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1 Advanced Placement Early College International Baccalaureate January 2011

2 Advanced Curriculum Opportunities Advanced Placement Early College –4 Year College Transfer Courses –Associate Degree Courses (through ATC) International Baccalaureate

3 Objectives Philosophy and structure of each program Scheduling for one or more programs Assessments associated with each program Success and advantages of each program Costs associated with each program Questions about each program (break out groups)


5 Philosophy Advanced Placement Program Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own. Study subjects in greater depth and detail. Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college. Show your willingness to push yourself to the limit. Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

6 AP Courses and Schedules *courses have to make with 15 students AP courses taught in one semester AP courses taught all year on A/B day AP Computer Science AP Art AP Calculus (Must also take Math 140 or be enrolled in Math SL IB) AP Language & Composition (11 th ) AP U.S. History (11 th ) AP Literature (12 th ) AP European History (12 th )

7 Assessment AP Program Each AP course has an AP exam AP exams provide a standardized measure of what you know and and colleges a standardized measure of what you know and how you can apply that knowledge to think critically You do not have to take AP course to sit for AP exam Colleges require a minimum of 3 or higher on an AP exam to earn college credit

8 Advantages Advanced Placement Program The opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities 3 or higher is generally a passing score, each college determines the score it will take to receive the college credit Each student should ask the admission counselor what the AP credit policy is for that school Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem- solving techniques. Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work

9 District AP Exam Success Rate by Subject students took 473 AP exams Course Title & No. of Students 54321% 3 or higher US History 132 students % Art 20 students % Chemistry 1 student Biology 14 students % English Literature 44 students % English Language & Composition 132 students % European History % Calculus AB %

10 Costs Associated with AP Program The State pays for all exam fees for the AP exams Some fees exist IF they are taught with the Early College courses –AP Language and Composition $50.00 –AP English Literature $50.00 –AP U.S. History $ –AP European History $ –AP Calculus $50.00


12 Philosophy of Early College Courses To provide opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete college-level courses while still enrolled in high school Students may earn dual credit (high school and college credit) when courses include both college and high school requirements

13 Stand Alone Early College Courses 4 Year Transfer Anatomy & Physiology 101 (York Tech) Marketing 101 (York Tech) Taught at ATC Anthropology 102 (USC-Lancaster) Psychology 101 (USC-Lancaster) Teacher Cadet 101 (Winthrop) Criminal Justice 101 (USC-Lancaster) Forensic Science 101 (York Tech) English 101 and 102 (stand alone sections)

14 Project Lead The Way University of South Carolina Introduction to Engineering Design EMCH J111 Principles of Engineering ENGR J101 Digital Electronics ELCT J101 Civil Engineering & Architecture

15 College Credit for PLTW Engineering Courses At end of each PLTW course, register to USC Student must have an 1100 SAT or overall B average in high school to register Student must take the PLTW College Exam and score a 70 or above Student earns Dual Credit weighting for the PLTW course IF these qualifications are met


17 Early College Stacked with AP AP Language &11 th Grade English 101 Composition AP Literature &12 th Grade English 102 Composition AP Calculus12 th GradeMath 140 AP U.S. History11 th Grade History 201/ 202 AP European History12 th Grade History 101/ 102

18 Benefits of Combining EC and AP Courses AP awards college credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the subject area AP Exam AP credit is transferable to ANY university Dual Credit Courses are not dependent upon a score from a national exam Dual Credit Courses are transferable to all in-state public colleges, some out-of-state public colleges, and a few private colleges. Your grade in the class transfers to the college. Check with the college you are interested in attending to see how courses transfer

19 Cost of Combining EC and AP Courses Some fees exist for Early College courses taught with Advanced Placement courses: –English 101/AP Language and Composition $50.00 –English 102/AP English Literature $50.00 –History 201, 202/AP U.S. History $ –History 101,102/ AP European History $ –Math 140 (taken prior to AP Calculus) $50.00

20 Applied Technology Center Early College Courses Orient Parents & Students Explain dual credit options Explain Fee Structure Answer Questions

21 Early College 2 Year Transfer Technology & Society (HSS 205) Accounting 2 (ACC 111) Integrated Business Applications 2 (OST 267) Drafting 1 (EGT 110) Drafting 2 (EGT 115 & EGT 225) Welding 1 (EGT 114, WLD 104) Welding 2 (EGT 117 & WLD 111 and WLD 113) Video Production (RTV 103) Studio Production (RTV 105) Advanced Video Production (RTV 107 and RTV 110) Medical Terminology (AHS 102) Health Science 2 (AHS 101 & AHS 120) Emergency Medical Services (AHS 120) Electricity 2 (BCT 105 & EEM 105) Construction 2 (BCT 105) Marketing 2 (MKT 101) Patient Care Relations (AHS 116) Courses taught on ATC campus cost $50.00 per credit hour

22 RHSD Students Taking Courses at York Technical College HVAC 1 (ACR 102 and ACR 108) HVAC 2 (ACR 150, ACR 224, & EGT 133) Machine Tool Technology (MTT 121 & MTT 122) Introduction to Networking (IST 201) Courses taught on the campus of YTC cost full tuition price

23 Required Assessment College Entrance Exam for York Technical College YTC requires a college placement test for students taking 6 hours Students may use ACT or SAT scores Critical Reading SAT= 380 or Critical Reading ACT =15 Students may take COMPASS Critical reading = 51 Test Site = ATC and/or home high school Cost $10.00 Test Dates will be offered as soon as your student returns to school in the Fall and again in the Spring semester SAT

24 RHSD Success in Early College (dual credit) Courses Students in Rock Hill Schools took 841 dual credit courses 98% passed the course to earn high school and college credit Students in Rock Hill Schools took 1044 dual credit courses 97% passed the course to earn high school and college credit

25 Cost Analysis What do you pay? York Technical College (each course) $50.00 USC-Lancaster (each course) $ Winthrop $50.00 University of South Carolina $ (each course) PLTW

26 How Much Can I Save? Show me the Money Each 3 hour course at York Tech. costs between $ and $ Each Course at Winthrop, USC-L, or USC $

27 Cost: When Do I Pay? Students will register to be a college student at the beginning of the course Money is due on Day 5 of the course next year PLTW Engineering courses with USC money is due at the end of the course when student registers to USC and takes EOC college exam


29 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Philosophy The IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging & balanced programme for students in11 th and 12 th grades that prepares students for success at university and in life beyond

30 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Traditional, broad liberal arts curriculum enriched by three core components Concurrency of learning over 2 years Depth (3 Higher Level) Breadth (3 Standard Level) Rigorous, continuous, criterion referenced assessment over 2 years »Internal Assessment »External Assessment Knowledge and skill development necessary for academic and social success in the post-secondary setting What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer? Structure What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer?

31 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Courses in Rock Hill Schools Courses taught over the two years: English A1 paired with History of the Americas French B or Spanish B paired with Biology or Chemistry or Math HL Courses taught both semesters in one year: Math Sl or Math Studies ( Jr year) Music ( 1 st semester Sr year – must be in music classes Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) ( Sr year) Biology SL

32 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB ProgrammeCertificate v. Full Diploma Certificate Students Take one or more IB courses separately Similar to selecting one or two AP courses Students do not participate in the core requirements Students must take IB exam for each course to get IB weight and IB credit Diploma Students Take all 6 IB courses as one program of study Complete core diploma requirements (CAS, EE, TOK) Students take all 6 IB exams to earn IB weight and credit

33 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 The International Baccalaureate Diploma Pre-university Diploma Based on an integrated curriculum International admissions credential Utilizes international standards Infused with globalism to prepare students to live, compete and lead in an increasingly interdependent world

34 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 How does one earn the IB Diploma? Take six courses, one from each subject Take six courses, one from each subject Take the six exams Take the six exams Complete TOK, CAS and EE Complete TOK, CAS and EE Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42 points on the exams Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42 points on the exams ( 3 additional points possible through( 3 additional points possible through TOK & EE) TOK & EE)

35 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Assessment in the IB Diploma Programme Underlying philosophy To give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know, rather than find out what they don t know How is this accomplished? Internal and External assessment, using established grading Internal and External assessment, using established grading criteria criteria Assessment is criterion referenced Assessment is criterion referenced Assessment varies across the disciplines Assessment varies across the disciplines

36 2009 – 10 District IB Exam Scores by Subject SubjectTotal Students % 4 or higher English HL % French SL % Spanish SL % History HL % ITGS SL % Biology SL % Biology HL % Chemistry HL % Math Studies SL % Mathematics SL % Music SL %

37 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 ADVANTAGES Research on the impact of IB programs Studies conducted on the performance of IB students, the standards of the IB program and the effect of the implementation of the program on a school show that: IB Diploma students have higher acceptance rates to colleges IB Diploma students perform better in post-secondary education than their peers

38 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 A 4 or higher on an IB exam is generally a passing score Students may earn college credit for (HL) higher level courses with scores of 4 or higher Each college determines the exact score it requires to earn college credit Some colleges allow college credit for some (SL) courses Students should ask the admission counselor what the university will count for college credit ADVANTAGES College Credits

39 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Cost of the IB Programme State pays for a portion of the subject area exams The district pays for the balance of the subject area exams and a portion of the registration fee The parent pays the remainder of the registration fee Parent fees for 2010: $90.00 for full diploma students and first year test- takers getting certificates in specific subjects $ for certificate students taking second year exams

40 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 WHAT NOW? Visit the individual sessions of interest to you. Listen to the program specific information. Ask general questions for clarification. Make an appointment to have questions specific to your child answered. Talk with your child about their goal in two years. Research colleges of interest and their requirements. Make a decision based on information and what is best for your child.

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