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1 GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

2 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRESENTERS Ms. Lois Sheridan, Counselor Ms. Holly Ciotti, English Ms. Stephanie Erickson, Math Mr. Eric Peterson, Math Mr. Reiner Kolodinski, History Ms. Shawna Metcalf, Science

3 GHS AP SCORES VS CALIFORNIA & GLOBAL 65.2

4 WHY TAKE AP COURSES?

5 /apcreditpolicy/index.jsp AP Credit Policy Info Advanced Placement Program Find colleges and universities with AP credit policy information: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z School Name: UCLA To begin your search, enter the name of the college or university or select a letter of the alphabet to find institutions that begin with that letter.

6 AP COURSES OFFERED AT GLENDALE HIGH THIS SCHOOL YEAR AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Chemistry AP Economics AP English Language AP English Literature AP European History AP French Language AP Government AP Music Theory AP Physics B AP Physics C Mechanics AP Psychology AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP Statistics AP Studio Art Draw AP United States History

7 MS. HOLLY CIOTTI ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

8 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, Ms. Ciotti 11 th grade - AP English Language and Composition 12 th grade - AP English Literature and Composition

9  They are very good readers. They read fast and comprehend what they read. They are willing to read nonfiction, such as essays, letters, speeches, and newspaper articles, as well as fiction  They use a dictionary to look up words as they read. They enjoy building their personal vocabulary.  They are willing to read several books over the summer and be prepared for a test at the beginning of the school year.  They are strong, developing writers. They are willing to draft, revise, and edit their writing, and they are not satisfied until a piece of writing is the best they can do. They come in for individual writing conferences with their teacher.  They participate in class discussions, willing to articulate an idea or opinion, and they listen to others with an open mind. AP ENGLISH STUDENTS ARE GOOD AT…

10 AP STUDENTS (cont’d)  They are willing to do oral presentations, individually or in groups. They are willing to work on group projects outside of class.  They do all homework assignments – weekends, vacations included. They expect to have homework 3 or 4 times per week.  They are committed to taking the AP Exam, and to putting in extra hours on weekends to study for the exam.  They have excellent attendance, and tardies are practically nonexistent.  They can live with the possibility that although they may have gotten A’s and B’s in English in the past, they might earn a C in AP Language.  When they say, “I’m willing to work hard,” they mean #1-10 above!

11 HISTORY – SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT MR. REINER KOLODINSKI

12 AP History Path to College Success Reading – Writing Critical Thinking

13 HISTORY – SOCIAL SCIENCE AP COURSES 9 th grade Contemporary World Affairs = prep 10 th grade AP European History 11 th grade AP US History AP Psychology 12 th grade AP Government AP Economics AP Psychology

14 MS. STEPHANIE ERICKSON & MR. ERIC PETERSON MATH DEPARTMENT

15 AP CALCULUS AB SCORE DISTRIBUTION

16 RELEASED DATA FOR

17 ASSESSMENTS FOR AP CALCULUS

18 ADVANCED SCIENCES MS. SHAWNA METCALF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

19 AP CHEMISTRY Contact – Nabila Jahshan Room 4414 Designed to be the equivalent of a 1 st year college General Chemistry course for science majors.

20 AP PHYSICS AP Physics B Contact – Darnell Kelly Room 6312 Designed to be a first year advanced, non- calculus based course in physics which will prepare students for college level physics. AP Physics C Mechanics Contact – Darnell Kelly Room 6312 Designed to be a calculus based college level physics course

21 AP BIOLOGY Contact – Shawna Metcalf Room 4417 Designed to be the equivalent of a first year college biology course for science majors. The course was redesigned by College Board for the 2012 school year.

22 HONORS PHYSIOLOGY Contact – Talin Hovannesian Room 4402 Designed to be the equivalent of a college non-major anatomy & physiology course. Requires the dissection of cats. No AP exam, but students do earn an extra GPA point for an A,B,C grade

23 ALL ADVANCED SCIENCE COURSES Labs are inquiry based & intensive. Students will learn basic techniques, ask their own questions, develop their own experiments, and present their results Requires nightly reading Fast paced Grades are based largely on assessments This means a student needs to do well on assessments, not just do all of the work.


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