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1 ADVANCED PLACEMENT & DUAL CREDIT Conroe High School Stephanie Osborn Advanced Programs Facilitator

2 Keys to College Access  High School Advanced Programs Advanced Placement Courses Dual Credit Courses  College Entrance Exams SAT ACT  College & Career Center  College Board Website

3 Students in Advanced Courses will:  Develop time management skills  Develop discipline  Develop study habits  Experience college level rigor  Earn college credits  Earn advanced placement in college  Improve writing skills  Sharpen problem-solving abilities  Stand out in college admissions

4 Taking Advanced Courses in High School will:  Improve class rank  Earn a higher GPA (6.0 vs. 4.0 scale)  Save money on college tuition  Save time on college experience  Accelerate students to upper level college courses  Provide an opportunity to double major  Create a strong foundation for college success  Equip students for career potential

5 Curriculum Requires Students to:  Use skills acquired to engage in complex processes  Create research based cross-curriculum products  Analyze and evaluate skills and applications  Examine intricate problems and provide solutions  Engage in intense discussions  Manage course work, time, and responsibilities  Dedicate more time and effort than level courses  Use various resources to acquire and master content

6 Advanced Placement Courses  Art  Biology  Calculus  Chemistry  Computer Science  Environmental Science  French Language  German Language  Spanish Language  Language & Composition  Literature & Composition  Music Theory  Physics  Psychology  U. S. Government & Politics  U.S. History  World History

7 AP Criteria: Open Enrollment Earn College Credit by Exam AP Grades Five-point Scale: 5: Extremely well-qualified 4: Well-qualified 3: Qualified 2: Possibly qualified 1: No recommendation

8 AP Exam Fees $15.00 Student cost per exam $5.00 Free & Reduced Student cost $50.00 Maximum out-of-pocket

9 Dual Credit Courses  English III—6 College Hours  English IV—6 College Hours  Psychology—3 College Hours  U.S. History—6 College Hours

10 Dual Credit Criteria Current High School Junior or Senior Parent Approval & Student Agreement Academically Strong Student indicated by:  TAKS Scores  ASSET Scores  SAT Scores  ACT Scores  COMPASS Scores

11 Dual Credit Fees  $45.00 If enrolled in one DC course  $78.00 If enrolled in two DC courses  $ if enrolled in three DC courses

12 Why Enroll in Advanced Programs?  Compete on a national level  Prepare for college  Ensure post-secondary success  Create refined skills & qualities  Earn the prestige

13 Questions…  Which program works for my student?  When is course placement?  What should students expect?  What type of support is available for students?  What should parents expect?

14 Resources  College Board Information College Board Information  SAT Prep Information SAT Prep Information  College Prep Information College Prep Information  ACT/SAT Resources ACT/SAT Resources  AP or Dual Credit for me? AP or Dual Credit for me?


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