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INFORMATION NIGHT INFORMATION NIGHT Stone Bridge High School Slide 2 Considerations Work Ethic Work Ethic Maturity Maturity Organizational Skills Organizational Skills Passion for Subject Passion for Subject Rigorous Pace Rigorous Pace Taking Initiativeseeking assistance Taking Initiativeseeking assistance Independent Work Independent Work Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning Slide 3 More Considerations Realistic Time Commitments Realistic Time Commitments Balance Balance Grading Grading Learning Curve Learning Curve AP Exam AP Exam Slide 4 AP Weighting 1.0 added to quality points 1.0 added to quality points C+ 2.3 + 1.0= 3.3 C+ 2.3 + 1.0= 3.3 Exam must be taken Exam must be taken $80 exam fee $80 exam fee Slide 5 Plan of Studies Slide 6 High School Plan of Studies Personal Finance & Economics Slide 7 Social Sciences Advanced Placement Program Goals Inclusion Inclusion Communication/Awareness of the Community Communication/Awareness of the Community Academic Rigor: Complex, Ambiguous, Provocative, Emotional Academic Rigor: Complex, Ambiguous, Provocative, Emotional Preparation of Students Preparation of Students Slide 8 World History Examination World History Examination Three Hours and Five minutes long Three Hours and Five minutes long Section I: 70 Multiple Choice Question: 55 minutes Section I: 70 Multiple Choice Question: 55 minutes Section II: Three Essays in this 130 minute free response sectioncompare/contrast, change over time, document based question (DBQ). Graded on a 1-9 Rubric. National average for essays usually around 3.0! Section II: Three Essays in this 130 minute free response sectioncompare/contrast, change over time, document based question (DBQ). Graded on a 1-9 Rubric. National average for essays usually around 3.0! Slide 9 Historical Thinking Skills The AP World History curriculum emphasizes specific historical thinking skills. Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence Chronological Reasoning Chronological Reasoning Comparison and Contextualization Comparison and Contextualization Historical Interpretation and Synthesis Historical Interpretation and Synthesis Slide 10 Course Themes : AP World History highlights FIVE overarching themes 1. Interaction between Humans and Environment 2. Development and Interaction of Cultures 3. State Building, Expansion, and Conflict 4. Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems 5. Development and Transformation of Social Structures Slide 11 Slide 12 Stone Bridge + AP World History For the seven years the exam has been given in Loudoun County, over 70 % of SBHS students have passed the exam with a score of 3, 4, or 5. National average pass rate hovers approximately around 50-55 % with a low of 48%. For the seven years the exam has been given in Loudoun County, over 70 % of SBHS students have passed the exam with a score of 3, 4, or 5. National average pass rate hovers approximately around 50-55 % with a low of 48%. Slide 13 Sample Essays *Compare and contrast Han China and Imperial Rome in terms of the political control that they exercised over their respective populations. *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 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Math Progression Slide 18 Geometry Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Students MUST realize Geometry is like a language! Students must recall and apply vocabulary! 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. Math may not be the passion for the students who enroll in this course. Slide 19 Functions, Algebra, and Data Analysis This course is a bridge between Algebra I and Algebra II. This course is a bridge between Algebra I and Algebra II. Students looking to strengthen Algebra I skills should enroll. Students looking to strengthen Algebra I skills should enroll. Slide 20 Algebra II Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Math may not be the passion for the students who enroll in this course. Math may not be the passion for the students who enroll in this course. Slide 21 Algebra II/Trigonometry Students MUST have a passion for mathematics Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Did students earn As on their midterm and final exams to demonstrate long term retention/comprehension? Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra I concepts! Did students earn As on their midterm and final exams to demonstrate long term retention/comprehension? If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. This course has a common county-wide assessment. Slide 22 Advanced Functions and Modeling This course is a bridge between Algebra II and Advanced Algebra/Precalculus. This course is a bridge between Algebra II and Advanced Algebra/Precalculus. Students looking to strengthen Algebra II skills should enroll. Students looking to strengthen Algebra II skills should enroll. Students will be exposed to real world mathematics by completing labs. Students will be exposed to real world mathematics by completing labs. Slide 23 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 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 As on their midterm and final exams to demonstrate long term retention/comprehension? Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra II concepts! Did students earn As on their midterm and final exams to demonstrate long term retention/comprehension? Slide 24 Prob Stats/Discrete Math These courses span all disciplines. These courses span all disciplines. Students will enhance creative problem solving ability through verbal and written communication. Students will enhance creative problem solving ability through verbal and written communication. Students will learn to think differently. Students will learn to think differently. Discrete Math Topics include: Discrete Math Topics include: Code breaking Code breaking Voting Methods Voting Methods Fair Division Fair Division The Mathematics of Apportionment The Mathematics of Apportionment Methods of Best Path (Traveling Salesman Problem) Methods of Best Path (Traveling Salesman Problem) Graph Theory Graph Theory Fractal Geometry Fractal Geometry Slide 25 Mathematical Analysis Students MUST have a passion for mathematics Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra II and Trigonometry concepts! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra II and Trigonometry concepts! If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. This course has a common county-wide assessment. Slide 26 Advanced Placement Calculus AB Students MUST have a passion for mathematics Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra and Precalculus concepts! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra and Precalculus concepts! Students MUST be able to justify their solutions by applying mathematical language. 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. If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. Slide 27 Advanced Placement Calculus BC Students MUST have a passion for mathematics Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra and Precalculus concepts! Students MUST have a strong grasp of Algebra and Precalculus concepts! Students MUST be able to justify their solutions by applying mathematical language. 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. If a student is enrolled in this course, he/she should be enrolled in higher science courses as well. Slide 28 Multivariable Calculus Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and Students MUST have a passion for mathematics and be self-motivated! be self-motivated! Stone Bridge may offer this course in 2012-2013. Stone Bridge may offer this course in 2012-2013. Slide 29 Advanced Placement Statistics This course incorporates a lot of reading and writing as well as lab applications. This course incorporates a lot of reading and writing as well as lab applications. Students MUST be self- motivated, enjoy real-world applications, and be able to reason word problems. Students MUST be self- motivated, enjoy real-world applications, and be able to reason word problems. Colleges report most majors require a stats class. Taking the AP can give students credit or a head start. Colleges report most majors require a stats class. Taking the AP can give students credit or a head start. Slide 30 Computer Mathematics & Advanced Placement Computer Science A These courses span all discipli