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  • 1. WELCOME TO SMA PARENT NIGHT "IB and DE and AP, oh my!" Navigating the Collegiate Credit Options at SMA
  • 2. Welcome from Head of Schools Christina Bowman
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement • Hand-out – Penny Schroeder
  • 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. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) • What is the difference between Honors and AP? – High-school curriculum vs. College curriculum – AP Exam
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. MORE COLLEGE CONSIDERATIONS • • • • • • College Visits Recommendation Letter SAT/ACT Testing Military Academies Financial Aid NCAA
  • 26. DE AND AP AND IB—IS NOT ALL • Traditional Route • SCTI • Honors Classes
  • 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. CONTACT INFORMATION • SMA WEB SITE – – All emails are linked from web site –926-1700
  • 29. THANK YOU • • • • • Thank you to: Mike Finley sound system – SMA drum-line Administrators Staff/Faculty Parents & Students – Current – Future