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Kent Merdes – AP CoordinatorCarol Jordan -- IB CoordinatorDavid Bene & Cynthia Nordmeyer - Counselors
• Provide general information about the AP and IB  programs.• Start discussions about which program might be  the best fit...
IB = International BaccalaureateAP = Advanced PlacementBoth programs:  • Valued in college and university admissions  • Of...
Our IB & AP results exceed global averages
• Students who are ready for university-level  rigor• Students with a high level of interest,  motivation and commitment• ...
IB and AP: • Open to all students  Departmental pre-requisites for some   subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Math, and   L...
In the US   Currently one in five college students arrive at    college with credits amounting to a semester or    more o...
• Accept challenges        • Critical thinking skills• Strong academic          • Awareness of holistic  preparation      ...
All IB and AP classes have attheir core the SAS Eagles Empowered      – to be lifelong learner Adaptable – independent t...
InternationalBaccalaureate
• Students can take IB Diploma Program or One or  more individual IB Courses• Two year courses, taken in grades 11 and 12•...
Why the IB Diploma   International focus & global perspectives   International standards, applied equally to all    stud...
Why do G10 students choosethe Diploma?   Team work and support given for learning   Make close friends   Study subjects...
Diploma students seethemselves as   Willing to accept challenge and risk   Motivated   Willing to work hard   Having a...
In a nutshell   IB promotes the education of the whole person -    intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.  ...
Combines breadth with depth1 course from:      • Group 1: Literature & Language      • Group 2: Second Language      • Gro...
IB Courses 13-14Group 1 Language A:                  Group 2 SecondEnglish and Chinese Language &         Language: Litera...
• Learner Profile• Theory of  Knowledge (TOK)• Extended Essay  (EE)• Creativity, Action,  Service (CAS)
The learner profile is developed throughthe curriculum and empowers students tobe . . .  • globally minded  • risk takers ...
TOK gives students an opportunity to stepback, reflect and focus not on what theyknow but they how it! How    knowledge i...
The Extended Essay is a . . .• 4000 word research investigation on a subject  and topic of the student’s choice.• Student’...
“Aim not only for success but to be of value toyour fellowmen”                 Confucius•   Philanthropy & learning by doi...
CAS is about making a difference, by learninghow to   Give back to the community   Take on leadership roles   Work in a...
IB Certificates   Individual 2-year courses mixed with one    year AP and / or elective courses   Flexibility in course ...
   SAT     globally recognized college admission test that lets     you show colleges what you know and how well you    ...
   Enables students to pursue college-level studies    while still in high school and credit   Flexibility and choice   ...
@SAS:• Grade 10: AP US History & World History• AP Calculus available to qualified students in any  grade.• AP Chinese exa...
@SAS:The AP Program @SAS: • Allows students to explore a variety of coursework   • Students can choose from 16 different c...
AP Classes 2013-2014      English:                         Social Studies: Language & Composition,              Comparativ...
   Typically demand more than regular courses.   Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more    material than typical h...
   AP courses and exams are designed by teams of college    professors and expert secondary school teachers     this giv...
How many AP Classes?   The amount of AP courses taken needs to be based on    the individual students’ abilities and stud...
“I’ve heard that IB is better for Europe,         but AP is better for the US.”Actually …“We all know the value of both pr...
IB vs. AP What do College reps say?   Northwestern: We look at both as choices of rigor.   Duke: Personal choice. Don’t ...
• Strongly recommended for Europe,  Australia/New Zealand, some Asian  countries• Strong results reflect favorably in US a...
May 2011 SAS IB Diploma    College / University DestinationsGlobal distributions: USA = 55.1%, Canada = 18.7%,UK = 8.6%, A...
 Credit and/or advanced placement in 90%  of the Colleges and Universities in the US Institutions in more than 60 other ...
AP Global Recognition
Policies vary widely:• Discussions with counselors• Check individual school websitesFor universities outside of US that re...
• Full IB Diploma Program =    6 IB courses + TOK + CAS + EE• AP courses and general HS courses• Mix of AP courses, IB cou...
• IB/AP info sessions in February: students should  attend one of these lunchtime meetings to hear  from current IB/AP stu...
IB AND AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRIP        TO DONGTAN WETLAND
AP/IB Information Night
AP/IB Information Night
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    1. 1. Kent Merdes – AP CoordinatorCarol Jordan -- IB CoordinatorDavid Bene & Cynthia Nordmeyer - Counselors
    2. 2. • Provide general information about the AP and IB programs.• Start discussions about which program might be the best fit.• Specific course selection questions will be addressed later on an individual basis.• Course selection process begins February 2012.
    3. 3. IB = International BaccalaureateAP = Advanced PlacementBoth programs: • Valued in college and university admissions • Offer College/university credit and/or placement for successful results • Give students the opportunity to be better prepared and therefore more successful at university. • Provide a rigorous academic profile
    4. 4. Our IB & AP results exceed global averages
    5. 5. • Students who are ready for university-level rigor• Students with a high level of interest, motivation and commitment• Students who want to challenge themselves
    6. 6. IB and AP: • Open to all students  Departmental pre-requisites for some subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Languages  Recommendations are required from teachers, counselors, and coordinators
    7. 7. In the US Currently one in five college students arrive at college with credits amounting to a semester or more of college-level work from their IB and AP classes. By entering college with credits, youll may have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major, win scholarships, study abroad or graduate early.
    8. 8. • Accept challenges • Critical thinking skills• Strong academic • Awareness of holistic preparation nature of learning• Externally validated • Good time management performance & study habit skills• Internationally- • Can work independently minded • Mature and responsible• Excellent research and writing skills • Oral presentation skills
    9. 9. All IB and AP classes have attheir core the SAS Eagles Empowered – to be lifelong learner Adaptable – independent thinking Globally minded – ability to make connections Literate – strong content area knowledge & writing skills Ethical - academic integrity and honesty Skilled Inquirers – problem solvers
    10. 10. InternationalBaccalaureate
    11. 11. • Students can take IB Diploma Program or One or more individual IB Courses• Two year courses, taken in grades 11 and 12• External exams in May of Senior year• Internal assessment over both years • Independent and group projects, research papers, oral presentations, experimental work, performances, exhibitions, field work, commentaries
    12. 12. Why the IB Diploma International focus & global perspectives International standards, applied equally to all students in all schools. Holistic education – academic, extra curricular, attitudes and values Aligns with SAS MISSON, and CORE VALUES. Opportunity for students with more than on mother tongue to gain a bilingual diploma.
    13. 13. Why do G10 students choosethe Diploma? Team work and support given for learning Make close friends Study subjects in depth over two years Become more independent and self confident Desire to learn balance and self discipline Desire for challenge and to achieve academic excellence Become well rounded CAS and TOK Preparedness for University – research and writing skills Program values creativity. Having own ideas is valued
    14. 14. Diploma students seethemselves as Willing to accept challenge and risk Motivated Willing to work hard Having a strong desire to be successful academically Leader and wanting to make a difference
    15. 15. In a nutshell IB promotes the education of the whole person - intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. • development a strong sense of identity and culture • ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures Prepares students for university and encourages them to:  Ask challenging questions • Learn how to learn • Writing skills
    16. 16. Combines breadth with depth1 course from: • Group 1: Literature & Language • Group 2: Second Language • Group 3: Societies • Group 4: Science • Group 5: Mathematics • Group 6: The Arts• 3 at Higher Level (HL)• 3 at Standard Level (SL)• Group 6 can be replaced by a course from Groups 1-4
    17. 17. IB Courses 13-14Group 1 Language A: Group 2 SecondEnglish and Chinese Language & Language: Literature and Literature, Self Taught literature Mandarin, Spanish & French Group 3 Societies: Group 4 Science:Psychology, History, Economics. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems & Environmental Systems & Societies★ Societies★Group 5 Mathematics: Group 6 The Arts: Mathematics higher-level, standard-level & studies Visual Arts, Theatre, Music
    18. 18. • Learner Profile• Theory of Knowledge (TOK)• Extended Essay (EE)• Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
    19. 19. The learner profile is developed throughthe curriculum and empowers students tobe . . . • globally minded • risk takers • life long learners • reflective • open-minded • ethical • caring and principled • knowledgeable • ethical . . . and to make a difference in the world
    20. 20. TOK gives students an opportunity to stepback, reflect and focus not on what theyknow but they how it! How knowledge is produced  How important is the opinion of experts?” To what extent can claims be trusted.  “How important is evidence in supporting our claims” Interdisciplinary understanding.  How do scientific and historical explanations compare?”
    21. 21. The Extended Essay is a . . .• 4000 word research investigation on a subject and topic of the student’s choice.• Student’s learn how to: • frame a question and explore it • select and use academic sources effectively • think innovatively • write a college-level research paper
    22. 22. “Aim not only for success but to be of value toyour fellowmen” Confucius• Philanthropy & learning by doing are fostered through CAS• Education beyond the classroom in areas of • Creativity • Action (Sport) • Service Under the guidance of a mentor
    23. 23. CAS is about making a difference, by learninghow to  Give back to the community  Take on leadership roles  Work in a team  Deal with conflict  Create new initiatives  Manage and sustain projects  Make meaningful contributions
    24. 24. IB Certificates Individual 2-year courses mixed with one year AP and / or elective courses Flexibility in course selection, however harder to schedule. Students may not get the exact courses they want.
    25. 25.  SAT  globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. SAT Subject Tests  Hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel AP Courses  NOT required for college admissions  you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process
    26. 26.  Enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and credit Flexibility and choice  One year courses Open enrollment with guidance  More diverse opportunities to reach all students External exams in May
    27. 27. @SAS:• Grade 10: AP US History & World History• AP Calculus available to qualified students in any grade.• AP Chinese exam is taken by students enrolled in the AP Chinese class ○ Other qualified students can apply to write the exam independently. Eligibility is subject to resource constraints• All AP courses are available to students in Grades 11 & 12. Some prerequisites apply.
    28. 28. @SAS:The AP Program @SAS: • Allows students to explore a variety of coursework • Students can choose from 16 different classes • Students have the ability to mix and match classes, especially in their 11th and 12th grade years • Provides students with the opportunity to “try-out” a subject before they get to college • Gives students the opportunity to find subjects they are passionate about prior to college
    29. 29. AP Classes 2013-2014 English: Social Studies: Language & Composition, Comparative Government, Economics, Psychology, US History, Literature & Composition World HistoryForeign Language: Math:Chinese Language & Culture Calculus AB & BC, Computer Science, Statistics Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science
    30. 30.  Typically demand more than regular courses. Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more material than typical high school classes. Demand more time, inside and outside of the classroom, is required to complete lessons, reading, assignments and homework. Discussions are intense, probing, and demanding
    31. 31.  AP courses and exams are designed by teams of college professors and expert secondary school teachers  this gives students a real taste for the rigor of college coursework College faculty participate in the scoring of the AP Exams, using their expectations of college students as a guidepost in the scoring of our students  student performance can therefore serve as an indicator of how students will perform in college  In general, the AP exam scores are set so that the lowest composite score for an AP score of 5 is equivalent to the average score for college students earning scores of A
    32. 32. How many AP Classes? The amount of AP courses taken needs to be based on the individual students’ abilities and study habits There is no magic number in terms of how many APs a student should take. Students should challenge themselves appropriate to their own academic interests and abilities. In America:  28% of high school seniors have taken at least 1 AP class in high school At SAS Pudong:  61% of high school seniors at SAS took at least 1 AP class while at SAS
    33. 33. “I’ve heard that IB is better for Europe, but AP is better for the US.”Actually …“We all know the value of both programs.” William Fitzsimmons, Director of Admissions, Harvard, quoted in “Diploma for the Top of the Top,” New York Times, 21 June 2003 In fact, admissions officers say they view both programs equally, since both offer rigorous course work. (From same article)
    34. 34. IB vs. AP What do College reps say? Northwestern: We look at both as choices of rigor. Duke: Personal choice. Don’t have a preference for one or the other. Georgetown: Comfortable with the rigor of both. Washington U: No preference. We want to see rigor regardless of the system or combination. Brown: IB Diploma is attractive, but you can create the same thing with the AP. With all things equal, we like a whole curriculum. Macalester: Neither is better. IB Diploma has advantages with EE, TOK. We look at each applicant’s program to make sure they have stepped out of their comfort zone.
    35. 35. • Strongly recommended for Europe, Australia/New Zealand, some Asian countries• Strong results reflect favorably in US and offer •Placement •Advance standing •Awarding of Scholarships
    36. 36. May 2011 SAS IB Diploma College / University DestinationsGlobal distributions: USA = 55.1%, Canada = 18.7%,UK = 8.6%, Australia = 3.4%, Other = <1%
    37. 37.  Credit and/or advanced placement in 90% of the Colleges and Universities in the US Institutions in more than 60 other countries grant students credit placement or both for qualifying AP Exam grades.
    38. 38. AP Global Recognition
    39. 39. Policies vary widely:• Discussions with counselors• Check individual school websitesFor universities outside of US that recognize AP and the credit policy for US Colleges and Universities http://bigfuture.collegeboard.com/college-searchFor universities that recognize the IBhttp://www.ibo.org/recognition/university
    40. 40. • Full IB Diploma Program = 6 IB courses + TOK + CAS + EE• AP courses and general HS courses• Mix of AP courses, IB courses, and general HS courses• General HS courses
    41. 41. • IB/AP info sessions in February: students should attend one of these lunchtime meetings to hear from current IB/AP students.• February: grade-level course selection meetings, updated course catelog• For more information about specific AP and IB classes talk to the program coordinator, your childs counselor and teachers.• Potential IB Diploma candidates will meet with Ms. Jordan starting NOW
    42. 42. IB AND AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRIP TO DONGTAN WETLAND
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