ADVANCED ACADEMICS AND DUAL CREDIT Advanced Academics and
ADVANCED ACADEMICS AND DUAL CREDIT Advanced Academics and Dual Credit Agenda Introductions Advanced Academics and Dual Credit Options
Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate PSEO PLTW, CLEP, and MCTC in the classroom Questions People to Know Counselors Loretta Collins (A-D)
Herb Crowell (E-J) Amy Webster (K-M) John Pemberton (N-Sa) Teresa Savage (Sc-Z) IB Coordinator Jeanne Dobson Why Advanced Academics? Preparation for college Recognition by college admissions office Potential savings on tuition Depends
on receiving institution Question to ask: Does the credit count toward graduation or used for placement in higher level classes? Avoiding college remedial courses; 1/3 of MPS graduates take a remedial class in college Advanced Placement Courses Advanced Placement (AP)
AP courses are college level classes that students take at Washburn More academically challenging than regular classes Great preparation for future advanced courses at Washburn Potential college credit Classes offered at Washburn: AP English Literature and Comp (10th grade) AP Human Geography (9th grade)
AP Statistics Testing in May (score range: 1-5) International Baccalaureate (IB) International Baccalaureate (IB) IB courses are college level classes that students take here at Washburn
Known for setting high standards and emphasizing creative and critical thinking. Students are responsible for their own learning, choosing topics and devising their own projects, while teachers act more as supervisors or mentors than sources of facts. Emphasizes research and encourages students to learn from their peers. IB Certificate IB WHS Medallion IB Diploma IB Courses at Washburn
Group 1 (Language and Literature) Physics SL* or HL Chemistry SL Biology SL or HL IB DP SL Sports, Exercise and Health Science Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) SL Language and
Literature HL Literature HL Group 2 (Language Acquisition) Spanish SL and HL French SL and HL Group 3 (Individuals and Societies) History HL History SL
Group 4 (Experimental Sciences) Group 5 (Mathematics) Math Studies SL Math SL Math HL Group 6 (The Arts) Visual Arts SL or HL Music SL*
IB Diploma/Medallion Timeline Sophmore Year Have to plan for completing P.E. and Health requirements Diploma Programme information sessions: Take place during registration Choose from the following Diploma Programme options: full IB diploma, WHS IB medallion, or participant
Establish a habit of service- explore different community volunteering options. Experiences from the summer after sophomore year can be used for official Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) experiences. JUNIOR YEAR SEMESTER 1 Double check with counselors and IB coordinator that your schedule is correct for the programme that you have selected. Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Extended Essay (EE) Students meet with the coordinator to
begin choosing their topics; the coordinator will begin the process with the student to match up with an EE supervisor. Ensure that you are scheduled to begin Theory of Knowledge class for second semester. Register for May exams- juniors can take (but are not required to) up to two SL exams -- DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE!!! JUNIOR YEAR SEMESTER 2
Begin Theory of Knowledge class. Various internal assessments (IAs) due- refer to assessment calendar. Work on CAS requirements and record reflections in ManageBac. May exams- External assessments in up to two IB subjects. Refer to exam calendar. Meet with your EE supervisor before the end of the school year to establish a timeline that works for the two of you. Example: EE outline emailed to supervisor by July 15th and complete a rough draft by the first day of school.
SENIOR YEAR SEMESTER 1 Double check with counselors and IB coordinator that your schedule is correct for the programme that you have selected. Ensure that you are signed up for the second section of TOK. Extended Essay
Turn in rough draft on the day you and your supervisor have agreed to Meet with supervisor periodically over quarter 1 to work on final draft. Turn in final EE draft! Various IAs due refer to assessment calendar. Work on CAS requirements and record reflections in ManageBac. Register for May exams- DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE!!! Work on college application essays SENIOR YEAR SEMESTER 2 Study for May exams. Take advantage of after
school tutoring and special sessions to prepare for the exams. Finish CAS requirements and record reflections in ManageBac. Various IAs due- refer to assessment calendar. May exams- External assessments in all IB subjects (except anticipated subjects taken junior year). Refer to exam calendar. June- Graduation! PSEO POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS The Minnesota Legislature created Post-Secondary Enrollment Options programs in 1985 to promote rigorous course taking and improve student transitions to postsecondary education. Postsecondary Enrollment
Options allows high school juniors, seniors and some sophomores to take college courses at an actual college. Why PSEO? Students who participate in PSEO prefer the learning environment of being on a college campus. They may be receiving credit for high school requirements/classes and also credit for their college level courses. Example: Taking a 4 credit English course at the University of Minnesota will earn the student those 4 credits AND 4 credits of English for Washburn
Considerations for PSEO Maintain close contact with WHS counselor for course approval, other important information. Limited to full-time status.
All grades added to WHS transcript. Any C- or less likely will result in probation. Transfer of credits subject to discretion of receiving institution. Part-time students must be wary of and responsible for change of classes to start 2nd semester. Success rate 10th gradeers are eligble for CTE classes at MCTC (Accounting, Graphic Design, etc.) 11th and 12th graders are eligible for all classes the student qualifies for Local PSEO Programs University of Minnesota (25) Minneapolis Community and Technical College (21) Normandale (4) North Central University (1) Concordia St. Kates
Hamline Macalester Belthel McNally Smith St. Paul College Northwestern MCAD Dunwoody University of Minnesota Application deadline April 1st (One enrollment period for year) GPA, course rigor, essay, PLAN test scores Typical Enrollee: 3.75 GPA or slightly lower but with high test scores Basic form must be completed on-line but additional paperwork must be picked up in counseling office and turned in to the U of M:
Instructions Balance Sheet PSEO notice 2 Essays completed on paper Plan scores? Requires counselor sign-off Placement testing for Math and World Language after admission Science classes usually have a high school pre-requisite Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
June 1st / December 1st deadlines Juniors: Top 1/3 of class or 3.0 GPA Seniors: Top of class or 2.5 GPA Pass the Accuplacer Test Application is on-line only: pick-up instructions and other materials in counseling office. Courses in Nursing, Air Traffic Control, Audio Production, Cinema, Video Arts, Photography are not Normandale Community College
Application deadline: July 1st and Dec. 1st Juniors: Top 1/3 of class or 70th percentile on PLAN Seniors: Top of class or 50th percentile on PLAN Pick-up application in counseling office and mail in with transcript and counselor signed form. PSEO Application Steps 26
1. Pick up application materials in WHS Counseling Office or download/apply directly through college website. 2.Be sure to submit all required materials (transcript, Notice of Registration, and when required, essays/exams/balance sheets) 3.After notification of acceptance, attend orientation 4. Meet with WHS counselor to approve credits and set-up schedule (August) Other Options Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering
CLEP Exams MCTC Intro Stats Articulation Examples University of Minnesota
Accepts cr) Accepts Accepts Accepts IB Higher Level scores of 5 or above for credits (8 AP scores of 3 or above for credit (3-4 cr) some CLEP scores of 60 or above for credit ( 3-4 cr) PSEO credits MNSCU schools (i.e. St. Cloud, Mankato, Winona)
Accept Accept Accept Accept Accept IB Higher Level scores of 4 or above for 3 credits. IB Standard Level scores of 4 or above for 2 credits. AP scores of 3 or above for credit (3 cr) all CLEP scores of 50 or above for credit (3 cr) PSEO credits Questions?
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