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AP Presentation Parent Night


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Brandeis' Academic Dean's presentation from the Advance Placement night at Brandeis High School - January 2010.

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AP Presentation Parent Night

  1. 1. <ul><li>The Advanced Placement Program </li></ul><ul><li>Louis D. Brandeis High School </li></ul>
  2. 2. San Antonio Express News February 10, 2008 <ul><li>“ According to that study, taking difficult classes, especially math, may be the single most important predictor of how well a student will do in college. Of those students who took Calculus in high school, for example, 83 percent earned a bachelor’s degree, compared with 39% who only made it through Algebra II.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brandeis High School’s AP Program <ul><li>Brandeis offers over 50 pre-AP and AP courses </li></ul><ul><li>Tests scored 3 and above indicate potential college credit given for exam </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brandeis Pre-AP and AP Courses <ul><li>English I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>English II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>English III AP </li></ul><ul><li>English III AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>English IV AP </li></ul><ul><li>English IV AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Pre Calculus H </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus AB AP </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus AB AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus BC AP </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus BC AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics AP </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Biology I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Biology II AP </li></ul><ul><li>Biology II AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Physics I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Physics B AP </li></ul><ul><li>Physics C AP </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental AP </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy/Physiology Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>World Geography Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>World History Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>World History AP </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History AP </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Government AP </li></ul><ul><li>Macro Economics AP </li></ul><ul><li>Music Theory AP </li></ul><ul><li>Studio Art AP </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science I Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science I AP </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science II H </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science IS H </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brandeis Pre-AP and AP Courses (Cont.) <ul><li>Spanish II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish III Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish III Pre-AP Dual </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish IV AP </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish V AP </li></ul><ul><li>French II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>French III Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>French IV AP </li></ul><ul><li>German II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>German III Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>German IV AP </li></ul><ul><li>Latin II Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Latin III Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Latin IV AP </li></ul>
  6. 6. Responsibilities of AP Students <ul><li>A willingness to actively engage with sophisticated concepts </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to be judged by rigorous, college-level standards </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to complete longer and more complex nightly assignments </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to complete the AP </li></ul><ul><li>examination in May </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of the AP Program for Students <ul><li>Students earn college credit and/or placement at over 3200 colleges and universities if they successfully complete an AP Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Students gain college-level analytical and study skills </li></ul><ul><li>Students gain academic confidence </li></ul>
  8. 8. WHAT COUNTS IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 2004 NACAC Survey College Admissions Officials
  9. 9. The AP Exams <ul><li>Administered in May </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately three hours long </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of multiple-choice and </li></ul><ul><li>free-response questions </li></ul><ul><li>Free-response questions graded </li></ul><ul><li>by college professors and AP </li></ul><ul><li>teachers in June </li></ul>
  10. 10. Advanced Placement Examinations Interpretation of Grades 5 — Extremely Well Qualified 4 — Well Qualified 3 — Qualified 2 — Possibly Qualified 1 — No Recommendation
  11. 11. Who Receives AP ® Grades? <ul><li>AP Grade Reports are sent in July to students, high schools, and colleges designated by individual students. </li></ul><ul><li>High school principals receive a special AP Grade Report in August for all classes in which five or more students completed the AP Examination. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cost of AP Exams Current enrolled students $16.00 Free and Reduced Lunch $ 8.00
  13. 13. Most students take five or six years, and sometimes even longer, to earn their bachelor’s degrees at public colleges and universities. Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years. A 2008 study found that AP students had better four-year graduation rates than those who did not take AP. For example, graduation rates for AP English Literature students were 62 percent higher than graduation rates for those who took other English courses in high school. Because more than 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States offer credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores, AP students have the flexibility to double major or study abroad without putting at risk graduation in four years.
  14. 14. UT San Antonio -AP Credit Earned $ 372.00 / 3-hour course <ul><li>Calculus AB 3 MAT 1214 </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus BC 3 MAT 1214,1223 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 3 CHE 1103 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 4 CHE 1103, 1303 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Language 2 SPN 1014, 1024 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Language 3 SPN 1014, 1024, </li></ul><ul><li> 2013, 2023 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Language 4 SPN 1014, 1024, 2013, </li></ul><ul><li> 2023, (SPN elective, </li></ul><ul><li> 3 hrs upper division) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Literature 3 (SPN Lit elective, </li></ul><ul><li> 3 hrs. upper division) </li></ul>
  15. 15. St Mary’s Univ. - AP Credit Earned $1827.00 / 3-hour course <ul><li>Biology 4-5 BL1301 </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus AB 3-5 MT 2412 </li></ul><ul><li>English Language 3 EN1311 </li></ul><ul><li>Macroeconomics 3 EC2310 </li></ul><ul><li>Music Theory 3 MU1321, MU1322 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Govt. & Politics 4 PO1311 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History 3 HS1301, HS1302 </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>UT Austin -- AP Credit Earned </li></ul><ul><li>$1750.00 /3 hour-course – flat rate </li></ul><ul><li>Biology 5 BIO 311 C, 311D </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 4-5 CH 301, 302, 204 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science A 4-5 CS 305J </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science AB 4-5 CS 305J/CS 307 </li></ul><ul><li>Macroeconomics 4-5 ECO 304L </li></ul><ul><li>English - Language 3-5 RHE 306 </li></ul><ul><li>English - Literature 4-5 E 316K </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.History 4-5 HIS 315K, 15L </li></ul><ul><li>World History 4-5 HIS 306N </li></ul>
  17. 17. The AP Effect <ul><li>Students are… </li></ul><ul><li>better prepared academically. </li></ul><ul><li>more likely to choose challenging majors. </li></ul><ul><li>likely to complete more college-level work. </li></ul><ul><li>likely to perform significantly better than students who did not take AP courses. </li></ul><ul><li>more likely to exercise leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>more likely to graduate with a double major. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Email from Stacey –former NISD AP and Dual Credit Student <ul><li>Since you don't have to claim all of your AP credits, I claimed only </li></ul><ul><li>the ones that were toward my major: 22 ($12833). That's a </li></ul><ul><li>semester and a half worth of courses. By the time spring registration </li></ul><ul><li>came around, I was able to register earlier than other first-year </li></ul><ul><li>students and get the classes, professors, and times that I wanted. </li></ul><ul><li>No more 8:00 classes! =) Also, I have 19 credits that I did not </li></ul><ul><li>claim, and as it turns out, I may go back and claim some of those </li></ul><ul><li>credits in order to take higher-level biology courses (recall I am a </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Engineering major and do not need biology, but am curious </li></ul><ul><li>as to see my alternative options). </li></ul><ul><li>It's great knowing that I don't have to take basic courses here. </li></ul><ul><li>College courses are harder, more time consuming, and faster-paced </li></ul><ul><li>than high school classes. Not having to take basic courses like </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetoric, Literature, and Economics allows me to focus on the classes </li></ul><ul><li>toward my major, such as Computer Programming, Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Physics, and Differential Calculus. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Students who take longer to graduate from a public college or university typically pay between $8,000 and $19,000 for each additional year. The typical college cost per year for a four-year public institution is $7,662 for in-state students and $18,529 for out-of-state students.2
  20. 20. Taking AP increases eligibility for scholarships and makes candidates more attractive to colleges. 31 percent of colleges and universities consider a student’s AP experience when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.3 85 percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions.4
  21. 21. “ We often observe a discernible difference between students without any AP experience, who typically only devote a few hours to homework each week, and AP students, who have had to develop the time management skills and the discipline to do the type of time-consuming intellectual work that is required to be successful in college.” ─ Spencer A. Benson Director, Center for Teaching Excellence Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics University of Maryland