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Welcome to Allatoona High School’s Honors/AP Showcase Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011. Honors/AP Showcase Goal Students, parents, and faculty members will encourage and support enrollment in higher level courses, which include Honors and AP. Student Learning Priority
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Students, parents, and faculty members will encourage and support enrollment in higher level courses, which include Honors and AP.
Student Learning Priority
Increase critical thinking skills in all content areas.
What Will I Have to do to Succeed in an Honors or AP Course?
College Admissions CounselorsReport Course Rigor isA Predictor of Success
College admissions counselors report that the best indicator of student success in college is the rigor of coursework undertaken in high school.
The Tool Box Revisted: Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 2006), Clifford Adelman
“Admissions officers are increasingly weeding out applicants who take it easy in high school by giving more weight to grades in tougher classes.”
“8 Big Changes to College Admissions in 2010 and 2011,”Kim Clark, November 15, 2010, U.S.News & World Report
Research has documented that rigorous coursework in high school is essential for success in college.
At the same time, we know that far too few students are taking the challenging courses they need to be prepared for college-level work.
PreparingStudentsfor Successin College, American Association of State Colleges and Universities,Volume 2 ◆ Number 2 ◆ February 2005
According to UGA and Georgia Tech:
According to UGA:
“GPA and rigor of curriculum weigh roughly three to two to standardized tests in predicting academic success at UGA. Effectively, this means that a student with a 4.0 GPA in a superior curriculum of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses might be admitted with an SAT score at or below 1000.”
“Advanced Placement can be beneficial to students who are already well prepared in basic course requirements in chemistry, physics, math, English, social sciences, and humanities.
By demonstrating knowledge of a subject, students may exempt designated courses for academic credit or advanced class standing.”
“We not only factor APs into the recalculation of a high school GPA but also do Rigor Counts, which is a raw number of AP, IB, or Dual Enrolled courses a student has taken during their high school career.”
Avg # of AP/IB/College Classes taken through 11th grade: 3.2
*0.5 points given for each AP, IB, or College Course a student has taken
At the University of Georgia:
An English Literature score of “4” or “5” earns a student six credit hours
(English 1101 and 1102)
At Georgia Southern:
A Chemistry score of “3”
earns a student six credit hours
(Chemistry 1146 and 1147)
Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less.
Source: Camara, Wayne (2003). College Persistence, Graduation, and Remediation. College Board Research Notes (RN-19). New York, NY: College Board
The Advanced Placement Program, administered by The College Board and taught at local high schools,allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school.
What is the Advanced Placement Program?
AP classes…●Are more challenging and stimulating● Are more time consuming and require more work. ● Require energetic, involved, and motivated students.