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Education Fair Sponsored by Peace Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, August 16, 2008 W.G. Pearson Elementary School Gwen D. Roulhac, presenter.

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1 Education Fair Sponsored by Peace Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, August 16, 2008 W.G. Pearson Elementary School Gwen D. Roulhac, presenter

2 Learn & Earn Earn a high school diploma and college credit (up to an associate’s degree) in up to 5 years at no cost Currently 41 Learn & Earn high schools across the state; by this fall, as many as 70 Learn & Earn schools will be open Early College High School located on the campus of North Carolina Central University Other schools may participate in Learn & Earn online (UNC-G i School courses)

3 NC Virtual Public School Expanded academic offerings Semester and year- long courses Test prep, career planning, credit recovery

4 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses 37 courses and exams $84 per exam Exams administered first two weeks in May Credit and/or placement at most colleges and universities

5 Three Courses of Study, One Diploma NC High School Diploma College/University Prep Course of Study College Tech Prep Course of Study Career Prep Course of Study

6 Required Courses Common to All Courses of Study English I, II, III, IV World History, Civics & Economics, US History Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, Physical Science course (Physics or Chemistry or Physical Science) Health/PE

7 Differences Among Required Courses for each Course of Study College/University Prep College Tech PrepCareer Prep Math 4 credits: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and higher level math course 3 credits: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 OR Algebra 1, Tech Math 1 & 2 3 credits, one of which must be Algebra 1 Foreign Language 2 credits of same language Not required Career/Arts Pathway Not required but recommended 4 credits of same pathway, one of which must be advanced level

8 Additional Exit Standards Effective for ninth graders entering in year and beyond Score at proficiency level III or IV on five specific End-of-Course exams: English I, Biology, Algebra I, Civics & Economics, US History Complete a graduation project that will include a research paper, product, portfolio and oral presentation

9 College Prep Requirements Transcript, rigor of high school courses GPA/Class rank SAT/ACT scores... some colleges are test-optional Extracurricular involvement and leadership over four years

10 Want More Information? Contact your student’s school counselor and teachers at the beginning of the school year Attend Open House and other information sessions


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