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1 AP (Advanced Placement)/ DUAL ENROLLMENT NIGHT Monday, January 14 th, 2013

2 Tonight’s Agenda 6:30 – 6:45 General Meeting in the Cafeteria: Welcome and directions for the evening. Overview of the AP Program at Central by Jimmy Pagel, Assistant Principal Explanation of Dual Enrollment by Mrs. Deidre Miller, Department Chair of Counseling Introduction of AP Teachers

3 Tonight’s Agenda 6:45 – 7:30 Students and their parents should visit the various AP classes they may be interested in. If you would like information about a class that you did not have an opportunity to see, please contact your student’s counselor, Mr. Pagel or the subject area teacher in the next few days.

4 Is Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment the right choice for me?

5 What Counts in College Admissions? According to the NACAC Survey of College Admissions Officials, the following represent the percent of officials who cited the factors below as “considerably important”: Academic rigor of courses82% SAT Scores46% Class Rank42% Overall grades/GPA42% Application essay14% Work/school activities 6%

6 Importance of Rigor of Curriculum University of Georgia Admissions Decision Cumulative Numeric Average SAT# of Honors Courses # of AP Courses Student ADENIED Student BACCEPTED Georgia Tech Admissions Decision Cumulative Numeric Average SAT# of Honors Courses # of AP Courses Student ADENIED Student BACCEPTED

7 What is the AP Program?  it is a program of college courses and exams for secondary school students which have been administered nationally since 1955 by the College Board  AP courses make it possible for academically talented high school students to upgrade the quality and increase the challenge of their studies  AP courses allow students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and potentially earn college credit

8 What is the AP Program?  College Credit is dependent on AP exam scores and specific college policies.  College Credit, if awarded, is honored at many colleges and universities throughout the nation  Quality Pt Added to GPA (An A in an AP course earns a 5.0 on 4.0 GPA scale for that course)**  A variety of course offerings are available  Courses are offered grades 9-12  Exam fee ($89.00 per exam) and testing will occur from May 6 th through May 17 th.

9 Things to Remember  Students taking AP exams are awarded exam scores between 1 and 5 by the College Board, with 5 being the highest score awarded.  Students must take the AP exam in each course for which they wish to be considered for college credit.  Students are awarded possible college credit based on EXAM scores, NOT AP course grades.  Colleges & universities have their own policies for awarding college credit—please check with individual colleges for that information.

10 Benefits of the AP Program  Opportunity to refine academic / study skills  Increase self-confidence and motivation  Prepare for competitive college admissions process  Possibly earn college credit and/or placement

11 Is AP the right choice for me? Students who are successful in AP courses tend to have:  High interest in learning the subject  Strong communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening)‏  Ability to process & understand new information quickly  A positive attitude about challenging academic work  Ability to prioritize tasks & manage time effectively

12 Is AP the right choice for me?  Students & parents should evaluate readiness by looking at academic performance, not just academic ability.  AP courses are designed with the motivated, prepared, and high- achieving student in mind.

13 Should I Take an AP Course? Students & parents should make this decision after considering ALL of the following:  Past & current academic performance  Student academic readiness  Teacher recommendation  Student (not parent) interest & motivation  Demands on time & competing interests

14 Am I ready to take an AP course? BEFORE registration, students & parents should:  Talk to current teachers about performance, readiness & interest.  Talk to AP teachers about course expectations, work-load, and requirements.  Review academic progress with a counselor and discuss performance, readiness & interest.

15 9 th Grade Students & Parents Are AP & Horizons classes the same? AP classes are different—  AP classes have college-level expectations for students based on nationally-recognized curriculum standards  The quantity & quality of work expected in in an AP course requires a greater student commitment of time, energy, and effort inside of & outside of the classroom  AP courses, resources, teachers & curriculum are reviewed & approved by the College Board annually  Students may earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—depending on AP exam performance

16 9 th Grade Students & Parents AP Human Geography Why an AP course in 9 th grade?  AP Human Geography has been designed & placed in the curriculum with the 9 th grade student in mind;  AP courses have been intentionally placed in the course curriculum with high school graduation requirements and knowledge & skill pre- requisites in mind Please see the Forsyth County Schools Course Digest at for information on course sequencing, pre- requisites, and graduation requirements

17 AP course availability INDIVIDUAL COURSE AVAILABILITY at each high school is determined annually by the following:  student registration & course demand,  availability of AP-endorsed teachers, AND  the requirements of the school’s overall instructional program.

18 Your Contacts at Forsyth Central High School Jimmy Pagel – FCHS Assistant Principal / AP Deidre Miller – FCHS Lead Counselor / Dual Enrollment

19 For more information…  AP Central –  College & University AP Credit Policies –  AP Student Resources –  AP Parent Resources –

20 Dual Enrollment  ACCEL – part time University of North Georgia  ACCEL – full time  Dual Enrollment through Lanier Technical College  Move On When Ready (MOWR) – full time

21 Dual Enrollment Informational Meetings for part-time Dual Enrollment for students and parents  ACCEL Parent/Student Meeting is January 24, 6pm at the University 400 Center  Lanier Technical College Parent/Student Meeting is January 31, 6:30pm at the Lanier Tech Conference Center  Lanier Technical College Application and Financial Aid Meeting is April 11, 6:30pm at Lanier Tech

22 ACCEL Information  ACCEL student meeting February 13, 11am in the east cafeteria  ACCEL applications will be accepted February 20 at 8am through March 8 at 3pm

23 Meet AP Teachers and Students Math Rm 180 AP Statistics Mrs. Debra Barrineau/Mrs. Theresa Johnson Rm 186 AP Calculus Mrs. Dawn Dirst Science Rm 188 AP BiologyMr. Bill Schuyler Rm 188 AP Chemistry Mrs. Kelli Schuyler/Mrs. Laurie Karickhoff Rm 189 AP Physics C Mrs. Jessica Faubel Rm 189 AP Env. Sci.Mrs. Jessica Dunne

24 Meet AP Teachers and Students English / Language Arts Rm 193 AP English Language Mrs. Karen Knable/Mrs. Veronica Bowermaster/Mrs. Michelle Dugan Rm 201 AP English LiteratureMrs. Margaret Ann Thompson Fine Arts & World Languages Rm 187 AP Studio Art Mr. Kevin Whitley Rm 187AP Art HistoryMr. Kevin Whitley Rm 205AP Spanish Language Dr. Gloria Green

25 Meet AP Teachers and Students Social Studies Rm 190 AP United States HistoryMr. Eric Prince Rm 190AP World HistoryMr. Eric Prince Rm 191 AP European HistoryMrs. Jennifer Garner Rm 191AP Government Mrs. Jennifer Garner Rm 191AP Human Geography Mrs. Jennifer Garner


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