ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT AND THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY Specific Course Questions AP COURSE SELECTION Which student is likely to get into UGA early? A . 4.0 GPA , 1 AP Course B. 3.9 GPA , 2 AP Courses C. 3.85 GPA , 3 AP Courses D. 3.8 GPA , 4 AP Courses E. 3.5 GPA , 5 AP Courses HOPE and many GA schools will add .5 point for AP courses in the GPA calculation. 85 in AP Government= 3.5 GPA AP COURSE SELECTION FOR SENIORS AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP Art History English Literature Biology Physics Spanish Government Economics Computer Science Psychology European History Calculus AB or BC Statistics Meet the prerequisites and register with no hiccups. If not, you must file a petition in the Upper School Office. If you do not file a petition and do not meet the prerequisites, you will be dropped from the course. COURSE SELECTION PHILOSOPHY BUILDING YOUR RESUME Selecting AP courses Guarantees credit at most universities with an AP score Considered by colleges as the most rigorous option for high school students If you do not meet the prerequisite and you do not complete the course waiver, you will be placed in an alternate course. Free Tuition ($12,000+ value) Free Access to Mercer Facilities (Bear Card) You pay a $51 Technology Fee + Books You need a 3.25 ACADEMIC GPA, SAT of 1060 (CR + Math) or higher, a recommendation from Dr. Franklin/Mr. Rollins, a parent recommendation. You receive 4 full credits, not 2 MWF Microeconomics Foundations of Education Multivariable Calculus TR Macroeconomics Adolescent Health/Develop Gendered Lives Survey of American Literary Masters (must have a 4 or higher on AP Language) See Mercer’s Online Catalogue for Course Descriptions Mercer Courses/Student Assistant Program (Internship) COLLEGE ENGLISH Listed as an Honors class Free Tuition BUT uses HOPE hours Receive credit for two college courses, English 1101 and English 1102 You need a 3.0 ACADEMIC GPA, 970 SAT (CR + Math) MUST have met the SAT Requirement by June, preferably March GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM General Education Requirements Area A: Essential Skills - (9 Credit Hours) ENGL 1101 - Composition I 1 ENGL 1102 - Composition II 2 Choose One of the Following: MATH 1101 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling or MATH 1111 - College Algebra 3, 4, 5 or MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry 3, 4, 5 or MATH 1113 - Precalculus 3, 4, 5 3, 4, 5 GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM Area D: Science, Mathematics, and Technology – (10 to 11 Credit Hours) Choose MATH or MATH or MATH One of the Following: 1106 - Elementary Applied Calculus 1107 - Elementary Statistics 1190 - Calculus I 11, 12 11, 12 11, 12 GEORGIA CORE CURRICULUM Area E: Social Sciences – (12 Credit Hours) POLS 1101 - American Government in a Global Perspective ECON 1100 - Global Economics 2, 3, 4 or ECON 2100 - Principles of Microeconomics HIST 1110 - Introduction To World History HIST 2112 - America Since 1890 2, 3, 4 1 COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND COLLEGE STATISTICS Must Take these Courses as a Sequence Listed as an Honors class Free Tuition BUT uses HOPE hours Receive credit for two college courses, Math 1111 and Math 1107 You need a 550 Math SAT or 24 Math ACT MUST have met the SAT Requirement by June, preferably March All dual enrollment courses buy you time in college and give you academic freedom. COMPLETING THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS On-line registration begins TODAY. You may log -in to PowerSchool to begin the process after 3:00 p.m. Registration materials are available on Moodle. Students must select courses BEFORE Monday, March, 19 th . A copy of your course requests will be mailed to your parents before the end of the school year. If you don’t complete the registration process on -line, we will complete a schedule for you at our discretion. You will be guaranteed only required courses for graduation---no elective course offerings.