The Bowie High Summit Academy

Report
Bowie High
SUMMIT Scholar Program
Information Night
October 15, 2014
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Agenda
Welcome and introductions
Program description, requirements,
and data
Student profiles and testimonials
Admissions criteria
Testing instructions
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SUMMIT Program Mission
Our goal is to provide high standards
and a supportive learning community to
help achieving students experience the
best that Bowie High has to offer and to
become the most well-rounded,
accomplished, prepared college
applicants they can be.
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Background
The SUMMIT program was created
in the fall of 2002 to better serve
the most highly motivated and
able students in our community by
offering them yet one more reason
to choose Bowie High School. The
SUMMIT Class of 2006 was our
program’s first graduating group.
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Understanding the
SUMMIT Scholar Program
1) Rigorous
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP
3) Four-year program
4) Small
5) Signature, not magnet
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1: RIGOROUS?
The SUMMIT Scholar
Program is Bowie High
School’s most
competitive,
accelerated, advanced,
challenging academic
course of study.
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Understanding the
SUMMIT Scholar Program
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP
3) Four-year program
4) Small
5) Signature, not magnet
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2: ADVANCED PLACEMENT?
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Advanced Placement (AP) courses are
college-level classes offered as part of a high
school curriculum.
AP courses are recognized by colleges and
universities as the most challenging courses
available in high school.
Research proves that AP students are far
more likely than students not exposed to AP
to go on to college and to perform better
once they are in college.
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Why take Advanced Placement
courses in high school?
Reason #1:
THE AP COURSE:
College Admissions
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Why take Advanced Placement
courses in high school?
To a college admissions officer, AP
courses on a student transcript:
 indicate your willingness to take the
most rigorous courses available to
you
 demonstrate your maturity and
readiness for college
 emphasize your commitment to
academic excellence
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Why take Advanced Placement
courses in high school?
Reason # 2:
THE College Board EXAM:
For college advanced
placement or course credit
after you are admitted to
college
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Why take Advanced Placement
courses in high school?
Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the
U.S. provide credit and/or advanced
placement for qualifying scores on
the May College Board exam.
Students may graduate early, double
major, intern, study abroad, or
change majors at no extra expense of
time or money with the freedom of
these extra credits.
See “SUMMIT Testimonials” document
for Bowie High data!
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SUMMIT/AP Testimonials
Tommy Masino, SUMMIT Class of 2010,
National AP Scholar:
“I'm a senior Architecture and Art History
double major at the University of Maryland.
My high school AP exam scores earned me
41 college credits, allowing me to pursue
two degrees and still graduate in four
years.”
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SUMMIT/AP Testimonials
Jeff Williams, SUMMIT Class of 2013,
College Board AP Scholar with Distinction:
“I’ve taken a total of 12 AP exams and I’m proud
to say I’ve passed every one. I am majoring in
Astronautical Engineering, and my AP scores
earned me a total of 34 credits, enabling me to
enter college as a sophomore. I don’t have to pay
for an entire year of college, thanks to SUMMIT!”
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SUMMIT/AP Testimonials
Evelyn Glaze, SUMMIT Class of 2013
“I am a junior at New York University pursuing a career in
paleoanthropology. I'm currently studying abroad in Kenya
at the Turkana Basin Institute Field School and working on
my honors thesis: examining the teeth of early primates
and primate relatives. The 30 credits I earned from AP
exams are also allowing me to graduate a semester early!
SUMMIT is largely responsible for my acceptance into a
major research university like NYU, and the rigorous AP
centered curriculum is what made me more prepared for
the workload in college.”
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SUMMIT in the field
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Chris Masino, SUMMIT Class of 2009
and BHS AP Biology Teacher
"The SUMMIT Program at Bowie High School
challenged me to take many AP courses, allowing
me to take courses from every content, molding
me into a lifelong learner. I entered college as a
sophomore, with 35 AP credits. Not only did this
make registering for classes every semester a
breeze, but I was able to graduate with two
Bachelor’s degrees: one in General Biology and
another in Secondary Science Education."
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Advanced Placement
Course – taken as part of high school
curriculum
Exam – developed and evaluated
independently by The College Board
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The AP Exam score is a weighted
combination of a student’s scores on
the multiple-choice section and on
the free-response (writing) section.
An AP Exam score of:
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5 is considered “extremely well qualified”
(equivalent to a grade of A in the
corresponding college course)
4 is considered “well qualified” (equivalent to
grades of A-, B+ and B in college)
3 is considered “qualified” (equivalent to
grades of B-, C+ and C in college)
2 is considered “possibly qualified”
1 is “no recommendation”
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Advanced Placement Research –
University of Texas Study
Texas students who had earned
a qualifying score of at least a
3 on a College Board AP exam
while in high school were over
three times as likely to succeed
in college than students who
did not take Advanced
Placement coursework.
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Advanced Placement Research –
University of Texas Study
But:
High school students who took
Advanced Placement courses but did
not achieve a passing score on the
exam still were over twice as likely to
succeed in college than were non-AP
students.
Source: National Center for
Educational Accountability
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Advanced Placement courses:
a) help to convince admissions officers
to offer admission to applicants.
b) prepare students for the rigors of
college-level work.
c) enable students to more easily
transition between high school and
college coursework.
d) award students college credit or
course placement.
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Bowie High
AP Course Offerings 2014
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ART HISTORY
BIOLOGY
CALCULUS AB
CALCULUS BC
CAPSTONE
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
(ONLY SCHOOL IN PGCPS)
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
COMPOSITION
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND
COMPOSITION
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
EUROPEAN HISTORY
FRENCH LANGUAGE
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
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MICROECONOMICS
PHYSICS B
PSYCHOLOGY
SPANISH LANGUAGE
STATISTICS
STUDIO ART: DRAWING
PORTFOLIO
STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN
PORTFOLIO
STUDIO ART: 3-D PORTFOLIO
US GOVERNMENT AND
POLITICS
US HISTORY
WORLD HISTORY
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Class of 2013 AP Course
Participation
The Class of 2013 SUMMIT
students completed an
average of 8.21 AP classes
by graduation. The program
minimum requirement is 6
AP classes.
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2: ADVANCED PLACEMENT?
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SUMMIT is a small core program
within our much larger Advanced
Placement program.
In 2013, 813 Bowie High students
took one or more AP courses. 168 of
these AP students were SUMMITs.
Both SUMMIT and non-SUMMIT
students can be eligible to participate
in Advanced Placement courses.
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2: ADVANCED PLACEMENT and
SUMMIT?
 AP students must have at least a B
average in the previous content area
course to be eligible for the AP class.
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SUMMIT students are required to
take a minimum of 6 AP classes by
graduation.
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WHY SUMMIT?
Question: If anyone with a
B average in a related
course may take an AP
class, then why would I
participate in SUMMIT?
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WHY SUMMIT?
Answer: Although many of our
non-SUMMIT AP students
succeed in coursework and
exams, SUMMIT students
successfully complete more AP
classes and earn qualifying
scores on AP exams at a higher
rate than the rest of the AP
population.
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College Board
AP Scholars 2013
College Board AP Scholar distinctions are
awarded to students who earn a qualifying
score on (pass) at least 3 AP exams.
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67% of SUMMIT juniors and seniors earned
some level of AP Scholar award in 2013.
16% of non-SUMMIT AP juniors and
seniors earned some level of AP Scholar
award in 2013.
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Bowie High SUMMIT Scholar
AP Exam Data 2013
National Pass Rate
SUMMIT Pass Rate
Biology
63.6%
79%
English
Language
55%
72%
Comparative
Government
59.8%
75%
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Bowie High
Continued AP Progress
2010
Non-SUMMIT
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AP Scholars
(passed three or more AP exams)
2013
69!!!
WOW!
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SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP
3) Four-year program
4) Small
5) Signature, not magnet
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2. Pre-Advanced Placement
Highly able and motivated
students like those in SUMMIT
would be at least somewhat
successful in AP with or
without the SUMMIT program,
but their success in AP is
increased even more by being
exposed to some AP content,
skills and strategies early in
high school.
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Pre-AP?
9th grade SUMMIT US History, English
and Biology and 10th grade SUMMIT
English and Chemistry courses are
specifically Pre-AP courses; that is,
rigorous introductions to the content
and study skills required at the college
level. We teach the county honors
curriculum in those courses but infuse
them whenever possible with AP
strategies and tasks such as AP essay
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questions and test items.
What Exactly are “SUMMIT” Classes?
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SUMMIT courses are a bridge
between core curriculum courses and
AP courses. Think of them as ultrahonors courses.
SUMMIT students take intensive preAP core courses freshman and
sophomore year (special SUMMITonly sections of honors courses) in
order to prepare them for AP classes
sophomore, junior and senior year.
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So…what exactly IS the
SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP √
3) Four-year program
4) Small
5) Signature, not magnet
6) Program requirements
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3. Four-Year Program
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SUMMIT students take several SUMMITonly classes in the 9th and 10 grades.
All SUMMIT students are required to take
AP Government in the 10th grade and AP
World History and AP English Language in
the 11th grade.
SUMMIT students take at least three more
AP courses of their choice by graduation.
Participants in Advanced Placement
courses are both SUMMIT and nonSUMMIT students.
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3. Four-Year Program
Although SUMMIT-only classes stop
after the 10th grade, students are still
SUMMIT scholars and are part of the
SUMMIT cohort until they graduate
from high school (or throughout
eternity). SUMMITs, throughout high
school, continue to work with and
receive guidance from SUMMIT
program coordinators and each other.
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SUMMIT Course Schedule
9th Grade
SUMMIT Biology
SUMMIT English 9
SUMMIT U.S. History
Algebra, Geometry or Algebra II
Foreign Language
Electives
(Note: “SUMMIT” courses are technically
honors courses – special honors sections
limited to SUMMIT students)
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SUMMIT Schedule, Continued
10th Grade
SUMMIT Chemistry
SUMMIT English 10
Advanced Placement U.S. Government
Geometry, Algebra II, Trig Analysis or
Pre-calculus
Foreign Language
Electives
(Note: “SUMMIT” courses are technically
honors courses – special honors sections
limited to SUMMIT students)
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SUMMIT Schedule, continued
11th Grade
AP World History
AP English Language and
Composition
Honors or AP Science
Trig Analysis, Pre-Calculus, AP
Calculus or AP Statistics
Foreign Language
Electives
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SUMMIT Schedule, continued
12th Grade
AP English Literature and Composition or
English 12
Trig Analysis, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus or
AP Statistics
Additional AP courses to meet SUMMIT
Scholar minimum of six
Electives
*Some SUMMIT seniors are concurrently
enrolled in college, others participate in
internships, others take a full course load
at BHS.*
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Bowie High
AP Course Offerings 2014
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ART HISTORY
BIOLOGY
CALCULUS AB
CALCULUS BC
CAPSTONE
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
(ONLY SCHOOL IN PGCPS)
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
COMPOSITION
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND
COMPOSITION
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
EUROPEAN HISTORY
FRENCH LANGUAGE
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
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MICROECONOMICS
PHYSICS B
PSYCHOLOGY
SPANISH LANGUAGE
STATISTICS
STUDIO ART: DRAWING
PORTFOLIO
STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN
PORTFOLIO
STUDIO ART: 3-D PORTFOLIO
US GOVERNMENT AND
POLITICS
US HISTORY
WORLD HISTORY
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SUMMIT High School
Course Selection
The SUMMIT Program strongly recommends
that its students take four years of English,
Math, Social Studies, Science, and Foreign
Language in high school (four years of math
and English are required for all students).
Competitive college programs expect to see
advanced high school work in many core
areas. However, we encourage students to
explore their individual academic interests
by focusing slightly more on one or more
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disciplines.
The College Letter
Students who meet the previous
criteria receive the SUMMIT letter in
their transcripts sent with college
applications. These letters explain
the program in detail and verify that
the student has met the
requirements and expectations of the
SUMMIT program.
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The
College
Letter
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The College Letter (cont.)
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SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP √
3) Four-year program √
4) Small
5) Signature, not magnet
6) Program requirements
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4. Small?
The SUMMIT population consists
of 60-65 students per graduating
class.
 Over 200 students apply each
year for these 60-65 spaces in
the SUMMIT program.
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So…what exactly IS the
SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP √
3) Four-year program √
4) Small √
5) Signature, not magnet
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5. Signature
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The SUMMIT Scholar Program is
unique to Bowie High School. No
other PGCPS high school offers it. (All
PGCPS high schools offer some
Advanced Placement courses.)
Signature program = school-based,
not district-based
We developed and modeled the
SUMMIT program on Walter Johnson
High School’s APEX Scholar program
(Montgomery County PS).
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5. Signature
The SUMMIT Scholar Program is
not a PGCPS magnet program and
is available only to students
residing within the Bowie High
boundary.
Families must use the “School
Finder” feature on www.pgcps.org
to confirm their neighborhood
high school.
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College Board
For more information about
Advanced Placement, see:
www.apstudent.collegeboard.org
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So…what exactly IS the
SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP √
3) Four-year program √
4) Small √
5) Signature, not magnet √
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SUMMIT Program Requirements
SUMMIT students:
A) sign and uphold an academic honesty
pledge
B) complete a minimum of six Advanced
Placement courses and take the College
Board exams for each
C) follow the schedule as outlined above
D) take the PSAT in 9th, 10th and 11th grades
E) maintain at least an overall B average
(unweighted) with a B average in
SUMMIT and AP courses
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So…what exactly IS the
SUMMIT Scholar Program?
1) Rigorous √
2) Advanced Placement
and Pre-AP √
3) Four-year program √
4) Small √
5) Signature, not magnet √
6) Program requirements √
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What kind of student is a
SUMMIT Scholar?
SUMMIT students are:
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motivated, independent,
and disciplined
discerning, literate, and
analytical
well-rounded scholars
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How did the
graduating SUMMIT
classes of 2012 and
2013 describe their
SUMMIT Program?
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SUMMIT Class of 2014
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SUMMIT Class of 2014 graduates
were musicians, artists, performers:
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All-County Orchestra members
All-County Honor Band members
Art Club members
Coffee House co-chair
Talent Show organizers and competitors
Tri-M Musical Society Treasurer and members
Fall school musical cast and crew members
Jazz Band performers
Madrigals
Bulldog Bulletin anchors
Poetry Club members
Xclusive Step Team members
Men of Distinction Step Team members
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SUMMIT Class of 2014
graduates were service leaders:
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Senior Class President and Parliamentarian
SGA Executive Board President, Vice President
and Historian
Junior Civitan President and Chesapeake District
Governor
Gentlemen’s Club President
Prom Committee co-chair
Graduation Committee Chair
National Honor Society President and Secretary
Mock Trial Captain
Model UN President
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SUMMIT 2014 graduates were
scholar-athletes:
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Varsity wrestlers
Varsity baseball players
Varsity lacrosse players
Varsity football players and co-captain
Poms squad co-captain
Cross Country runners
Track runners
Varsity Soccer captains
Varsity Soccer state champions 2011
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SUMMIT 2014 graduates, during their
senior years, developed their
interests and career goals:
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Howard University cancer cell study
Internship with PG County Forensics Unit
Youth Leadership Bowie
Internship with National Security Agency
Internship at Watkins Park Nature Center
Destination Imagination global champion
AACC concurrent enrollment
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PGCC concurrent enrollment
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National Merit Scholars
Our 2012, 2013, and 2014 National Merit
Commended Scholars (top 5% of PSAT
scores in the nation) were all SUMMIT
Scholars:
Jordan Thomi Crisler
Savannah Swaim
Kene Mbonu
Chloe Schumacher
Alan Ottenstein
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SUMMIT students
are
world travelers…
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UK/Ireland 2009
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Costa Rica 2010!
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Spain 2011!
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Germany/Czech/Switzerland
2012!
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AP Biology
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AP Biology (with CRI!)
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SUMMIT College Acceptances
As a result of their
rigorous academic high
school program, SUMMIT
students have enjoyed
admissions and
scholarship offers from
many fine colleges and
universities that offer
our diverse SUMMIT
population opportunities
to grow and excel.
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SUMMIT Class of 2012
College Acceptances
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American University
Boston College
Bridgewater College
Brigham Young University—
Hawaii
Brigham Young University—
Utah
Barry University
Butler University
Coppin State University
Drexel University
Elizabethtown University
Elon University
Emmanuel College
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Frostburg State University
George Washington
University
George Mason University
Goucher College
Hood College
Howard University
Jacksonville University
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SUMMIT Class of 2012 College
Acceptances
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Johns Hopkins University
King’s College
Lafayette College
Lincoln University
Louisiana State University
Maryland Institute for
Creative Arts
McDaniel College
Miami University
Morgan State University
Mount St. Mary’s University
New York University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A & T
N.C. State University
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Pennsylvania College of Art &
Design
Penn State University
Randolph-Macon College
Regent University
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute
Salisbury University
St. John’s University
St. Paul University
Stevenson University
Texas A &M University
Towson University
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SUMMIT Class of 2012
College Acceptances.
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United States Coast Guard
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Academy
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University of Delaware
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University of Mary Washington 
University of Maryland
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Baltimore County
University of Maryland College 
Park
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University of North Carolina
Charlotte
University of Pittsburgh
University of Tampa
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Villanova University
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Worcester Polytechnic
Institute
West Virginia University
York College of Pennsylvania
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SUMMIT Class of 2013
College Acceptances.
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American University
Appalachian State University
Boston University
Catholic University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colby College
Concordia University (Canada)
Culinary Institute of America
Drew University
Drexel University
Frostburg State University
George Mason University
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George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hood College
Howard University
Iona College
James Madison University
Johnson and Wales University
Kutztown University
Liberty University
Loyola University Maryland
McDaniel College
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SUMMIT Class of 2013
College Acceptances
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Macalester College
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Marymount University
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Mount St. Mary’s University
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New York University
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Norfolk State University
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North Carolina A&T
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North Carolina State University 
Northwestern University
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Oberlin College
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Occidental College
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Ohio University
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Old Dominion University
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Pace University
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Penn State University
Rider University
Robert Morris University
Rutgers University
St. John’s University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Salisbury University
Slippery Rock University
Spelman College
Syracuse University
Swarthmore College
Temple University
Towson University
University of Alabama
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SUMMIT Class of 2013
College Acceptances.
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University of Colorado -
Boulder
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University of Delaware
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University of Florida
University of Maryland
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Baltimore County
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University of Maryland College 
Park
University of Miami
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University of North Carolina – 
Chapel Hill
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University of North Carolina -- 
Charlotte
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Southern
California
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth
University
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Wesley College
York College of Pennsylvania
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The SUMMIT Legacy
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The Bowie High SUMMIT program is proud to redefine
the historic practice of legacy by accepting students
solely on demonstrated merit.
Our concept of legacy rests on the families who
evidence continued support and faith in SUMMIT by
entrusting more than one of their children to our
program.
The recommitment these families have shown is a
testament to the power of the Bowie community and
the effectiveness of smaller learning communities like
SUMMIT.
We wish to thank our legacy families for their
unflagging and committed support of our program.
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SUMMIT Legacies
Featured in picture: Alison (‘11) & Kyle (‘09) Maduro82
MORE SUMMIT Legacies!
Lindsey (’07) and Allison (’09) Porambo
Adam (’08) and Ashley (’10) Scherer
Chris (’07) and Kaleigh (’10) Schnetzler
Thomas (‘08) and David (‘10) Dickey
Ben (’07) and Zach (’11) Garmoe
Tim (’11) and Jacob (’13) Jumbelick
Alyssa (’12) and Brianna (’15) Tomchick
Andres (’12) and Diego (‘17) Principe
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Jessica (’07) and Timothy Seaman
and Chris Johns (‘10)
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And still more SUMMIT Legacies!
Ashia (’08) and Kiah (’10) Victoria
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More SUMMIT Legacies? Is it possible?
Sarah (’12) and Steven (’10) Demetry
Kitty (’10) and Alexander (’12) Dymek
Jasmine (’08) and Emmanuel (’12) Flores
Larry (’10) and Terrence (’11) Payne
Kiah (’08) and Kaylin (’13) Lloyd
Shannon (’06) and Bridget (’13) Woolery
Daniel (’07) and Melissa (’09) Thrift
Steven (’06) and Autumn (’08) Woodruff
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Cathy (‘11) and Temitope
(‘15) Ibitoye
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Josef (‘06) and Jeffrey (‘10) Mensah
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More SUMMIT Legacies? No Way!
Melanie (’07) and Kevin (’13)
Ocampos-Barry
Rachel (’09) and Alan (’13) Ottenstein
Emily (’11) and David (‘07) Johnson
Kiki (‘12) and Jesse (‘15) Lopez
Amanda (’08) and Allison (‘10) Jensen
Victoria (’08) and Kathleen (’10)
Kaercher
Alex (’10) and Steven (’13) Rigby
Emily (’11) and Colin (’13) Grove
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Page (’10) and Chloe (’13)
Schumacher
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Joshua (‘12) and Brenden (‘15) Lemaster
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And more…
Joe (‘11) and Chris (‘14) Langreo
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And more...
Meagan (‘12) and Haley (‘15) Park
Dexter (‘12) and Danielle (‘15) Powell
Matt (‘13) and Dan (‘15) Bieler
Nadine (‘14) and Noah (‘16) Hudson
Sarah (‘11) and Brady (‘13) Mazzei
Vanessa (‘12) and Victor (‘17) Agbar
Alycia (‘07) and Michelle (‘08) Sohn
Natalie (‘17) and Sarah (‘15) Leinbach
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Allannah (‘18) and Sumayah
(‘17) Arcusa
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Tierra (’11) and Taleah (’15)
Langley
95
Win (’10) and Ben (’15)
Reilly
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Lauren (’08) and Morgan (’11) Macchio
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Jillian (‘18) and Monique
(‘13) McIntyre
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And more...
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Naomi (‘18) and Dallon (‘10) Anderson
Leane (‘18) and Kim (‘14) Balbuena
Brooklyn (‘15) and Andrew (‘16) Sheppard
Amanda (’13) and Brandon (’16) Redmond
KayeDee (’06) and Ben (’09) Barrows
Tony (’07) and Reyna (’09) Brizuela
Thomas (’08) and David (’10) Dickey
Lela (’07) and Hannah (’10) Dantrassy
Richie (’06) and Joe (’08) Duckworth
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Amanda (‘18) and
Sara (‘12) Rogel
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SUMMIT Legacies, continJakobi (’12) and
Abigail (’16) Bradford (pictured)
And more …
Jakobi (‘12) and Abigail (‘16) Bradford
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Brittany (’13) and Quasean (’15) Dinkins
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SUMMIT Twins
Ellen and Rachel Anderson (’14)
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SUMMIT Twins
Carly and Danielle Puth (‘14)
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SUMMIT Twins
Chris and Tommy Masino, Class of 2010
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A SUMMIT twin becomes a
SUMMIT teacher!
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SUMMIT Triplets?
Lauren (’09), Bethany
(’12), and Conor (’14)
Craig
 Melissa (’08), Chris and
Tommy (’10) Masino
 Ryan (’12), Rachel (’10),
and Jordan (’08) Hill
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Catherine (’09), William (’12), and
Elizabeth (’14) Beal
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Kiah (’08) and Carly and
Danielle (’14) Puth
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Sierra (’15), Shante (‘18),
and Stephen (’14) Leslie
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SUMMIT Triplets?
 Jennifer
(‘18), Jason (’13) and
Kendra (’15) Moeder
 Amanda (’06), Sarah (’07),
and Patrick (’10) Thornton
 Andrew (‘11), Greg (‘15), and
Lindsay (‘18) Brow
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Jessica (’10), Constance (’12), and
Isabelle (’16) Flake
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Kelly (‘07), Kim (‘09), and
Doug (‘13) Adams
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WOW!!! How do I apply???
SUMMIT program applications are
now available on our school
website:
www.pgcps.org/~bowie
Part of the application is done
online; copies of report cards and
the Parent Permission statement
must be submitted in hard copy.
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SUMMIT Application
Your middle school does not send
us your application. You will
complete the online portion by
December 1:
www1.pgcps.org/bowie/
You will then US mail or hand
deliver the rest of the application
by December 1.
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SUMMIT Application
Evaluation
Grades
45%
+ Entrance exam 45%
+ Other
10%
= DECISION!
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SUMMIT Application
Evaluation
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45% of application weight = recalculated
final 7th & first quarter 8th grades in
a) Reading/English/Language Arts
b) *Math,
c) Science, and
d) Social Studies
*Geometry in 8th grade is weighted more
heavily
45% of application weight = Entrance
Exam
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SUMMIT Application
Evaluation
10% = Other
Optional application essays, solicited
references, etc.
Note: We do NOT require a teacher
recommendation; we simply ask you
for references in case we need to
contact a teacher for more
information.
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Entrance exam, continued
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Exam consists of three sections:
A) Math
B) Critical Reading
C) Writing
Students may NOT use calculators.
All items are taken from released PSAT
and SAT exams – rated “easy.” See
www.collegeboard.org for examples.
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Application Timeline
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Nov. 1 (9-11:00 am)
Entrance exam
(last names A-L)
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December 1
Applications due
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Dec. 13 (9-11:00 am) Entrance exam
(last names M-Z)
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Timeline, continued…
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Dec. 17 (3-5 p.m.)
Entrance exam:
religious observance
and make-up testers
Jan. 10 (9-11:00 am) Inclement weather
test date
February 28
Decision letters
mailed
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Entrance Exam
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If your assigned date does not work
for you, just e-mail us
([email protected]), and let us know!
You may come on one of the other
two exam dates offered.
No exam pre-registration required –
you will register at the exam site.
No calculators are allowed. Bring a
book to read when finished!
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SUMMIT Application
Evaluation
In February of 2015, all
applicants will receive an
e-mailed decision: an
acceptance, waitlist offer,
or denial.
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For more information, contact
Kelly Price at:
[email protected]
And/or visit:
www.pgcps.org/~bowie AND
www.apstudent.collegeboard.org
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THANK YOU!
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THE END!
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