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Advanced Placement Fort Richmond Collegiate Parent Information Evening February, 2004 Fort Richmond Collegiate Parent Information Evening
AP Teachers Biology – Mr. Bailey English Lit – Ms. Brogan French – Ms. Gabrielle Calculus AB – Ms. Laferty and Ms. Lethbridge Computer Science – Mr. Rowan Chemistry – Ms. Teller Calculus BC – Mr. Wright Physics 1 – Mr. Colonval and Ms. Piasecki Physics 2 – Mr. Wright Ms. Peters and Ms. Woods – co-ordinators/support
Advanced Placement Program Opportunity for highly motivated senior years students to take challenging university level courses Courses are taught by high school teachers Course descriptions are developed by committees of university professors and experienced AP teachers
Advantages of Taking AP Students develop: – analytical reasoning skills – critical thinking skills – disciplined study and time management habits Offers students the advantage of a very rigorous curriculum at the senior years level
Advantages of Taking AP Dependent upon final standing students can select to: – take first year credit/standing at the university – enter first year courses with an opportunity to achieve high standing (impact on GPA) – U of M - $250.00 scholarship enhancement for every grade of 5 achieved – U of W – National Scholar - $2500.00
AP as compared to IB Similarities – International Programs that are accepted world- wide – Challenging academic programs – Externally developed and graded programs
AP as Compared to IB AP courses have a broader acceptance at post secondary institutions AP encourages students to take courses in strength areas where IB encourages a full program
AP and IB 2003 Advanced Placement Worldwide Schools with exams 14,353 Canadian Schools372 # of countries103 Cost for a school$ 0 Cost for a student$82/exam No. of exams1,737,231 No. of students1,017,396 University recognition in U.S.ca. 3,200 University recognition, non-U.S.350 Int’l Baccalaureate Worldwide Schools with exams900+ Canadian Schools80 # of countries113 Cost for a school~$65,000 Cost for a student$ varies No. of exams169,923 No. of students51,194 University recognition in U.S.ca. 700 University recognition, non-U.S.?
Courses offered at FRC Calculus AB and Calculus BC Computer Science English Literature French Language Physics 1 and Physics 2 Biology Chemistry
Entry into AP Courses English, Physics, Biology, French, Math and Chemistry – Students are selected by their Grade 10 teachers, based on their marks and commitment to the subject and invited to enrol in the Grade 11 program – Computer Science are student- selected – 40S prerequisites required. – students can inquire about AP enrolment through our Guidance Department
Advanced Placement Course Structure at FRC Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 BiologyScience 20FH Bio 30S Biology 40SBiology 42S ChemistryScience 20FHChemistry 32SChemistry 42S PhysicsScience 20FHPhysics 1 42SPhysics 2 42S Modern Physics 541G Computer Science CPR 20SCPR 30S CPR 40S* CPR 42S EnglishELA 20FHENLF 30SHENLF 40SH ENLC 42S FrenchFrench 20SFrench 32SFrench 42S MathPre-Calculus 20S (MIAP) Pre-Cal 30SH Calculus 45SH(.5) Pre-Calculus 40SH Cal AB 42S or Cal BC 42S
Honours Honours courses in ELA, Science, Geography (Grade 10), History (Grade 11) Honours information sessions at Acadia and AA Leach already held for students Grade 9 students register for Grade 10 Honours courses on-line Current teachers complete rubrics for students applying for Honours
Honours Demand writing for ELA Honours April 7 (AC) and April 9 (AAL) Opportunities to enter stream later if not next Fall.