COURSES YOU TAKE NOW MATTER
• COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLID
FOUNDATION OF LEARNING THAT YOU CAN BUILD UPON IN
COLLEGE.
• TAKE AT LEAST 5 SOLID ACADEMIC CLASSES EACH YEAR
• SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR IS BEGINNING NOW
ENGLISH AND MATH OPTIONS
• 4 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
• REGULAR/HONORS/AP OPTIONS
• ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF
English
Hon English 9
AP Literature
Hon English 10
AP Language
Hon English 11
IB English
Hon English 12
Mathematics
Algebra 1 CC
Honors Geometry CC
Honors Algebra II CC
Honors Precal/Trig
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
IB Math Studies
IB Math Standard Level
IB Math Higher Level
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS
• 3 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
• REGULAR/HONORS/AP OPTIONS
• ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Social Studies
Honors US Studies
Honors Government
Honors World History
Honors Economics (EC)
Honors Sociology (EC)
AP US History (alternated)
AP Government
AP World History
AP Human Geography
AP Psychology
IB Psychology
IB Philosophy
Science
Honors Earth
AP Environmental
Honors Biology
AP Biology
Honors Chemistry
AP Chemistry
Honors Physics
IB Physics
Advanced Anatomy (EC)
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
• SOLID CREDITS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHOWS A WILLINGNESS TO STRETCH
BEYOND THE BASICS. WCPS REQUIRES AT LEAST 2 CREDITS IN THE SAME
LANGUAGE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COMPLETER.
• SOME 4 YEAR COLLEGES LIKE TO SEE 3 CREDITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN
LANGUAGE.
• THE THIRD LEVEL OF ALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES IS A WEIGHTED CREDIT- 4.72
• LANGUAGES OFFERED AT NORTH- SPANISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN
IS ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) FOR YOU?
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AP IS COLLEGE IN A HIGH SCHOOL SETTING. THE CLASSES OFFER KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO HELP YOU IN COLLEGE.
SCORING WELL ON THE AP EXAM CAN GET YOU COLLEGE CREDIT AS WELL AS HELP WITH CLASS PLACEMENT
HANDS ON LEARNING- YOU WILL LEARN BY SHARING, DEBATE AND INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE
THE STUDENT DRIVEN LEARNING IN AP WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN HOW TO EXPRESS YOURSELF
BEFORE YOU GET TO A COLLEGE CAMPUS
CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT
MOTIVATION AND DETERMINATION
AP POTENTIAL- LIST OF COURSES YOU HAVE POTENTIAL FOR BASED ON STUDENTS PSAT RESULTS
CHALLENGE YOURSELF!
• HONORS, AP, IB AND EARLY COLLEGE (THROUGH HCC) ARE A GREAT WAY TO BUILD
SKILLS AND BE PREPARED FOR COLLEGE.
• TAKING AP AND IB EXAMS CAN LEAD TO COLLEGE CREDIT AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT
IN COLLEGE
• EARLY COLLEGE (THROUGH HCC) GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO EARN COLLEGE
CREDIT WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL
• MORE THAN HALF OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN REPORT THAT THEY WISH THEY HAD
WORKED HARDER IN HIGH SCHOOL
CHALLENGING COURSEWORK BUILDS
IMPORTANT SKILLS
• STRONGER WRITING SKILLS
• PROBLEM SOLVING
• TIME MANAGEMENT
• DISCIPLINE
• BUILD EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS
• SHOW COLLEGES YOU ARE WILLING TO PUSH YOURSELF BY INCREASING THE RIGOR
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE!
• THE PERSON WHO HAS THE BIGGEST STAKE IN YOUR ACADEMICS IS
YOU!
• GET TO KNOW YOUR GPA  WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE IT?
• TAKE CONTROL NOW!
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