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1 F OSTERING C OLLABORATION THROUGH A D ISTRICT AP C OUNCIL Kim Hodge, Associate Principal, Westwood HS

2 N EED Five comprehensive high schools Robust AP offerings Desire to Increase Communication Collaboration Consistency Desire to replicate best practices

3 A REAS OF F OCUS Increase student participation and performance Data analysis Recruitment efforts Support efforts Increase teacher efficacy Support materials Professional development

4 L OGISTICS Composition Associate Principal Three AP Teachers Key Central Office Meeting Schedule Quarterly Outside school day

5 C OMMUNICATION Notifications Schoolmessenger, Website, Parent Nights, In Class - PSAT presentations PSAT presentations Sample Documents * Marketing Westwood Profile Pre-AP Brochures, AP BrochuresPre-AP BrochuresAP Brochures Financial Aid Flyers to Teachers

6 S CHOOL M ESSENGER – E XAMPLE (E-N EWS ) Thanks for another great week at Westwood! I appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we adjust our schedule due to the recent weather conditions. As soon as we have updated information regarding our Orange/White calendar for the rest of the semester I will share with all of you. Just a reminder that marking period 4 ends next Friday, February 14th. Have a great week! IB Parent Nights - Please see here for dates of upcoming IB nights for parents and students. here Important info about AP Exam Registration - AP Exam registration began on Jan 23rd, and endsMarch 7th. Please contact Mrs. Hodge if you have any questions. AP Exam Online Registration Info and AP Exam Dates and AP Exam Flyer for StudentsAP Exam Online Registration InfoAP Exam DatesAP Exam Flyer for Students Celebrations from this past week include: German Success at Sprachfest - Our students took 1st place in their Annual Sprachfest competition in San Antonio last weekend!Annual Sprachfest competition Girl's Soccer Update - Here is the latest soccer update from Coach Framjeesoccer update Boy's Soccer Update - Here is the latest soccer update from Coach Duhonsoccer update UIL Computer Apps and Accounting - Great job students at the meet at Hendrickson HS on Feb 1st! meet at Hendrickson HS And as always, here is your Student Planner for the week of Feb 10th - thanks to Mrs. Schaack for creating this for us every week!Student Planner Go Wood! Mrs. Arterbury

7 AP E XAM O NLINE -R EGISTRATION Westwood High School's Advanced Placement Exam Registration Students taking AP exams at Westwood High School must registering for exams without late fees by 11:59 PM, Friday, Mar 7, For the 2014 AP Exams, the cost is $95.00 per exam. Students must answer all of the questions on the following pages in order to complete the exam registration. A confirmation page indicates that the exam registration process has been successfully completed. Westwood High School is excited to offer families the ability to pay their exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Late Registration begins at 12:01, Saturday, March 8, 2014 Registrations made after 11:59 PM, Friday, March 7, 2014 will incur a $15 late fee per exam. Registrations made after 11:59 PM, Friday March 14, 2014 will incur a $30 late fee per exam. Registrations made after 11:59PM, Friday March 21, 2014 will incur a $40 late fee per exam. Online Student Registration Ends 11:59 Friday, March 21, All registrations must go through Ms. Hodge in the main office. Registrations made after 11:59PM, Friday, March 28, 2014 will incur a $55 late fee per exam. Registrations that are not paid by 11:59 AM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered. Please contact Ms Kim Hodge, if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other

8 D ATA A NALYSIS PSAT Meetings College Board-AP Potential and Letters College Board-AP Potential SOAS Reports for both PSAT and ReadiStep AP Data College Board Integrated Summary

9 P ROFESSIONAL L EARNING C OMMUNITIES AP Audit AP Textbooks AP Saturdays Vertical teaming – best practices, curriculum alignment Grants

10 P ROFESSIONAL D EVELOPMENT APSI – Tiered Approach AP Workshops/District Roundtables AP Coordinator Training – in district Becoming an AP Reader

11 P RE AP/AP I NSTITUTE Use in house experts Cost effective option Conference committee Presenters District College Board Outside T-shirts

12 P RE AP/AP I NSTITUTE S CHEDULE August 6, :30 – 10:00 Opening Session (Lecture Hall) 10:00-10:15Break 10:15-11:30Keynote (Lecture Hall) 11:30 – 12:30Lunch (on own) 12:30 – 1:30Breakout Session #1 1:30 – 2:30Breakout Session #2 2:30 – 3:30Breakout Session #3 August 7, :30 – 9:30Breakout Session #4 9:30 – 10:30Breakout Session #5 10:30 – 11:30Breakout Session #6 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (on own) 12:30 – 2:00Vertical Team Planning Sessions 2:00-2:15Break 2:15-3:30Continue Vertical Team Planning Sessions Audience: MS – Middle School HS – High School A - Administrators C - Counselors Content: General – not content specific ELA – English/Language Arts LOTE – World Languages M -Math S – Science SS – Social Sciences

13 F UNDING APSI Training - $30,000 PreAP/AP Conference - $5000 AP Scholars Recognition - $2000 AP Saturdays - $5000 PSAT/NMSQT Sophomore Cohort - $10,000 SpringBoard - $30,000 Continue ReadiStep 8 th, PSAT 10 th & 11 th Exploring ACT/SAT School Day for

14 R ESULTS Continued funding Participation increase Performance increase While also continuing to grow dual credit and CTE p & p Total Number of Students Total Number of Exams Number of Exams

15 Q UESTIONS


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