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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

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)


Advanced placement honors program

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


World languages

World Languages


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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