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1 What is high school to you? Considerations for maximizing your high school experience Julian Jones, IB/AP Coordinator

2 How does high school affect college? The following is taken from the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission WHAT DOES THE UNIVERSITY WANT TO KNOW? Class rank: ___ Class size: ___ From ___ to ___ The rank is O weighted O unweighted How many student share this rank? ___ Cumulative GPA: ___ on a ___ scale, from ___ to ___ This GPA is O weighted O unweighted Highest GPA in class is ___

3 How does high school affect college? The following is taken from the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission Are classes taken on the block schedule? O yes O no Is the applicant an IB Diploma candidate? O yes O no If you offer AP courses, do you limit the number a student can take? O yes O no In comparison with other college preparatory students at your school, the applicant’s course selection is: O most demanding O very demanding O demanding O average O below average

4 What does this mean to you? Does GPA matter? YES Does taking advanced classes matter? YES Where will you be on the following rating scale? No basisBelow average AverageGoodVery goodTop 10% Top 5% Top 1% Academic Achievement Extracurricular Accomplishments Personal Qualities and Character OVERALL

5 What should your schedule look like? SAMPLE Advanced Placement Schedule FRESHMANSOPHOMOREJUNIORSENIOR LANG ARTSHonors Eng 9Honors Eng 10AP Eng Lang*AP Eng Lit* MATHGeo/Precalc Honors Alg 2/Precalc Honors AP Calc BC*AP Statistics* SCIENCEHonors BiologyHonors ChemAP Chemistry*AP Physics* SOCIAL STUDIES AP Human Geo* AP Gov*AP US History*IB AP World History* WORLD LANGSpanish 2Spanish 3Hon Spanish 4AP Spanish* ELECTIVEPE/ HealthPE/PEAccounting 1Accounting 2 ELECTIVEBand ELECTIVESeminar/OffOff * Denotes external assessment upon course’s completion.

6 What should a SAMPLE schedule look like? International Baccalaureate FRESHMANSOPHOMOREJUNIORSENIOR LANG ARTSPIB Eng 9PIB Eng 10IB Eng HL 1IB Eng HL 2* MATHGeo/Precalc Honors Alg 2/Precalc Honors IB Math SL 1*AP Statistics SCIENCEHonors BiologyHonors ChemIB Physics HL 1IB Physics HL 2* SOCIAL STUDIES AP Human Geo*AP Gov*IB History HL 1IB History HL 2* WORLD LANGPIB Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 PIB Spanish 3IB Spanish SL 4IB Spanish SL 5* IB ELECTIVEBand IB Music SL*Band ELECTIVEPE/HealthPE/ArtDigital Photo/ TOK TOK*/Off ELECTIVESeminar/PEOff * Denotes external assessment upon course’s completion.

7 What are your next steps? If you are comfortable with your pre- registration selections, continue as usual, but don’t forget summer reading. If you would like to modify your course selections for next year and take more/less honors classes, see your counselor who will contact CTHS with changes. If you would like to give Pre-IB a shot…

8 IB requires… An application: Open this hyperlink, or go to CTHS’s website and look under Academics/IB.hyperlink Three (3) teacher recommendations Parental support A motivated mind that isn’t in it simply for the college credit.

9 Questions? Call the IB office at (720) me at Call CTHS counseling at (720) See your current counselor


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