EARLY COLLEGE NIGHT - Northwestern High School

Report
Advanced Placement
Dual Credit
International Baccalaureate
January 27, 2011
Advanced Curriculum Opportunities
• Advanced Placement
• Early College
– 4 Year College Transfer
Courses
– Associate Degree Courses
(through ATC)
• International Baccalaureate
Objectives
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Philosophy and structure of each program
Scheduling for one or more programs
Assessments associated with each program
Success and advantages of each program
Costs associated with each program
Questions about each program (break out
groups)
Philosophy
Advanced Placement Program
•
AP students explore a depth and breadth of
knowledge within a specific content.
•
AP students engage in intense discussions,
solve problems collaboratively, and learn to
write clearly and persuasively.
•
Student performance is measured by
nationally standardized assessment rubrics.
•
AP students are exposed to college level
reading, writing, and critical thinking.
•
AP students will experience a community of
learners who are passionate, curious and
committed to academic excellence.
•
AP is well-known and strongly regarded by
highly selective public and private colleges.
•
AP students will stand out in the admissions
process.
Who Should Take AP Courses?
• Students who have challenged themselves in
Advanced/Honors courses in grades 6-10
• Motivated students who can learn new
information quickly and apply it analytically
• Students who are self-starters, organized, and
curious about a subject.
• Students seeking advanced standing in public
and private universities both in and out of state.
AP Courses and Schedules
*courses have to “make” with 15 students
AP courses taught in
one semester
AP Computer Science
AP Art
AP Calculus (Must also
take Math 140 or be
enrolled in Math SL IB)
AP courses taught all
year on A/B day
AP Language &
Composition (11th)
AP U.S. History (11th)
AP Literature (12th)
AP Biology (Must also
take Biology 2 Honors)
AP European History
AP Chemistry (Must also
th)
(12
take Chemistry 2 Honors)
Assessment
AP Program
• Each AP course has an AP
exam
• AP exams provide a
standardized measure of what
you know and and colleges a
standardized measure of what
you know and how you can
apply that knowledge to think
critically
• You do not have to take AP
course to sit for AP exam
• Colleges require a minimum of
3 or higher on an AP exam to
earn college credit
Advantages
Advanced Placement Program
• The opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at
most of the nation's colleges and universities
• 3 or higher is generally a passing score, each college
determines the score it will take to receive the college
credit
• Each student should ask the admission counselor what
the AP credit policy is for that school.
• Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problemsolving techniques.
• Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous
course work
District AP Exam Success Rate by Subject 2009-10
271 students took 473 AP exams
Course Title & No. of
Students
5
US History
132 students
0
4
28
64
36 24%
20 students
4
9
5
2
0
90%
Chemistry 1 student
Biology
14 students
English Literature 44
0
0
2
0
1
8
1
1
15
0
5
18
0
7
4
100
14%
56%
English Language &
Composition 132 students
4
20
38
60
10 46%
European History
0
2
15
8
21 37%
7
12
12
8
35 42%
Art
4
3
2
1
%3
or
higher
students
Calculus AB
74
46
Costs Associated with AP
Program
• The State pays for all exam fees for the
AP exams
• Some fees exist IF they are taught with the
Early College courses
–
–
–
–
–
AP Language and Composition $50.00
AP English Literature $50.00
AP U.S. History $100.00
AP European History $100.00
AP Calculus $50.00
Philosophy of Early College
Courses
• To provide opportunities for
qualified high school juniors and
seniors to complete college-level
courses while still enrolled in
high school
• Students may earn dual credit
(high school and college credit)
when courses include both
college and high school
requirements
Stand Alone Early College Courses
4 Year Transfer


Anatomy & Physiology 101
(York Tech)
Marketing 101 (York Tech)
Taught at ATC

Anthropology 102
(USC-Lancaster)

Psychology 101
(USC-Lancaster)


Teacher Cadet 101 (Winthrop)
Criminal Justice 101
(USC-Lancaster)

Forensic Science 101 (York Tech)

English 101 and 102 (stand alone sections)
Project Lead The Way
University of South Carolina
 Introduction to
Engineering
Design EMCH J111
 Principles of
Engineering
ENGR J101
 Digital Electronics
ELCT J101
 Civil Engineering
& Architecture
College Credit for
PLTW Engineering Courses
• At end of each PLTW course, register to USC
• Student must have an 1100 SAT or overall B average
in high school to register
• Student must take the PLTW College Exam and score
a 70 or above
• Student earns Dual Credit weighting for the PLTW
course IF these qualifications are met
Early College Stacked with AP
AP Language &
Composition
11th Grade
English 101
AP Literature &
Composition
12th Grade
English 102
AP Calculus
12th Grade
Math 140
AP U.S. History
11th Grade
History 201/ 202
AP European History 12th Grade
History 102
Benefits of Combining EC and AP
Courses
• AP awards college credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on
the subject area AP Exam
• AP credit is transferable to ANY university
• Dual Credit Courses are not dependent upon a
score from a national exam
• Dual Credit Courses are transferable to all in-state
public colleges, some out-of-state public colleges,
and a few private colleges.
• Your grade in the class transfers to the college.
• Check with the college you are interested in
attending to see how courses transfer
Cost of Combining EC and AP Courses
• Some fees exist for Early College courses
taught with Advanced Placement courses:
– English 101/AP Language and Composition
$50.00
– English 102/AP English Literature $50.00
– History 201, 202/AP U.S. History $100.00
– History 102 AP European History $50.00
– Math 140 (taken prior to AP Calculus) $50.00
Applied Technology Center
Early College Courses
Orient
Parents &
Students
Explain
Fee
Structure
Explain
dual
credit
options
Answer
Questions
Early College
2 Year Transfer
 Technology & Society (HSS 205)
 Accounting 2 (ACC 111)
 Integrated Business Applications
2 (OST 267)
 Drafting 1 (EGT 110)
 Drafting 2 (EGT 115 & EGT 225)
 Welding 1 (EGT 114, WLD 104)
 Welding 2 (EGT 117 & WLD 111
and WLD 113)
 Video Production (RTV 103)
 Studio Production (RTV 105)
 Advanced Video Production (RTV
107 and RTV 110)
 Medical Terminology (AHS 102)
 Health Science 2 (AHS 101 & AHS
120)
 Emergency Medical Services
(AHS 120)
 Electricity 2 (BCT 105 & EEM 105)
 Construction 2 (BCT 105)
 Marketing 2 (MKT 101)
 Patient Care Relations (AHS 116)
Courses taught on ATC campus cost $50.00
RHSD Students Taking Courses at
York Technical College

HVAC 1 (ACR 102 and
ACR 108)

HVAC 2 (ACR 150, ACR
224, & EGT 133)

Machine Tool Technology
(MTT 121 & MTT 122)

Introduction to
Networking (IST 201)
Courses taught on the campus of YTC cost full tuition price
Required Assessment
College Entrance Exam for York Technical College
SAT
• YTC requires a college placement test
for students taking 6 hours
• Students may use ACT or SAT scores
Critical Reading SAT= 380 or
Critical Reading ACT =15
• Students may take COMPASS
Critical reading = 51
• Test Site = ATC and/or home high school
• Cost $10.00
• Test Dates will be offered as soon as
your student returns to school in the
Fall and again in the Spring semester
RHSD Success in Early College
(dual credit) Courses
• 2008-09
2009-10
• Students in Rock Hill
• Students in Rock Hill
Schools took 841 dual
Schools took 1044
credit courses
dual credit courses
• 98% passed the
course to earn high
school and college
credit
• 97% passed the
course to earn high
school and college
credit
Cost Analysis
What do you pay?
• York Technical College (each course)
• $50.00
• USC-Lancaster (each course)
• $198.00
• Winthrop
• $50.00
• University of South Carolina
• $198.00 (each course) PLTW
How Much Can I Save?
Show me the Money
Each 3 hour course at
York Tech. costs
between $420.00 and
$520.00
Each Course at
Winthrop, USC-L, or
USC $800.00 +
Cost: When Do I Pay?
• Students will register to be a college
student at the beginning of the course
• Money is due on Day 5 of the course next
year
• PLTW Engineering courses with USC—
money is due at the end of the course
when student registers to USC and takes
EOC college exam
Philosophy
The IB Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme is
an academically challenging & balanced
programme for students in11th and 12th
grades that prepares students for success
at university and in life beyond
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
Structure
What does the IB Diploma Curriculum offer?
 Traditional, broad liberal arts curriculum
enriched by three core components
 Concurrency of learning over 2 years
Depth (3 Higher Level)
Breadth (3 Standard Level)

Rigorous, continuous, criterion referenced
assessment over 2 years
» Internal Assessment
» External Assessment

Knowledge and skill development necessary
for academic and social success in the
post-secondary setting
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
IB Courses in Rock Hill Schools
Courses taught over the two years:
Engish A1 paired with History of the Americas
French B or Spanish B paired with Biology or Chemistry or Math HL
Courses taught both semesters in one year:
Math Sl or Math Studies ( Jr year)
Music ( 1st semester Sr year – must be in music classes
Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) ( Sr year)
Biology SL
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
IB Programme—Certificate v. Full Diploma
 Certificate Students
 Diploma Students
 Take one or more IB
courses separately
 Take all 6 IB courses as one
program of study
 Similar to selecting one or
two AP courses
 Complete core diploma
requirements (CAS, EE,
TOK)
 Students do not participate
in the core requirements
 Students must take IB exam
for each course to get IB
weight and IB credit
 Students take all 6 IB
exams to earn IB weight
and credit
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
The International Baccalaureate Diploma
 Pre-university Diploma
 Based on an integrated curriculum
 International admissions credential
 Utilizes international standards
• Infused with “globalism” to
prepare
students to live, compete and lead in
an increasingly interdependent world
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
How does one earn the IB Diploma?
 Take six courses, one from each subject
 Take the six exams
 Complete TOK, CAS and EE
 Accumulate at least 24 points out of a possible 42
points on the exams
• ( 3 additional points possible through
TOK & EE)
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
Assessment in the IB Diploma Programme
Underlying philosophy
To give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know,
rather than find out what they don’t know
How is this accomplished?
 Internal and External assessment, using established grading
criteria
 Assessment is criterion referenced
 Assessment varies across the disciplines
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
2009 – 10 District IB Exam Scores by Subject
Subject
Total
Students
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
% 4 or
higher
English HL
116
0
4
61
48
3
0
0
97%
French SL
14
0
4
2
5
2
1
0
78%
Spanish SL
82
1
7
20
32
20
2
0
73%
History HL
129
1
13
35
58
19
3
0
82%
ITGS SL
43
0
3
17
19
3
1
0
90%
Biology SL
19
0
0
1
7
11
0
0
44%
Biology HL
56
0
0
2
23
22
9
0
45%
Chemistry HL
22
0
0
1
9
8
4
0
45%
Math Studies SL
65
8
21
18
15
2
1
0
96%
Mathematics SL
79
1
17
16
20
19
4
0
68%
Music SL
19
1
6
8
4
0
0
0
100%
School Level IB Statistics:
Northwestern 88% pass rate
•
Number of candidates registered in 2010 exam session
78
•
Number of diploma and retake candidates registered in the session
17
•
Number of subject entries in the session
•
Number of candidates who passed the diploma
15
•
Average points obtained by candidates who passed the diploma
29
•
Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate
33
•
Average grade obtained by candidates who passed the diploma
200
4.30
ADVANTAGES
Research on the impact of IB programs
Studies conducted on the performance of IB
students, the standards of the IB program and
the effect of the implementation of the program
on a school show that:
 IB Diploma students have higher acceptance
rates to colleges
 IB Diploma students perform better in
post-secondary education than their peers
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
ADVANTAGES
College Credits
A “4” or higher on an IB exam is generally a passing
score
Students may earn college credit for (HL) higher
level courses with scores of 4 or higher
Each college determines the exact score it requires
to earn college credit
Some colleges allow college credit for some (SL)
courses
Students should ask the admission counselor what
the university will count for college credit
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
Cost of the IB Programme
 State pays for a portion of the subject area exams
 The district pays for the balance of the subject area
exams and a portion of the registration fee
 The parent pays the remainder of the registration fee
 Parent fees for 2010:
• $90.00 for full diploma students and first year testtakers getting certificates in specific subjects
• $135.00 for certificate students taking second year
exams
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
Break-Out
IB: D200
Dual Credit: D105
AP: Auditorium

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