#### Transcript ap information night - Loudoun County Public Schools

INFORMATION NIGHT Stone Bridge High School Considerations Work Ethic Maturity Organizational Skills “Passion” for Subject Rigorous Pace Taking Initiative—seeking assistance Independent Work Cooperative Learning More Considerations Realistic Time Commitments Balance Grading Learning Curve AP Exam AP Weighting 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 _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ 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) _____ _____ 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 _____ 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) .5 .5 2 Total _____ 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 _____ _____ Diploma Requirements Standard Diploma _____ Grade 8 *1 6 Verified Credits 2 2 2 2 3 1 .5 .5 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 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 70 Multiple Choice Question: 55 minutes Three Essays: 130 minute—compare/contrast, change over time, document based question (DBQ) Five Areas Foundations: 8000 BCE-600 BCE 600 BCE- 600 CE 600 CE- 1450 CE 1450 CE – 1750 CE 1750 CE – 1900 CE 1900 CE – Present Scores 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: • 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: • 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 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 Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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