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Advanced Placement: The Road to Success Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity.… for all Students. The AP Program Allows committed students to take college-level courses within the more nurturing environment of high school. Prepares students for success in college by exposing them to the rigor and high expectations of college-level instruction and curriculum. AP Benefits and Rewards AP courses help students: find out what they can achieve improve their self-esteem earn college credit while still in H.S. improve their chances of getting into a competitive college or university be able to stay in college and complete their degree in a normal amount of time AP and the College Admissions Process How important is AP for getting into a top university? FACTORS IN COLLEGE OF “CONSIDERABLE ADMISSIONS DECISION IMPORTANCE” Grades in college prep courses 78% SAT/ACT scores 61% Overall GPA 54% Essay/writing sample 23% Teacher recommendation 18% Interview 9% Work/extracurricular activities 7% Source: US News & World Report (2003 NACAC Survey) The Need for AP Instruction Percentage of Freshman Taking Remedial Courses All High Minority Colleges Colleges Reading 13% 25% Writing 17% 29% Math 24% 35% College Drop-Out Rate College Freshmen Not Returning for Sophomore Year 4-Year Colleges 26% 2-Year Colleges 45% Requirements for a Successful AP Program Student commitment and effort Teachers and Administrators share AP focus Parental involvement Students Accept the challenge of Pre-AP and AP courses Read on a daily basis Complete and turn-in assignments on time consistently Study – take responsibility for their own learning Get help – from parents, teachers, mentors Set high goals, apply to competitive colleges Always give 100% effort Reap the benefits of AP School Faculty & Administration High expectations for all students regardless of ethnic and socio-economic status Access to Pre-AP classes from 5th to 10th grade Access to AP classes in the 11th and 12th grade Vertical-team planning to ensure that students develop Pre-AP skills School-wide focus and commitment to AP Goals Parents or Guardians Set clear priorities for studying and learning in the home environment Communicate to children high expectations for their education and future careers Become involved in child’s school Setting Clear Priorities Provide quiet time and place for doing homework and studying Supervise homework Eliminate distractions during study hours (TV, radio, video games, internet chat, cell phones, etc.) Follow district attendance recommendations and requirements Make sure children get enough sleep Monitor student employment, balance economic need with student performance Communicating High Expectations Encourage children to take Pre-AP courses as seriously as AP courses Support and encourage children as they struggle to achieve Explain how middle and high school success is directly related to future success Encourage children to read through modeling and discussion Becoming Involved in School Check school calendar for upcoming events (http://vmt.elisd.org) Participate in, or volunteer to help with, school activities Meet your child’s teachers: ask about class routines, procedures, and study requirements Keep in touch with counselor(s) Continue attending open house events Conclusion Advanced Placement is a tremendous opportunity for students Higher expectations lead to higher outcomes Effective AP requires a total commitment on the part of students, teachers, and parents Student success is the real benchmark for what we do as parents and educators.
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