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Academic program information

  1. 1. WELCOME TO SMA PARENT NIGHT "IB and DE and AP, oh my!" Navigating the Collegiate Credit Options at SMA
  2. 2. Welcome from Head of Schools Christina Bowman
  3. 3. INTRODUCTIONS • • • • • General Frank Laudano – CFO Victoria Finley – Advancement Director LTC Robin Livingston – Assistant Head of Schools LTC Caitlin West – Assistant Head of Schools Vera McClaugherty – Dept. Chair World Languages
  4. 4. INTRODUCTIONS • • • • • • • Dan Goodman – science instructor Dr. Frank Brown – music instructor Kathleen Cianci – history instructor MSG John Browning – JROTC instructor Gail Balkwill – Intensive Reading Instructor Terry Fugate – English Instructor Abby Williams – math instructor
  5. 5. INTRODUCTIONS • • • • • • Jane Laudano – science instructor Susanna Austin – media specialist Joeline Wells – English instructor Sharon Mitchell – English Instructor Erin Bogie – English Instructor Hellen Harvey – DE and IB instructor
  6. 6. INTRODUCTIONS PRESENTERS FOR TONIGHT • Krissy Daughtry – counselor • Penny Schroeder – Dept. Chair Math • Trina Waldham – Director of counseling • Marsha Horan – counselor • Pam Donehew – Director Instruction/IB
  7. 7. Dual Enrollment (DE) • Good for students planning to stay in-state for college. For students considering out-of-state college, State College of Florida credits may not transfer. • While graduating high school with an AA is possible, it is incredibly difficult. In addition, parents may need to pay out-of-pocket for 3-4 courses (9-12 credit hours), which is about $108/credit hour. • Must be a junior or senior to dual enroll • All dual enrollment grades transfer to college and high school transcripts. Dual enrollment grades affect college and high school GPA. • Each dual enrollment course taken transfers to high school. ENC1101 = English 3 (satisfies graduation requirement for English) ENC1102= English 4 (satisfies graduation requirement for English)
  8. 8. Dual Enrollment (DE) • Juniors may dual enroll for 1 or 2 classes. Seniors are eligible for early admission—only college, no high school courses. The possibilities are as follows Juniors Seniors 2 SMA classes same as juniors 2 SCF (dual enrollment) classes -OR-ORfull SCF schedule, no SMA classes 3 SMA classes 1 SCF (dual enrollment) class
  9. 9. Dual Enrollment (DE) • • Must meet PERT, ACT, or SAT required scores PERT may be taken once per term; no more than twice to achieve required scores • • PERT required scores: Reading- 106 Writing- 103 Math (DE at SMA)- 114 Math (DE at SCF)- 123 • ACT required scores: Reading- 19 Writing- 17 Math (DE at SMA)- 19 Math (DE at SCF)- 20 • SAT required scores: Reading- 440 Writing- 440 Math (DE at SMA)- 460 Math (DE at SCF)- 510
  10. 10. Dual Enrollment (DE) • All course work must receive final grades of C or better. Any final grade below 70 will result in permanent suspension of all dual enrollment coursework. • There is NO transportation to/from SCF campus. All dual enrollment student are responsible for their own transportation. • It is the student’s responsibility to clarify questions regarding college credits, course descriptions, prerequisites of courses being taken, course transferability, and degree requirements
  11. 11. Dual Enrollment (DE) • Students must have a 3.3 unweighted GPA in order to qualify for Dual Enrollment. Juniors that are currently dual enrollment students in good standing are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA. If a student earns a D or F in a DE class, the student is no longer eligible for DE coursework.
  12. 12. Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement • Hand-out – Penny Schroeder
  13. 13. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) What is an AP course? – AP stands for “Advanced Placement” – Taught on high-school campus by high-school teachers – English, Humanities, and Science courses require extensive reading and writing – Students must have earned a 3 or higher on the previous year’s FCAT (Level 4 or 5 is recommended)
  14. 14. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • What is the difference between Honors and AP? – High-school curriculum vs. College curriculum – AP Exam
  15. 15. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • When and where are AP courses offered? – On the SMA campus in both Fall and Spring – Through Florida Virtual School (not recommended)
  16. 16. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • How can I earn college credit through an AP course? – Score 3 or better on the AP exam in May – Some schools award additional credit for scores of 4, 5, or 6 – Many out-of-state and private schools accept AP credit – Many state universities in Florida accept AP credit – Contact the school to verify credits awarded • Every school is different • Specialized programs (medicine, law) may or may not accept AP credit • Ivy League schools may or may not accept AP credit
  17. 17. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • Benefits of AP – Exposure to rigorous curriculum in preparation for college – Strengthen your applications to college (regardless of whether the credits are accepted) – Opportunity to try a college course without the final grade automatically affecting your college transcript – Stay on the SMA campus all day
  18. 18. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • Cons of AP – College credit is dependent on your performance on a single test – Course offerings are more limited than Dual Enrollment
  19. 19. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) • IB – is a program – 1.5 million students world wide – 3,700 schools – 147 countries • Founded 1968-Geneva, Switzerland • IBDP – 2 year program – – – – Curriculum pedagogy Assessment Professional development
  20. 20. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) • High quality education • International-mindedness • Learner Profile – – – – – Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open minded Caring Risk Takers Balanced Reflective • Positive attitude toward learning • Accessible
  21. 21. University or college University of Florida Florida State University Brown University Stanford University Columbia University University of California - Berkeley Harvard University New York University University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Miami IB students Total IB students vs acceptance population total rate acceptance rate population 82% 42% +40% 92% 60% +32% 18% 9% +9% 15% 7% +8% 13% 9% +4% 58% 26% +32% 10% 7% +3% 57% 30% +27% 71% 51% +20% 72% 30% +42% Source: IBDP Graduate Destinations Survey 2011/12 conducted by i-graduate International Insight Strictly copyright © IGI Services 2011 01 January
  22. 22. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) • Internationally recognized advanced level of academic preparation • 3-8 semester hours per course—up to 12 for Foreign Language with a score of 4-7
  23. 23. IB students graduate from college at higher rates The 2011 study of IB students’ experiences after high school found that IB students graduated from college at higher rates, with 81% of IB students graduating within 6 years of enrolling full-time at a 4-year institution, compared to the national average of 57%. 01 January
  24. 24. DE AP IB Credit earned is part of permanent college transcript Only eligibly for college credit if pass AP exam Only eligible for credit if final evaluation is 4-7 based on several components Must be enrolled in college course to receive credit Any student may take an AP exam – no prerequisite – must score 4 or 5 Only IB students enrolled in IB program may receive credit Teachers work independently Teachers work independently Work as a team & conduct Must be approved by college Public school teacher curriculum across disciplines Masters’ +18 credits in subj. requirement – no mandatory Mandatory training by IB training from College Board Grade based on teacher providing instruction Classroom grade based on teacher evaluation Exams developed & scored internationally and are part of grade Classes last one semester – 16 weeks Classes move very quickly covering a broad spectrum – survey course like college Move at a slow pace, most over 2 years, research, analysis, inquiry, reflection Significant amount of reading & critical thinking Significant amount of reading & critical thinking Significant amount of writing that develops over 2 years in addition to reading & critical thinking
  25. 25. MORE COLLEGE CONSIDERATIONS • • • • • • College Visits Recommendation Letter SAT/ACT Testing Military Academies Financial Aid NCAA
  26. 26. DE AND AP AND IB—IS NOT ALL • Traditional Route • SCTI • Honors Classes
  27. 27. DE and AP and IB • Colleges recognize exceptional student preparation • Prevent freshmen from taking classes mastered in high school • Develop high order thinking skills and problem solving
  28. 28. CONTACT INFORMATION • SMA WEB SITE – www.sarasotamilitaryacademy.com – All emails are linked from web site –926-1700
  29. 29. THANK YOU • • • • • Thank you to: Mike Finley sound system – SMA drum-line Administrators Staff/Faculty Parents & Students – Current – Future

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