College Readiness Klein Forest High School Consider College an Investment According to a 2007 College Board Study, Education Pays, people with a bachelor's degree earn over 60 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high school diploma and a B.A.is more than $800,000. In other words, whatever sacrifices you make for your college education in the short term are more than repaid in the long term. www.collegeboard.com AP Advanced Placement •Designed by the College Board •Entry level college courses taught by high school teachers •Exam at the conclusion of the course allows the student to demonstrate mastery of the course content •Scores of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exam are typically accepted for college credit. •Depending on the university’s policy, exam scores may count for 8-12 hours of college credit •Check university policies on value of AP Exam scores AP Advanced Placement Speak up. Be heard. In AP classes, just like in college, you not only learn by doing, but by sharing and speaking out. You'll be asked to add your unique perspective because the dialog and debate contributes to the knowledge that's shared by everyone. You'll help drive the class and sharpen your skills by learning to express yourself before you get to college. Work side-by-side. Get support. With AP, you'll explore new ideas side-by-side with your classmates and AP teachers. When you get to college, you'll be asked to manage your own time and study habits, while tackling challenging problems and subject areas. This is what you get when you take an AP class, with the added benefit of your AP teacher helping you throughout the journey. AP courses let you to see and feel what college work is like, while receiving the support to help you get there. AP Advanced Placement Testimonials: Lorena Sasha Edel Ismael Jessica AP Advanced Placement Earn College Credits Currently more than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. AP Exam scores of 3, 4, or 5 have the potential to earn college credit. You must check the college/university’s policy for credit. Go to this website to search for your college: College Credit Policy database http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp Texas Tech AP Exam Policy AP Advanced Placement KFHS AP courses : Arts Art History Music Theory Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design Studio Art: Drawing English English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition History & Social Science European History Macroeconomics Microeconomics Psychology United States Government and Politics United States History World History Math & Computer Science Calculus AB Computer Science Sciences Biology Chemistry Physics B World Languages & Cultures Spanish Language French Language AP Costs to the Student •No cost to take the course •Textbooks are issued to the student •Exam fees are $91 set by College Board •Texas subsidizes the exam fees for students who qualify for federal school lunch programs (free or reduced) so the cost to the student is $25. •KFHS AP Scholarship assists students taking multiple exams with partial payments of exams. AP Advanced Placement Additional Resources: Kleinisd.net http://www.kleinisd.net/default.aspx?name=ciadvac.home College Board: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap Kathleen Plott KF College Readiness Specialist [email protected] 832-484-4281 Dual Credit Klein Independent School District What are the Benefits of Taking Dual Credit Courses? •Experience college before leaving high school •Save time and money earning a bachelor’s degree •Understand what it takes to be academically successful in college •Experience the benefits of small college classes •Earn college credit •May be eligible for scholarship opportunities available to transfer students General Information •Student must be 16 years old •“Embedded” courses are college courses offered on the high school campus. •Students who take dual credit courses are BEGINNING their college careers. This is a serious commitment and should only be entered into by those able to handle college-level work. •Students and parents should discuss dual credit plans with the student’s guidance counselor before approaching the school’s Dual Credit Counselor. KF Dual Credit Courses Math Independent Study/College Algebra *1314 Math Pre Calculus (1/2 credit, spring semester) 2412 Math English English 3 (A)—fall **1301 Composition and Rhetoric I English 3 (B)—spring **1302 Composition and Rhetoric II ***English 4 (A) – fall 2322 British Literature ***English 4 (B) – spring 2322 British Literature History/Social Sciences Government 2305 Government U. S. History (A) – fall 1301 United States History U. S. History (B) – spring 1302 United States History **Offered as English III or English IV—depending on high school campus course structure. ***Pre-requisite: ENG 1301/1302 Cost of Dual Credit Course Current cost: On Klein ISD campus: $60 (3 credit hrs) $108 (6 credit hours) On LSC campus: $60 + $20 campus fee Online course: $60 + $15 per credit hour online fee Grading Information Dual Credit courses are reported as letter grades to Lone Star College. The letter grades are converted to numerical grades in accordance with KISD policy when posted to the high school transcript. Students must earn at least a “C” to continue in the dual credit program. A = 95 B = 85 C = 77 D = 72 •Students who earn a “D” will receive their high school credit, but cannot continue in the program for the remainder of high school. Grading Information •Each semester of a college course with a grade of an “A” or a “B” will earn one advanced measure on the Distinguished Achievement Plan for graduation. •Dual credit courses earn grade points on the 6-point scale for GPA. •As this is not an “open enrollment” option once enrolled, a student is expected to complete a dual credit course. Additional Resources: Lonestar College System: http://www.lonestar.edu/dualcredit/ kleinisd.net: http://www.kleinisd.net/default.aspx?name=ciadvac.home District Dual Credit Information Night Michelle McCharen [email protected] KFHS College Readiness Counselor 832-484-4635 AP Participation and Dual Credit Enrollment have a POSITIVE impact on college graduation rates.