AP.ppt - Welcome to 2017 AP Pre-AP Parent Information Night Tonights Agenda What are Advanced Placement Courses The Benefits What its like to take AP

AP.ppt - Welcome to 2017 AP Pre-AP Parent Information Night...

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Welcome to 2017 AP / Pre-AP Parent Information Night
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Tonight’s Agenda What are Advanced Placement Courses The Benefits What its like to take AP Gregori’s AP course Offerings AP Exams Next Steps – Letter of Commitment, Meet with Teachers Syllabus and Summer work
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What is Advanced Placement? Honor’s Courses ("Pre-AP"): These classes proceed at a faster pace and cover material in more depth than regular college prep classes. They offer stronger preparation for future AP Courses. Advanced Placement Courses ("AP"): College level curriculum including end-of- course AP Exam. Taking the course and AP exam sends a powerful message to colleges and universities that a student is ready for them, and can enable students to gain admission, college credit, and placement into advanced courses.
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Advanced Placement – The Basics AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school Courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses Students take AP Exams at the end of the course, measuring their mastery of college- level work A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college
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What are the Benefits of AP? Students learn rigorous college-level content and skills Saves Money - Most of the nation’s colleges and universities, plus colleges and universities in 24 other countries, grant credit, and/or placement for qualifying AP Exam grades. Standout in the admission process-higher GPA and comprehensive admission process. AP students have higher college GPA’s and four year graduation rates. Scholarship Opportunities
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AP from the College Admissions Perspective 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions. Colleges rank grades in college-preparatory courses and strength of curriculum as the two top factors in the admission decision AP courses tell college admission officials that students are challenging themselves and preparing for the rigors they will encounter in their college careers
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What are the Challenges of AP? TIME MANAGEMENT: HOME WORK Minimum of five hours each week for EACH course BALANCING ACT - School, clubs, sports, friends, outside / family obligations STRESS: GRADES - Possibly getting a "B" or lower - students can not drop the course to preserve GPA's. HIGH SPEED MARATHON - August to May .... finish line at AP EXAMS
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Pre-AP & AP course Offerings Gregori High plans to offer 10 Honors (Pre-AP) and 17 AP courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language, and Art.
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English Department Pre-AP and AP courses at Gregori HS: Pre-AP GATE English 1-2 (9th) Pre-AP GATE English 3-4 (10th) AP English Language & Composition (11th) AP English Literature & Composition (12th)
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