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1 James C. Enochs High School Advanced Placement Information Meeting February 26, 2015

2 Over the last three years, there has been a 30% increase in the number of students taking AP exam and a 23% increase in the number of exams. Over the last four testing cycles, Enochs averages 68% of students scoring 3 or higher on AP test with the National average being 61%. 2010-112011-122012-132013-14 Students Taking Exam 274288327355 Number of Exams 459470561564 AP Students with Scores 3+ 198209 227

3  Advanced Placement (AP) are college-level courses offered in high school with content and rigor at a University equivalence.  AP Courses are year long course in high school versus a semester course in college.  End of course AP exams measure how well students have mastered college-level coursework and are rated 0-5.  Students who do well on AP exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.

4  College Board currently offers more than 30 AP exams across multiple subject areas - $91 per exam.  All Exams are available to Enochs students; however, we are limited to 13 courses taught. Full list of exams are on the College Board website.  The AP Examinations are administered each year in May. Registration usually begins in February and ends in mid-March.

5  AP courses are challenging but it’s work that pays off.  Students learn valuable critical thinking skills that can be applied in various subjects and real-life situations.  Students develop confidence, and learn the study habits and time management skills essential for success in college.

6  “B” or better in Honors level or Pre-AP courses  Scores of “Advanced” on California Standards Tests (STAR)  Strong curiosity about the subject and a willingness to work hard  Proven work ethic with students turning in all assigned work on time  Excellent time management

7  Pre-AP English 9  Pre-AP English 10  Pre-AP SM1  Pre-AP SM2  Pre-AP SM3  Pre-AP Physics  Pre-AP Chemistry  Pre-AP Biology Pre-AP courses in 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th grade serve as a springboard for AP courses. SM=Secondary Math (Equivalent to the Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Pre-Calculus pathway)

8 AP Biology AP Calculus AB/BC AP Chemistry AP English Language AP English Literature AP European History AP Human Geography AP US Government AP Physics AP Psychology AP Spanish Language AP Statistics AP US History

9  Pre-AP English 9  Pre-AP Physics  Pre-AP Secondary Math 1  World Geography/Health  Physical Education  Elective (Foreign Language, Art, Choir, Drama, etc.)

10  High school course placement is determined by: 8 th grade teacher recommendation, latest STAR (CST) scores, and 8 th grade class performance (grades)  Pre-AP and AP courses require students to complete work over the summer and bring the completed assignment to class on the first day of school (Assignments are located on the Enochs Website)  Summer work for Pre-AP English 9 and Pre-AP Secondary Math 1.

11  Open House – Enochs teachers are available to answer questions  School webpage contains teacher contact information –  (contains more information and a list of all available exams)

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