WELCOME TO ADVANCED ACADEMICS NIGHT - Class of 2022 Parents and Students
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WELCOME TO ADVANCED ACADEMICS NIGHT Class of 2022 Parents and Students Principal Dean of Instruction Stephanie Hodgins Dr. Velasco
College Board Policy College Board maintains a policy of open access for all student to rigorous, college-level coursework while still in high school with the opportunity to earn college credit and placement through corresponding exams. Willis ISD echoes College Board Policy in that pre-AP and AP courses are open to all students willing to try.
Class Levels¹ and Pathways 9th 10th 11th 12th Level Pre-AP Level Level Level Advanced Placement Pre-AP Pre-AP AP (AP) AP AP Dual Credit Dual Credit (DC) ¹ Students are not required to take advanced academics level courses across all content areas
Advanced Placement Course Options ELAR/RLA Pre-AP Pre-AP AP English III (English AP English IV (English Language & Composition) Literature & Composition) English I English II Social Pre-AP World Geography AP World AP US Gov’t & Politics Studies History AP US History AP Human AP Macroeconomics Geography* AP Psychology * Dependent on School Board Approval for 2020-2021
Advanced Placement Course Options AP AP Chemistry* Pre-AP Chemistry* Sciences Pre-AP Chemistry AP Physics* Biology AP Physics* AP Biology* AP Physics* AP Biology* Mathematics Pre-AP Pre-AP Pre-AP Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Pre-AP Calculus Pre-AP Pre-AP Pre-AP AP Calculus AB Geometry Algebra II Calculus
Advanced Placement Course Options Pre-AP Spanish III AP Spanish IV: Pre-AP Pre-AP Language & Culture Spanish I*** Spanish II AP Spanish IV: AP Spanish V: L.O.T.E. Pre-AP Language & Literature & Culture Pre-AP Culture Spanish II Spanish III Pre-AP AP German IV: German II Pre-AP German III Language & Culture Fine Arts AP Art AP Art *** available to those that took Intro to Spanish, Pre-AP Spanish II is available to those that successfully completed Spanish I in 8th Grade.
College Board AP Exams ELAR/RLA History & Sciences Mathematic World Fine Arts Social Studies s& Languages AP English AP Biology AP Art: 2D Language & Computer & Cultures AP Human Composition Geography AP Chemistry Science AP Spanish AP Art: 3D Language & AP World Culture AP English AP AP Calculus AP Art: History: Modern Literature & Environmental AB AP Spanish Drawing Composition AP European Science* Literature & History* AP Calculus Culture AP Art History* AP Physics I: BC* AP US History AP German Algebra-Based Language & AP Music AP Statistics* Culture Theory* AP US Government & AP Physics II: AP Computer AP Chinese Politics Algebra- Language & Based* Science Culture* AP Principles* Macroeconomics AP French AP Physics C: AP Computer Language & AP Electricity & Culture* Magnetism* Science A* Microeconomics* AP Italian AP Psychology* AP Physics C: Language & Culture* Mechanics* AP Comparative AP Japanese Government &
Scores College Board scores exam on a scale of 1-5, and a weighted combination from the two sections: multiple-choice and free-response. A score of “2” notes that a student is college ready. A score of 3, 4, or 5 may earn a student credit for college courses, depending on college or university and major or program. College Board AP Credit Policy Search or Texas A&M University University of Texas Sam Houston State University
What to Expect In accordance with College Board and Willis ISD open access policy for advanced placement, students and parents need to be aware that expectations for academic work ethics are at a higher level in accordance with the course syllabus. This means: ● Courses move at a more rapid pace ● Students should expect to be more independent learners ● There may be additional course reading and writing (analysis, argue, and defend)
Timeline Deadline for any payments, exam changes, exam cancellations, or late registration Deadline to pay AP exam balance(s); Commit to AP Class(es) deadline for changes to AP Art or Calculus; deadline for exam Register with CB and connect to AP cancellation or late registrations - fees Classroom for each course. incurred. November May 2020 2021 August/ March September 2021 Register for AP Exam AP Exams 2020 Register for spring exams; make down payment for AP Exam(s). Any changes after this date are assessed late fees per College Board.
Timeline for Ordering Fall deadline (November) ● This is the deadline to register for the exam(s) without penalty - with the exception of spring only courses. After this deadline, there is an additional fee of $40. ● A downpayment for each exam is required for exam(s) to be ordered; full payment is due in the spring. ● Canceling or changes after the deadline also incurs the $40 fee per College Board *excluding calculus and art changes. Unused exams incur the same fee ● Changes can be made (fee may apply) until a March deadline. ● Students may qualify for lower exam fee through the Free and Reduced lunch program.
Lone Star College Dual Credit Program http://www.lonestar.edu/dualcredit.htm
What is Dual Credit? Dual Credit is part of Lone Star College System’s Exceptional Admissions program, usually designed for high school students who demonstrate college readiness. The Dual Credit program allows students to earn high school credit and college credit at the same time
Benefits Earn college credit and shorten time needed to obtain a college degree Lower the cost of college Gain college experience while still in a high school supportive environment Enhance high school GPA; Some dual credit courses are weighted higher Many of the classes are fully transferrable to public colleges or universities in Texas
What You Need to Know Grades in dual credit and College Credit only classes become a permanent part of your college record. Students who receive a D or F in a dual credit course are not permitted to continue in the dual credit program.
What Does it Cost? Tuition for Lone Star College System’s dual credit program is currently waived 100% (Not including fees and textbooks). 3hr class- $73 fees (embedded on HS Campus) 6hr class- $133 fees (embedded on HS Campus) Online and on-campus courses may have additional fees Online - $15/credit hour On LSC campus - $20 infrastructure fee/semester
Where to Start Where to start Talk to your HS counselor Complete an application at www.applytexas.org Demonstrate college readiness through test scores (SAT, ACT, TSI, PSAT) Register through HS counselor
TSI Placement Testing Watch Pre Assessment Activity (through MyLoneStar account) No Charge for Initial Test Tests may be administered through the school or on the LSC campus
Things to Remember… You need to know FERPA Bacterial Meningitis Request Transcript
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act The Act prevents the release of certain information held within student records without your written consent, even if the student is under 18 Authorization to Release Student Education Records Form should be completed
Bacterial Meningitis Attending classes at a LSC Campus? Provide the College with proof of vaccination (online submission only) or complete a conscientious objection form Parents must sign this form for a Dual Credit Student Students attending DC classes at a High School campus or online only are exempt
Request Transcript Must request LSC transcript to transfer credits to another college or university Request through your MyLoneStar Account Each official transcript costs $10
STAR Center Tutoring is available FREE of charge Located in the Library Walk-in Tutoring Students can Schedule Appointments Group Tutoring
Things to Remember Always consult with your counselor Prepare to spend 2 hours outside of class for every hour in class Learn your Lone Star ID Number Learn your myLoneStar Username & Password Regularly Check your Lone Star e-mail OR Forward your mail to your personal e-mail address All adds/drops must be completed through your counselor – you cannot drop a class online
Contact Information http://www.lonestar.edu/dualcredit.htm Cameron Edgecomb Outreach Coordinator Cameron.J.Edgecomb@LoneStar.edu
DUAL CREDIT 2020-2021 Christina Henderson Dual Credit Coordinator English 1301/1302 DC Instructor
COURSES OFFERED AT WHS Recommended Classes - Junior Year • English 1301 & 1302 – most colleges in state and out of state take • History 1301 & 1302 – most colleges in state and out of state take • Biology 1406 & 1407 • Math 1314 – College Algebra (1 year or 1 SEM) • Math 1316 – Trigonometry (1 SEM - take junior year if on fast track with CA) Recommended Classes – Senior Year • English 2332 & 2333 • Government 2305 – US Government (1 SEM) • Economics 2301 – (1 SEM) • Government 2306 – Texas Government (1 SEM) • Biology 2401 & 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology • Math 2412 – Pre-Calculus (take first SEM if on fast track) • Math 2413 – Calculus (take second SEM if on fast track)
WHS OFFERS 57 COLLEGE HOURS English 1301 & 1302 – 6 College Credits (hours) History 1301 & 1302 – 6 College Credits Biology 1406 & 1407 – 8 College Credits Math 1314 – College Algebra – 3 College Credits Math 1316 – Trigonometry – 3 College Credits English 2332 & 2333 – 6 College Credits Government 2305 – 3 College Credits Economics 2301 – 3 College Credits Government 2306 – 3 College Credits Biology 2401 & 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology – 8 College Credits Math 2412 – Pre-Calculus – 4 College Credits Math 2413 – Calculus – 4 College Credits
COST If your student takes two 3-hour classes – English & History – it is $133 per semester. Biology has a lab, so it is $96 per semester. If your student took all of the available DC classes (13 hours each semester) junior year, the cost would be $286 per semester. Your student would have 26 college credit hours at the end of his/her junior year. Average for in-state tuition for a Texas university at 12 hours is $4,104 per semester.
CRUCIAL DATES February 7– Application process for Lone Star February 10– Pre-Assessment Activity to take TSI February 10– Lone Star ID number and completion of PA to B111 These are all crucial steps that must be completed prior to testing or the student will not be scheduled for testing and must complete on his/her own. February 19, 20 & 21– TSI Testing – One day for the test Handouts with instructions went to all sophomores who are Pre-AP or who expressed interest and signed up through their English teachers. We have packets here tonight. Remind – for all DC info – 81010 – message line @whsdcinfo
Timeline for Ordering ● Spring only classes have a registration deadline in March. ● Exam fees are $74 and $53 for free and reduced (Only applies if WHS is accepted on Fee Pilot program) ● Registration is through a 3rd party (Total Registration). Fees are paid by check or money order mailed to them, or by credit card. Payment plans are available *will incur a payment fee *Cash not accepted ● Balances not paid in full by the school’s deadline will be canceled and the student will be responsible for the $40 cancellation fee.
Timeline for Ordering ● If a student has registered for an exam, the student’s exam fee will be refunded and the student will be shown as a transfer in the system, allowing the student to register at their new school without additional fees. ● Students MUST register with College Board and enroll in AP Classroom for the courses they take to access course content. ● Student may take exams by self-study. ● DC students may take AP Exams.
Test Dates 2021 AP Test Dates (Links to external site)
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