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1 Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences General Studies Buckingham County High School

2 Purpose To design an Associate Degree Program at Buckingham County High School thereby offering the opportunity for highly motivated students to enhance their educational experience.To design an Associate Degree Program at Buckingham County High School thereby offering the opportunity for highly motivated students to enhance their educational experience.

3 Background Natural outgrowth of established dual enrollment classes offered at BCHS.Natural outgrowth of established dual enrollment classes offered at BCHS. Changes implemented in the school yearChanges implemented in the school year SVCC partnership.SVCC partnership. Need to provide our students with increased academic options necessary for post secondary education and workforce entry.Need to provide our students with increased academic options necessary for post secondary education and workforce entry. Resulted from pedagogical discussions between various stakeholders within the county.Resulted from pedagogical discussions between various stakeholders within the county.

4 Committee Members AdministrationAdministration Dual Enrollment InstructorsDual Enrollment Instructors Department HeadsDepartment Heads GuidanceGuidance Ad Hoc MembersAd Hoc Members

5 Educator Requirements – Academic Courses Masters degree in the content area.Masters degree in the content area. Masters degree (any area) must have 18 graduate hours in the content area.Masters degree (any area) must have 18 graduate hours in the content area. Examples of Academic Courses areExamples of Academic Courses are –History/Government –English/Humanities –Mathematics –Science –Psychology –Business Law Students must pass both the reading and writing portions of the SVCC placement test.Students must pass both the reading and writing portions of the SVCC placement test.

6 Educator Requirements – Adjunct Courses These are courses leading to specific certificationsThese are courses leading to specific certifications Baccalaureate and appropriate industry certifications and approval from SVCC.Baccalaureate and appropriate industry certifications and approval from SVCC. Adjunct Courses are:Adjunct Courses are: * Computer Information Systems Courses –Nursing courses –Cr –Criminal Justice – –Forestry – –Welding *This course is part of the general requirements for a General Associates Degree program

7 Current Classes/Teachers General Associates Degree program offerings : General Associates Degree program offerings : Biology – Mr. CaldwellBiology – Mr. Caldwell English – Ms Wright (Provisional)English – Ms Wright (Provisional) English – Mrs. HindsEnglish – Mrs. Hinds Political Science – Mr. Mc ChristianPolitical Science – Mr. Mc Christian History – Mrs. BennettHistory – Mrs. Bennett Computer Information System – Mrs Weir, Mrs. BranchComputer Information System – Mrs Weir, Mrs. Branch Certification Courses : Certification Courses : Adv. Computer Information Systems – Mrs. Weir, Mrs. BranchAdv. Computer Information Systems – Mrs. Weir, Mrs. Branch Intro to Game Design/Development – Mrs. WeirIntro to Game Design/Development – Mrs. Weir Business Management – Mrs BranchBusiness Management – Mrs Branch Pre Veterinary – Mr. SengerPre Veterinary – Mr. Senger Nursing -- PendingNursing -- Pending

8 The Initial Cohort 8 th grade students were given the initial SVCC placement examination (Spring 11).8 th grade students were given the initial SVCC placement examination (Spring 11). –Letter sent to parents, voluntary opt out. –Students had to apply and pass the initial tests for reading and writing –Cohort 2015 consists of 30 eighth grade students

9 The Cohort Requirements Students must pass the SVCC placement test.Students must pass the SVCC placement test. –Score a 39 on the READING –Score a 41 on the WRITING –Mathematics test during the junior year Parent/Student contractParent/Student contract SVCC ApplicationSVCC Application

10 Freshman/Sophomore FRESHMAN YEAR SDV 100 – College Success Skills11 Health/PE/Recreation12HLT 110 Concepts of health – or PED 171 and 172 Ballroom Dancing ITE 115 Basic Computer Literacy33ITE 115 – Basic Computer Literacy (Wier) SOPOMORE YEAR Humanities Approved Elective33HUM 111 – Great Books I (Hinds) Humanities Approved Elective33HUM 112 – Great Books (Hinds) Elective33PHI or REL or online classes (ENG 120, 121 or 122 (Brooks)) Approved Elective33PHI or REL or online classes (ENG 120, 121 or 122 (Brooks))

11 Junior/Senior JUNIOR YEAR ENG 111 – College Composition 3 ENG 111 – Composition (Wright) ENG 112 – College Composition 3 ENG 112 – Composition (Wright) History or Social Science Elective 3 HIS 121 – U.S. History I (Bennett) History or Social Science Elective 3 His 122 – U.S. History II (Bennett) College Math I 3 MTH 163 – Pre-cal I (SVCC) College Math II 3 MTH 164 – Pre-cal II (SVCC) SENIOR YEAR Science w/lab I 3 BIO 101 – General Biology (Caldwell) Science w/lab II 3 BIO 102 – General Biology (Caldwell) ENG 241 or ENG 243 – Survey of British Literature (Hinds) ENG 242 or ENG 244 – Survey of British Literature (Hinds) Social Science Elective 3 PLS 211 – U.S. Government I (McChristian) Social Science Approved Elective 3 PLS 212 – U.S. Government II (McChristian) Approved Elective (or could be in jr yr) 3 ITE or ADJ course Approved Elective (or could be in jr yr) 3 ITE or ADJ course

12 Students Not In Cohort Students may take dual enrollment classes even though they are not in the cohort.Students may take dual enrollment classes even though they are not in the cohort. Pass the SVCC placement test in writing and reading if taking academic courses and the math test in their junior year.Pass the SVCC placement test in writing and reading if taking academic courses and the math test in their junior year. May take online courses through SVCC in the summer or during school with permission of principal.May take online courses through SVCC in the summer or during school with permission of principal. Online Advancement Placement courses may also be utilized to meet elective requirements.Online Advancement Placement courses may also be utilized to meet elective requirements. –SVCC requires a minimum of a 3 to award credit. Students work with guidance and administration to craft a program of study that meets their needs and encourages advanced study.Students work with guidance and administration to craft a program of study that meets their needs and encourages advanced study.

13 Costs BooksBooks –Books are currently being provided through the school system.

14 What if we do not have the instructors? Some additional options are availableSome additional options are available –SVCC provides the instructor and tuition is charged –Virtual AP courses to fill gaps. They must score a minimum of 3 to receive credit.They must score a minimum of 3 to receive credit. –Online Courses –Central Office/High School-work to home grow instructors.

15 Visions for the Future Potential exists to offer Associate of Applied Science.Potential exists to offer Associate of Applied Science. Various Certificate Programs (Career Studies) such asVarious Certificate Programs (Career Studies) such as –Applications Software Specialist –Bookkeeping –Corrections –Cosmetology and Barbering –Gaming Technology


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