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  1. Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Orientation May 1, 2013 King’s Fork High School

  2. Agenda Items • Brief overview of AP/DC Classes • Expectations of the courses and review of summer assignments • Ms. Chirlene Mitchell- AP Literature • Ms. Dionne Redding- AP Language • Ms. Jo Weaver- Dual Credit Psychology • Ms. Sherri Story-AP Biology • Ms. Brittany Collins- AP US History • Mr. Sean White- AP Government • Ms. Susan Braford- Dual Credit Pre-Calculus/AP Calculus • Ms. Mona Parker- The Pruden Center for Technology • Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Opportunities • Summary and closing remarks

  3. Advanced Placement Courses Taught by trained high school instructors No tuition Students must meet pre-requisites Students encouraged to take national standardized test in the spring To receive college credit must achieve minimum passing score on AP exam (3-5) AP exam fee: $87.00 Registration Process Fee Waivers available through ACCESS

  4. Dual Credit Courses Enrolled through Paul D. Camp Community College or Tidewater Community College Complete electronic college application Eligible scores on The Virginia Placement Test Pay tuition – each semester Earn college credit at completion of the course with a grade of “C” or better 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.

  5. Dual Credit/AP-Special Considerations • Low enrollment options- • Virtual Virginia (AP Statistics) • On campus or online (DC Western Civilization, DC Chemistry) • Notified over the summer • Must register and pay for class at Paul D. Camp • IB course equivalent • Example IB Chemistry instead of AP or DC Chemistry, IB Psychology instead of DC Psychology

  6. Summer Assignments • Honors & AP • Academic Excellence Website •

  7. AP Literature Chirlene Mitchell

  8. AP language Dionne Redding

  9. AP Language and Composition Course Overview “An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The AP Language and Composition course …enables students to read complex texts with understanding and to write prose of sufficient richness and complexity to communicate effectively with mature readers.” (The College Board, 2012)

  10. AP Language and Composition Cont. Students entering AP Language and Composition are: • Skilled in basic composition • Proficient in their use of standard English grammar and mechanics. • Expected here is refinement of these skills to develop sophistication and stylistic maturity in writing. • The students will demonstrate their writing skills through journals, timed essays, multi-draft essays and a persuasive research paper of some length.

  11. AP Language and Composition Emphasizes: • Critical reading of various prose styles • Essay writing • Students’ skills in analyzing the standard rhetorical modes • AP test practices-both objective and open-ended questions, journals, daily assignments, class discussions and an individual oral presentation • Students will follow a skeletal chronological core of the canon of American Literature.

  12. Dual credit Psychology Jo Weaver

  13. Introduction to Psychology 201/202 Is designed to • Provide a solid basis for taking upper level courses, • Bridge the gap between high school & college, • & work as an Owner’s Manual for being a human being.

  14. Some things students say: • “She isn’t lying when she says, ‘reading the book helps.’ IT HELPS A LOT! It’s also a very interesting class.” Zak (senior) • “If you don’t want to do, do not take it. It will make the class much harder.” Anonymous • “RECOMMEND! (A good introduction to a college course, coming from a student who has taken other college courses outside of the high school ‘itinerary.’)” Anonymous

  15. A few Last notes • Students are asked to think about the course material, develop a point of view and articulate it. They must be able to support their position with coursework and personal experience. • Two major projects offer experiential learning in doing research and changing a behavior. • Gaining understanding into the workings of human beings: how we think, how we behave, and how we feel is a primary goal.

  16. Ap biology Sherri Story

  17. AP us history Brittany Collins

  18. AP US History • Examines US History from the exploration of the Americas through the present & is designed to develop the student’s critical thinking skills • Students will study themes throughout history and how they helped form the nation we have today

  19. AP US History Cont.Coursework • Weekly readings & reading quizzes • Interpreting primary source documents • Extensive essay writing • AP Exam in May

  20. Ap government Sean White

  21. AP U. S. Government • Course Description • AP U.S. Government consists of six units: • Constitutional Underpinnings • Branches of Government • Political Socialization and Public Opinion • Linkage Institutions • Public Policy • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

  22. AP U.S. Government Cont. • Expectations • AP U.S. Government is a rigorous course. • Emphasis is placed on analysis. • 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 learn are necessary for success in this course. • The course is designed to help students pass the AP U.S. Government Exam and to prepare students for college. • 100% of current AP U.S. Government students will be attending college this fall.

  23. Dual credit pre-calculus/ap calculus Susan Braford

  24. The pruden center for technology Mona Parker


  26. Scholarship Opportunities • Suffolk Education Foundation Tuition Assistance Application • Due May 10, 2013 • PDCCC Scholarship Application • Due May 10, 2013 • Applications by the door

  27. Questions/Concerns • Student Name________________________________ID #__________________________ • Parent Name___________________________________________________________________ • Contact me by E-mail_________________________Phone______________________________ • Question/Concern: • ____________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________