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KING’S FORK HIGH SCHOOL . Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Course Information March 2, 2010. OVERVIEW . Why college courses now? Difference between Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses Hear from the instructors. Why College Now?. To earn college credits now

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king s fork high school


Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Course Information

March 2, 2010


Why college courses now?

Difference between Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses

Hear from the instructors

why college now
Why College Now?

To earn college credits now

Have more productive junior/senior years

Reduce amount of college tuition for families

early college scholars senior year plus
Early College Scholars“Senior Year Plus”

Have a “B” average or better to apply

Pursue an Advanced Studies Diploma

Earn at least 15 transferable college credits while earning a “C” or better in each college level course

Be accepted by a college or university

If completed, earn Governor’s certificate of recognition

advanced placement courses
Advanced Placement Courses

Taught by trained high school instructors

No tuition

Students must take national standardized test in the spring

To receive college credit must achieve minimum passing score

advanced placement courses1
Advanced Placement Courses

AP Biology

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Language and Composition

AP Literature and Composition

AP Government

advanced placement cont d
Advanced Placement, cont’d

AP Statistics

AP Virginia/U.S. History

AP Spanish

NOTE: Courses are not guaranteed. Courses are offered based on number of student requests and teacher availability

dual credit courses
Dual Credit Courses

Enrolled through Paul D. Camp Community College

Passing scores on Compass Test

Pay tuition – upfront in the beginning of the school year (payment plan available)

Earn college credit at completion of the course with a grade of “C” or better

dual credit courses1
Dual Credit Courses

DC English

DC Introduction to Psychology

DC Precalculus

DC U.S. History

Teacher Cadet

DC Sign Language IV through TCC

DC Software Design/Gaming & Simulation (through Tidewater Community College)

dc software design
DC Software Design

Will be held at Tri-City Education Center in northern Suffolk

Will be bused to center block 7 every other day

Return in time to ride 4 p.m. Activities Bus

More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available

teacher for tomorrow program
Teacher For Tomorrow Program

Juniors and seniors interested in learning more about a career in education

Will earn six (6) college credits through Paul D. Camp Community College

Cost: This year only, $25 deposit. Suffolk Public Schools will pay rest of tuition *may change

teachers for tomorrow requirements
Teachers for Tomorrow Requirements

Must be an upcoming junior or senior

Have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average

Complete Teachers for Tomorrow Application

Be selected by Teachers for Tomorrow Committee

requirements for dual credit enrollment
Requirements for Dual Credit Enrollment

Complete all applications, on time

Achieve minimum score on COMPASS Placement Test

Pay deposit and tuition payments on time

Deposit by May 1st – Can be paid tonight

Fall/Spring Tuition by August 2010

Failure to abide by requirements will result in course being deleted from student schedule

Withdrawals from DC courses follow the withdrawal deadlines of the community college. Any withdrawals after that will result in a failing grade for the year

compass testing

Scheduled for KFHS students on March 8 and March 9

Begins promptly at 9:00AM ending around noon

Students must turn in permission slips

Permission slips available. They can be turned in tonight!

paul d camp community college general studies diploma program
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeGeneral Studies Diploma Program

Potentially earn 61 credits

Courses will be taken through dual credit program at KFHS and at PDCCC through on-line courses or on site

Requirements to enroll the same as for dual credit program

Tuition is required for courses

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General Studies, cont’d

Current 10th graders may apply

Must register for summer school courses at PDCCC

Summer School classes begin in May

Apply online

dual credit tuition
Dual Credit Tuition

These prices are the tuition charged this year.

DC Psychology $ 303 per semester

DC Pre-Calculus $ 303 per semester

DC U.S. History $ 303 per semester

DC English $ 303 per semester

DC Biology $ 404 per semester

DC Software $ 483.40 per semester

ap dual credit instructors
AP/Dual Credit Instructors
  • Mrs. Branch- DC Pre-Calculus
  • Ms. Miguel- AP Language/Composition
  • Ms. Weaver- DC Psychology
  • Ms. Eberly- AP History
what s d c precalculus
What’s D.C. Precalculus????

D.C. Precalculus is Dual Credit Math Analysis

MTH 163-164. includes topics in college algebra; algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry. Simply stated, the sequence MTH163-164 is the material that gets you ready to take Calculus. This sequence also fulfills the mathematics requirements for many academic programs at four-year colleges and universities. Topics include:

Ch R: Review of exponents, factoring, radicals, and the real number system.

Ch 1: Graphs, Functions, and Models

Ch 2: Functions and Equations: Zeroes and Solutions

Ch 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Ch 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Ch 5: The trigonometric Functions

Ch 5: The Trigonometric Functions.

Ch 6: Trigonometric Identities, Inverse Functions, and Equations

Ch 7: Applications of Trigonometry

Ch 9: Analytic Geometry Topics

Ch 10 Sequences and Series

what s calculus
What’s Calculus????

Calculus is the mathematics of change and motion.


The mathematics of Calculus includes two main classes of problems:

One class of problems involves determining the rate at which a variable quantity is changing. This is called differential calculus.

The second class of problems involves determining a function when its rate of change is know. This is called integral calculus.

Both branches of Calculus are important to modern science and engineering

Success requires completion of a summer assignment & attendance at all Saturday Calculus Classes.



Focuses on how writer’s write, not what they write about

To do well in AP Language

  • have critical thinking skills
  • be able to analyze deeply quickly
  • ability to multi-task
  • self-motivated
  • willingness to work hard

Highlights – What will you do over the course of the year?

Read – 12 full-length literary works

Examples: Native Son, Utopia, Grapes of Wrath, Scarlet Letter

Vocabulary – 10 words per week/150 per semester

Writing – Essays, Dialectical Journals, Projects

Research Papers – 1st semester -10 pages; 2nd semester – 5 pages criticism

Homework – Additional reading, virtually every night

The AP Test

3 ½ hours

54 multiple choice questions based on 5 or 6 readings

3 essays

45 minutes for each essay section, 1 hour for multiple choice

dual credit introduction to psychology
Dual Credit Introduction to Psychology

Owner’s Manual


Foundation for Upper Level Courses

Jo Weaver

Adjunct Faculty

Paul D. Camp Community College

ap united states history
AP United States History
  • Exploration & Colonization
  • Revolutionary America
  • Constitutional Period
  • Major Events of the 19th Century
  • Jacksonian America
  • Events Leading to the Civil War
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Western Settlement & Immigration
  • AP U.S. History is a demanding introduction to American history and culture that assumes a high level of interest and competence. Because this course is similar to a first-year college course, students should expect that the workload will be heavier than most regular high school history courses. The analytical thinking, writing, and reading skills that students develop in AP U.S. History will equip them for college and lifelong learning. Topics include:
  • Industrialization & Segregation
  • Progressivism
  • American Imperialism and WWI
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Great Depression and WWII
  • Cold War, Vietnam, & Communism
  • Civil Rights
  • Contemporary America
ap government mr white
AP Government - Mr. White

Brief Course Description

AP Government consists of six units – The Constitution, Political Socialization, Linkage Institutions, Branches of Government, Public Policy, and Civil Liberties/Civil Rights.


AP Government is a rigorous course. Students must be prepared to assimilate a lot of information in a short period of time. Excellent time management skills and an intrinsic motivation to succeed are necessary for success in this course. 100% of 2009 AP Government students currently attend college .

AP Government Exam Pass Rate (2009) = 80%

more information
More Information

Contact your student’s guidance counselor:

A – D Mrs. Eberwine

E – L Mrs. Coley

M – S Mr. Baxter

T – Z Mrs. Jerlin