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FHN Honors, AP, and AC Courses

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Information regarding honors, Advanced Placement, and Advanced Credit courses offered at FHN.

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FHN Honors, AP, and AC Courses

  1. 1. Advanced Placement, Advanced Credit, & Honors Courses Francis Howell North High School
  2. 2. Hierarchy of Rigorous Courses Offered at FHN
  3. 3. GPA Points for Honors, AP, and AC Courses •A •B •C •D •F 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 0-59% 5 points 4 points 3 points 1 point 0 point
  4. 4. Honors Courses • FHN offers many regular honors courses that are not AP courses/AC courses • Beneficial to take an honors course to prepare for an AP course, but it is not required • Prerequisites are in course enrollment guide
  5. 5. Honors Courses • Honors courses are rigorous, but are not taught at the college level • College credit/advanced standing in college is not offered in a regular honors course • No exam at the end of a regular honors course (other than a final exam or End Of Course exam).
  6. 6. Regular Honors Courses • English 1 Pre-AP (9) • English 2 Pre-AP (10) • Newspaper (10-12) • Yearbook (10-12) • Geometry (9, 10) • Algebra 2 (10, 11) • Math Analysis (11, 12) • Trigonometry (11, 12) • US History (9) • Modern World History (10) • Physical Science (9) • Biology (10) • Chemistry 1 (11, 12) • Physics 1 (11, 12) • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (9-12)
  7. 7. Regular Honors Courses Cont. • Music Theory (11, 12) • Treble Choir/ Chorale (10-12) • Concert Choir (10-12) • Chamber and Show Choir (10-12) • Symphonic Band (11, 12) • Jazz Ensemble (11, 12) • Gifted Mastery • Intro to Engineer Design (9-12) • Principles of Engineering (10-12) • Digital Electronics (11, 12) • Engineering Design and Development (12)
  8. 8. Advanced Credit “AC” Courses • Rigorous courses taught at the college level • AC is based upon the overall grade a student earns in a class. Grades are placed on an UMSL transcript & credit is awarded. • Register through UMSL AC in August or January (during the year they have the class) • $60 per credit hour currently
  9. 9. Advanced Credit “AC” Courses • Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors have grade requirements to register for the Advanced Credit (but not necessarily to enter the class) • Students can take an AC course & not register for the college credit • Students should contact colleges they may be interested in attending to ensure the college accepts the AC & ask how the credit will be transcribed.
  10. 10. FHN Advanced Credit Courses • Spanish III, IV, & V • French III, IV, & V • German III, IV, & V • AP Calculus (12) • AP Statistics (11, 12) • AP Chemistry (11, 12)
  11. 11. Advanced Placement “AP” Courses • Rigorous college level courses taught at FHN • There is not an “earned grade” prerequisite to register for an AP course • students should consider the rigor of the course prior to registering.
  12. 12. Advanced Placement “AP” Courses • AP exam can be taken in May • If score on the AP exam is sufficient, students can earn college credit or advanced placement at college of choice ($$$ saved!) • Scored on a scale of 1-5, with a 5 being the highest score (5=A, 4=B, etc.) • $89 per exam currently
  13. 13. Advanced Placement “AP” Courses • Students submit their score reports to the college of choice & the college determines if/how much credit is awarded • It is important for students to contact the college of choice to ask about potential credit
  14. 14. AP Classes at FHN • Music Theory (11, 12) • AP English Literature & Composition (12) • AP English Language & Composition (11) • AP French V (12) • AP Spanish V (12) • AP German V (12) • AP Calculus AB or BC (12)
  15. 15. AP Classes at FHN • AP Economics (11, 12) • AP Psychology (11, 12) • AP US History (11, 12) • AP European History (11, 12) • AP World History (11, 12, 10 upon recommendation of AP Committee) • AP American Government (11, 12) • AP Chemistry II (11, 12)
  16. 16. AP Classes at FHN • AP Physics B (11, 12) • AP Biology (11, 12) • AP Art History-semester 1 & 2 for exam (11, 12) • AP Studio Art (11, 12) • AP Statistics (11, 12) • AP Environmental Science {online} (11, 12) • AP Computer Science {online} (11, 12) • AP Geography {online}
  17. 17. College board Site College Search
  18. 18. Mizzou Example
  19. 19. UCMO Example
  20. 20. When do I register for AP, AC, & Honors courses? • During regular registration each year • January 13th-January 23rd this year • Students should have a conversation with current teachers about potential success in an AP course prior to signing up
  21. 21. AP Exams • Students can choose NOT to take the exam at the end of the course if so desired. The exam does not affect the overall grade in the class. • If students choose to take the AP exam, they may be able to exempt from the second semester final for that course • Students must take the exam seriously in order to earn their exemption
  22. 22. How do I register for the AP Exam? • Registration begins in February through the Guidance Office • Fee reductions available for students who qualify for free & reduced lunch program • Students who order an exam & do not take the exam are charged a non-refundable $15 fee • $89--checks should be made-out to FHN
  23. 23. Where are AP exams taken? • Most are taken at FHN • Some students may be sent to FHC or FHH if we have too few of students registered for the exam
  24. 24. When are AP exams taken? • 2014 exams run May 5-May 16 • Exam times are set & cannot be adjusted! • In rare instances (two exams conflict with each other) we can allow for a student to take a late exam
  25. 25. 2014 AP Exam Schedule Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon Monday, May 5 Chemistry Environmental Science Psychology Tuesday, May 6 Computer Science A Spanish Language and Culture Art History Wednesday, May 7 Calculus AB Calculus BC Chinese Language and Culture Thursday, May 8 English Literature and Composition Japanese Language and Culture Latin Friday, May 9 English Language and Composition Statistics Studio Art—last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly Teachers should have forwarded students' completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.
  26. 26. 2014 AP Exam Schedule Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon Afternoon 2 p.m. Monday, May 12 Biology Music Theory Physics B Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Tuesday, May 13 United States Government and Politics French Language and Culture Human Geography Wednesday, May 14 German Language and Culture United States History European History Thursday, May 15 Macroeconomics World History Italian Language and Culture Microeconomics Friday, May 16 Comparative Government and Politics Spanish Literature and Culture
  27. 27. Honors, AP, & AC “Drop” Policy Once registered, students cannot drop an honors, AP, or AC class until semester and can only drop if the student earns a D or F first semester!
  28. 28. Possible grants • In the past, bills have been passed through the State of Missouri awarding public high school students taking AP tests in Math or Science • Listen for announcements • FHN Guidance Website • “Like” FHN Guidance on Facebook • Follow us on Twitter @FHNGuidance
  29. 29. Find colleges and universities with AP credit policy: http://tinyurl.com/CollegeAPpolicy
  30. 30. Specific AP Course Information from Teachers AP Biology http://tinyurl.com/APBioFHN AP Art History http://tinyurl.com/APArtHistFHN AP Chemistry http://tinyurl.com/APChemFHN AP Math http://tinyurl.com/APMathFHN AP Studio Art http://tinyurl.com/APArtFHN AP Economics http://tinyurl.com/APEconFHN AP Comm. Arts http://tinyurl.com/APEngFHN AP Physics http://tinyurl.com/APPhysicsFHN AP Social Studies http://tinyurl.com/APSocStFHN

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