Presentation on theme: "Brownsburg High School AP & Dual Credit Information Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Brownsburg High School AP & Dual Credit Information Night
2 High School Guidance Angie Creed, Director of Guidance Joni Martin, College & Career AdvisorJason Patterson, Team 2014Rebekah Frazer, Team 2015Lynn Davis, Team 2016Lori Mehrtens, Team 2017
3 What We’ll Cover Tonight Defining AP and Dual Credit and how college credit is earned through these programsWhy we place importance on AP and Dual CreditOverview of our AP programOverview of our Dual Credit programTeacher panel of expertsAP and Dual Credit Teacher Displays
4 What is AP?Advanced Placement – a program administered by the CollegeBoardAP courses are rigorous college-level courses offered in high schoolHighly qualified and trained teachersTeachers follow CollegeBoard standardized curriculumCourses reflect what is taught in introductory college coursesStudents take AP Exams at the end of the course, measuring their mastery of college-level workStudents earn a score ranging from 1 to 5A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in collegeStudents select which colleges receive their AP scoresCollege credit is awarded when a student enrolls in college. The college dictates what credit is granted.
5 What is Dual Credit?A class that earns both high school AND college credit simultaneouslyStudents complete registration paperwork with the specific university, via high school instructorHighly qualified and trained teachers – must meet the university requirements to become adjunct facultyTeachers follow university curriculum and grading requirementsCollege credit is earned upon completion of the course with a grade of C or higherUpon high school graduation, students request a transcript from the credit granting university to be sent to the college they will attend
6 Importance of AP and Dual Credit College & Career ReadinessStudents learn rigorous college-level content and skillsAP and Dual Credit courses are valued in the college admission and scholarship processOpportunity to earn valuable credit and placement in collegeCost savings to familiesMeets the AP and Dual Credit component required for Academic Honors Diplomas
7 AP – The Courses Art History Studio Art (Drawing Portfolio) Studio Art (2D Design Portfolio)Music TheoryEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionCalculus ABCalculus BCStatisticsBiologyChemistryHuman GeographyEnvironmental SciencePhysics CU.S. Government & PoliticsPsychology (also dual credit)United States HistoryWorld HistoryMacroeconomicsMicroeconomics (also dual credit)Chinese Language and CultureFrench Language and CultureGerman Language and CultureSpanish Language and Culture
8 AP - Prerequisites Previous coursework and grades received RecommendationsAcademically preparedPre-AP courses required for manyEmotionally prepared -Not your average honors classHow does student handle stress?Are they involved in numerous extracurricular activitiesRigor with realityAP Potential as determined by PSAT scores
9 AP - The Day-to-DayHigh expectations for critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evidence, multiple perspectives, and clear written and verbal communicationTests, labs, and quizzes make up the largest percentage of a student’s grade, and students receive fewer grades in generalStudents should expect to spend at least one hour of homework per night, per AP class – sometimes moreSummer work is required for many coursesCourses receive a 1 point grade weight toward the GPATaking an AP course is a commitment and drops are rarely allowed
10 AP – The ExamsExams are given in May according to the CollegeBoard ScheduleExams are typically 2–3 hours and include:Multiple-choice questionsFree-response items such as essays, problem solving document-based questions and oral responseExam cost is $89 per examThe state of Indiana pays for Math and Science exams for students in grades 11 and 12Fee waivers are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program
11 AP – Credit and Placement Each college and university has its own policies regarding AP credit and placement. The College Board offers information about AP credit at thousands of college and universities atSearch by school name or alphabeticallyData for each school includes a direct link to that school’s Web page detailing AP credit and placement policiesA statement from the college or university about its AP policy
12 AP – 2013 Success! 961 exams taken by 544 BHS students BHS Average AP score – 3.05Indiana AverageNational Average – 2.8729.7% of 2013 Graduates scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam at some point in high school111 AP Scholars – minimum score of 3 on 3 or more AP exams2013 AP District Honor Roll - increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams
13 % of Students Who Earn a Bachelor’s Degree Within 4 Years AP – College ImpactStudents who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree on time. Graduating in four years represents a significant savings on the cost of college.% of Students Who Earn a Bachelor’s Degree Within 4 YearsAP Exam Score Avg.= 4 or %AP Exam Score Avg.= %AP Exam Score Avg.= %Dual Enrollment Courses 24%AP Exam Score Avg.= %Neither AP or Dual Enrollment Courses 11%Source: Hargrove, Godin & Dodd (2008)Taking AP also increases eligibility for scholarships and makes candidates more attractive to colleges:31 percent of colleges and universities consider a student's AP experience when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.85 percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student's AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions.
14 Dual Credit – The Courses UniversityUniversity CourseHigh SchoolCompanion CourseIf AvailableVincennesENGL 101 & 102, English CompositionMATH 111, Finite MathBall StateMATH M161, Applied (Short) Calculus IBIOL /111L-112L, Anatomy & PhysiologyIUECON E201, Intro to MicroeconomicsAP MicroeconomicsIvy TechMKTG 101, Principles of MarketingMarketingBUSN 101, Intro to BusinessPrinciples of Business ManagementENTR 101, The Entrepreneur & The EnterpriseEntrepreneurship & New VenturesDESN 102, Technical GraphicsIntroduction to EngineeringDesign*DESN 104, Mechanical GraphicsPrinciples of Engineering*EECT 112, Digital FundamentalsDigital Electronics*DESN 105, Architectural Design ICivil Engineering & Architecture*SPAN 201/203Spanish Level IV (grade only)GERM 101/103German Level IIIFREN 101/103French IIIPSYC 142AP PsychologyMarianMU 174 Observation and Description of the ChildCadet Teaching
15 Dual Credit - Prerequisites Previous courseworkPSAT/SAT/ACT test scores or university entrance examMay be found in Program of StudiesCumulative GPA
16 Dual Credit The Day-to-Day Many follow the same standards as the high school courseMost coursework is dictated by the universityGrade weight varies per course. Students must enroll with the university and receive a C or higher to receive a grade weight.Some may require purchase of textbooks
17 Dual Credit Cost Ivy Tech courses are free Vincennes and IU courses are $25 per credit hourBall State course is $250Marian University course is $300 (no fee waivers)
18 Dual Credit - Transferability Courses in the Indiana Core Transfer Library will transfer to all Indiana public colleges and universitiesHow they transfer may differ, depending on the student’s intended majorGeneral education requirementElectiveFamilies should check directly with private universities and those outside of Indiana
20 So……AP or Dual Credit? Factors to consider: Core Transfer Library Colleges in considerationSelectivityIn-state, out-of-statePotential college major – plans do changeRigor of overall course scheduleTest-taking ability
21 Program of StudiesRefer to the BHS Program of Studies for all course prerequisite requirements. Available on the high school website.
22 Panel Discussion Melissa Nowotarski AP World History Erin Benak AP U.S. HistoryHeather HenningAP Spanish & VU Dual CreditDave RobinsonAP Microeconomics & IU Dual Credit