AP (Advanced Placement)/
DUAL ENROLLMENT NIGHT
Monday, January 14th, 2013
Tonight’s Agenda
6:30 – 6:45
General Meeting in the Cafeteria: Welcome and
directions for the evening.
Overview of the AP Program at Central by Jimmy Pagel,
Assistant Principal
Explanation of Dual Enrollment by Mrs. Deidre Miller,
Department Chair of Counseling
Introduction of AP Teachers
Tonight’s Agenda
6:45 – 7:30
Students and their parents should visit the various AP
classes they may be interested in.
If you would like information about a class that you
did not have an opportunity to see, please contact
your student’s counselor, Mr. Pagel or the subject
area teacher in the next few days.
Is Advanced Placement or
Dual Enrollment
the right choice for me?
What Counts in College
Admissions?

According to the NACAC Survey of College Admissions
Officials, the following represent the percent of officials who
cited the factors below as “considerably important”:

Academic rigor of courses
SAT Scores
Class Rank
Overall grades/GPA
Application essay
Work/school activities





82%
46%
42%
42%
14%
6%
Importance of Rigor of
Curriculum
University of
Georgia
Student A
Student B
Admissions
Decision
DENIED
ACCEPTED
Cumulative Numeric
Average
87.733
87.698
SAT
# of AP Courses
1800
# of Honors
Courses
3
1660
7
5
# of AP Courses
6
3
Georgia Tech
Student A
Student B
Admissions
Decision
DENIED
ACCEPTED
Cumulative Numeric
Average
91.409
SAT
1920
# of Honors
Courses
8
91.136
1830
10
5
What is the AP Program?
it is a program of college courses and exams for secondary
school students which have been administered nationally since
1955 by the College Board
AP courses make it possible for academically talented high
school students to upgrade the quality and increase the challenge
of their studies
AP courses allow students to pursue college-level studies while
still in high school and potentially earn college credit
What is the AP Program?
 College Credit is dependent on AP exam scores and
specific college policies.
 College Credit, if awarded, is honored at many colleges and
universities throughout the nation
 Quality Pt Added to GPA (An A in an AP course earns a 5.0
on 4.0 GPA scale for that course)**
 A variety of course offerings are available
 Courses are offered grades 9-12
 Exam fee ($89.00 per exam) and testing will occur from May
6th through May 17th.
Things to Remember

Students taking AP exams are awarded exam scores between
1 and 5 by the College Board, with 5 being the highest score
awarded.

Students must take the AP exam in each course for which
they wish to be considered for college credit.

Students are awarded possible college credit based on EXAM
scores, NOT AP course grades.

Colleges & universities have their own policies for awarding
college credit—please check with individual colleges for that
information.
Benefits of the AP Program
 Opportunity to refine academic / study skills
 Increase self-confidence and motivation
 Prepare for competitive college admissions
process
 Possibly earn college credit and/or placement
Is AP
the right choice for me?
Students who are successful in AP courses tend to have:

High interest in learning the subject

Strong communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

Ability to process & understand new information quickly

A positive attitude about challenging academic work

Ability to prioritize tasks & manage time effectively
Is AP
the right choice for me?
Students & parents should evaluate readiness by looking at academic
performance, not just academic ability.
AP courses are designed with the motivated, prepared, and highachieving student in mind.
Should I Take an AP Course?
Students & parents should make this decision
after considering ALL of the following:

Past & current academic performance

Student academic readiness

Teacher recommendation

Student (not parent) interest & motivation

Demands on time & competing interests
Am I ready to take an AP course?
BEFORE registration, students & parents should:

Talk to current teachers about performance, readiness &
interest.

Talk to AP teachers about course expectations, work-load,
and requirements.

Review academic progress with a counselor and discuss
performance, readiness & interest.
9th Grade Students & Parents
Are AP & Horizons classes the same?
AP classes are different—

AP classes have college-level expectations for students based
on nationally-recognized curriculum standards

The quantity & quality of work expected in in an AP course
requires a greater student commitment of time, energy, and
effort inside of & outside of the classroom

AP courses, resources, teachers & curriculum are reviewed &
approved by the College Board annually

Students may earn college credit, advanced placement, or
both—depending on AP exam performance
9th Grade Students & Parents
AP Human Geography
Why an AP course in 9th grade?

AP Human Geography has been designed & placed in the curriculum
with the 9th grade student in mind;

AP courses have been intentionally placed in the course curriculum
with high school graduation requirements and knowledge & skill prerequisites in mind
Please see the Forsyth County Schools Course Digest at
www.forsyth.k12.ga.us for information on course sequencing, prerequisites, and graduation requirements
AP course availability
INDIVIDUAL COURSE AVAILABILITY at each high school
is determined annually by the following:

student registration & course demand,

availability of AP-endorsed teachers,
AND

the requirements of the school’s overall instructional program.
Your Contacts at
Forsyth Central High School
Jimmy Pagel – FCHS Assistant Principal / AP
Deidre Miller – FCHS Lead Counselor / Dual
Enrollment
For more information…

AP Central
– http://apcentral.collegeboard.com

College & University AP Credit Policies
– http://apps.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp

AP Student Resources
– www.collegeboard.com/?student

AP Parent Resources
– http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/
Dual Enrollment
ACCEL – part time
University of North Georgia
ACCEL – full time
Dual Enrollment through Lanier Technical College
Move On When Ready (MOWR) – full time
Dual Enrollment
Informational Meetings for
part-time Dual Enrollment for students and parents
ACCEL Parent/Student Meeting is January 24, 6pm at the University
400 Center
Lanier Technical College Parent/Student Meeting is January 31,
6:30pm at the Lanier Tech Conference Center
Lanier Technical College Application and Financial Aid Meeting is
April 11, 6:30pm at Lanier Tech
ACCEL Information
ACCEL student meeting February 13, 11am in the
east cafeteria
ACCEL applications will be accepted February 20
at 8am through March 8 at 3pm
Meet AP Teachers and Students
Math
Rm 180
Rm 186
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
Mrs. Debra Barrineau/Mrs. Theresa Johnson
Mrs. Dawn Dirst
Science
Rm 188
Rm 188
Rm 189
Rm 189
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C
AP Env. Sci.
Mr. Bill Schuyler
Mrs. Kelli Schuyler/Mrs. Laurie Karickhoff
Mrs. Jessica Faubel
Mrs. Jessica Dunne
Meet AP Teachers and Students
English / Language Arts
Rm 193
AP English Language
Rm 201
AP English Literature
Mrs. Karen Knable/Mrs. Veronica
Bowermaster/Mrs. Michelle Dugan
Mrs. Margaret Ann Thompson
Fine Arts & World Languages
Rm 187
Rm 187
Rm 205
AP Studio Art
AP Art History
AP Spanish Language
Mr. Kevin Whitley
Mr. Kevin Whitley
Dr. Gloria Green
Meet AP Teachers and Students
Social Studies
Rm 190
Rm 190
Rm 191
Rm 191
Rm 191
AP United States History
AP World History
AP European History
AP Government
AP Human Geography
Mr. Eric Prince
Mr. Eric Prince
Mrs. Jennifer Garner
Mrs. Jennifer Garner
Mrs. Jennifer Garner
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