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1 Class of 2020 High Ability Mathematics Parent Night

2 High School level rigor More challenging homework Difficult assessments More time required to study mathematics Grades below A What to Expect

3 AHS Classes 2020

4 Grade Level ACE/AP *Specific criteria place a student in the ACE program* Honors (Pre-AP)Core 40 7 th Algebra 1Pre-Algebra 7 Math 7 8 th Geometry HAAlgebra 1 Math 8 9 th College Algebra 2 ACEGeometry ACEGeometry HonorsAlgebra 1 10 th Trigonometry ACE + Math Elective such as AP Statistics College Algebra 2 ACE Algebra 2 HonorsGeometry 11 th AP Calculus A/B ACETrigonometry ACE + AP Calculus AB ACE Pre-Calculus Honors Algebra 2 12 th AP Calculus B/C ACE AP Calculus A/B VU Math 102/104: College Algebra & Trigonometry

5 The Commitment 1. The student must desire to be challenged. To be truly challenged, one must expect to stumble along the way. 2. This is a 3 year commitment. Taking Algebra I in 7 th grade sets your student’s math classes for grade 8 and grade 9. The only exit point from this path would be during the 7 th grade.


7 HS Courses Taken in Middle School Courses will be listed on the high school transcript—with credit and grade factored into GPA To decline the credits, an Informed Consent Form must be signed by the parent The Informed Consent Form will be available to parents in the fall of the freshman year and can be signed at any time during high school When opting-out of the credits, both semesters of the course must be declined When declining credits, students may move on to the next course in the sequence; however, the student will most likely need to fulfill additional credits for graduation in that area (this will be explained in detail on the Informed Consent Form)

8 Core 40 Diploma CreditsYears Course(s) Social Studies 6 credits3 years  Geography  US History  Government & Economics PE 2 credits2 semesters  PE I and PE II Health 1 credit1 semester  Health

9 Core 40 Diploma CreditsYears Course(s) Directed Electives 5 credits World Languages Fine Arts Career-Technical General Electives 12 credits Career Academic Sequence Recommended Local 1 credit1 semester Preparing for College & Careers TOTAL 47 credits

10 Core 40 Diploma CreditsYears Course(s) English 8 credits4 years Core 40 English Math 6 credits3 years Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Student must earn 6 math credits after entering high school and be enrolled in a math or quantitative reasoning class each year of high school. Science 6 credits3 years Biology I Core 40 Science Chemistry I OR Physics I OR Integrated Chemistry Physics

11 Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors Complete all requirements for Core 40 Diploma PLUS Earn 2 additional math credits (students must earn 6 math credits after entering high school and be enrolled in a math or quantitative reasoning course during each year of high school) Earn 6-8 credits in world language (3 years) Earn 2 fine arts credits Earn C- or better in all courses counting toward diploma Have a GPA of 2.7 (B-) or higher

12 Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors In addition, students must complete ONE of the following: Complete 2 AP courses and exams resulting in 4 credits Dual credit courses resulting in 6 college credits A combination of the AP/Dual credit options above A combined 1750 or higher on all 3 sections of SAT with a minimum score of 530 on each section A composite score of 26 or higher on ACT and completion of the written section


14 AP Calculus AB


16 AP Calculus BC


18 AP Statistics


20 AVON HIGH SCHOOL Advanced Placement / Honors Program COURSE WEIGHTING

21 Why Take Honors / AP Courses ? Complete Requirements for the Academics Honors Diploma. Better prepare students for rigor of college work. Better prepare students for standardized tests that determine college admission and scholarships.

22 Why use grade weighting Encourages students to take more rigorous courses. Rewards students with higher GPA Helps maintain higher class rank Ensures that students with the highest rankings have taken the most challenging curriculum.


24 CALCULATING WEIGHTED CUMULATIVE GPA Points added to cumulative GPA based on a level factor and the number of semesters completed. Level I =.1 X # creditsearned = Level II =.2 X # credits earned = Level III=.3 X # credits earned =______ Total factor points = Total Level factor points Semesters Completed= pts. Added to GPA

25 CALCULATING CUMULATIVE GPA English 9 H2 credits Geometry Ace2 credits Geo & Hist World H2 credits TOTALS6 credits X.1 =.6 Chemistry H2 credits TOTALS2 credits X.2 =.2.6 +.2 =.8 2 Sem =.400 add on

26 CALCULATING WEIGHTED CUMULATIVE GPA Unweighted Cumulative GPA =3.500 + Weighted points added =.400 Weighted Cumulative GPA=3.900

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