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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.


College ready1
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%


College ready3
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.


Impact of ap on college graduation rates
Impact of AP on College Graduation Rates



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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