10th n 11th graders ap presentation

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10th n 11th graders ap presentation

  1. 1. What is AP?<br />AP stands for Advanced Placement. <br />AP courses are college level courses offered at the high school level for which students can earn college credit or placement.<br />We currently offer 22 different AP courses.<br />
  2. 2. McKinney North High School received a Gold Performance Awardfrom TEA for our 2009 AP Scores. <br />Only 111 out of 8,317 high schools in Texas were given this award.<br />
  3. 3. Why Take AP Exams?<br /> Students whose AP grades exempt them from introductory college classes typically do better in subsequent higher-level courses than those students who actually take the introductory college course.<br />(College Board Research)<br />
  4. 4. AP and College Success™<br />Students who take AP<br />courses and exams are <br />much more likely than <br />their peers to complete <br />a bachelor’s degree in<br />four years or less.<br />Source: AP and Dual Enrollment. College Board, 2009. Study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and UT at Austin.<br />
  5. 5. Earn academic scholarshipsor awards<br />Some of the most competitive scholarship awards value AP Exam grades:<br />“Having the AP Exam grade can make the difference when it comes down to awarding precious scholarship dollars.”<br />—Edwina Harris Hamby, Dean of AdmissionFisk University<br />
  6. 6. Feedback from AP Scholars<br />My AP classes in high school were just as hard as my college classes that I have now.<br />Time management and self-discipline are crucial for college….something my AP classes helped me with.<br />I was able to register for college as a sophomore this semester – I got to register in front of all my friends and I actually got classes when I wanted them!<br />Even though I did not pass one of my AP exams, I felt very prepared for my college class and made one of the top scores in that class at college.<br />
  7. 7. What is considered passing for the AP exams?<br />AP scores are given as a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.<br />Receiving a 3, 4, 5 is considered passing.<br />Some colleges may only accept 4, 5’s ….it depends on the college and the major.<br />
  8. 8. AP Credit and PlacementPolicy Information<br />Information about AP credit and placement policies at many colleges and universities is now available on the College Board’s Web site:<br />www.collegeboard.com/ap/<br />creditpolicy<br />
  9. 9. AP Credit Policy: Texas A&M<br />
  10. 10. Course Registration for next year<br />Some AP courses have required summer reading<br />Be aware that AP courses have “open” enrollment, but that there are strict guidelines in the contract regarding exiting the course<br />Help your child choose courses wisely with consideration for his or her overall schedule and areas of passion<br />
  11. 11. PreAP & AP contact person<br />Deanne Pratt<br />dpratt@mckinneyisd.net<br />469-742-4351<br />

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