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1 Home of the Raccoons Welcome to Frisco High School

2 Frisco High School’s Philosophy What are PAP/AP classes? Classroom view of PAP/AP Classes Student view of PAP/AP Classes Questions? Tonight’s Agenda

3 Open enrollment Student support Teacher preparation Balance Extracurricular Waivers The Frisco High School Advanced Academics Philosophy

4 What is PAP/AP? PAP = Courses designed to prepare students for AP courses AP = College-level courses measured by end of year exams All AP courses include the same curriculum across the nation. Colleges understand the rigor of the program and look favorably on the AP program. PAP/AP classes carry an additional GPA weight

5 6 week PAP/AP Agreement - All PAP/AP Students must sign, and abide by the PAP/AP contract stating that no PAP/AP drops will be permitted until the close of the first 6 week grading period. - Matches our philosophy to challenge students and allow time for students to adjust - Trends at FHS – retention into AP program

6 AP/PAPDual CreditRegularGrade Point GPA

7 What Counts in College Admissions Factor Considerable importance Moderate importance Limited importance No importance Grades in college prep courses 84.3%11.9%20.3%1.5% Strength of curriculum 67.7%20.4%5.8%6.2% Admission Test 59.2%29.6%6.9%4.2% Grades in all courses 51.9%39.2%6.9%1.9% Essay or Writing Sample 24.9%37.5%17.2%20.3% Counselor Recommendation 19.2%39.8%27.2%13.8% Class Rank 18.8%31.0%31.4%18.8% Teacher Recommendation 16.5%41.9%26.5%15.0%

8 Benefits of the AP Program Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years. Students gain college-level analytical and study skills. Students gain academic confidence. Students who take longer to graduate from a public university typically pay between $8,000 and $19,000 for each additional year. Taking AP increases eligibility for scholarships and makes candidates more attractive to colleges.

9 Students Parents How much more work is it? Are they harder? Can I have a life? What do colleges want to see? Can my child handle it? What do I need to do? How involved should I be? PAP/AP vs. On- Level Classes

10 College RigorHigh School Reality BALANCE Reality Check

11 1. A willingness to actively engage with sophisticated concepts - Desire to be challenged - Ask questions during class - Seek help when you need clarification - Stay organized 2. A willingness to be judged by rigorous, college- level standards - More written vs. objective tests - Open-ended questions - Faster pace - More depth Responsibilities of AP Students

12 3. A willingness to complete longer and more complex nightly assignments pages a week of outside reading - 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework nightly 4. A willingness to complete the Advanced Placement Examination in May - Studying/meeting outside of class - Accumulating knowledge and skills

13 1.Why did you decide to take PAP/AP? 2.How much time do you spend on homework per class? 3.How do you handle the workload? 4.What was your biggest struggle, and how did you overcome it? 5.What do you need from your parents to help you succeed? 6.What advice would you give to someone interested in enrolling in PAP/AP classes? What do Frisco HS students Think about PAP/AP?

14 Administered in May Approximately 3 hours long Composed of multiple choice and free-response questions Free-response questions scored by college professors and AP teachers in June AP Examinations

15 5 — Extremely Well Qualified 4 — Well Qualified 3 — Qualified 2 — Possibly Qualified 1 — No Recommendation AP Examinations Interpretations of Scores

16 $89 exam fee. For the school year FISD will refund up to $50 of the exam fee for students that score a 3, 4, or 5 pending funding. Cost of a 3 hr. course (tuition and fees) UNT - $1, UT Austin - $2,366 (College of Business) Exam Fees

17 TAKE THE TEST!

18 CollegeAP ScoreCourseCredit hoursOther UT Austin 4 or 5 HIS 306 N3 Texas A & M 4 or 5 HIST 1043 Texas Tech 3, 4, 5 HIST 2322 or TCU 4 or 5 HIST Rice 4 or 5 HIST 1083 UCLA 3, 4, 5 HIST World8.0 units Harvard 4 or 5 Nonenone Advancement to higher levels U of Chicago 4 or 5 Electives3 quarters AP World History – 10 th grade course **subject to change- depends on college What scores do colleges accept?**

19 ® and Pre-AP™ The Advanced Placement Program ® and Pre-AP™ It’s not just an Examination. It’s not just a Course. It’s An Opportunity to Write Your Own Scholarship!


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