public School AP Link

16 Collegeboard This is a great site with AP information for both parents and students. You will want to make this a favorite on your PC!!

17 West Lowndes Schools


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