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School Counselors Judi Crowell A – Cr Cynthia Smith Cu-He Amanda PontilloHi-Mo Valerie RizerMu-R Peter CorderoS – Z Jean Johnston Valencia Transition Counselor
What do the terms “Dual Enrollment” (DE) and “Advanced Placement” (AP) mean? Why should students take DE and/or AP coursework? Who should take DE and/or AP coursework? What is the difference between DE and AP? How do students enroll in DE and AP coursework?
An opportunity for eligible students to take college level coursework while attending high school. Students may earn college credits by successfully passing AP course exams in May.
Dual enrollment is the enrollment of an eligible secondary student in a postsecondary course creditable toward both high school graduation and either a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree at a Florida public institution.
Be more competitive when applying to college (see SUS matrix on SCHS Counseling link). Shorter time obtaining Bachelor’s degree. Save $$ Better prepares students for rigors of college.
Courses at all grade levels 3.0+ GPA recommended but not required 3+ FCAT 2.0 reading test score recommended College credit if passing score on AP exam (may vary with score and college) No college GPA-just credits 5.0 weighting Most in/out of state college accept AP exam credits Take classes at SCHS Can strengthen transcript
Must be academically ready. Must make time commitment to be successful. May not pass AP Exam for college credit. Private/Out of state colleges may not accept credit.
Successful AP students are: Hard workers Independent Reliable Mature Self starters Highly motivated Good time managers
A/B in advanced courses. Met pre-requisites if listed. High Level 3 or above on FCAT 2.0 reading. Current subject teacher recommends it.
English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition Spanish Language Spanish Literature Chemistry Biology Environmental Science Physics Calculus AB Statistics US History US Government Microeconomics World History European History Human Geography Psychology Studio Art 2 D
Review Curriculum Guide for prerequisite information. Then check with SCHS counselor and current subject teacher to see if appropriate. If yes, your school counselor will add class to 2015-2016 course selection form during registration meeting. (Recommend no more than 3 AP classes/year).
Key requirements include the following: Academic readiness, social maturity and motivation Not yet graduated from high school (recommend junior or senior status and 16 years of age) Meet 3.0 unweighted GPA and college-level test score eligibility requirements Provide own transportation to/from college campus if not taking courses at SCHS.
Option for 2015-16 Details in process with district and UCF personnel
PERT - Reading 106, Writing 103, Math 123 (114 Intermediate Algebra) ACT - Reading 20, English 17, Math 21 (19 Intermediate Algebra) SAT - Critical Reading 440, Math 500 (440 Intermediate Algebra) Current students interested in DE need to make sure they are on the PERT list!
5.0 weighting High school and college credit if pass the class; need C or better in Gordon Rule courses Florida public colleges must accept credits (check with all private/out of state colleges individually) Tuition waived and required books paid for by Osceola Public Schools Take classes at SCHS or Valencia or UCF Can strengthen transcript
Too many DE credits-must apply as transfer student, and then meet all prerequisites prior to starting in major. Some colleges (private/out of state) do not accept DE credits. Courses become part of the student’s permanent college transcripts. DE grades of C/D could affect Bright Futures renewals and initial eligibility. Too many withdrawals can affect financial aid. 2 withdrawals = no longer eligible for DE at Valencia.
Students may feel a disconnect from high school events and their peers. Students need to regularly check with their counselors and the SCHS Counseling Connection @ http://www.schs.osceola.k12.fl.ushttp://www.schs.osceola.k12.fl.us Students need to regularly check with district personnel via Remind 101 Courses chosen for DE must include those required for high school graduation— failure in a required class is not an option for seniors in the spring semester!
These courses will be on campus at SCHS 2015-2016: Freshman Comp 1 and 2 (replaces 1 period) U. S. Government (one semester class) New Student Experiences (one semester class) Tentative Business Institute Courses Intro to Business-semester 1 Business Math-semester 2
SCHS Application Deadlines For Term Of Enrollment: Fall 2015-to counselor by March 15; (Valencia will not accept after April 1); Spring 2016- October 1 To Do… Inform school counselor now so you can take PERT at SCHS in February Download and review DE Application form and information from SCHS Counselor Connection/DE web site: www.valenciacollege.edu/dual Submit completed DE Application and SCHS Contract to School Counselor at 2015-2016 Registration-(with requisite signatures- parent, student, school counselor) Take the PERT at SCHS /Valencia or submit original, eligible ACT/SAT scores directly to Valencia Assessment Center per website instructions.
Valencia will process application once all college-level test scores are received and on file by May 15 for Fall 2015 term. (No Exceptions). See www.valenciacollege.edu/assessments for additional information.www.valenciacollege.edu/assessments Wait for official acceptance letter to be mailed to your home address 3-4 weeks (business days) with Valencia ID number. Follow DE Quick Reference Guide for remaining steps in the process (www.valenciacollege.edu/dual ) including:www.valenciacollege.edu/dual Atlas account set up New student induction process-take Lassi and Career Survey Register and participate in New Student Orientation (NSO)
Sign up for classes with advisement from SCHS counselor and Valencia DE advisor. Make sure that courses fulfill SCHS graduation requirements. Work with Valencia DE Advisor about majors. Check University catalogs for transfer course information. Bring copy of Valencia schedule and required books/materials list to your SCHS counselor then pick up books for 2015 Fall term at the district offices in August.
DE Students are permitted to register for up to 4 courses/12 credit hours in the Fall and Spring; Summer - 2 courses/6 credit hours for current and returning students only Not eligible for Flex Start, Phys Education courses, less than 3 credit hours or remedial/developmental courses. Not eligible for Flex Start, Phys Education courses, less than 3 credit hours or remedial/developmental courses. You are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from courses you do not want in your schedule; 2 “W”s = ineligibility for further DE participation You are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from courses you do not want in your schedule; 2 “W”s = ineligibility for further DE participation
Courses are offered at all Valencia campuses or online. The Breakdown 4 DE courses + 0 periods at SCHS 3 DE courses + 3 periods at SCHS 2 DE courses + 4 periods at SCHS 1 DE course + 5 periods at SCHS
Are you academically prepared for the courses you want? What are your future plans? Will you attend college in Florida or out of state? Will your DE classes transfer? Are you willing to do the work? Does your dream college want to see DE, AP, or both? Contact them directly.
Food for Thought: Are You Ready? Review your transcript first-did you take the hardest classes you could and earn As and Bs? Did you work hard every year? If not, did you get better and better? How do you do on nationally standardized tests? Are you involved in your school and/or local community? Community service hours? Good Luck & Go Bulldogs!!