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1 Advanced Placement Early College International Baccalaureate January 2013

2 Advanced Curriculum Opportunities Advanced Placement Dual Credit –4-Year College Transfer Courses –Associate Degree Courses (through ATC) International Baccalaureate

3 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

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5 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

6 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 )

7 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

8 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.

9 Advanced Placement District Success Rate YearStudentsExamsScores 3-5 (number) Scores 3-5 (percentage) % % %

10 Costs Associated with AP Program The State pays for all exam fees for the AP exams

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12 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.

13 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

14 Project Lead The Way University of South Carolina Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics

15 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

16 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.

17 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

18 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.

19 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)

20 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.

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22 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Philosophy The IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging & balanced programme for students in11 th and 12 th grades that prepares students for success at university and in life beyond.

23 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Traditional, broad liberal arts curriculum enriched by three core components Concurrency of learning over 2 years Depth (3 Higher Level) Breadth (3 Standard Level) Rigorous, continuous, criterion referenced assessment over 2 years »Internal Assessment (portfolios, orals) »External Assessment (paper/pencil, essays) Knowledge and skill development necessary for academic and social success in the post-secondary setting What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer? Structure What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer?

24 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Courses at South Pointe HS Courses taught over a two-year period English History of the Americas Math Studies Biology Math SL Chemistry Math SL Chemistry Music Spanish TheatreSpanish French Visual ArtsFrench Psychology paired

25 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB ProgrammeCourse v. Full Diploma Course Students Students take two or more IB courses separately. Students do not take all 6 IB courses. Students must take IB exam and complete the internal assessments for each course to get IB weight and IB credit. Diploma Students Students must take all 6 IB courses as one program of study. Students must complete additional diploma requirements (CAS, EE, TOK). Students take all 6 IB exams and complete all internal assessments to earn IB weight and credit.

26 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 The International Baccalaureate Diploma Pre-university Diploma Based on an integrated curriculum International admissions credential Utilizes international standards Infused with globalism to prepare students to live, compete and lead in an increasingly interdependent world

27 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 How does one earn the IB Diploma? Take six courses, one from each subject Take six courses, one from each subject Take the six exams Take the six exams Complete TOK, CAS and EE Complete TOK, CAS and EE Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42 points on the exams Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42 points on the exams ( 3 additional points possible through( 3 additional points possible through TOK & EE) TOK & EE)

28 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Assessment in the IB Diploma Programme Underlying philosophy To give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know, rather than find out what they don t know How is this accomplished? Internal and External assessment, using established grading Internal and External assessment, using established grading criteria criteria Assessment is criterion referenced Assessment is criterion referenced Assessment varies across the disciplines Assessment varies across the disciplines Students are able to select courses to assess at Higher Level or Standard Level (customized to student s strengths and weaknesses) Students are able to select courses to assess at Higher Level or Standard Level (customized to student s strengths and weaknesses)

29 International Baccalaureate District Success YearStudents (number) Exams (number) Scores 4-7 (number) Scores 4-7 (percentage) % % %

30 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 ADVANTAGES Research on the impact of IB programs Studies conducted on the performance of IB students, the standards of the IB program and the effect of the implementation of the program on a school show that: IB Diploma students have higher acceptance rates to colleges. IB Diploma students perform better in post-secondary education than their peers.

31 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 A 4 or higher on an IB exam is generally a passing score. Students may earn college credit for (HL) higher level courses with scores of 4 or higher. Each college determines the exact score it requires to earn college credit. Some colleges allow college credit for some (SL) courses. Students should ask the admission counselor what the university will count for college credit. Students place out of classes requiring a placement exam (Math, Foreign Language). ADVANTAGES College Credits

32 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Cost of the IB Programme State pays for a portion of the subject area exams The district pays for the balance of the subject area exams and a portion of the registration fee The parent pays the remainder of the registration fee If enrolled in an IB course, student must sit for the IB exam Parent fees for : $95.00 (may be subject to change)

33 What if we still cant decide? Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Hall Meetings can be arranged with individual subject teachers Sit in on a class or classes

34 QUESTIONS


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