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Planning Today For Tomorrow. Opportunities To Earn College Credit At Perry High School. Current Programs. Advance Placement courses Dual enrollment courses On the college campus At Perry High School Senior to Sophomore International Baccalaureate College Tech Prep programs. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Planning Today For TomorrowOpportunities To Earn College Credit At Perry High SchoolCurrent ProgramsAdvance Placement coursesDual enrollment coursesOn the college campusAt Perry High SchoolSenior to SophomoreInternational BaccalaureateCollege Tech Prep programsAdvance PlacementCollege level course taught by a high school teacher at the high school.Student earns high school credit and a weighted grade.Student sits for the AP exam in May. If the student earns a score of 3 or higher he is guaranteed college credit at any OHIO PUBLIC college or university.To prepare:Student should take challenging courses.Student should develop strong study skillsDual Enrollment On CampusStudents may apply to take college courses beginning in 9th grade, IF THEY ARE ELIGIBLE.Students must meet the required ACT score set by the college or university (completed before March of the year prior to enrollment) and have no lower than a B in the subject area they will be taking in college.Students attend the classes at the college or university.College credit and high school credit is earned.Tuition and books are paid for by Perry local.If attending a Public college/university the courses should be TAG courses and which must be accepted by all OHIO PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.Dual Credit Off CampusCollege course is taught at Perry high school during the junior year by a high school teacher who is also an adjunct professor at an area college/university.Student must meet ACT/Compass score requirements on/before (math ACT score at least 20, English ACT score at least 18) December of the year prior to enrollment.Students receive high school and college credit.Cost is set by university or college (currently $68.00-$75.00 per course).Courses are TAG (transfer assurance modules-major specific courses) or OTM (Ohio Transfer Modules-general requirement courses) which must be accepted by all OHIO PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.Senior to SophomoreStudent attends an area college or university full time (at least 15 college credit hours EACH semester).Student may continue to participate in high school activities.Upon completion of the senior year, the student should have earned enough credits to be a sophomore in college.Student must have all high school core courses completed except English 12, and have at least 20 high school credits completed in order to apply for the program.Tuition and books paid for by Perry local.Courses are TAG or OTM courses and must be accepted by all OHIO PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.International BaccalaureateA highly challenging educational program recognized world wideMany top tier schools give preference to IB diploma candidatesStudents may earn college credit for completed courses (first check with the college or university)Course preparation begins as early as 8th gradeApplication is made during the first semester of the sophomore yearThis is a collaborative of Perry Local, Jackson Local and North Canton City SchoolsIB program is currently housed at Jackson High SchoolCollege Tech. Prep OpportunitiesVarious programs offered at Perry high school which teach specific technical skills.Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit in these programs.Courses are college preparatory courses.Students will experience the actual career field with hands on experience in a lab setting and in a job setting.Students graduate with employable job skills.ProgramsBusiness, Medical, Building Trades, Graphic and Visual design, MediaEngineering-Project Lead the WayCosmetology, Culinary Arts, ITTeacher Academy, Metal Fabrication, AutomotiveAdmission Into Tech. Prep ProgramsPast and current high school course work is reviewedCourse difficultyGradesAttendanceBehaviorTeacher recommendationIn Order to Be Prepared to Take Advantage of These Opportunitiespreparation BEGINS NOW Coursework.Math, science, social studies, English.It is important that your child take the recommended classes and do well.The more college preparatory classes a student takes, the better prepared he will be for the ACT exam and for college.Colleges, universities and scholarships look at the LEVEL of courses taken and the GRADE earned.Data proves that students score higher on the ACT test when they take four years of math and science (including physics) and at least three years of a foreign language.Attendance Is ImportantPrograms, colleges and scholarships look at attendance when considering your childs application.The more students are IN school, the more they learn!The ACT ExamIf a student wishes to participate in the dual enrollment Associate of Art program, they need to take the ACT exam no later than December of their 8th grade year. For the remaining Dual Enrollment Off Campus programs students need to have earned the required scores no later than December of the previous year (Dec. 2011 for the 2012-13 school year), for On Campus programs students need to have earned scores no later than March of the previous year of enrollment (March 2012 for the 2012-13 school year)By taking the ACT multiple times, students have an opportunity to improve their score.ACT tests students on knowledge through the junior year in high school (this is why it is important to take challenging courses).WE NEED YOU!Your involvement and encouragement are appreciatedTOGETHER WE CAN HELP YOUR CHILD ACHIEVETo SummarizeWith thoughtful planning today your child may have an opportunity to earn over 30 college credit hours (that is equivalent to at 1 years of college tuition and books) by the time he/she graduates from high school. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, your child needs to take the proper courses and earn good grades starting NOW.Stark State College Associate of Arts Degree ProgramOffered at Perry High SchoolHistory of Dual Enrollment at PerryStarted with the Seniors to Sophomores grantAllows students to take College level course work while still in High SchoolPHS already has dual enrollment opportunities in placeDesigned to break down barriers to collegeHow Does a Student Qualify? Students must show college readiness by taking the ACT testCut scores on the ACT are: Composite of 22, OR English 18 AND English Writing 19Cut scores on the Compass are:Reading: 80Writing: 70Algebra I: 55 Final acceptance is determined by Stark StateHow Much Does This Cost?The current 2012-2013 school year cost to you per course is $75.00 - $85.00. This may vary year to year as the tuition cost is controlled by Stark State CollegeThe regular rate for the same course at Stark State is: $131.25/credit hour. A three hour course would cost you $393.75 + fees, a four hour course will cost you $525.00 plus fees.Is This the Right Move for My Child?There will be some electives your child wont be able to scheduleThis program is not for everyone, it will become more rigorous each yearFamilies will need to support their student through difficult timesThere needs to be a commitment from the student and the family What Can Go Wrong?The grades your child earns in the dual enrollment courses stay on their transcriptThe grades will also be a part of the high school transcript and may effect rank and GPAWhats Next? All students interested in the program must complete an application. Completed application and test scores are due to the Edison counselors no later than January 27, 2012 All students must take the ACT test Dates for the Compass test are: January 27, 2012 Students who do not meet the ACT eligibility scores or have been notified will be required to take the CompassEnrollment ProcedureStudent and Parent must complete the Stark State College application in its entirety in blue or black inkWriting must be legibleAll signatures must be on the formSocial Security number is required by SSC. Students will be assigned a SSC ID number.ACT testingNext ACT exam is December 10, 2011November 4th is the registration deadlineNov. 5th-18th is the late registration time and involves extra chargesSend your reports to Perry High School code is 363-282Go to www.actstudent.org to registerFinallyOnce you have received your test scores from ACT staple them to your application. If you have met the required score/s bring the completed application, coversheet and scores to your counselor.If you do not meet the scores you must take the Compass Exam January 27th at EdisonStudents taking the compass must bring the completed application, coversheet and ACT scores with them in order to take the Compass ExamNotificationStudents will be notified in early to mid February of acceptance or denial into the program.Acceptance is also based on behavior, absences, tardiness, course work level and gradesFinal decision on acceptance is made by Stark State CollegeCourse PreparationStudents need to be enrolled in Honors Geometry, Honors Biology, and Honors World History the freshman year to be in the Associate of Arts program.Students need to be enrolled in the proper courses in 8th grade to be eligible for these 9th grade courses. These courses are; Advanced Algebra I and Honors Physical Science. Advanced Language Arts is strongly recommendedInternational BaccalaureateThe International Baccalaureate Program follows the same guidelines for admittance as the Associate of Arts Program.The exception: ACT scores are not needed until December of freshman yearThe IB program is housed at Jackson High School-all courses are taught at Jackson. A compact with Jackson, North Canton and Perry Local Schools.IB is one of the most rigorous academic programs available. Tier I universities state that preference is given to those students who have completed an IB programInternational and course integration foundationHolistic evaluation and testingApplication process begins in November of sophomore yearTHANK YOU FOR ATTENDINGIf you are currently an 8th grade parent and wish to have your student apply to the program, please make sure you pick up an application packet.If you have further questions after this evening feel free to email Mrs. Mary Jo Bowersox at bowersox@perrylocal.org

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