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PICKING THE RIGHT CLASSES MS. KATIE ECK MRS. KAREN FOLK SCHOOL COUNSELORS.

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1 PICKING THE RIGHT CLASSES MS. KATIE ECK MRS. KAREN FOLK SCHOOL COUNSELORS

2 COURSES YOU TAKE NOW MATTER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLID FOUNDATION OF LEARNING THAT YOU CAN BUILD UPON IN COLLEGE. TAKE AT LEAST 5 SOLID ACADEMIC CLASSES EACH YEAR SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR IS BEGINNING NOW

3 ENGLISH AND MATH OPTIONS 4 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION REGULAR/HONORS/AP OPTIONS ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF English Hon English 9AP Literature Hon English 10AP Language Hon English 11IB English Hon English 12 Algebra 1 CCHonors Precal/Trig Honors Geometry CCAP Statistics Honors Algebra II CCAP Calculus IB Math Studies IB Math Standard Level IB Math Higher Level Mathematics

4 SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS 3 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION REGULAR/HONORS/AP OPTIONS ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF Honors US StudiesAP US History (alternated) Honors GovernmentAP Government Honors World HistoryAP World History Honors Economics (EC)AP Human Geography Honors Sociology (EC)AP Psychology IB Psychology IB Philosophy Honors EarthAP Environmental Honors BiologyAP Biology Honors ChemistryAP Chemistry Honors PhysicsIB Physics Advanced Anatomy (EC) Social Studies Science

5 FOREIGN LANGUAGES SOLID CREDITS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHOWS A WILLINGNESS TO STRETCH BEYOND THE BASICS. WCPS REQUIRES AT LEAST 2 CREDITS IN THE SAME LANGUAGE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COMPLETER. SOME 4 YEAR COLLEGES LIKE TO SEE 3 CREDITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE. THE THIRD LEVEL OF ALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES IS A WEIGHTED CREDIT LANGUAGES OFFERED AT NORTH- SPANISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN

6 IS ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) FOR YOU? AP IS COLLEGE IN A HIGH SCHOOL SETTING. THE CLASSES OFFER KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO HELP YOU IN COLLEGE. SCORING WELL ON THE AP EXAM CAN GET YOU COLLEGE CREDIT AS WELL AS HELP WITH CLASS PLACEMENT HANDS ON LEARNING- YOU WILL LEARN BY SHARING, DEBATE AND INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE THE STUDENT DRIVEN LEARNING IN AP WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN HOW TO EXPRESS YOURSELF BEFORE YOU GET TO A COLLEGE CAMPUS CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT MOTIVATION AND DETERMINATION AP POTENTIAL- LIST OF COURSES YOU HAVE POTENTIAL FOR BASED ON STUDENTS PSAT RESULTS

7 CHALLENGE YOURSELF! HONORS, AP, IB AND EARLY COLLEGE (THROUGH HCC) ARE A GREAT WAY TO BUILD SKILLS AND BE PREPARED FOR COLLEGE. TAKING AP AND IB EXAMS CAN LEAD TO COLLEGE CREDIT AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT IN COLLEGE EARLY COLLEGE (THROUGH HCC) GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL MORE THAN HALF OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN REPORT THAT THEY WISH THEY HAD WORKED HARDER IN HIGH SCHOOL

8 CHALLENGING COURSEWORK BUILDS IMPORTANT SKILLS STRONGER WRITING SKILLS PROBLEM SOLVING TIME MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINE BUILD EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS SHOW COLLEGES YOU ARE WILLING TO PUSH YOURSELF BY INCREASING THE RIGOR

9 TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE! THE PERSON WHO HAS THE BIGGEST STAKE IN YOUR ACADEMICS IS YOU! GET TO KNOW YOUR GPA WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE IT? TAKE CONTROL NOW!

10 THANKS FOR LISTENING! QUESTIONS? WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS- YOUR FUTURE STARTS NOW


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