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Title: Honors, AP and Gifted and Talented Options for the Class of 2013


1
Welcome to John F. Kennedy
  • Honors, AP and Gifted and Talented Options for
    the Class of 2013

2
What is a Honors Course?
  • Honors courses are rigorous, intellectually
    challenging courses that are open to all students
    who meet the placement criteria.
  • Honors courses are available in 9th grade
    Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies
    classes.

3
General Qualities of Honors Students
  • Advanced vocabulary in subject area.
  • Ability to learn at an accelerated pace.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to communicate their ideas.
  • Highly motivated for success.
  • Willingness to take an intellectual risk.

4
Honors Placement Criteria
  • Incoming students with a total cumulative GPA of
    an A- or better (3.67 or higher) are
    automatically placed in Honors 9 sections.
  • Students with a total cumulative GPA of B or
    lower (less than 3.67) may apply for Honors 9
    placement.

5
Honors Applications
  • Requirements for consideration
  • A Teacher recommendation if B average or lower.
  • A Student self-recommendation.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 13
February 2009
Application forms can be found online at
http//www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/departments/gifte
d_and_talented (on your Honors Placement Criteria
handout)
6
Advanced Placement
  • A program developed by the College Board
  • Students pursue college-level studies while in
    high school.
  • More than 15,000 schools world wide participate
    in the AP program, including 60 of U. S. high
    schools.
  • One out of three high school graduates takes an
    AP course in high school.

7
Advanced Placement Courses
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered in
    Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and
    Social Studies.
  • AP exams for all AP classes are given in May
    following a tight protocol established by the
    College board.
  • Students scoring a 3 or higher on the exam
    generally earn college credit.

8
Benefits of the AP Program
  • AP courses teach develop writing skills,
    problem-solving techniques, and study habits that
    prepare students for the rigor of college
    academics.
  • Success in AP coursework is a solid indicator of
    future success in college.
  • Kennedy High School offers 14 AP Courses
  • Course selection is flexible! You can pick and
    choose courses according to the students
    interests and abilities.

9
Benefits of the AP Program
  • AP students are better prepared academically 85
    of AP students continue their education beyond
    high school
  • Students whose scores exempt them from
    introductory courses do better in subsequent
    higher-level course than those who actually take
    the college introductory course

10
  • One of the best standard predictors of academic
    success at Harvard is performance on Advanced
    Placement Examinations.
  • William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions
    Financial Aid, Harvard University

11
Benefits of the AP Program
  • AP students are more likely to complete a
    bachelors degree in 4 years or less
  • 29 graduation rate for non AP
  • 45 if 1 AP course taken
  • 61 if 2 or more AP courses taken.
  • AP students are more likely to choose challenging
    majors, graduate with a double major, and
    continue to post-graduate studies (Ph.D, law
    school, medical school, etc.)

12
Weighted Grades
  • Students enrolled in AP classes earn weighted
    grades due to the increased level of academic
    rigor in these classes.
  • GPAs for AP classes will have .8 added to their
    value.
  • Students must complete all terms of a AP level
    course to earn the weighted grade.
  • Students in Honors classes do not earn weighted
    grades per School Board policy.

13
Advanced Placement, Honors and Scheduling

14
4 Year Course Planner GRADE 9 T1 T2 T3 T4
 
15
4 Year Course Planner GRADE 10 T1 T2 T3 T4
 
Concurrent Registration acceptable
16
4 Year Course Planner GRADE 11 T1 T2 T3 T4
 
17
4 Year Course Planner GRADE 12 T1 T2 T3 T4
 
18
Thank You for Attending!
  • Please join us Thursday, 29 January at 600pm in
    the Media Center
  • Intended Audience
  • Parents of incoming 9th-12th grade Kennedy
    students
  • Agenda
  • Review of Honors and AP Program
  • AP Honors Courses and Course Descriptions
  • Meet AP Teachers
  • Additional Time for Questions

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