2014 AP Board Presentation - Pinelands Regional School District

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PINELANDS
REGIONAL HIGH
SCHOOL
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
2014
History of AP at Pinelands
 The Advanced Placement Program began in the school year 19901991.
 At that time, there was only one class running, and it took 15
years to build up the program to include 10 AP classes.
 Only the top students were selected to take the AP classes, and
very few took the exam and passed it at the end of the year.
 We have slowly opened up the accessibility to the AP classes so
that any student interested in taking this type of class can be
admitted into the program.
 We have also encouraged all students to take the exams.
Methodology
Take Exams/Get
student/teacher/parent
feedback, recruit new
students, reassess
program analyze scores,
Begin the Year Support New
AP Students and Parents
Provide support and
ongoing communications
to AP students and
parent
Visit each classroom to
talk about the upcoming
Exams and order exams
PEP Rally Countdown to
AP
Teachers
“Every child deserves a champion—an
adult who will never give up on them,
who understands the power of
connection, and insists that they
become the best that they can possibly
be.”
~Rita Pierson
AP Classes
Math & Science
Biology~ Ms. Law
*Chemistry~ Mr. Brown
Calculus AB~ Mr. Trenelli
Calculus BC~ Mr. Trenelli
Physics~Dr. Alletto
AP Classes
English & Social Studies
English Language and Composition ~ Mr. Capelli
English Literature and Composition~ Mr. Lupo
European History~ Ms. English
Macroeconomics~ Mr. Bradley
Psychology~ Ms. Mongold
US History~ Mrs. Poerner
Journey to AP Expansion
Year
Number of
AP students
2008
48
2009
2010
2011
2012
52
62
101
126
2013
2014
164
195
Comparative Data
Math and Science
2006
2014
Biology
Chemistry
Calculus AB
4
5
10
23
0
19
Calculus BC
Physics
0
1
6
6
Comparative Data
English and Social Studies
2006
2014
Lang and Comp
Lit and Comp
European History
0
15
6
94
29
7
Macroeconomics
Psychology
US History
6
3
8
74
66
74
5 Year Summary
Interesting information
 Students may take any AP Exam that is offered
without taking the class.
 Students who have already graduated high school
can take AP Exams
 Out of the 408 exams taken this year 117 were taken
by students who are economically disadvantaged.
Where are we now?
Subject
Exams Taken
Art History
1
Biology
23
Calculus AB
19
Calculus BC
6
Computer Science
1
English Language
94
English Literature
29
European History
7
French Language and Culture
1
Government and Politics
1
Where are we now?
Subject
Exams Taken
Macroeconomics
74
Microeconomics
3
Physics
6
Psychology
66
Spanish Language and Culture
1
United States History
74
Total
408 Exams!
2014~
Grade level Break Down
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2013-14
3rd Annual AP PEP RALLY
More sophomores taking AP classes
From 290 Exams to 408 Exams
Washington Post~ Most Challenging High
School
RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR 2014-15 School Year
Partner with SBYS to support AP students
with Stress Management techniques
Revive the AP Student Advisory Counsel
AP Fundraisers
Use social media for Communications
Purposes
AP Online Ordering
Next steps…
 After receiving the AP Examination Scores in July, we
will reassess the program, as well as the individual class’
success.
 I will be meeting with Volunteer AP teachers to have an
informal Brainstorming Brunch where we will Celebrate
our Success and Plan for the upcoming year.
 After this meeting I will bring any building level
concerns, such as the change in schedule, to the
Principal.
 I will also meet with the Superintendent to request policy
changes if needed.
A SHARED VISION…
I believe that all students in the general population can
succeed in an Advanced Placement class in High School
with the proper tools:
 A passionate teacher who is willing to go above and
beyond the normal duties of a classroom. One who is an
expert in his/her content area, but also has a passion for
instilling the love of learning on their students.
 The resources needed to give students the proper tools
(texts, technology, facilities) in order to learn their topic
 Support from the stakeholders ~the Board, Community,
Parents, and the entire Staff
AP SCHOLARS
students who receive a 3 or higher
on three or more exams
AmandaAbbott
Robert Garvin
Amanda Anderson
Brittany Lambert
Krystin Arcolesse
Nancy Mathis
Brian Birks
Catherine McLearen
Noah Cardillo
Olivia Oravets
Jaime Cohalan
Alfredo Ramirez
Nicole DeSimone
Heather Scott
Juliarose Driscoll
Austin Tooker
Aleece Errico
AP SCHOLARS with Honor
students who receive an average score of 3.25 on all exams
taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams
Kylie Browne
Michael Carman
Laura Dewey
Erin McDonald
Sean Minnick
Anthony Palandro
Avery Wilson
AP SCHOLARS with Distinction
students who receive an average score of 3.5 on all exams taken,
and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
Elizabeth Nicole Blake
Lucas Boyd
Matthew Johnson
Anastasia McGeoch
Aurora Pover
John Van Orden
Matthew Witbeck
Thank you!
Teachers
AP Students
Parents
Guidance Department
Dr. Blake
Mr. Normile
Dr. Stevenson
Board of Education
*Mrs. Linda Getz*
FINAL THOUGHTS
Being the Pinelands Regional AP Coordinator has been one
of the most rewarding professional experiences I have had
thus far. From the moment I recruit these students into the
program, until graduation day, they are my students.
They know that they can come to me with ideas and
concerns and I will listen and try to find a solution.
Building a relationship with these students has made me a
better supervisor, and has help me to focus all of my
energies in the direction of producing life-long learners.

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