College & Career Pathways
Informational Meeting for the
Academies @ Pope
November 6, 2014
Agenda
• What are the
Academies @ Pope?
• What are the benefits?
• What are the
requirements and
expectations?
• How do I apply?
• Dr. Robert DownsPrincipal
• Loretta Clune- Assistant
Principal for Curriculum
and Instruction
• Kathryn Sax- Counselor
• Introduction to
Academy Coordinators
What are the Academies?
Four Different Academies @ Pope
• STEM Academy including:
Advanced Math & Science Academy
Engineering Academy
• Culinary Arts Academy
• Globalization Academy
Academies @ Pope
Benefits of the
Academies
Requirements
& Expectations
How do I
apply?
What are the Academies @ Pope, and why should I care?
Benefits of the Academies
Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, Readiness
Benefits of the Academies
•
Preparation for college AND highdemand, high-wage careers
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Parent and community involvement
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Engaging curriculum and instruction
•
Opportunities for online courses, college
credit, and professional certifications
during high school
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Project-based, interdisciplinary learning
Personalized learning environment for
ALL students in a cohort structure
Practical work experiences such as job
shadowing and internships
Academy Benefits!
Still access all the
fantastic opportunities
@ Pope
• Gain skills that makes a
student stand out from others
when applying to college
– Research and Design
– Internship
– Digital Portfolio of student
experiences
Academy Coursework and College Expectations
• A BIG benefit to being
in one of the Academies
is how colleges view
your course work and
the number of AP
courses taken over you
four years in high
school.
• What are they looking
for?
• UGA• Georgia Tech
• Other?
A Competitive College Comparison
UGA’s Freshman Profile
• Core GPA mid 50% = 3.84.09 (Academic only)
• SAT mid 50% = 1800-2060
• ACT mid 50%= 28-32
• Total AP/IB courses = 4-8
• Honors Program mid-50%:
– 4.0-4.18 GPA
– 2130-2240 SAT
– 32-34 ACT
Georgia Tech’s Freshman Profile
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Core GPA = 4.0 avg
SAT mid 50% = 2050-2240
ACT mid 50% = 30-33
Total AP/IB/DE = 6-11
94% have taken at least AP
Calculus or equivalent
• Admit rate dropped from
55% in 2012 to 33% in 2014
Requirements &
Expectations
Academies @ Pope offers career academies for students of exceptional merit.
Expectations
Each Career Academy will have its own
expectations and course requirements.
Students accepted to the Academies @
Pope are first and foremost expected to
maintain specific grades in each Academy
course.
In addition to maintaining academic
excellence in the classroom, students are
also expected to complete the following:
•
Yearly participation in extracurricular
academy activities such as Science Fair,
Science Olympiad, Robotics, Math Team,
FBLA, Mock Trial, Debate, Model UN,
STEM events, Prostart Culinary
competitions and Academic Bowl.
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Complete a capstone project/digital
portfolio and/or business internship
during junior or senior year.
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Attend Academy specific activities such
as summer workshops, business
presentations and other events
mandated during Academy courses.
STEM- Advanced Math &
Science Pathway
Students have strong interest in mathematics, science and
technology.
This academy has the highest math requirement .
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Math
Accelerated Geometry B
/Advanced Algebra
Accelerated
Precalculus*
AP Calculus BC*
Multivariable
Calculus**
Science
AP Environmental
Science
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C***
or
Physics I
STEM- Engineering
Pathway
9th Grade
Engineering
Courses
Science
Courses
Foundations of
Engineering
AP Environmental
Science
10th Grade
Engineering
Concepts
AP Biology
11th Grade
Engineering
Applications
or Robotics
AP Chemistry
12th Grade
Engineering
Internship or
Robotics
AP Physics C
or
Physics I
or
AP Computer
Science
Minimum math requirement for
entry to the engineering academy
is Acc Coord Alg/ Geom A **
**2 ENGINEERING ACADEMY
MATH PATHWAYS
(DEPENDENT ON 9TH GRADE MATH ENTRY LEVEL )
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th grade
Acc Coord Alg/Geom Acc Geom B/ Adv
A
Algebra
Acc Pre Calculus
AP Calculus BC
Acc Geom B/ Adv
Algebra
AP Calculus BC
Engineering Calculus
Acc Pre Calculus
Math Requirements for the STEM Academies
Advanced Math & Science Academy• Must enter 9th grade at Acc Geom B/Adv
Algebra (CAG in middle school).
• If student was in Algebra in middle school
they will be required to complete Geometry A
online in the summer with Cobb Virtual
Academy.
Math Requirements cont.
Engineering Academy• May enter 9th grade at Acc Algebra/Geom A or
Acc Geom B/ Advanced Algebra
• Can be in Coordinate Algebra in middle
school (and then some algebra review will
occur in high school) or AC Math 8. You are
starting at the beginning of the accelerated
math program.
Culinary AcademyStudents should have a strong interest in
hospitality and tourism related fields.
Course
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th grade
Culinary Arts
Intro to
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II
Culinary
Internship*
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
AP
Environmental
Science
Culinary Arts Academy
Career-oriented instruction in both classic and
modern culinary arts with an emphasis on the
skills needed to succeed in the industry and
postsecondary education.
Students who successfully complete the Culinary
Arts Pathway and pass the end-of-pathway and
ServSafe tests are allowed to exempt the initial
Culinary Arts course in Kennesaw State
University’s new Bachelor of Science in Culinary
Sustainability and Hospitality Management.
Participate in Culinary Arts activities
and competitions
Catering to many Pope groups
throughout the year
GLOBALIZATION ACDEMY
Participate in Model UN, Debate,
Academic Team etc.
Globalization Academy students will have the opportunity for study /travel at least once
during their high school career.
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Social Studies
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP Gov/AP Econ
Language Arts
Honors 9th Lit
Honors Brit Lit
AP Language/
American Lit
AP Literature
How do I apply?
Visit our website for applications and recommendation forms
Applications Online
Academy Application- online on Pope website
under the Academic tabItems which will determine acceptance to the
academies include the following:
• Application
• Academic Transcript/Test Scores
• Extracurricular Activities
• Essay Questions
• Teacher Recommendations
All forms must be completed and emailed to
[email protected]
by December 5, 2014. No exceptions!
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