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Advanced Placement Scholars Program at Glenelg High School. A Program with Extraordinary Potential. “The surge in the number of students taking the AP tests is changing life inside America’s classrooms -- and altering the rules of the college admissions game.” - Newsweek, 5/03.
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at Glenelg High School
A Program with Extraordinary Potential
- Newsweek, 5/03
Parade Magazine (Nov. 2, 2003) featured this year’s three winners:
WJHS implemented its APEX (Advanced Placement EXperience) Scholars Program seven years ago. Other school systems across the nation started similar programs. The data collected from WJHS are presented in the next several slides. Currently, several other schools in MD are offering such programs with success, including Middletown High School which began last year, and nationally this trend continues to grow.
10 AP Classes Taken 8
9 AP Classes Taken 9
8 AP Classes Taken 22
7 AP Classes Taken 11
6 AP Classes Taken 2
5 AP Classes Taken 0
418 AP Courses taken by 52 APEX Students
* All AP Courses are year-long or the equivalent
Students in the program must
English Language (or Literature) and Composition AP
Social Studies AP in Grade 10
2 self-selected AP courses
Students not in the program initially may enter (open enrollment) the program at the end of their junior year, provided they can complete the 6 required AP classes.
Course Requirements for Grade 12Students Select AP Courses (must total six courses and exams by graduation, including the four specified in the program)Plus:
Prospective candidates must submit a Statement of Interest with the following items to the 8th grade counselor at their middle school:
Students will be evaluated for selection into the program by a committee. Based on a total of numeric scores from each category, students will be ranked and placed in one of the following categories:
Students will have 10 weekdays to return either a letter of commitment, acceptance of wait-list status, or appeal of the committee decision.
English--AP Literature and composition, AP Language and Composition (examination only)
Foreign Language--None at present (Possibilities for future include Spanish, French and Latin Language)
Mathematics--Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Computer Science A
Science--Biology AP, Chemistry AP, Physics AP
Social Studies--US History AP, Gov’t and Politics AP, World History AP, European AP, and Psychology AP
Art--Studio Art AP (Possibilities for future include Art History AP)
Music--None at Present (Possibilities for future include Music Theory AP)
Through this proposed program we will elevate the academic performance of not only AP Scholars, but of all students in the school, as demonstrated by those schools currently implementing similar programs.
Long Range Benefits
Imagine the possibilities…
In May 2002, 123 GHS students took 222 AP tests; 78% scored a “3” or higher to earn college credit.
What might our students achieve in 5-7 years?
In just 7 years WJHS grew from giving 347 AP tests to 1016 AP tests.
Just imagine what we could do!
Statement of Interest Packet will be posted on this web site after the winter break. Questions ?Email us at [email protected]@[email protected]@hcpss.org orCall GHS: 410-313-5528