Why should you even have to goto high school? Increase general knowledge. Strengthen social skills. Develop work ethic. Choose career path. Prepare for college.
The value of your education Only 58% of children in the world have access to any form of secondary education. The United States spends around $11,600 per student, more than any other country. Total expenditure on education: $820.6 Billion, or 5% of GDP.
Completing high school National public school graduation rate: 84.5%. Hawaii public school graduation rate: 89.5% Baldwin High School’s graduation rate: 84%
Attending college Nationally, 68% of high school graduates, or 57% of all high school students, attend a university or collegiate program. In Hawaii, 53% of high school students attend a two or four year university.
The price of a college degree Private university cost of attendance: $39,800/yr Public university cost of attendance: $20,100/yr University of Hawaii at Manoa: $22,325/yr
But wait, there’s more Since 1986, the overall inflation rate has risen 115.06%. (*2.15) Yet, the average collegiate cost of attendance has soared 498.31%. (*5.98) CPI-U: 1.017 Tuition: 1.048
4-Year Bachelor Graduation Rates First-Year 4 Year 6 Year Retention Graduation Graduation Public 79.1 31.0 57.3 Univeristies Private 78.2 51.1 64.6 Univeristies Community 60.0 N/A 12.2 Colleges University of 79.1 17.2 55.0Hawaii at Manoa Total 77.1 40.4 55.5
Bachelor degree salariesUndergraduate Major Starting Median Mid-Career Median Salary Salary Chemical Engineering $63,200.00 $107,000.00Electrical Engineering $60,900.00 $103,000.00 Computer Science $55,900.00 $95,500.00 Math $45,400.00 $92,400.00 Finance $47,900.00 $88,300.00 Nursing $54,200.00 $67,000.00 Biology $38,800.00 $64,800.00 English $38,000.00 $64,700.00 Music $35,900.00 $55,000.00
Professional Degree Salaries Professional Degree Median Salary Medical Doctor (MD) $225,000 Juris Doctor (JD) $113,000 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) $99,000 Doctorate Degree $94,000
The AP Program Created in 1955 by the Collegeboard, the same organization who administers the SAT Reasoning Test. Designed to “Offer standardized courses to high school students generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate courses in college.”
Benefits of AP classes Scholarships – 31% of universities consider students’ AP coursework when determining scholarship distribution. Weighted GPA – AP grades are recorded on a curve, allowing students to transcend a 4.0 GPA.
Benefits of AP classes Class rank – Taking and succeeding in multiple AP classes can significantly increase one’s GPA, raising their class rank, which is an extremely important component in admissions for competitive universities and scholarships.
AP Exams Students who complete a year-long AP class take a corresponding AP exam. These culminating, standardized exams are administered by the CollegeBoard. Scoring is scaled from 1 to 5. A score of 3 typically yields some college credit.
AP Exam Score Credits Exam Minimum Score UH Manoa Credit Biology 4 6 credits for BIOL 171 & 172 (w/ waiver from labs) Chemistry 3 3 credits from CHEM 151 English Lang/Comp 4 3 credits from ENG 100 English Lit/Comp 4 3 credits from ENG 100 European History 4 6 credits from HIST 231 Calculus AB 5 4 credits for MATH 241
How “hard” are AP classes? AP classes are generally more demanding and time-consuming than non- AP classes. AP course curricula are designed to mirror those of actual undergraduate courses, so completing more AP classes will more aptly prepare students for college.
AP classes and college graduation 4-Year graduation (%) 5-Year Graduation (%) Students with no involvement in AP 40.4 52.3 classes Students who had completed at least 2 AP 63.2 77.2 classes and Passed AP Exams.
How “hard” are AP Exams? AP exams are designed to emulate those of college final exams. AP exams are challenging and thorough, as they entail virtually all content taught in the course. Because college courses put a stronger emphasis on culminating tests, AP exams are great preparation for collegiate atmospheres.
AP Exams and College GPA AP Exam Passed (3+) Average GPA higher non- AP student Calculus AB 0.63 AP English 0.59 Literature/Language and Composition AP European History 0.46
Other important exams PSAT/NMSQT SAT Reasoning Test SAT II Subject Tests ACT TOEFL AMC 10 and 12 Chemistry Olympiad Biology Olympiad
What AP exams do BHS offer? Biology Calculus AB Chemistry English Language English Literature European History Studio Art (2D, 3D, and Drawing)
AP Biology Teacher Ms. Krieg 5 19.4% Year JR/SR 4 16.9% Average 15 3 14.3% Class Size Mod No 2 14.6% Period 1 1 34.8%
AP Calculus AB Teacher Ms. 5 24.9% Tamashiro Year JR/SR 4 16.9% Average 20 3 17.3% Class Size Mod Yes (with 2 10.3% Physics) Period 3 1 30.6%
AP Chemistry Teacher Ms. Oshiro 5 17.0% Year SR 4 18.4% Average 25 3 19.5% Class Size Mod No 2 14.6% Period 1 1 30.4%
AP English Language and Compisition Teacher Ms. Taguchi 5 10.9% Year JR 4 20.2% Average 30 3 28.9% Class Size Mod Yes (History/ 2 28.0% Part.Democ) Period 1/2/3 1 11.3%
AP English Literature and Composition Teacher Ms. Taguchi 5 8.3% Year SR 4 18.0% Average 30 3 30.4% Class Size Mod Yes (AP 2 32.3% Euro) Period 1/2/3 1 11.1%
AP European History Teacher Mr. Clarke 5 10.6% Year SR 4 18.7% Average 25 3 35.5% Class Size Mod Yes (AP 2 11.6% English) Period 1/2/3 1 23.6%
Is that all? What if I am not challenged? You are allowed to take an AP exam without actually taking the course. Colleges award college credit regardless of whether or not you take a high school course. You can either “self-study” or take online courses. Neither affect your high school GPA.
Is that all? What if I am not challenged? Recommended AP Exams for self-study: Calculus BC Environmental Science Psychology Statistics US Government and Politics
Is that all? What if I am not challenged? Contact testing coordinators of other schools as early as possible. Start studying at least 6 weeks in advance. Use prep books (e.g. Barron, Princeton Review, Kaplan)
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