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1 A-G Requirements & AP Success is a direction, not a destination At James Madison High School Ron Runyan, Presenter

2 Admission Requirements (UC, CSU, most 4-year Universities) Students must complete the following subjects with a C or better: A – 2 years history / social studies B – 4 years English C – 3 years mathematics (4 years recommended) D – 2 years lab-science (3 years recommended) E – 2 years same foreign language (3 years recommended) F – 1 year visual/performing art (art, dance, drama, music) G – 1 year college prep elective

3 Why should students meet A-G requirements? All students should have the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to go to college Students who dont prepare early and who dont meet A-G requirements cannot attend most four-year universities Students who meet A-G requirements are better prepared to attend community colleges and have a higher transfer rate and higher rate in general meeting their educational goals continued…

4 Why should students meet A-G requirements? Students will be better prepared in life even if they dont go to college It is Madisons mission to see that our students meet A-G requirements…All AVID students need to meet A-G requirements It is fairly easy to meet A-G requirements because many of the courses also meet Madisons graduation requirements

5 A –Two years history/social studies 9 th or 10 th Grade – One year – World History 1 and 2 – Advanced World History 1 and 2 11 th Grade – Two years – US History 1 and 2 – AP US History 1 and 2 12 th Grade – Additional year (required for HS diploma) – Government 1 and Economics 1 – Political Science 1 and 2 (101 and 102) college level Additional Year: – AP European History

6 B – Four Years English 9 th Grade – one year – English 1 and 2 (block classes apply) – Advanced or Seminar English 1 and 2 10 th Grade – two years – English 3 and 4 (block classes apply) – Advanced or Seminar English 3 and 4 continued…

7 B – Four Years English 11 th Grade – three years – American Literature 1 and 2 – Advanced American Literature 1 and 2 12 th Grade – four years (4 years required for HS diploma) – English Literature 1 and 2 – AP English Literature 1 and 2 – Contemporary Voices in Literature 1 and 2

8 C – Three Years Mathematics * STUDENTS CAN BEGIN MATH SEQUENCE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL * One Year: – Algebra 1, 2 (Explorations and Blocks apply) – Honors Algebra 1, 2 Two Years: – Geometry 1, 2 – Honors Geometry 1, 2 Three Years: (3 years required for HS diploma) – Intermediate Algebra 1, 2 – Honors Intermediate Algebra 1, 2 continued…

9 C – Three Years Mathematics * STUDENTS CAN BEGIN MATH SEQUENCE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL * Four Years: (Recommended) – Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus 1, 2 – Honors Intermediate Algebra 1, 2 Five Years (Additional) : – Calculus 1 and 2 (Math 150 and 151 – College Level)

10 D – Two Years Laboratory Science One Year: – Physics 1 and 2 – Honors Physics 1 and 2 Two Years: – Chemistry 1, 2 – Advanced Chemistry 1, 2 Three Years (required for HS diploma): – Biology 1 and 2 – Advanced Biology 1 and 2 AP Courses: – AP Chemistry 1, 2 – AP Biology 1 and 2 – AP Physics 1 and 2

11 E – Two Years Foreign Language *STUDENTS CAN START THEIR FOREIGN LANUGAGE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL* *Two years of same foreign language* Spanish: – Spanish 1, 2 (one year) – Spanish 3, 4 (two years) – Spanish 5, 6 (three years – recommended) – AP Spanish 7, 8 (four years) French: – French 1, 2 (one year) – French 3, 4 (two years) – French 5, 6 three years – recommended) – AP French 7, 8 (four years) American Sign Language: – ASL 1, 2 (one year) – ASL 3, 4 (two years) – Sign Language Interpreter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (ROP – College Level/College Credits )

12 F – One Year Visual/Performing Arts – VAPA (art, music, drama) Art: Art 1 and 2 Design in Mixed Media 1 and 2 (Ceramics) Drawing and Painting 1 and 2 AP Studio Art 1 and 2 Drama: Drama 1, 2; 3, 4; 5, 6; 7, 8 Drama Technician 1, 2; 3, 4; 5, 6; 7, 8 Music: Show Choir Coral Ensemble Marching Band Advanced Marching Band

13 G – One Year College Prep Elective Take at least one additional course in any of the A through F course requirements – Additional year of math, foreign language, science, or social studies would satisfy their G requirement Other G classes include: – Senior AVID – Pre-Engineering and Design – AP Psychology

14 Student complaints in meeting A-G requirements and taking Advanced/Honors or AP classes Its too hard! I want an easy senior year I cant do it! Im not smart enough You can choose to open a door and walk through it or to close a door and …

15 Why should students take AP classes? Students will be more prepared for college and life if they take more rigorous courses! AP classes will raise student GPAs. Students get weighted credit as long as they take the exam Colleges give students additional points for taking AP and Advanced/Honors classes Students who take AP classes and receive an exam score of a 3, 4, or 5 will not have to do equivalent general education courses at most universities and colleges. This cuts down on costs and time!

16 Madisons Open-door AP Policy AVID and ALL students should be encouraged to take AP classes We will support all students in taking more rigorous classes Our teachers should support our students in their AP quests Students have a right to take AP classes if they choose Students have the right to fail (we will have a back up plan for students to eliminate this from happening)

17 A-G and AP Made Simple Students must complete the following subjects with a C or better: A – 2 years of social studies B – 4 years of English C – 3 years of mathematics ( 4 years recommended ) D – 2 years lab-science ( 3 years recommended ) E – 2 years same foreign language (3 years recommended) F – 1 year visual/performing art ( art, dance, drama ) G – 1 year college prep elective All students should be encouraged to take AP! If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me!


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