Advanced Studies Programs at SFHS. South Forsyth High School November 11, 2008. What is the Advanced Studies Program ?. Academic courses centered on a rigorous, college-level curriculum designed by the College Board and IBO.
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South Forsyth High School
November 11, 2008
Students taking Advanced Studies Courses in high school have an advantage—they are preparing for success in college by taking college-level courses while still in high school
Explore advanced topics you like by studying in greater depth
Develop advanced skills by forming disciplined study habits
Build your confidence in your ability to succeed in college
For Students ANDParents
NACAC Survey College Admissions Officials
High school AP/IB courses are NOT an extension of the HORIZONS / Gifted Program.
Students participating in the HORIZONS / Gifted Program are not necessarily readyfor AP/IB courses.
MOTIVATED: Inspired to achieve at high levels in college level coursework
DISCIPLINED: Consistently dedicates time needed to prepare for class.
DETERMINED: Is not easily frustrated by challenging academic material.
INTERESTED: Enjoys learning & active involvement in the classroom
AP coursesare verychallenging,and potentially overwhelming to high school students.
Student academic preparedness is theMOST IMPORTANTfactor to consider in the decision to take an AP course.
Forsyth County Schools has an
OPEN ACCESS policy for AP courses.
OPEN ACCESS means any student meeting course pre-requisites may choose to sign up for anAP course.
Forsyth County Schools wants student & parents to make informed decisions about AP courses.
Our high schools provide this information to students & parents through:
TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS provide detailed information on a student’s academic preparedness to enter an AP course after evaluation of student academic performance, readiness & interest.
The ultimate decision on signing up for an AP course is made by the parent & student.
Teacher recommendations are strongly recommended, but are NOTmandatory.
Parents & students can sign a waiver form to register for an APcourse if not recommended by a teacher.
Students & parents should make this decision after considering ALL of the following:
INDIVIDUAL COURSE AVAILABILITY at each high school is determined annually by
Mrs. Heather Gordy
South Forsyth High School Assistant Principal
770-781-2264 x 100450
Mr. Michel Satterfield
Forsyth County Schools AP/IB Program Coordinator
770-887-2461 x 202246
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
English A1 HL
History of the Americas HL
French B SL / HL
Spanish B SL / HL Latin SL / HL
German SL / HL
Theory of Knowledge
Math Studies SL
Visual Arts A SLPsychology SL
Music Theory (Vocal) SL
Standard Level Course
Higher Level Course
*Juniors are limited to taking only2 Standard Level Exams
Every IB Course has two types of required assessments:
Students must earn at least
24 total pointsonIB Exams.
Students take six (6)IB Exams their junior & senior years.
Student performance on IB Exams is scored on a 1 (low) to 7(high) scale.
A maximum of 3 additional points can be earned for a student’s combined performance in TOK and the Extended Essay.
A student must earn24of a possible45 pointsto earn theIB Diploma.
Social Studies - room 1325
AP Human Geography-PLC
Science - room 1422
Math – room 1227
English – room 1211
Fine Arts – room 1501
World Languages – room 1427
IB Courses – PAC @ 7:10 and 7:40