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Advanced Placement Early College International Baccalaureate January 2013
Advanced Curriculum Opportunities Advanced Placement Dual Credit –4-Year College Transfer Courses –Associate Degree Courses (through ATC) International Baccalaureate
Objectives Philosophy and structure of each program Scheduling for one or more programs Assessments associated with each program Success and advantages of each program Costs associated with each program Questions about each program
Philosophy Advanced Placement Program Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own Study subjects in greater depth and detail Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college Show your willingness to push yourself to the limit Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence
AP Courses and Schedules *courses must have a minimum of 15 students AP courses taught in one semester AP courses taught all year on A/B day AP Computer Science AP Art AP Calculus (Must also take Math 122 or Math SL IB) AP Statistics AP Biology (Must also take Biology 2 Honors ) AP Chemistry (Must also take Chemistry 2 Honors) AP Language & Composition (11 th ) AP U.S. History (11 th ) AP Literature & Composition (12 th ) AP European History (12 th )
Assessment AP Program Each AP course has an AP exam AP exams provide you and colleges a standardized measure of what you know If enrolled in an AP course, you must sit for the AP exam You do not have to take AP course to sit for AP exam Colleges require a minimum of 3 or higher on an AP exam to earn college credit
Advantages Advanced Placement Program The opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities. 3 or higher is generally a passing score. Each college determines the score it will take to receive the college credit. Each student should ask the admission counselor what the AP credit policy is for that school. Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem- solving techniques. Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
Costs Associated with AP Program The State pays for all exam fees for the AP exams
Philosophy of Dual Credit Courses To provide opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete college-level courses while still enrolled in high school. To provide opportunities for students to earn dual credit (high school and college credit) when courses include both college and high school requirements.
Dual Credit Courses 4 Year Transfer English 101 and 102, USC-L Math 122 (Calculus), USC-L US History 111 and 112, USC-L European History 101 and 102, USC-L Anthropology 102, USC-L Psychology 101, USC-L Criminal Justice 101, USC-L Teacher Cadet 101, Winthrop Digital Art and Design, Winthrop
Project Lead The Way University of South Carolina Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics
College Credit for PLTW Engineering Courses At end of each PLTW course, register to USC. Student must have an 1100 SAT or overall B average in high school to register. Student must take the PLTW College Exam and score a 70 or above. Student earns Dual Credit weighting for the PLTW course IF these qualifications are met
Benefits of Dual Credit Courses Dual Credit Courses are not dependent upon a score from a national exam. Dual Credit Courses will be part of your college transcript when you enter college. Dual Credit Courses in core areas are transferable to all in-state public colleges, some out-of-state public colleges, and a few private colleges. Check with the college you are interested in attending to see how courses transfer.
Requirements for Dual Credit USC-L classes 3.0 cumulative GPA Teacher Cadet 101, WU Overall 3.0 GPA or higher, teacher recommendation, and application
Cost Analysis What do you pay? USC-Lancaster (each course) $ for 3-hour course or no cost if student takes 6 hrs/sem Cost of textbooks Winthrop $ University of South Carolina $ each PLTW course ***COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
How Much Can I Save? Show Me the Money Each course at Winthrop, USC-L, or USC would cost $ without cost break of dual credit. (Expect tuition increases)
Cost: When Do I Pay? Students will register to be a college student at the beginning of the course. Money is due on Day 5 of the course. PLTW Engineering courses with USC money is due at the end of the course when student registers to USC and takes EOC college exam.