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 • • Parent and community involvement • • Engaging curriculum and instruction • Opportunities for online courses, college credit, and professional certifications during high school • 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 • • • • • 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. • Complete a capstone project/digital portfolio and/or business internship during junior or senior year. • 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 Loretta.email@example.com by December 5, 2014. No exceptions!