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Title: Parent Information Evening AP

Parent Information EveningAP Dual Enrollment
  • December 15th 2011
  • SDOHS Faculty

Dual and AP Courses Offered 2012-2013
  • Dual-Through Rio Salado
  • BIO160 (Anatomy)
  • SPA101/102 (Spanish)
  • SPA201/202
  • MAT151 (College Algebra)
  • MAT187 (Pre-Calculus)
  • CRW150 (Creative Writing)
  • COM100 (Communication)
  • ENG101/102(Sr. English)
  • HIS103/104 (American History)
  • PSY101/SOC101
  • CIS105 (Computer Info Systems)
  • Advanced Placement
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Calculus AB BC
  • AP English Language (Jr.)
  • AP English Literature (Sr.)
  • AP World History
  • AP American History
  • AP European History
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP Micro Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Studio Art

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
  • Classes of high rigor, taught by highly qualified
  • The curriculum for each subject is defined by
    College Board located in Princeton, NJ
  • Exam is set and controlled by College Board
  • Each exam costs 87.00
  • Students are awarded Honors points for grades
    (A,B,C) in each class

Benefits Of AP Classes
  • Allows students to pursue college-level studies
    while still in high school
  • Students who take AP Classes have much higher
    college graduation rates than students with the
    same academic capabilities who have not taken AP
    Classes (2005 National Center for Educational
    Accountability NCEA)
  • Many colleges award credits for passing scores
    (3, 4, 5)check universitys policy
  • May Earn AP Scholar distinction for passing
    multiple exams

AP Calculus AB BC
  • Pre-requisite Excelling grade in Pre-Calculus
  • All students in Calc. ABBC are encouraged to
    take the AP Exam and may earn credit at some
    universities with a score or 3, 4, or 5
  • AP Calculus AB or BC exam may meet first year
    college Math/Calculus requirement at some
    universities with a passing score
  • Characteristics of successful students
  • Perseveres in the face of adversity
  • Uses multiple resources to better understand
  • Is self-motivated
  • Utilizes good time-management skills

AP Language and Composition
  • Focus on composition, especially rhetorical
  • Outside reading of books by American authors
    The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible, The Jungle,
    The Great Gatsby, Their Eyes Were Watching God,
    The Tipping Point, Wild Thoughts from Wild
    Places, Walden, and one choice of book group book
  • Credit awarded by university may transfer as
    Composition 101 or 102 credit. (Check college
  • Exam format
  • (3 essays)
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Argumentation essay
  • Synthesis/Argument essay
  • 50-55 Critical reading multiple choice questions
  • Further questions about this class please contact

English Literature and Composition
  • Careful, close reading and critical analysis of
    works of literary merit
  • Authors chosen from AP English Course Description
    for the Eng Lit Comp Exam or those appearing on
    previous AP Lit exams
  • Structure, style, theme, as well as literary and
    rhetorical elements such as figurative language,
    imagery, symbolism, tone
  • Course includes intensive study of representative
    works from various genres and periods
  • Writing assignments emphasize refinement of
    personal expression and style at level equivalent
    to composition assignments at freshman college
  • Critical analysis makes up bulk of student
    writingannotation, free-writing, creative
    projects, and reading journals also incorporated
  • Students given frequent opportunities to write
    and revise formal analysis papers, in addition to
    many timed, in class essays

AP Studio Art
  • For students seriously interested in the
    practical experience of art
  • Highly recommended that students have previous
    art training
  • Students submit portfolios for evaluation at the
    end of the school year
  • Benefits
  • increasing the possibility that they will receive
  • complete a focused portfolio
  • Pre-requisites
  • Intro to Art
  • Drawing 1-2
  • Drawing 3-4/Placement Criteria
  • Grades 11, 12

AP Psychology
  • Students in grades 11 and 12
  • Systematic and scientific study of the behavior
    and mental processes of human beings.
  • Explore the world from a variety of perspectives
  • Assume the responsibility of reasoning,
    analyzing, and understanding
  • Explorations and discoveries made by
    psychologists over the past century
  • Differing approaches adopted by psychologists,
    including the biological, behavioral, cognitive,
    humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural
  • How psychologists think

Dual Enrollment Classes/Program
  • Students are enrolled in both high school and
    college-level classes concurrently ( Rio Salado
    Community College)
  • Earn both high school and college credits
    concurrently (College credit awarded for grades
    A, B, or C)
  • The fees for the college credits are the same as
    Maricopa Community Colleges (see handout)
  • Credits are directly transferred to the three
    Arizona State Universities (see
  • Must limit absences to less than six per semester
  • Must have responsible work and study habits

Dual Enrollment classes at SDOHS 2012-2013
  • ACCUPLACER Testing at OConnor March 12-16 for
  • ENG101/102
  • MAT151
  • MAT187
  • All other classes require a passing score for
    AIMS Reading and/or Writing

Information From Rio Salado Community College
  • From The Community College Perspective .
  • Thanks!!!!

Question Answer Session
  • All Participants .
  • Parents
  • Rio
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Counselors
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