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Is Advanced Placement the right choice for me?. North Forsyth High School. What is the AP Program ?. Academic courses centered on a rigorous, college-level curriculum designed by the College Board. Each course includes a rigorous end-of-course examination graded against national standards.

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Is advanced placement the right choice for me

Is Advanced Placementthe right choice for me?

North Forsyth High School


What is the ap program

What is the AP Program?

Academic courses centered on a rigorous, college-level curriculum designed by the College Board.

Each course includes a rigorous end-of-course examination graded against national standards.


Why take ap courses

Why take AP Courses?

Students taking AP Courses in high school have an advantage—they are preparing for success in college by taking college-level courses while still in high school

Explore advanced topics you like by studying in greater depth

Develop advanced skills by forming disciplined study habits

Build your confidence in your ability to succeed in college


Benefits of the ap program

Benefits of the AP Program

For Students:

Development of academic skills necessary for college success

Increase in self-confidence, motivation, and academic orientation

Academic rigor for competitive college admissions

Potential college credit w/ AP Exam


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Benefits of the AP Program

For Students AND Parents

Opportunity to earn college credit or advanced college placement while in high school:

Possible tuition $$$ savings

More flexibility in college course choices

Possible early entry to graduate/professional schools


What does the research say about college bound students who take ap

What does the research say about college-bound students who take AP ?

Students who participate in AP :

outperform their peers when placed into advanced courses in college;

are more likely to take advanced courses in their AP subject areas in college;

are more likely to choose challenging majors;

are more likely to graduate with a double major;

are twice as likely to go into advanced study.


Ap and college success

AP and College Success

Source: Camara, Wayne. (2003). College Persistence, Graduation, and Remediation. College Board Research Notes (RN-19). New York, NY: College Board.

Students who take AP coursesANDexams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less.


What counts in college admissions

What Counts in College Admissions ?

NACAC Survey College Admissions Officials


Is ap the right choice for me

Is AP the right choice for me?

Students who are successful in AP courses tend to exhibit the following academic competencies in the classroom:

High interest in learning the subject (not just high grades)‏

Strong communication skills (reading, writing & speaking)

Ability to process & understand new information quickly

A positive attitude about challenging academic work

Ability to prioritize tasks & manage time effectively


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Is AP the right choice for me?

Students & parents should evaluate

readiness by looking at academic performance, not just academic ability.


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Is AP theright choice for me?

AP Courses are designed with

the highly motivated,

high-achievingstudent in mind.


Successful ap students tend to be

Successful AP studentstend to be…

MOTIVATED: Inspired to achieve at high levels in college level coursework

DISCIPLINED: Consistently dedicates time needed to prepare for class.

DETERMINED: Is not easily frustrated by challenging academic material.

INTERESTED:Enjoys learning & active involvement in the classroom


Am i ready to take an ap course

Am I ready to take an AP course ?

AP coursesare verychallenging,and

potentially overwhelming to high school

students.

Student academic preparedness is the MOST

IMPORTANT factor to consider in the decision

to take an AP course.


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Am I ready to take an AP course ?

Forsyth County Schools has an

OPEN ACCESSpolicy for AP courses.

OPEN ACCESS means any student meeting course pre-requisites may choose to sign up for anAP course.


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Am I ready to take an AP course ?

Find out everything you can about the course.

Talk to the teacher(s) of the AP coursebeing considered. Get a feel for the course expectations, time commitment, amount of homework, etc.


How many ap courses should a student take

How many AP courses should a student take?

Students & parents should make this decision after considering ALL of the following:

Past & current academic performance

Student academic readiness

Student interest & motivation

Available time & competing interests, including: Home, church, extracurricular activities, job, community, social calendar…


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How many AP courses should a student take?

It is NOT recommended that students & parents attempt to fill a student’s entire academic schedule with AP courses —particularly in 9th & 10th grades.

Most students are not readyfor multiple AP courses— and should be introduced gradually to the rigors & challenges of college-level coursework.


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How many AP courses should a student take?

Students & parents must consider all of the demands on a student’s time when making this decision

Academic schedule (7 period day)‏

Home, church & community

Work

Extra-curricular clubs, activites & sports.

Most students are not readyfor multiple AP courses early in their high school careers— especially if they are involved in activities that demand a lot of their time outside of the school day.


Your ap contact

Your APContact:

Dr. Olga Glymph

North Forsyth High School, AP Coordinator

[email protected]

770-781-6637 x 160233


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