Academic Options CP Junior and Senior Schedule GHS/MHS Technical Program Adding AP Classes Dual Enrollment/ College Credit Now
Adding AP Classes Some colleges give credit or advanced placement on basis of AP Exam scores (3,4,5) Classes stress improving writing skills, collaborative problem solving, and intense student discussions Your transcript reflects rigor in the college admissions process- good for competitive colleges
Adding AP Classes Research – AP students more likely to finish college in 4 years – 31% of colleges look at AP experience when determining scholarships Your GPA – 10 point addition in grading (not Hope calculation) – Higher GPA for CP class v. AP class? Discuss with your teacher/parent/counselor 22 AP classes are offered at GHS
College Credit Now aka Dual Enrollment An opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credits An 11 th or 12 th grade student is “jointly” enrolled in high school and in college, full time or part time He/she earns college credits as well as high school credits needed for graduation Subject to change based on legislative action
2 Options for COLLEGE CREDIT NOW 1. ACCEL 2. MOVE ON WHEN READY (MOWR ) Part/Full Time Full Time LA, MA, SS, SC, FL Academic Classes/Some Electives
What Are the Differences? ACCEL Part/Full time college Academic classes only Small book allowance Most of tuition paid by State of Georgia Can drop/add classes, flexibility Electronic application MOWR Full time college – 12 hr. requirement Academic & approved elective classes No book allowance Local System pays most of tuition Cannot drop/add classes or switch to ACCEL Paper application * Note: ACCEL and MOWR students will only be permitted to return to full time High School classes at the beginning of a semester.
Where Can I Attend? A student may apply to attend any public college, private college, or technical college. GGC Georgia Perimeter Georgia Tech (MA) Others…
How Does Grading Work? If the college transcript shows a letter grade, the high school will transcribe the grade as: A = 95 B = 85 C = 77 D = 72 F = 55 If an EOCT is required for a course taken at college (Ex. Economics), the student must complete the EOCT at high school. The EOCT counts 20% of the student's final H.S. grade. If the student fails a class, it may jeopardize graduation. No points are added to the final grade (exception – 10 pts. are added to Georgia Tech –Calculus II). All College Credit Now classes are included on the high school transcript.
What Are the Pros and Cons? PROS Students get a head start on college and can finish HS at the same time. Tuition fees are low. College schedule may be a better fit with a work schedule Strong self- discipline is required CONS It may be difficult to keep up with important Junior and Senior information if students are not at their home school. Some colleges prefer a different curriculum path, i.e. AP classes. Colleges will not communicate with parents of College Credit Now students. Not all colleges accept the credits. Transportation is not provided
Student Responsibilities Contact a college about College Credit Now procedure Application? Tuition? Academic Requirements? ACCEL or MOWR? College schedule? Contact and meet with your HS Counselor Parent permission required Correct courses and credits required for HS graduation – bring in college schedule Verify if an EOCT is required for any college course you are taking At the end of the semester, provide a copy of the college transcript
Example of College Credit Now Requirements GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE Submit Application and all supporting information to Georgia Gwinnett College. GPA Requirement – 3.0 Core GPA SAT Minimum – Math 460/Critical Reading 480 ACT Minimum – Math 19, English 21 Application Deadline – early June for next school year
Pick up a copy of the College Credit Now Brochure in the Counseling Office for more details.