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Presentation on theme: "STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Henry J. Kaiser High School"— Presentation transcript:

Student & Parent Information & AP Pre-Registration Session November 18, 2014 Advanced Placement Vice Principal: Janice Chen IB Diploma Program Vice Principal: Samantha Beaudoin AP Coordinator/Running Start HS Coordinator: Suzanne Nii (808) ext. 2283 IB Diploma Program Coordinator: Brad Bogard (808) ext. 2338

2 Student & Parent Information & Pre-Registration Session AGENDA
Introductions Administrators, Teachers, Counselors Facts About AP/IBDP/RS What Does it Take? What’s a Class Like? How do I Sign-Up?

3 AP® & IBDP Instructors 2014-2015
AP Course IBDP Course Maryam Ayati US History Paul Balazs Theory of Knowledge Sean Barrett Math & Info Tech in Global Society Michael Bataluna Music Theory Music Rachel Bonilla Mathematics Mel Cariaga Spanish Stephanie DaSilva European History Francesca DePasquale Chemistry Rinda Fernandes Creativity, Action, Service Mark Gardner Mathematical Studies Shino Hee Japanese David Higa Geography Scott Iwanaga Calculus AB Ben Lane Literature Joshua Lawrence Environmental Science Environmental Systems and Societies

4 AP® & IBDP Instructors 2014-2015
AP Course IBDP Course Andy Lee Studio Art Visual Arts Yi Lee Chinese Janelle Ling Biology Tanya Misi Film Shareen Murayama English Literature and Composition Wade Nakamura Chastity Nobriga Literature Daniel Noia English Language and Composition Ann Ogilvie Elizabeth Oh Duc Ong Physics Karen Ann Puu-Grubbs US History Satoko Ragan Japanese Joseph Whitford World History Adam Yeatts History

5 Fast facts about AP/IBDP Exams
Advanced Placement Nationwide IBDP Worldwide IBDP Nationwide Nearly 60% of U.S. high schools offer Advanced Placement Courses. 2608 schools (2014) 830 schools (2014) 2.3 million students 127,284 Year 2 students (2013) 70,568 Year 2 students (2013) 4.2 million exams 466,959 exams (2013) 165,938 exams (2009) Advanced Placement at KHS IB Diploma Programme at KHS 224 students enrolled in at least 1 AP class 83 IB Full Diploma Candidates 335 exams to be taken in May 2015 293 exams to be taken in May 2015 (IB Visual Arts & IB Film - no exams)

6 ASSESSMENTS AP IBDP Report card grade by AP Teacher IBDP Teacher
Exam in May – multiple choice and free-response scored nationally External Assessments (EA) Externally graded by IB examiners All May exams are EAs Multiple choice and free-response scored internationally Certain subjects have additional EAs Except for Studio Art – portfolio assessments Internal Assessments (IA) Internally assessed by teachers and externally moderated by IB examiners

7 AP IBDP Choose subject(s) that interest you Comprehensive program includes 6 subject areas over two years (grades 11 & 12) Additional requirements: Theory of Knowledge; Extended Essay; Creativity, Action, Service End of year exam End of SENIOR year exams

8 Fees AP IBDP $91 per exam IB Registration Fee: $175/student IB Subject Fees: $120/subject x 6 = $720 total Partial Shipping (IA, EA, EE): $80 Total = $975 Fee reduction for qualifying students, depending on the student’s state and funding. Kaiser pays IB annual fee of approximately $10K

9 Students need to research their specific institution’s policies.
Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores. The most selective institutions do not award credits for IBDP and AP courses/scores but expect students to have taken advantage of these programs. Students need to research their specific institution’s policies.

10 How will these courses affect my grades?
All AP courses are graded on a 5 point scale. All IBDP Higher Level (HL) courses are graded on a 5 point scale. Running Start courses are graded on a 4 point scale. If you receive an F or don’t take the exam(s) for any reason, you will be graded on a regular 4-point scale and your course will be reported as a “regular” course on your transcript.

11 What is RUNNING START? statewide program that provides an opportunity for academically qualified juniors and seniors to enroll in college classes through the University of Hawaiʻi system as part of their high school coursework. allows public high school students to attend college classes during the fall, spring, and summer while earning both high school and college credits. Currently, nine UH campuses participate in the Running Start program.

12 Running Start Considerations
All approved RS credits earned count as ELECTIVE credit only at Kaiser High School. Not all community college credits will transfer to other 4 year universities.

13 What does it take?

14 Curiosity, creativity and commitment are key ingredients for success.
Character Curiosity, creativity and commitment are key ingredients for success. These may be qualities you recognize in yourself when you're working at your best, on the things you love best — like teaching yourself about what interests you, finding new ways to solve the problems in your world or proving what you can accomplish with enough practice. Not only will these qualities help you succeed in AP, AP can help you discover and build what you're capable of by challenging you to do more.

15 Academic Preparation You don't need to be top of your class but you’ll want to make sure your choice is a GOOD FIT FOR YOU. Some AP classes have recommended courses you should take first, and all AP courses ask that you come willing to do your best work. To choose an AP course that's right for you, talk to a counselor or teacher about the subjects that interest you and ask about your options for learning the skills to help you succeed. Have you taken your PSAT/NMSQT? If you did, it can help you find the courses that are the best fit for you. When you get your scores, use the code that they give you and go onto BigFuture on CollegeBoard to learn more about your scores.

16 Motivation, Responsibility,
& Time Management Think about when you've learned or accomplished something you're really passionate about. You practice until you get it right. You try harder when it's not easy the first time. The effort pays off and sometimes is even fun, especially when you see how much you can do when you try. That is the kind of commitment that is sought out and rewarded in AP classes, and will help you succeed when you move beyond high school.

17 Get real. You don't have to wait for college to start contributing, because AP/IBDP/Running Start are college level courses. Your school can choose from AP courses in subjects that directly connect you to what you want to do now and with your future. They not only give you the knowledge and skills to help you at your college or university, but scoring well on the AP Exam can get you credit and placement there too.

18 Set bigger goals for yourself,
Step up. Surprise yourself. Set bigger goals for yourself, and find yourself doing things you never thought possible. By doing college-level work in high school, AP students can test themselves and take risks in a familiar setting, gaining confidence and a rewarding experience in addition to college credit and placement. While colleges treat AP credits and scores differently, ALL colleges will make note that you have taken advantage of rigorous offerings on campus. Colleges know what courses we offer and like to see that you have taken advantage of the most challenging courses available to you.

19 Websites

20 Other considerations…
Course offerings are subject to change depending on Student interest Master scheduling Weighted student formula Enrollment in AP Courses may be adjusted based on Academic progress at the end of this school year Teacher recommendation See individual departments for pre-enrollment procedures.

21 Summer Work Requirements:
Other considerations… Summer Work Requirements: Some AP and IBDP Courses require summer work to be completed prior to the start of the school year. Ask about what those requirements are before registering for a course. Summer work will be available electronically in late April 2015.

22 Academic Honors diploma requirements for the Class of 2016 and on…
4 credits of Math: The 4th credit beyond Algebra 2 must be earned via a combination of the following half-credit courses (or equivalent IB math courses): Algebra 3, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Precalculus. 4 credits of Science: Of the four credits, one credit must be in Biology 1 (or equivalent IB Biology; or AP Biology courses); and the other three credits must be lab-based science credits. Two credits minimum must be from AP/IBDP/Running Start courses (equivalent to credits for 2 college courses).

23 How do I Sign-Up?

24 IBDP Running Start How do I Sign-Up?
Students interested in IBDP should see Mr. Bogard before you leave this evening. The early application deadline has passed but students may still submit an application by Nov. 24. Running Start Students interested in the Running Start program should make an appointment to see their grade level counselor to begin the planning process.

25 How do I Sign-Up? AP Meet with the AP Teacher(s) for the course(s) you are thinking about taking tonight. Learn about course expectations Find out about what kind of commitment it will take in order to succeed. Review the course syllabus Ask questions If you and your family agree that AP is for you: Show your teacher your completed AP Agreement form Ask the teacher for a registration course label for your card. Turn in the AP Agreement form and your registration card in KAP on Nov. 26.

26 Relax… There is no reason to RUSH the tables tonight.
Nothing is going to RUN OUT. Remember, getting an AP Label does not guarantee your spot in the course. Most importantly, you must submit your registration card on time with a complete AP Policy and Agreement form.

27 Any Questions? Thank you for coming!
You do NOT need to make final decisions tonight. Students will be given an opportunity to get labels tomorrow during KAP Class. Registration cards are due on Nov. 26 in KAP Class. Counselors are available if you have any academic advising questions. Thank you for coming!

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