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INFORMATION
NIGHT
Stone Bridge High School
Considerations
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Work Ethic
Maturity
Organizational Skills
“Passion” for Subject
Rigorous Pace
Taking Initiative—seeking
assistance
Independent Work
Cooperative Learning
More Considerations
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Realistic Time
Commitments
Balance
Grading
Learning Curve
AP Exam
AP Weighting
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1.0 added to quality
points
C+ 2.3 + 1.0= 3.3
Exam must be taken
$83 exam fee
Plan of Studies
Plan of Studies Worksheet
Plan of Studies Worksheet
(2013-2014 Sophomores and Juniors)
(2013-2014 Seniors)
Name: _____________________________ Current Grade: _______ ID#: ______________
Name: _____________________________ Current Grade: _______ ID#: ______________
Grade 7
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
English 9
Grade 10
English 10
Grade 11
English 11
Grade 12
English 12
Math
Math
Math
(Math)
Science
Science
Science
(Science)
World History/
Geography I
World History/
Geography II
U.S. History
U.S. & Virginia
Government
Health/P.E. 9
Health/P.E. 10
(World
Language I)
(World
Language II)
(World Language III
or another World
Language)
(Second Year of
another World
Language)
Total
Credits
Total
Credits
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Credits
English
History/Social Science
Math
Science
Health & Physical Education
World Language, Fine Arts
or Career & Technical Educ.
Electives (at least two
4
3
3
3
2
sequential electives)
Total
*Student Selected Test
Verified
Credits
2
1
1
1
1
22
Minimum of 24 Credits Required
Credits
English
History/Social Science
Math
Science
Health & Physical Education
World Language (3 of one or 2
4
4
4
4
2
each of two)
Fine Arts or Career &
Technical Education
Electives
6
*1
6
Grade 10
English 10
Grade 11
English 11
Grade 12
English 12
Math
Math
Math
(Math)
Science
Science
Science
(Science)
World History/
Geography I
World History/
Geography II
U.S. History
U.S. & Virginia
Government
Health/P.E. 9
Health/P.E. 10
Personal Finance
and Economics
(World
Language I)
(World
Language II)
(World Language III
or another World
Language)
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Verified
Credits
2
2
2
2
3
Credits
English
History/Social Science
Math
Science
Health & Physical Education
World Language, Fine Arts
or Career & Technical Educ.
Economics
Personal Finance
4
3
3
3
2
sequential electives)
24
*1
9
Total
* Student Selected Test
Verified
Credits
2
1
1
1
2
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Credits
English
History/Social Science
Math
Science
Health & Physical Education
World Language (3 of one or 2
4
4
4
4
2
Fine Arts or Career &
Technical Education
Economics
Personal Finance
Electives
4
22
Minimum of 26 Credits Required
each of two)
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.5
2
Total
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Advanced Studies Diploma
Minimum of 22 Credits Required
Electives (at least two
1
(Second Year of
another World
Language)
Diploma Requirements
Standard Diploma
Advanced Studies Diploma
Minimum of 22 Credits Required
Grade 9
English 9
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Diploma Requirements
Standard Diploma
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Grade 8
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6
Verified
Credits
2
2
2
2
3
1
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3
Total
26
*1
9
For course descriptions, access the 2013-2014 Program of Studies on the LCPS website.
For course descriptions, access the 2013-2014 Program of Studies on the LCPS website.
http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/1/Program%20of%20Studies%20hs%202
013%20English.pdf
http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/1/Program%20of%20Studies%20hs%202
013%20English.pdf
Social Sciences
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Advanced Placement Program Goals
Inclusion
Communication/Awareness of the
Community
Academic Rigor: Complex, Ambiguous,
Provocative, Emotional
Preparation of Students
World History Examination
Three Hours and Five minutes long
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70 Multiple Choice Question: 55 minutes
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Three Essays: 130 minute—compare/contrast, change over time,
document based question (DBQ)
Five Areas
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Foundations: 8000 BCE-600 BCE
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600 BCE- 600 CE
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600 CE- 1450 CE
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1450 CE – 1750 CE
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1750 CE – 1900 CE
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1900 CE – Present
Scores
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5 with 3, 4, 5 as passing grades
Habits of Mind
The AP World History course addresses habits of mind in two categories: (1)
those addressed by any rigorous history course, and (2) those addressed by
a world history course.
Four habits of mind are in the first category:
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• Constructing and evaluating arguments: using evidence to make plausible arguments
• Using documents and other primary data: developing the skills necessary to analyze
point of view and context, and to understand and interpret information
• Assessing continuity and change over time and over different world regions
• Understanding diversity of interpretations through analysis of context, point of view,
and frame of reference
Five habits of mind are in the second category:
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• Seeing global patterns and processes over time and space while connecting local
developments to global ones
• Comparing within and among societies, including comparing societies’ reactions to
global processes
• Considering human commonalities and differences
• Exploring claims of universal standards in relation to culturally diverse ideas
• Exploring the persistent relevance of world history to contemporary
Stone Bridge +
World History
For the seven years the exam has been given in Loudoun
County, over 82 % of SBHS students pass the exam with a
score of 3, 4, or 5. National average pass rate hovers
approximately around 50-55 % with a low of 48% and a high
of 57%.
Sample Essays:
*Compare and contrast early Mesopotamian and Chinese river valley
civilizations in three of the following areas: religion, political
institutions, and intellectual achievements, or society.
*Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of
the following civilizations during the last centuries of the classical
era.
Chinese, 100 CE to 600 CE
Roman, 100 CE to 600 CE
Indian, 300 CE to 600 CE
Math Progression
Algebra I
Students MUST have a strong grasp
of Algebra I concepts to be successful
in math and science!
What did students earn on their
midterm and final exams to
demonstrate long term
retention/comprehension?
Are students able to perform
Algebra with and without a
calculator?
How did the student perform on
the Algebra I SOL? Students
should retake Algebra I if they
failed the Algebra I SOL test.
Math may not be the passion for
the students who enroll in this
course.
Geometry
Students MUST have a strong grasp
of Algebra I concepts!
How did the student perform on the
Algebra I Midterm Exam, Algebra I
Final Exam, and the Algebra I SOL?
Students MUST realize “Geometry is
like a language!”… Students must
recall and apply vocabulary!
Math may not be the passion for the
students who enroll in this course.
Functions, Algebra, and Data Analysis
This course is a bridge between
Algebra I and Algebra II.
How did the student perform on
the Algebra I Midterm Exam,
Algebra I Final Exam, and the
Algebra I SOL?
Students looking to strengthen
Algebra I skills should enroll.
Algebra II
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Students MUST have a
strong grasp of Algebra I
concepts!
How did the student
perform on the Algebra I
Midterm Exam, Algebra I
Final Exam, and the
Algebra I SOL?
Math may not be the
passion for the students
who enroll in this course.
Algebra II/Trigonometry
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Students MUST have a passion for
mathematics
and be self-motivated!
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Students MUST have a strong
grasp of Algebra I concepts! Did
students earn “A”s on their
midterm and final exams to
demonstrate long term
retention/comprehension?
Did the student score “Pass
Advanced on the Algebra I SOL?
If a student is enrolled in this
course, he/she should be enrolled
in higher science courses as well.
This course has a common assessment
for the midterm and final exam.
Algebra II/Trigonometry
* Algebra 2 with Trig is designed to teach ALL of Algebra 2 and the first semester of Precalculus
in a one year course. It is FAST paced and requires students to practice and read on their own
outside of class.
This course is recommended for freshman and sophomores ... not juniors or seniors.
* Please advise the parent that the Alg2Trig course is a designated HONORS course, and as such, the curriculum,
scope and sequence are not only laid out for us, BUT we are strictly bound to the use of certain county-wide defined
assessments as well. ALL parents are advised on back-to-school night that this course is a fast-paced, high intensity
course that requires vast amounts of work both inside and outside the classroom. For some students who have
always been "good at math,“ this course will make them feel like one might feel when they are trying to get a drink
of water out of a fire hydrant.
In regards to homework: I advise parents that if their child EVER comes home from school and asserts that they were not
assigned homework in Alg2Trig that day, then they should call the main office to find out when my funeral is and where to send
the flowers, because if I am STILL BREATHING, their kid has homework! And that does include homework over breaks - even the
really LONG breaks. As far as homework assignments go, they can be hard to shorten as we cover so much in class so the
homework covers a lot as well. Homework is not assigned to students in order to give them busy work or bog them down in work.
Homework is assigned in order to provide practice for the students
so they can be successful on tests and quizzes
in order to understand concepts.
Prob Stats / Discrete Math
*These courses span all disciplines.
*Students will enhance creative problem
solving ability through verbal and written
communication.
*Students will learn to think differently.
Discrete Math Topics include:
Code breaking
Voting Methods
Fair Division
The Mathematics of Apportionment
Methods of Best Path (Traveling Salesman
Problem)
Graph Theory
Fractal Geometry
Advanced Functions and Modeling
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This course is a bridge
between Algebra II and
Advanced Algebra/Precalculus.
How did the student perform
on the Algebra II SOL?
Students looking to strengthen
Algebra II skills should enroll.
Students will be exposed to
real world mathematics by
completing labs.
Advanced Algebra/Precalculus
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Students should have a
passion for mathematics, a
STRONG grasp of Algebra II
concepts, and intentions to
enroll in Calculus at some
point!
Students MUST have a strong
grasp of Algebra II concepts!
Did students earn “A”s on
their midterm and final exams
to demonstrate long term
retention/comprehension?
How did the student perform
on the Algebra II SOL? Did
the student pass the Algebra
II SOL test?
Mathematical Analysis
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Students MUST have a
passion for mathematics
and be self-motivated!
Students MUST have a
strong grasp of Algebra II
and Trigonometry concepts!
Did the student score “Pass
Advanced” on the Algebra II
SOL test?
If a student is enrolled in
this course, he/she should
be enrolled in higher science
courses as well.
This course has a common assessment
for the midterm and final exam.
Advanced Placement Calculus AB
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Students MUST have a
passion for mathematics
and be self-motivated!
Students MUST have a
strong grasp of Algebra and
Precalculus concepts!
Students MUST be able to
justify their solutions by
applying mathematical
language.
If a student is enrolled in
this course, he/she should
be enrolled in higher science
courses as well.
This course has a defined county-wide assessment.
Advanced Placement Calculus BC
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Students MUST have a passion
for mathematics
and be self-motivated!
Students MUST have a strong
grasp of Algebra and
Precalculus concepts!
Students MUST be able to
justify their solutions by
applying mathematical
language.
If a student is enrolled in this
course, he/she should be
enrolled in higher science
courses as well.
This course has a defined county-wide assessment.
Multivariable Calculus
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Students MUST have a
passion for
mathematics and
be self-motivated!
Students must pass the
AP Calculus BC Exam
with at least a 3; earn
500 or higher on both
the Critical Reading
and Writing sections of
the SAT; or earn a
combined score of 21
or higher on the ACT.
Advanced Placement Statistics
This course incorporates a lot of reading
and writing as well as lab applications.
Check student’s Reading Level.
How did the student perform on the
Algebra II SOL? If the student struggled
in Alg II and is NOT recommended for
Precalculus, do not take AP Stats.
Students MUST be self-motivated, enjoy
real-world applications, and be able to
reason word problems. We recommend
students wait to take this their senior
year.
**Colleges report most majors require a stats
class. Taking the AP can give students credit
or a head start.
This course has a defined county-wide assessment.
Computer Mathematics &
Advanced Placement Computer Science A
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This course spans all
disciplines.
Students will enhance
creative problem solving
ability.
Students will learn to think
differently.
These courses are beneficial
for students pursuing Math,
Engineering, and Science
degrees or careers.
This course has a county-wide assessment.
AP Literature
AP English
Lit. vs. Lang.
READING:
READING:
Novels – 6 in total
Plays – 1-2 (Shakespeare)
Poetry Selection
Skills in reading to
consider effect of literary
techniques on meaning
WRITING:
In class time essays
Creative writing
AP Language
Non-Fiction Focus
3 longer texts
Various essays, speeches and
letters
Focus on
how language
contributed to
meaning –
Multiple Choice Skills
(reading critically)
Analysis – of form
and content
Essays – formal,
timed, writings
Focusing on
analysis
Focus on Rhetoric – the art of
persuasion - technique
WRITING:
In class time essays
Writing in the various modes
(Exposition, narrative,
persuasive etc.)
Emphasis on Argumentation
**Language: Students are
expected to read and discuss
current events from multiple media
sources.
AP Science
AP Science Courses offered:
Prerequisite
Biology
Biology
Co-Req:
Chemistry
Teacher
Sarah Kelly
Janet Cascio
Teacher’s Email
[email protected]
[email protected]
Chemistry
Chemistry
Robert Mandes
Aaron Dobbs
[email protected]
[email protected]
Physics C
Physics &
Pre-Calculus
Co-Req:
AB Calculus
Tim Gresh
[email protected]
No grade required, but an A/B average and passing SOL scores are
encouraged
Stone Bridge High School
2013 AP Exam Schedule
Morning Session
Afternoon Session
7:45 AM
12:45 PM
Monday, May 6
Chemistry
Psychology
Tuesday, May 7
Computer Science A
Spanish Language
Wednesday, May 8
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Thursday, May 9
English Literature
Latin
Friday, May10
English Language
Statistics
Studio Art (portfolios due)
Monday, May 13
Biology
Physics C: Mechanics
Tuesday, May 14
Government & Politics
Government (Comparative)
French Language
Wednesday, May 15
German Language
U.S. History
Thursday, May 16
Macroeconomics
World History
Friday, May 17
Human Geography
Microeconomics