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Title: Welcome To AP Parent Night


1
Welcome To AP Parent Night
2
Graduation With Distinction
  • Statistics show that students who take the AP
    classes and tests are more likely to graduate
    from a four-year university.
  • A recent study shows that 57 percent of the
    students who passed an AP test in high school
    earned a bachelors degree within five years.

3
Graduation With Distinction
  • Compare 37 percent of the students who took the
    AP test, but did not pass it, earned a degree.
  • Compare 17 percent of the students who did not
    take an AP test, earned a degree within five
    years.
  • Taking the AP Class and its test makes a big
    difference in success.

4
AP Program At Millikan
  • Millikans AP Program is on the move ranked as
    one of Americas top five percent of high schools
    last year by Newsweek.
  • Millikan teachers have their courses audited by
    the College Board for university rigor yet have
    experience in making work relevant to high school
    students.
  • AP courses increase your childs college
    opportunities because course rigor improves GPA
    and is part of admissions criteria.

5
How Is College Credit Awarded
  • Each university has its own policy on accepting
    AP credit.
  • Visit the College Board Web site at
    http//www.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.j
    sp
  • Tips for navigation search by college or visit
    the individual college web site and type in AP
    Credit Policy

6
Upper Tier Universities (Private, UC)
  • Search via college board, may need to enter AP
    Credits at the collegiate site.
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Accepts 4, 5
  • Sample credits
  • ArtHistory of Art 4 or 5 6 hours AH 31-32
  • Biology 4 or 5 8 hours BISC 11-12 Chemistry 4 or
    5 8 hours CHEM 11-12
  • Economics Macroeconomics 4 or 5 3 hours ECON 12
    English Language and Composition 4 or 5 3 hours
    ENGL 99 English Literature and Composition 5 6
    hours ENGL 51-52 4 3 hours ENGL 52

7
Local and State Universities
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Available at College Board Site
  • Accepts 3 or above, depending on the course
  • Sample Credits
  • AP Exam for Biology (AP20) Score of 3 B.1a Life
    Science w/lab BIOL 200 - 4 units, 2 units BIOL
    electives Biology (AP20) Score of 4 B.1a Life
    Science w/lab BIOL 211A - 5 units, 1 unit BIOL
    elective Biology (AP20) Score of 5
  • Language Comp (AP36) Score of 3-5 A.1 ENGL 100
    - 3 units, 3 units ENGL electives
    EnglishLiterature Comp (AP37) Score of 3-5 A.1
    C.2a ENGL 100 - 3 units, ENGL 180 - 3 units

8
Guidelines for Parents
  • Parents can help their children succeed in AP
    classes

9
When Parents Are Involved
  • Students achieve more--despite socioeconomic
    status and parents level of education.
  • Students exhibit more positive attitudes and
    behavior about their education.

10
  • In fact, according to their research, The most
    accurate predictor of a students achievement in
    school is the extent to which that students
    family is able to
  • (1) create a home environment that encourages
    learning
  • (2) communicate high, yet reasonable,
    expectations for their childrens achievement and
    future careers and
  • (3) become involved in their childrens
    education.

11
How To Support Your AP Student
  • Provide a quiet place at home for study.
  • Insist that students accept responsibility for
    learning and behavior.
  • 3. Model the importance of life-long learning.

12
Supporting Your AP Student
  • Establish high expectations. Do not accept
    minimum effort or indifference to quality work.
  • Know what is expected. Communicate questions or
    concerns to teachers.
  • Insist on good attendance.

13
Each Student Will Be Expected to
  • Learn independently and appreciate learning.
  • Solve problems know where and how to get
    relevant information.
  • 3. Analyze and synthesize knowledge.
  • 4. Be a creative and imaginative thinker.
  • 5. Have good collaborative skills.

14
Each Student Will Be Expected to
  • 6. Have a strong foundation in traditional course
    areas.
  • 7. Possess good speaking, writing, reading, and
    listening skills.
  • 8. Recognize values and underlying biases.
  • 9. Engage in disciplined work habits.
  • 10. Respect honest differences of opinion and
    ambiguity.

15
Award Levels
  • AP Scholar
  • Receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP
    Exams
  • AP Scholar With Honor
  • Receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all
    AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five
    or more of these exams.

16
Award Levels
  • AP Scholar With Distinction
  • Average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams
    taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more
    of the exams.
  • AP State Scholar
  • Average grade of at least 3 or higher on the
    greatest number of exams (at least three exams),
    and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5)
    on all AP Exams taken.

17
AP Award Levels
  • National AP Scholar
  • Receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP
    Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight
    or more of these exams.

18
Works Cited
  • Dougherty, Chrys, Mellor, Lynn, Jian, Shuling,
    Jian. The Relationship Between
    Advanced Placement and College Graduation.
    The National Center for Educational
    Accountability, 2005.
  • DuFour, Richard and Robert Eaker. Professional
    Learning Communities At Work. Bloomington
    National Education Service, 1998.
  • Mathews, Jay. A Chart Exposes High School
    Malpractice. washingtonpost.com.
    Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
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