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AP ®.  Welcome  What is AP? -History, Courses Offered & Assessments  What is IB? -History, Courses Offered & Assessments  Benefits of the AP and IB.

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1 AP ®

2  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

3  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

4  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.

5  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

6  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

7  Exams are graded by university professors and AP teachers across the country  Score ranges 1-5  Score of 3 is considered passing

8  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

9  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

10  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).

11  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

12 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.

13 The IB Curriculum

14  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

15  2- year sequence  Must have 3 HL courses  Subjects offered  English A1  Biology  History of the Americas  Visual Arts

16  One year long  Must study 3 at SL  Subjects offered  French, Spanish  Chemistry, Physics  Math  (Exception: 2 year sequence)  Visual Arts  Music

17 Core Requirements

18  Extended Essay  Theory of Knowledge  Creativity, Action, Service

19  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

20  100 hours spanning two years  Interdisciplinary requirement  Explores nature of knowledge across the disciplines

21  Stimulates critical thinking  Encourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives  Develop ability to analyze evidence  Develop awareness of subjective and ideological biases

22  150 hours required over 2 years  50 hours in each area  Fosters students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena

23  Interpreted broadly: arts activities  Creativity could also be shown in designing and implementing service programs

24  Participation in individual or team sports  Taking part in expeditions, local and international projects

25  Community and social service activities  Must not receive payment for service  Examples: helping students with special needs, hospital volunteer, homeless shelter, tutoring

26 Assessments: Internal and External

27  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

28  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

29 Benefits of the AP and IB Diploma Programs AP ®

30  College level courses  Higher expectations  More reading/writing  Weighted grades  Exit exams  Possible college credits  Students Demonstrate College Readiness upon completion

31  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

32 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.

33  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

34  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

35  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.


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