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1 ACCELERATION 101: The Benefits and Challenges of High School Acceleration Options Vera Bussey Jenna Senkowsky October 25, 2013 Success By Design Conference Florida State College at Jacksonville

2 High School Acceleration Staff
Wendy W. Dunlap, Director Bernadette Hardeman, Coordinator Vera C. Bussey, Instructional Specialist Jenna L. Senkowsky, Instructional Specialist

3 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Acceleration Programs designed to shorten the path to a traditional Programs: 4-year college degree AICE: Advanced International Certificate of Education AP: Advanced Placement DE: Dual Enrollment EA: Early Admit EC: Early College HSAP: High School Acceleration Programs IB: International Baccalaureate PERT: Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

4 MYTH vs REALITY There are no consequences for students who withdraw (WD) from dual enrollment courses. An Early College student who earns an AA degree will only be required to complete two more years of college course work to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. An AICE diploma is equivalent to a Duval County High School diploma. Students should only apply to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme if they want to attend a university in another country. AP courses are for students who only earn good grades. The IB Diploma will help you if you want to study abroad. However, North American Universities recognize that IB is a rigorous, pre-university curriculum.

5 STUDENT BENEFITS Accelerated Skill Development Curve Test Preparation
Pathway for underrepresented students to experience the rigor of higher education Grade Point Average (High School, College, Bright Futures Scholarship) Favorable consideration in the college admission process1 In college students are more likely to1: Graduate with academic honors Earn higher GPA Graduate within four years Be accepted into graduate program Cost of a college education can be significantly reduced 1 Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (oppaga) Report No

6 EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 1007.27(2), Articulated Acceleration Mechanisms
Cambridge AICE Diploma Earn between 18 and 45 college credits Advanced Placement Earn between 27 and 45 college credits Early College Earn AA degree Earn 60 college credits IB Diploma

 Dual enrollment programs — The dual enrollment program is the enrollment of an eligible secondary student or home education student in a postsecondary course creditable toward high school completion and a career certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree.

8 Early College Programs
Early College Partnership Between Duval County Public Schools & Florida State College Jacksonville Early College Programs Robert E. Lee Sandalwood Jean Ribault Englewood Grade 8 Apply Grade DE Course - SLS1103** Grade DE Courses** Grades Full- time at FSCJ campus ** Students at the high school

Eligible in Grade 11 Exception – Grade 10 Foreign Language Options for enrollment (High School site, FSCJ campus, FSCJ online) Fall/Spring Term – 4 course maximum; Summer Term – 2 course maximum 3.0 Un-weighted GPA Postsecondary Ready Eligibility Scores Reading/Writing/Math General Education Courses Approved SLS1103 Strategies for Success (Pilot course with different eligibility criteria)

10 Early Admit Articulation Agreement with FSCJ & UNF
Early Admissions is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible high school students enroll in a postsecondary Institution at the college or university on a full-time basis for both the fall and spring of their senior year in courses that are used both toward completion of a high school diploma and the associate or baccalaureate degree (s (5), F.S.). Articulation Agreement with FSCJ & UNF Grade 12 Full-time at the college Higher GPA requirement than Traditional DE Students must be enrolled in a Duval County Public School by November 1 of the junior year

11 Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education)
Mandarin High School Duncan U. Fletcher High School Nathan B. Forrest High School William M. Raines High School Internationally recognized, rigorous, pre-university curriculum and examination system Flexible curriculum Mathematics & Science Languages Arts & Humanities 

12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
Stanton Paxon Ed White Terry Parker Wolfson Rigorous, internationally recognized pre-university course of study One course from each group 1 to 5 One course from group 6 or a second subject from group 1 to 5 Core requirements: Extended Essay (EE) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Group 1: Studies in language and literature Group 2: language acquisition Group 3: individuals and societies Group 4: experimental science Group 5: mathematics and computer science Group 6: the arts The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying. Theory of knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical). Creativity, action, service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately. CAS is a graduation requirement for the IB pro-gram of Study

13 Bright Futures Scholarship
IB Diploma recipients qualify for the Florida Academic Scholars award Community service hours recognized within diploma No SAT/ACT test score required AICE Diploma recipients qualify for the Florida Academic Scholars award 100 hours of community service required No SAT/ACT test score required

14 Explore Advanced Placement (AP)
Grades 9-12 Prerequisite for grade 9: Level 4+ on eighth grade FCAT-Reading. Prerequisite for grades 10-12: High Level 3+ on most recent FCAT- Reading. Parent Opt-In Waiver 34 AP courses offered in the following subjects: Arts English History & Social Science Math & computer Science Sciences World Languages & Cultures Hands on approach to learning Provide opportunity to select individual courses Hands on approach to learning: not just memorizing facts and figures you might forget after taking the AP exam; students learn to express themselves through dialogue and debate;

15 AP Exams 101 Standardized examinations Get the credit
May administration only 2-3 hours long Combination of multiple choice and free-response Essay; Solution to a problem; Spoken response Scored by college professors and AP teachers Scored on a scale of 1 to 5 Get the credit Get the credit – also verify with institutions

16 CHALLENGES Access point of entry other than 9th grade
Lack of prerequisite knowledge, skills, and intrinsic motivation Balancing academics and extracurricular Recognition of credits Public vs. Private and out of state Permanent college record (DE/EC) Adverse affects on college GPA and financial aid Course selections (DE/EC) Prerequisites for intended major Course offerings vary by school


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