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Bowie High SUMMIT
Scholar Program
Information Night
Thursday,
October 23, 2008
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SUMMIT Information Night
Agenda
Welcome and
Introductions
Advanced Placement
Overview
Advanced Placement
Courses at Bowie
High
Program Description
SUMMIT Boasts
Application Process
Grade Quizzes
Questions
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The SUMMIT Program
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What is the SUMMIT Program?
 The
SUMMIT Scholar
Program is Bowie High
School’s most competitive,
rigorous academic course of
study.
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Where did SUMMIT
come from?
The SUMMIT program was created to
better serve the most highly motivated and
able students in our community by offering
them yet one more reason to choose Bowie
High School. Our goal is to provide high
standards and individual support to help
achieving students become the most
competitive college applicants they can be.
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What are
SUMMIT Students
Like?
SUMMIT students are
highly capable, motivated,
independent, disciplined,
discerning, literate,
analytical, well-rounded
scholars.
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Why should high-achieving
students be interested in SUMMIT?
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Highly able and motivated students
like those in SUMMIT would be at
least somewhat successful in AP
with or without the SUMMIT
program, but their success in AP is
increased even more by being
exposed to AP skills and strategies
early.
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What is Advanced
Placement?
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The AP® Program is a voluntary
program that offers high school
students the opportunity to take one
or more college-level courses while
they are still in high school. Students
choose from many courses in a wide
variety of subject areas with
corresponding College Board exams.
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What is Advanced Placement? (cont.)
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Research shows that AP students are more
likely to go on to college and to perform better
once they are there. Advanced Placement
courses are recognized by college admissions
officers as the most advanced courses a high
school can offer. Teachers prepare to teach AP
courses through professional development
workshops and Summer Institutes.
See: www.apcentral.collegeboard.com for more
information about Advanced Placement.
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philosophy of the SUMMIT
program is based on the College
Board’s Vertical Team structure
which helps students achieve in
Advanced Placement
courses. These AP courses are
rigorous, and students need to
prepare early for success.
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What exactly are “SUMMIT”
classes?
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students take
intensive pre-AP core
courses freshman and
sophomore year (special
SUMMIT-only sections of
honors courses) in order to
prepare them for AP classes
junior and senior year.
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Schedule for SUMMIT Scholars
9th Grade
 SUMMIT Biology
 SUMMIT English 9
 SUMMIT U.S. History
 Honors Math
 Foreign Language
 Elective
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Schedule for SUMMIT Scholars (cont.)
10th Grade
 SUMMIT Chemistry
 SUMMIT English 10
 AP U.S. Government
 Honors Math; SUMMIT
Geometry; Algebra II/Trig,
or
 Pre-Calc
 Foreign Language III
 Elective
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Schedule for SUMMIT Scholars (cont.)
11th Grade
 A.P. World History
 A. P. English Language and
Composition
 At least one more A.P. course
(recommended – A.P. Biology or
Chemistry)
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Algebra II/Trig; Pre-Calculus; A.P.
Statistics or A.P. Calculus
Foreign Language
Elective (science course if not taking
A.P. science course junior or senior
year)
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Schedule for SUMMIT Scholars
12th Grade
 A.P. English Literature and Composition
or Honors 12 English
 Additional A.P. courses to meet Summit
Scholar minimum of six
 Electives
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How are SUMMIT students
selected for this program?
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SUMMIT is a four-year pre-Advanced
Placement program – approximately 60
students per graduating class who, in 8th
grade, apply for admission based on:
a) GPA -- average recalculated 7th and
8th GPA for SUMMIT class of 2012:
3.85
b) November entrance exam (items from
released PSAT and SAT items)
c) Optional essays
d) Teacher recommendations if necessary
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Admissions Criteria Breakdown
Report
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card (final
and
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first quarter 8 ): 45% of
application weight
Entrance Exam: 45%
Other (optional essays,
references, second quarter 8th
grade report card): 10%
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What are the requirements once
a student gets into the
program?
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By graduation, SUMMIT
students are required to
have completed a
minimum of six Advanced
Placement courses and to
have taken the College
Board exams for each.
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SUMMIT Program,
continued.
R eq u ired
A P C o u rses
AP
U.S. Government
(10th grade),
AP English Language
and Composition (11th),
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AP World History (11th)
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In addition to these,
Students take at
least 3 more AP
classes of their
choice – at least one
must be a science or
math course unless
the student receives
approval from Price
or Maxwell.
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AP Classes Offered at Bowie
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English:
 English Language and Composition
 English Literature and Composition
Social Studies:
 U.S. History
 U.S. Government
 World History
 European History
 Psychology
 Human Geography
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Bowie High AP Classes (cont.)
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Art:
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Art History
Studio Art
Science:
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Mathematics:
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Calculus
Computer Science
Statistics
Physics
 Foreign Languages:
 Chemistry
 French
 Biology
 Spanish
 Environmental
 Japanese
Science
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SUMMIT Program, cont.
 SUMMIT
students are required to
take the PSAT in grades 9, 10,
and 11
 SUMMIT students are required to
maintain at least a 3.0
unweighted GPA with a 3.0 in
SUMMIT and AP courses
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SUMMIT College Acceptances
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As a result of their rigorous academic high
school program, SUMMIT students have
enjoyed admissions offers from many fine
colleges and universities that offer our diverse
SUMMIT population opportunities and benefits
to excel and develop.
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The
College
Letter
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The College Letter (cont.)
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SUMMIT Class of 2007
and 2008 College Acceptances
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Swarthmore College
James Madison University
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Oberlin College
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Cornell College
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Randolph-Macon College
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McDaniel College
York College of Pennsylvania 
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University of Pennsylvania
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Barton College
University of Colorado Boulder 
Loyola College
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North Carolina State
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Penn State University
Duke University
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Dickinson College
New York University
Lafayette College
Guilford College
Rutgers University
Fordham University
Spelman College
University of Maryland
College Park (honors)
Trinity College
Towson University (honors
program)
Salisbury University
(honors program)
Washington College
Tuskegee University
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2007 and 2008 College
Acceptances (cont)
Boston University
Carnegie-Mellon University
University of Pittsburgh
UMBC
Hampton University
Goucher College
Franklin College
Hood College
St. Joseph’s University
American University
Howard University
Elon University
Rensselaer Polytech
Georgia Tech
Hawaii Pacific University
 United States Naval
Academy
 Oregon State University
 George Washington
University
 Georgetown University
 Art Institute of Washington
 Brigham Young University
 Colgate University
 UNC- Chapel Hill
 Villa Julie
 McDaniel College
 Ithaca College
 Purdue University
 Syracuse University
 Christopher Newport
University
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SUMMIT Achievements
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SUMMIT Program Description (cont.)
 The SUMMIT program is an academic
concentrated program, but its students
are not merely intelligent scholars
 SUMMIT students are diverse and
involved in various clubs, activities and
programs in Bowie High School.
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SUMMIT Awards
 Of the 40 Bowie High School College Board AP
Scholars, 31 were SUMMIT Scholars
 Of the 6 Bowie High School AP Scholars with
Honors, ALL were SUMMIT Scholars
 Of the 15 Bowie High School AP Scholars with
Distinction, 11 were SUMMIT Scholars
 This year’s Bowie High National AP Scholar,
Lauren Paish, was a SUMMIT Scholar.
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SUMMIT Awards (cont.)
 National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholars:
– Charlotte Albrecht, Cody Albert, and Jopeck Duckworth
 National Achievement Semifinalists:
– Phylicia Nance (’06) and Anthony Starks II (’07)
 Maryland Distinguished Scholar Finalist and
Semifinalist (respectively)
– Lindsey Porambo and Erin Ross
 ARIS Amateur Radio on the International Space
Station
– Karl Nguyen, Eric Hurst, Kate Monkes
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SUMMIT Awards (cont.)
 Prince George’s County Public Schools Scholar of the
Week
– Ryan Hurley and Bobby Wolff
 Maryland State Page Program
– Grace Holderbaum
 Prince George’s Regional Association of Student
Government Executive Board
– Miriam Eshete
 Maryland Association of Student Councils Executive Board
and Divisional Liaison for Central Division
– Taneesha Tate-Robinson
 Class of 2008 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively:
– Lauren Paish and Nancy Torres
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SUMMIT
Proclamation
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The SUMMIT Legacy
• The Bowie High SUMMIT program is proud to redefine the
historic practice of legacy by accepting students solely on
demonstrated merit.
• Our concept of legacy rests on the families who evidence
continued support and faith in SUMMIT by entrusting more
than one of their children to our program.
• The recommitment these families have shown is a testament
to the power of the Bowie community and the effectiveness
of smaller learning communities like SUMMIT.
• We wish to thank our legacy families for their unflagging and
committed support of our program.
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SUMMIT Legacies
Featured in photo: Thomas (’08) and David (’10) Dickey
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KayeDee (’06) and
Benjamin (’09) Barrows
Tony (’07) and Reyna
(’09) Brizuela
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Lela (’07) and Hannah (’10)
Dantrassy
Richie (’06) and Jopeck
(’08) Duckworth
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SUMMIT Legacies
Featured in Photo: Ronnie (’08) and Kyle (’10) Sinclair
•Megan (’06) and Katie (’08) Cooper
•Briana (’07) and Alex (’09) Strachan
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•Kristen (’06) and Brandon(’08) Callahan
SUMMIT Legacies
Featured in photo: Jordan (’08) and Rachel (10) Hill
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Joe (’06) and Jeffery (’09) 
Mensah
Lindsey (’07) and Allison 
(’09) Porambo
Adam (’08) and Ashley
(’10) Scherer
Jessica (’07) and Timothy
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(’10) Seaman
SUMMIT Legacies
Featured in photo: Ashia (’08) and Kiah (’10) Victoria
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Alycia (’07) and Michelle (’08)
Sohn
Amanda (’06), Sarah (’07), and
Patrick (’10) Thornton
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Daniel (’07) and Melissa (’09)
Thrift
Steven (’06) and Autumn (’08)
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Woodruff
Additional SUMMIT Legacies
 Constance (‘12) and Jessica (’10) Flake
 Catherine (’09) and William (’12) Beal
 Lauren (’09) and Bethany (’12) Craig
 Sarah (’12) Steven (’10) Demetry
 Kitty (’10) Alexander (’12) Dynek
 Kelly (’07) and Kimberly (09’) Adams
 Jasmine (’08) Emmanuel (’12) Flores
 Brittany ’(08) Kelsey ‘12 Latorre
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Additional SUMMIT Legacies
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Allison (’12) Kyle (’09) Maduro
Samantha (’12) and James (‘10) Martinez
Krystal (’06) Kimberly (’12) Godfrey
Emily (’11) David (‘07) Johnson
Lauren (’08) Morgan (’11) Macchio
Amanda (’08) Alison (’10) Jensen
Victoria (’08) Kathleen (’10) Kaercher
Chris (’07) and Kaleigh (’10) Schnetzler
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The Application
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The Application (cont)
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Bowie High School
SUMMIT Application
Timeline
Date:
• October 23, 2008
Activity:
• SUMMIT Information Night
7 p.m. in the Bowie High
Multipurpose Room
• November 15, 2008
Activity:
• SUMMIT Entrance Exam
(9:00- 11:00 am) @Bowie HS
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SUMMIT Application Timeline
(Continued)
Date:
November 21, 2008
Activity:
• Applications Due to Bowie High by 2:30 p.m.
December 6, 2008
Activity:
• SUMMIT Make-up Exam (9 am-11 am) at
Bowie High School (Bring a calculator)
***No registration required for the exam!***
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SUMMIT Application
Timeline (Continued)
Date:
• February 17,
2009
• February 28,
2009
Activity:
• Second Quarter
report cards due at
Bowie High School by
2:30 p.m.
• Acceptance, waitlist,
and rejection letters
sent by mail
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Admissions Statistics
 Last year, 28% (a total of 60
students) of the 210 applicants
were offered a place in the SUMMIT
Program. 20 students were offered
a spot on the wait list; 8 of those
students ultimately made it into the
program.
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Note:
 All
the questions for this test are
released SAT and PSAT questions
(rated “easy”). For more information,
see:
www.collegeboard.com
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SUMMIT Entrance Exam
Skills Tested
Math (25 Questions)
- Area
- Volume
- Probability
- Graphs/Tables
- Properties of Integers
- Word Problems
- Parallel/Perpendicular Lines
- Mean
- Square Root
- Linear Equations
- Inequalities
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SUMMIT Entrance Exam
(continued)
Critical Reading (25 Questions)
Sentence completion
– Vocabulary
– Logic
Passage based reading (short and long)
Vocabulary in context
Main idea/purpose
Tone
Function and relationship
Inference and implication
Writing
SAT quotation-based essay
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Additional
Resources
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For more information, contact Kelly
Price and Nancy Maxwell at:
[email protected]
or
 [email protected]
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And visit:
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AP Central
 www.apcentral.collegeboard.com
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And now a word from
our SUMMIT
students…….
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Now, for the SUMMIT
Quiz…
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 1
True or False:
The SUMMIT team is committed
to helping its students develop
as many college options as
possible.
TRUE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 2
In order to help students become the
most competitive college applicants
they can be, the SUMMIT program is
structured to help prepare highly
capable, motivated students for success
in Advanced Placement work.
FALSE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 3
Competitive colleges and universities seek
applicants with a 3.0 GPA and scores of
1050 on the old SAT or 1600 on the new
SAT and who have completed minimum
high school graduation requirements.
TRUE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 4
College admissions officers consider a
student’s GPA to be much more
important than his or her high school
course selections.
FALSE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 5
Only a few U.S. colleges
and universities accept AP
test scores for college
credit and/or placement.
FALSE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 6
Advanced Placement College
Board exams and college
tuition should be free.
TRUE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 7
Advanced Placement College
Board exams and college
tuition are not free.
TRUE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 8
Although AP exams are not free, a
score of 3, 4, or 5 on ONE AP
College Board exam could save a
student thousands of dollars in
college tuition costs
TRUE
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 9
SUMMIT students do nothing
but study.
TRUE! TRUE!TRUE! SO TRUE!
Just kidding; We have fun too.
(This is a cry for help…..Save
Its
FALSE
us…please.)
This lady is beyond
crazy…..Call the police!!
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SUMMIT Information Night Quiz
Question 10
SUMMIT is an intensive,
accelerated, college preparatory
program with a pre-Advanced
Placement academic focus.
TRUE
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This concludes our presentation….
Thank you
(Applause)
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