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Advanced Placement, Legacy Schools, and YOU. College Ready?. 80 % of students now aspire to earn a college degree. This figure has doubled since 1980 . Based on trends since 1990, less than half of these students will achieve this dream. College Ready?.

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college ready
College Ready?
  • 80% of students now aspire to earn a college degree. This figure has doubled since 1980.
  • Based on trends since 1990, less than half of these students will achieve this dream.
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College Ready?

Percent of high school seniors attending college:

1972: 58%

2008: 72%

Percent of these students earning a college degree:

1972: 48%

2008: 48%

college ready2
College Ready?

Only 33% of high school graduates meet the basic requirements of colleges and universities.

  • African American………………..…………….…….…..20%
  • American Indian…………….……………………..……14%
  • Asian American……………....…………..........……….38%
  • Hispanic…………………………..……………...………16%
  • White……………………………..………………………37%
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College Ready?
  • 28% of entering freshmen take a non-credit remedial course.
  • 41% of students take a non-credit remedial course at some point during college.
  • Only 17% of students who have to take a remedial course will ever earn a degree.
benefits of taking ap courses
Benefits of Taking AP Courses
  • Students who master AP coursework are 3 times more likely to graduate from college.
  • Passing just one AP course increases the prospect of graduating college from 30% to 72%.
  • Students who take just one AP course and do NOT pass the exam are 24% more likely to graduate from college.
  • More likely to choose more challenging majors, double major, and go into advanced study.
responsibilities of taking ap courses
Responsibilities of Taking AP Courses
  • Actively engage with sophisticated concepts
  • Be judged by rigorous, college-level standards.
  • Complete longer and more complex nightly assignments.
  • Complete the AP Examination in May.
supports sponsored by the us doe
Supports (sponsored by the US DOE)
  • Saturday Study Sessions
  • Structured Tutorials
  • 50% off the cost of the exam
  • The newest equipment!
  • The best trained teachers!
  • $100 for every score of 3 or above
next steps
Next Steps
  • Pick a subject you are interested in
  • See that teacher to get a realistic idea of what the course will be like
  • Sign up with your counselor, work hard and enjoy the benefits!
what ap courses does northridge offer
What AP Courses Does Northridge Offer?

Music Theory- Rick Grotzky

Physics- Mike Wheeler

Psychology- Mark Morehead

Spanish- Jenise Davis

Statistics- Emel Meadors

US Government/Politics- Jeff Fulton

US History- Darrin Ekern

Human Geography- TBA

  • Biology- Ryan Evans
  • Calculus- Matt Monroe
  • Chemistry- Lisa Johnson
  • Computer Science- Tonya Davies
  • English Language & Comp- Beth Graham and Diane Patterson
  • English Literature & Comp-Josh Seematter
  • Environmental Science-Jill Crookshanks
who can help me
Who Can Help Me?

Administrators:

Counselors/Coordinators:

Shannon Madden (A-F)

Jeff Abrahamson (G-H)

Bethany Balderrama (I-P)

Brett Fedor(Q-Z)

Advanced Placement Coordinator- Mark Morehead

Advanced Placement Test Coordinator- Jeff Abrahamson

AVID Coordinator- Aspen Falter

  • Principal- Wesley Paxton
  • Assistant Principal- Jennifer Ryan
  • Assistant Principal- Kim Zulauf
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