Introductions Counselors Lori Mills (A-G) Andi Lawing (H-O) Teresa Heinz (P-Z) Lead Teacher: Charly Inman PHS AP Teachers: AP English III – Tabitha Judy AP US History – Tiffany Turner AP English IV – Shannon Hanson AP Calculus – Mary Medford AP Biology – Greg Tucker
Why do we meet? Information/Understanding –Course Differences –Course Delivery Options –Course Commitment Form
24 64 Students 24 Students For each AP Class, per teacher: Each AP class takes 2 blocks: 1-per semester
What are Honors courses? 5 pt. class – GPA More rigorous than standard level Have different prerequisites and require teacher recommendations Semester long courses – 1 Credit
Honors Courses Delivery Options Two options: –Face-to-face Taught by PHS teacher See course commitment form per subject area –NCVPS (11 th and 12 th grade) Courses taken online with non-PHS teacher Only courses not offered f-to-f at PHS See NCVPS course commitment form
Additional Honors Options Bach to Broadway (see K. Medford) Art III/IV – only taught as honors (see C. DeGrove) ROTC III/IV (see Commander Weaver) Band III/ IV – only taught as honors (see A. Stewart)
What are AP Classes? College Board Required to take the AP exam @ a cost of $89 per exam (could change) College-level classes –Prepare students for rigor of college –6 pt. class for GPA –Can earn college credit
Who should take AP Classes? Students who meet the prerequisites Students with excellent time management skills Students who are self-motivated and independent workers Personal commitment to success Students who understand the work will be more rigorous and involve more out of class work
Advanced Placement Courses Two Options: –Face-to-Face (11 th and 12 th grade) Course is taken with a PHS teacher See course commitment form per subject area –NCVPS Online (11 th and 12 th grade) Course taken online with a non-PHS teacher Only courses not offered f-to-f at PHS See NCVPS course commitment form
AP Face-to-face COURSES Taught by PHS teacher Must meet prerequisites of each course (see the course commitment form) Must take an AP prep elective (1 st semester / 5 points) with AP course (2 nd semester / 6 points)
Potential Face-to-face Courses For Juniors: AP English III AP US History AP Biology For Seniors: AP English IV AP Calculus AP Biology **An additional elective will be paired with each course.
NCVPS Online In 2005, on the recommendation of the North Carolina e-Learning Commission, the General Assembly established the North Carolina Virtual Public School The purpose of the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) is to provide e-learning opportunities to students. The authorizing legislation for NCVPS states: “NCVPS shall be available at no cost to all students in North Carolina who are enrolled in NC’s public schools.
Things to Consider The course offerings are only courses NOT taught at PHS All NCVPS courses will count as elective credits Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to take an online class, plus additional requirements of NCVPS, and 2 teacher recommendations ALL WORK AND COMMUNICATION IS COMPLETED ELECTRONICALLY Teacher could be located anywhere across the state; will not be a Pisgah teacher, and there will not be a Pisgah teacher responsible for assisting these students. There WILL be a site- based facilitator for technical issues NCVPS’s grading periods do not match PHS – MUST MONITOR GRADES CAREFULLY! Students (and parents) can do this on the NCVPS site with password!
Anatomy and Physiology Psychology Honors Online Non Honors Online African American Studies Arabic I/II German I/II Japanese I/II Journalism Latin I/II Leadership Development Mandarin Chinese I Medieval Studies Psychology Russian I/II SAT Prep
AP Courses Offered ONLINE AP Human Geography AP Psychology AP World History AP Statistics AP European History AP Government and Politics Note: Online AP Courses are year-long and must be paired with another NCVPS AP course or two HCC courses (one per semester)
Course Commitment Form Must return to applicable teacher by Friday, Feb. 21 st. Signing-up for course commits you to that course, if available WHY: –Must know numbers in order to determine the number of sections offered –Form commits student(s) to class; if they pre- register and then change their mind, numbers and sections are unbalanced and other classes overloaded