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1 College & Career Pathways Informational Meeting for the Academies @ Pope November 6, 2014

2 Agenda What are the Academies @ Pope? What are the benefits? What are the requirements and expectations? How do I apply? Dr. Robert Downs- Principal Loretta Clune- Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Kathryn Sax- Counselor Introduction to Academy Coordinators

3 What are the Academies? Four Different Academies @ Pope STEM Academy including: Advanced Math & Science Academy Engineering Academy Culinary Arts Academy Globalization Academy

4 Academies @ Pope What are the Academies @ Pope, and why should I care? 1 Benefits of the Academies 2 Requirements & Expectations 3 How do I apply?

5 Benefits of the Academies Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, Readiness 1

6 Preparation for college AND high- demand, high-wage careers Parent and community involvement Personalized learning environment for ALL students in a cohort structure Engaging curriculum and instruction Practical work experiences such as job shadowing and internships Opportunities for online courses, college credit, and professional certifications during high school Project-based, interdisciplinary learning Benefits of the Academies

7 Gain skills that makes a student stand out from others when applying to college – Research and Design – Internship – Digital Portfolio of student experiences Academy Benefits! Still access all the fantastic opportunities @ Pope

8 Academy Coursework and College Expectations A BIG benefit to being in one of the Academies is how colleges view your course work and the number of AP courses taken over you four years in high school. What are they looking for? UGA- Georgia Tech Other?

9 A Competitive College Comparison UGA’s Freshman Profile Core GPA mid 50% = 3.8- 4.09 (Academic only) SAT mid 50% = 1800-2060 ACT mid 50%= 28-32 Total AP/IB courses = 4-8 Honors Program mid-50%: – 4.0-4.18 GPA – 2130-2240 SAT – 32-34 ACT Georgia Tech’s Freshman Profile Core GPA = 4.0 avg SAT mid 50% = 2050-2240 ACT mid 50% = 30-33 Total AP/IB/DE = 6-11 94% have taken at least AP Calculus or equivalent Admit rate dropped from 55% in 2012 to 33% in 2014

10 2 Requirements & Expectations Academies @ Pope offers career academies for students of exceptional merit.

11 Expectations Each Career Academy will have its own expectations and course requirements. Students accepted to the Academies @ Pope are first and foremost expected to maintain specific grades in each Academy course. In addition to maintaining academic excellence in the classroom, students are also expected to complete the following: Yearly participation in extracurricular academy activities such as Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Math Team, FBLA, Mock Trial, Debate, Model UN, STEM events, Prostart Culinary competitions and Academic Bowl. Complete a capstone project/digital portfolio and/or business internship during junior or senior year. Attend Academy specific activities such as summer workshops, business presentations and other events mandated during Academy courses.

12 STEM- Advanced Math & Science Pathway 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Math Accelerated Geometry B /Advanced Algebra Accelerated Precalculus * AP Calculus BC* Multivariable Calculus ** ScienceAP Environmental Science AP Biology AP ChemistryAP Physics C*** or Physics I Students have strong interest in mathematics, science and technology. This academy has the highest math requirement.

13 STEM- Engineering Pathway 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Engineering Courses Foundations of Engineering Engineering Concepts Engineering Applications or Robotics Engineering Internship or Robotics Science Courses AP Environmental Science AP BiologyAP Chemistry AP Physics C or Physics I or AP Computer Science Minimum math requirement for entry to the engineering academy is Acc Coord Alg/ Geom A **

14 **2 ENGINEERING ACADEMY MATH PATHWAYS ( DEPENDENT ON 9 TH GRADE MATH ENTRY LEVEL ) 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th grade Acc Coord Alg/Geom A Acc Geom B/ Adv Algebra Acc Pre CalculusAP Calculus BC Acc Geom B/ Adv Algebra Acc Pre CalculusAP Calculus BCEngineering Calculus

15 Math Requirements for the STEM Academies Advanced Math & Science Academy- Must enter 9 th grade at Acc Geom B/Adv Algebra (CAG in middle school). If student was in Algebra in middle school they will be required to complete Geometry A online in the summer with Cobb Virtual Academy.

16 Math Requirements cont. Engineering Academy- May enter 9 th grade at Acc Algebra/Geom A or Acc Geom B/ Advanced Algebra Can be in Coordinate Algebra in middle school (and then some algebra review will occur in high school) or AC Math 8. You are starting at the beginning of the accelerated math program.

17 Culinary Academy- Students should have a strong interest in hospitality and tourism related fields. Course9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th grade Culinary ArtsIntro to Culinary Arts Culinary Arts ICulinary Arts IICulinary Internship* ScienceBiologyChemistryPhysicsAP Environmental Science

18 Career-oriented instruction in both classic and modern culinary arts with an emphasis on the skills needed to succeed in the industry and postsecondary education. Students who successfully complete the Culinary Arts Pathway and pass the end-of-pathway and ServSafe tests are allowed to exempt the initial Culinary Arts course in Kennesaw State University’s new Bachelor of Science in Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality Management. Participate in Culinary Arts activities and competitions Catering to many Pope groups throughout the year Culinary Arts Academy

19 GLOBALIZATION ACDEMY Participate in Model UN, Debate, Academic Team etc. Globalization Academy students will take World Language for all four years. This can be either the study of one language through AP level, or a combination of two languages. Globalization Academy students will have the opportunity for study /travel at least once during their high school career. 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Social StudiesAP Human GeographyAP World HistoryAP US HistoryAP Gov/AP Econ Language ArtsHonors 9 th LitHonors Brit LitAP Language/ American Lit AP Literature

20 3 How do I apply? Visit our website for applications and recommendation forms

21 Academy Application- online on Pope website under the Academic tab- Items which will determine acceptance to the academies include the following: Application Academic Transcript/Test Scores Extracurricular Activities Essay Questions Teacher Recommendations All forms must be completed and emailed to by December 5, 2014. No exceptions! Applications Online

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