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Advanced Placement/ Honors Program 8 th, 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th Grade Parent Informational Meeting January 17, 2012.

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1 Advanced Placement/ Honors Program 8 th, 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th Grade Parent Informational Meeting January 17, 2012

2  There will be more individual work  There is work to be completed outside the school day  There may be course work over the summer  May have more than 1 test in a school day  Higher expectations  Students will need the skill of abstract reasoning  Students truly need to answer the question “Are they ready?”

3 Should my freshman take honors courses?? Make your decision after you have asked yourself these questions: 1. Is my child comfortable with difficult school work ? 2. How many activities is my child involved in? 3. How does my child handle stress? 4. Is my child highly organized? 5. Is this what my child wants to do?

4  Art - AP Art History  English - Honors English 9 th grade  Math - AP Computer Science, Honors Geometry, Honors Alg II/Trig  Science - Honors Biology  Social Studies - Honors World History, AP Human Geography, AP World History  TEE – Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

5  Art - AP Art History  English - Honors English 10 th grade  Math - Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II/Trig, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics  Music - AP Music Theory  Science - Honors Chemistry, AP Environmental Science  Social Studies - AP European History, AP World History & AP Human Geography  TEE – Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

6  Art-AP Art History  Business-Honors Accounting II and Virtual Enterprises International  English-AP English Language  World Languages-AP’s-French, German, Spanish, Honors Chinese IV  Math-Honors Alg. II/Trig, AP Statistics, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC  Music-AP Music Theory  Science-Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, Honors Physics, AP Physics and AP Environmental Science  Social Studies-AP World History, AP US History, AP Psychology, AP European History & AP Human Geography  TEE - Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

7  Art- AP Studio Art, AP Art History  Business-Honors Accounting II, Virtual Enterprises International, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics  English-AP English Literature  World Languages-AP French, AP German, AP Spanish, Honors Chinese IV  Math-AP Statistics, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus III  Music-AP Music Theory, Wind Ensemble Honors, Varsity Singers Honors, Chamber Strings Honors  Science-Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science  Social Studies-AP US History, AP Government & Politics, AP Psychology, AP European History  TEE - Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

8  Challenging and stimulating learning environment  State & National student recognition  College-level work in high school  Financial Benefits (college credit and/or course advancement)  Enhanced College Application

9  Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree in four years.  AP course experience favorably impacts admissions decisions at 85% of selective colleges and universities.  31% of colleges and universities factor a student’s AP experience into decisions about which students will receive scholarships.  More research at

10  Compiled by the College Board  National Exams administered in May- $87 fee per exam  Graded by college and high school faculty during the summer  Not required - but strongly suggested  Can take the exam without taking the course

11 5 (extremely well qualified for credit) 4 (well qualified for credit) 3 (qualified for credit) 2 (possibly qualified for credit) 1 (no recommendation)

12 Waubonsie Valley’s AP/Honor Night

13  AP Studio Art  AP Art History

14  AP Macroeconomics  AP Microeconomics  Honors Accounting II  Virtual Enterprises International

15  AP English III (Language)  AP English IV (Literature)

16  AP French IV  AP German IV  AP Spanish IV  Honors Chinese IV

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18  AP Calculus AB  AP Calculus BC  Calculus III ( U of I)  AP Statistics  AP Computer Science

19 Critical Thinking Proofs and Theory Independent Learning Derivations and Expanded Applications of Formulas

20  CALCULUS AB ◦ Equivalent to Calculus I in college ◦ Summer work required  CALCULUS BC ◦ Equivalent to Calculus I and II in college ◦ Summer work required  CALCULUS 3 (not AP but it is weighted as an Honors course) ◦ Cost of 250 dollars ◦ Equivalent to U of I Calculus 241 (possible 4 hours of college credit)

21  Full Year Course  Most College Majors Need a Statistics Course  A hands on experience in data collection and analysis  The math behind all the “studies” you read about  Summer work required

22  Computer Science ◦ Prerequisite: Geometry ◦ Language: Java ◦ Computer Programming (not using an existing application)

23  AP Music Theory (10th-12th)

24  AP Biology  AP Chemistry  AP Physics (B & C)  AP Environmental Science

25 The History Options  AP European History  AP US History  AP World History

26 The Social Sciences  AP Government and Politics  AP Human Geography  AP Psychology

27 Project Lead the Way Courses  Introduction to Engineering Design  Digital Electronics  Civil Engineering and Architecture

28 To ask specific questions, please feel free to the Department Chair or visit with the Department Representative in the atrium.  Bus/FACS/TEE: Andrea Hendrickson  English: Mike Dwyer/Gerry Guzaldo  Math: Molly Owles/AJ Ruopoli  Music and Fine Arts: Will Burck/Katherine Steinbring  Science: Ray Hanus/Kristen Deguiseppe  Social Studies: Lorie Cristafaro/Chris Wolak  World Languages: Laura McAran/Viviana Gyori

29 Science

30 English

31 World Languages

32 Business

33 Social Studies

34 Mathematics

35 Music and Fine Arts


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