Presentation on theme: "ADVANCED PLACEMENT & DUAL CREDIT Conroe High School Stephanie Osborn Advanced Programs Facilitator."— Presentation transcript:
ADVANCED PLACEMENT & DUAL CREDIT Conroe High School Stephanie Osborn Advanced Programs Facilitator
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
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
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
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
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
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
AP Exam Fees $15.00 Student cost per exam $5.00 Free & Reduced Student cost $50.00 Maximum out-of-pocket
Dual Credit Courses English III—6 College Hours English IV—6 College Hours Psychology—3 College Hours U.S. History—6 College Hours
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
Dual Credit Fees $45.00 If enrolled in one DC course $78.00 If enrolled in two DC courses $111.00 if enrolled in three DC courses
Why Enroll in Advanced Programs? Compete on a national level Prepare for college Ensure post-secondary success Create refined skills & qualities Earn the prestige
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?
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?