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Advanced Placement/ Honors Program. Waubonsie Valley High School. 8 th , 9 th , 10 th , and 11 th Grade Parent Informational Meeting January 17, 2012. What’s different?. There will be more individual work There is work to be completed outside the school day

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Advanced Placement/Honors Program

Waubonsie Valley High School

8th , 9th , 10th , and 11th Grade

Parent Informational Meeting

January 17, 2012

what s different
What’s different?
  • There will be more individual work
  • There is work to be completed outside the school day
  • There may be course work over the summer
  • May have more than 1 test in a school day
  • Higher expectations
  • Students will need the skill of abstract reasoning
  • Students truly need to answer the question “Are they ready?”
parents questions
Parents questions . . .

Should my freshman take honors courses??

Make your decision after you have asked yourself these questions:

  • Is my child comfortable with difficult school work ?
  • How many activities is my child involved in?
  • How does my child handle stress?
  • Is my child highly organized?
  • Is this what my child wants to do?
9 th grade
9th grade
  • Art - AP Art History
  • English - Honors English 9th grade
  • Math - AP Computer Science, Honors Geometry, Honors Alg II/Trig
  • Science - Honors Biology
  • Social Studies - Honors World History, AP Human Geography, AP World History
  • TEE – Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
10 th grade
10th grade
  • Art - AP Art History
  • English - Honors English 10th grade
  • Math - Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II/Trig, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science,

AP Statistics

  • Music - AP Music Theory
  • Science - Honors Chemistry,

AP Environmental Science

  • Social Studies - AP European History, AP World History & AP Human Geography
  • TEE – Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)
11 th grade
11th grade
  • Art-AP Art History
  • Business-HonorsAccounting II and Virtual Enterprises International
  • English-AP English Language
  • World Languages-AP’s-French, German, Spanish, Honors Chinese IV
  • Math-Honors Alg. II/Trig, AP Statistics, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB and

AP Calculus BC

  • Music-AP Music Theory
  • Science-Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, Honors Physics, AP Physics and AP Environmental Science
  • Social Studies-AP World History, AP US History, AP Psychology, AP European History & AP Human Geography
  • TEE - Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)
12 th grade
12th grade
  • Art- AP Studio Art, AP Art History
  • Business-Honors Accounting II, Virtual Enterprises International, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics
  • English-AP English Literature
  • World Languages-AP French, AP German, AP Spanish, Honors Chinese IV
  • Math-AP Statistics, Honors Math Analysis, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus III
  • Music-AP Music Theory, Wind Ensemble Honors, Varsity Singers Honors, Chamber Strings Honors
  • Science-Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science
  • Social Studies-AP US History, AP Government & Politics, AP Psychology, AP European History
  • TEE - Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)
advantages of the ap honors program
Advantages of the AP/Honors Program
  • Challenging and stimulating learning environment
  • State & National student recognition
  • College-level work in high school
  • Financial Benefits (college credit and/or course advancement)
  • Enhanced College Application
current research
Current Research
  • Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree in four years.
  • AP course experience favorably impacts admissions decisions at 85% of selective colleges and universities.
  • 31% of colleges and universities factor a student’s AP experience into decisions about which students will receive scholarships.
  • More research at www.collegeboard.org/research
the ap exam
The AP Exam
  • Compiled by the College Board
  • National Exams administered in May-

$87 fee per exam

  • Graded by college and high school faculty during the summer
  • Not required - but strongly suggested
  • Can take the exam without taking the course
the ap exam five point scale
The AP Exam Five Point Scale

5 (extremely well qualified for credit)

4 (well qualified for credit)

3 (qualified for credit)

2 (possibly qualified for credit)

1 (no recommendation)

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Waubonsie Valley’s

AP/Honor Night

art katherine steinbring
Art – Katherine Steinbring
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Art History
business andrea hendrickson
Business – Andrea Hendrickson
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • Honors Accounting II
  • Virtual Enterprises International
english mike dwyer
English - Mike Dwyer
  • AP English III (Language)
  • AP English IV (Literature)
world languages diane olsen
World Languages– Diane Olsen
  • AP French IV
  • AP German IV
  • AP Spanish IV
  • Honors Chinese IV
math molly owles aj ruopoli
Math-Molly Owles & AJ Ruopoli
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Calculus III ( U of I)
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Computer Science
honors level courses in math cover
Honors level courses in math cover. . .
  • Critical Thinking
  • Proofs and Theory
  • Independent Learning
  • Derivations and Expanded
  • Applications of Formulas
ap calculus
AP Calculus
  • CALCULUS AB
    • Equivalent to Calculus I in college
    • Summer work required
  • CALCULUS BC
    • Equivalent to Calculus I and II in college
    • Summer work required
  • CALCULUS 3 (not AP but it is weighted as an Honors course)
    • Cost of 250 dollars
    • Equivalent to U of I Calculus 241

(possible 4 hours of college credit)

ap statistics
AP Statistics
  • Full Year Course
  • Most College Majors Need a Statistics Course
  • A hands on experience in data collection and analysis
  • The math behind all the “studies” you read about
  • Summer work required
ap computer science
AP Computer Science
  • Computer Science
    • Prerequisite: Geometry
    • Language: Java
    • Computer Programming (not using an existing application)
music chris dandeles
Music – Chris Dandeles
  • AP Music Theory (10th-12th)
science ray hanus
Science – Ray Hanus
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics (B & C)
  • AP Environmental Science
social studies lorie cristofaro
Social Studies – Lorie Cristofaro

The History Options

  • AP European History
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
social studies lorie cristofaro1
Social Studies – Lorie Cristofaro

The Social Sciences

  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology
technology and engineering andrea hendrickson
Technology and Engineering- Andrea Hendrickson

Project Lead the Way Courses

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Digital Electronics
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
thank you for coming
Thank you for coming. . .

To ask specific questions, please feel free to email the Department Chair or visit with the Department Representative in the atrium.

  • Bus/FACS/TEE: Andrea Hendrickson
  • English: Mike Dwyer/Gerry Guzaldo
  • Math: Molly Owles/AJ Ruopoli
  • Music and Fine Arts: Will Burck/Katherine Steinbring
  • Science: Ray Hanus/Kristen Deguiseppe
  • Social Studies: Lorie Cristafaro/Chris Wolak
  • World Languages: Laura McAran/Viviana Gyori
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