Solon High School EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS PROGRAMS. PSEO OPTION B. SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS. ADVANCE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. PSEO OPTION A. HONORS PROGRA M. POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS PSEO. CREDIT FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM. EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS UMBRELLA. ADVANCE PLACEMENT
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EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS UMBRELLA
Solon High School’s Advanced Placement program is an opportunity for students to pursue college-level studies while still in secondary school. Through this program they may earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. Students who take AP courses learn a subject in depth, develop analytical reasoning skills, and form disciplined study habits that can contribute to continued success at the college level.
This program has been established to permit high school students to take coursework at the high school and at a local college simultaneously. The program is intended to provide expanded opportunities for appropriately qualified high school students to experience coursework at the college or university level.
For students to earn units of high school credit based on the demonstration of subject area competency. In addition to raising the expectations for
graduation, lawmakers provided flexibility to students and educators to successfully meet these higher expectations.
Flexibility Plan shifts
focus from evaluating student learning based on seat time to assessing students’ demonstrated academic and skill level or performance. The plan does not eliminate Carnegie units or “seat
time” requirements altogether. Rather, it retains seat time as one option and expands the number of options for earning credit by adding demonstration of subject area competency and structures.
COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMMING
allows qualifying students to take college coursework during the summer.
Honors classes provide students with a more well-rounded education. They allow teachers the flexibility of going into depth in some areas, and of having students engage in growth activities – research, discussion, debate, group work, presentation, public speaking exercises, role plays and simulations, etc. AP classes don’t allow for as many of these things, as teachers must cover a greater amount of material.
POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION PROGRAM
PSEO allows qualifying students to take college coursework during the school year.
U of Akron
Cuyahoga Community College
Dual Enrollment Guidelines
Students receive both college credit and high school credit. Under this option, the parent/student must pay tuition and fees as established by the college or university and they must pay for textbooks and other related materials.
Student receives both college credit and high school credit. The cost of college tuition is absorbed by the college and individual high school.
P S E O
POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
By March of each year, the student and his/her parent must complete and submit the green “Intent to ParticipateForm” to his/her SHS counselor which signifies the student’s intent to participate in the program for the following school year.
DUE MARCH 22, 2013
POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
POTENTIAL RISKS & CONSEQUENCES
The difference in academic competition among students in high school vs. college may have a negative effect on the high school student’s grade point average or college grade point average. Also, under Option B, the consequences of failing or not completing a required course might adversely affect the student’s ability to graduate with his /her class.
Mrs. Wendy Dingman A-DE 349-6242 [email protected]
Mr. Rick Nowak DF-HO 349-6243 [email protected]
Ms. Ann Bruce HP-MC 349-7407 [email protected]
Mrs. Kathleen Kinney MD-SEE 349-7307 [email protected]
Mrs. Anne Johns, Director SEF-Z 349-6241 [email protected]
Ms. Carol Rymaz Secretary 349-7304 [email protected]
Solon High School Guidance Webpage www.solonschools.org/shs/guidance