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1 Londonderry PreAP Information Night March 3, 2015 1

2 2 Londonderry Junior High School Pre - Advanced Placement Information Session Objectives for this session: Provide you with information about Pre-AP Provide you with information about Pre-AP Explain the Pre-AP program at Londonderry Explain the Pre-AP program at Londonderry Hear from a teacher and a student Hear from a teacher and a student Answer your questions Answer your questions

3 3 What is Pre-AP and AP? Pre-Advanced Placement (Junior High) This program provides a coordinated, rich and rigorous curriculum, helping students to develop analytical thinking and writing skills This program provides a coordinated, rich and rigorous curriculum, helping students to develop analytical thinking and writing skills Dan Knott Dan Knott Highlands Highlands John D Bracco John D Bracco Mary Butterworth Mary Butterworth Kate Chegwin Kate Chegwin Londonderry Londonderry Parkview Parkview Rosslyn Rosslyn S Bruce Smith S Bruce Smith Advanced Placement (Senior High) This program enables students to write challenging, internationally recognized examinations in order to receive advanced standing at North American universities This program enables students to write challenging, internationally recognized examinations in order to receive advanced standing at North American universities Eastglen Jasper Place J. Percy Page Queen Elizabeth Strathcona WP Wagner

4 AP vs IB Differences: AP is Advanced Placement while IB is International Baccalaureate AP is more well known in North America while IB is more well known world wide There are different assessment and program requirements for each AP and IB Similarities: Both AP and IB are equally advanced Both provide advanced standing at University level Pre–AP or Middle Years IB is NOT required for entry into a high school AP or IB program Pre–AP students may be eligible for high school AP OR IB

5 University of Alberta Transfer Credit For this year, the latest information is here: http://www.admissions.ualberta.ca/transfer.a spx http://www.admissions.ualberta.ca/transfer.a spx **It is important to collect the most current information from potential high school and university sites**

6 6 Pre-AP Student Profile This program is intended for students who: want a more academically challenging want a more academically challengingprogram; are self- directed learners, capable of are self- directed learners, capable ofself-reflection; wish to broaden their intellectual and wish to broaden their intellectual and international perspectives; international perspectives; want to develop high level skills that enable want to develop high level skills that enable them to become life-long learners; seek an environment of like- seek an environment of like- minded peers.

7 7 Londonderry Pre-AP A teacher perspective A teacher perspective Mrs. Tammy Trevor Mrs. Tammy Trevor A student perspective A student perspective Keegan Hanrahan (Grade 7) Keegan Hanrahan (Grade 7)

8 8 Pre-AP Entrance Requirements Achieving at or near honours level, above grade level on HLAT’s and achieving high levels of success on the PAT’s (Provincial Achievement Exams) Achieving at or near honours level, above grade level on HLAT’s and achieving high levels of success on the PAT’s (Provincial Achievement Exams) Teacher recommendation Teacher recommendation Parental support Parental support Willingness to commit to volunteer activities and increased rigor; work load Willingness to commit to volunteer activities and increased rigor; work load Student letter: one page letter of ‘intent’ Student letter: one page letter of ‘intent’

9 At Londonderry… Academic excellence

10 At Londonderry… Exemplary staff High expectations for student conduct and behavior Wide range of complimentary courses and extracurricular programs including sports and fine arts Attention to transitions and connections with new students

11 Next Steps Application packages available tonight OR online at our website http://londonderry.epsb.ca/ Submit by 4:00 pm, March 17 th, 2015 All applicants will be EMAILED by Friday, March 20 th regarding the status of the application Online pre enrolment opens March 23 rd Select Londonderry!!! Your questions…


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