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Welcome What is AP? -History, Courses Offered & Assessments What is IB? -History, Courses Offered & Assessments Benefits of the AP and IB Diploma Programs Upcoming Important Dates/Events
Collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers and committed high schools, colleges and universities Established in 1955 66% of US high schools participate in AP More than 1,000 schools in 110 countries Students take college-level courses and exams Chance to earn college credit or placement
Courses developed by committee of college faculty & AP teachers Each AP course covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. Course content determined by AP; teachers have discretion as to how they present it. Some AP courses require meeting outside of the school day.
U.S. History Biology Calculus AB Chemistry Computer Science Economics English Literature & Composition Language & Composition (2012) Human Geography (2012) Music Theory Physics B Psychology Spanish Language Statistics Studio Art US Government
One external assessment given: AP exam At AHS students enrolled in AP coursework must take the AP exam on designated date in May Exams consist of multiple-choice questions and a free-response section
Exams are graded by university professors and AP teachers across the country Score ranges 1-5 Score of 3 is considered passing
Each institution establishes its own credit/placement policy Some grant college credit depending on exam score Some allow advancement to higher level courses depending on exam score
Consider past academic performance in same subject courses Talk to AP teacher about expectations and workload Consult with counselor about advisability of taking AP Consider other time commitments beyond the classroom Request AP course on scheduling form
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a not-for-profit educational system promoting peace and understanding among cultures Although the first IB schools were private, now more than one half of the IB world schools are public. Majority of the IB schools are in the United States (15 Diploma Programs in Ohio).
9/11 Commission leaders Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean state that, “the U.S. cannot conduct itself effectively in a competitive international environment when our most educated citizens lack minimal exposure to, and understanding of, the world beyond US borders.” –The Christian Science Monitor
a challenging two-year programme of international education taken in the junior and senior years of high school intends to create well rounded students promotes a global vision.
The IB Curriculum
Group 1: Language A1 (English) Group 2: Language B (Second Language) Group 3: Individuals and Societies Group 4: Experimental Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The Arts/Electives Must study one subject from each group
2- year sequence Must have 3 HL courses Subjects offered English A1 Biology History of the Americas Visual Arts
One year long Must study 3 at SL Subjects offered French, Spanish Chemistry, Physics Math (Exception: 2 year sequence) Visual Arts Music
Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service
Independent research paper (limited to 4000 words) Acquaints diploma candidates with kind of writing skills and research expected in college Opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest Recommended time: 40 hours of research and writing
100 hours spanning two years Interdisciplinary requirement Explores nature of knowledge across the disciplines
Stimulates critical thinking Encourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives Develop ability to analyze evidence Develop awareness of subjective and ideological biases
150 hours required over 2 years 50 hours in each area Fosters students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena
Interpreted broadly: arts activities Creativity could also be shown in designing and implementing service programs
Participation in individual or team sports Taking part in expeditions, local and international projects
Community and social service activities Must not receive payment for service Examples: helping students with special needs, hospital volunteer, homeless shelter, tutoring
Assessments: Internal and External
Internal assessment is carried out by teachers Work required is part of the IB course of study Teacher grades the work based on rubric Teacher grades are moderated by outside examiners Accounts for 20-25% of IB score
Some are conducted and overseen by teachers, but marked externally by examiners Final IB examinations are assessed by some 5000 examiners around the world Criterion based ( results are determined by performance against set standards ) Accounts for 75-80% of IB score
Benefits of the AP and IB Diploma Programs AP ®
College level courses Higher expectations More reading/writing Weighted grades Exit exams Possible college credits Students Demonstrate College Readiness upon completion
Are well-prepared for the college experience Have fewer transition issues academically Have an edge in college admission process Can possibly qualify for scholarships Can possibly earn college credit Are sometimes placed in advanced college courses Have access to world’s leading universities
IB FEES AP FEES Current fees paid directly to IBO are: Registration fee $141 Subject fee $96 per subject (times 6 if the entire programme is done) = $576 Total $717* *The Aurora Board of Education pays 1/3 of these costs and the family pays the remaining 2/3 of the cost. Student Fees range from $20-$50 depending on the AP course a student is signed up to take. Exam Fee = $87 The Aurora Board of Education pays 1/3 of the test cost and the family pays the remaining 2/3 of the cost.
Monika Biro- AP Biology Instructor & Former IB Biology HL Instructor, and AP Test Grader Conni Hilston- Language A1 English HL Instructor & AP Language Arts Instructor (2012) Gayle Lewis- AP & IB Spanish Instructor Chris Miley- AHS Counselor & AP Coordinator Josh Rakow- AP Calculus Instructor & Former IB Math SL Instructor Kevin Wilcox- IB Coordinator, TOK & History of the Americas HL Instructor, and IB Test Grader
The Advance Placement Courses AP College Search: licy/index.jsp licy/index.jsp The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Colleges Accepting AP/IB Courses via Princeton HS subpage=416
11/3 & 11/10- Senior Announcements, Caps & Gown Orders taken during lunch 11/3 & 11/9- Parent Conferences 5:30-8:30 p.m. 11/4 First Quarter Grades Officially Posted on PIV (7:40 a.m.) 11/7 & 11/8- No School for Students 11/15- AP/IB Information Night (7:00 p.m.) 11/16- Fall Sports Awards (7:00 p.m.) 11/17- PLAN test for Sophomores 11/18- AHS Bloodmobile 11/18 & 11/19- Fall Play: “You Can’t Take it with You” 11/21- Parent/Student College Planning Night (7:00 p.m.) 11/23-11/25- No School (Thanksgiving Break) 11/28- Board of Education Meeting (7:00 p.m.) 12/1- AHS PCF at 10:00 a.m.