“From Middle School to High School : Pre AP and AP Programs in High Poverty Schools”

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  • PARTICIPANTS WILL EXAMINE THE PRE-AP MODEL IMPLEMENTED BY THE LOWNDES COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LEARN TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF INSTITUTING A PRE-AP PROGRAM STARTING IN THE SEVENTH GRADE WHILE MANAGING THE VARIOUS CHALLENGES. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE WITH STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL PRE-AP AND AP PROGRAMS THAT INVOLVE PARTNERS, GARNER INSTRUCTIONAL BUY-IN AND STRENGTHEN VERTICAL ALIGNMENT.

    FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL : PRE AP AND AP PROGRAMS IN HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS

  • LOWNDES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED PLACEMENT2013-2014AP/PRE-AP PARENT MEETINGLCHS, 6PM

  • WHAT WE DOParent Meetings twice a yearwe will share in the slide show what we share at those meetingsVertical TeamsTeacher SupportAdministrative Support and CollaborationStudent InteractionAP Ambassadors

  • What is AP?Advanced PlacementAP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. Since 1955, the AP Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.-Collegeboard

  • AP CLASSES OFFEREDAP BiologyAP Calculus ABAP ChemistryAP English Language and CompositionAP English Literature and CompositionAP Physics BAP StatisticsAP Studio ArtAP US HistoryAP World History

  • PRE-AP OFFERINGSPRE-AP IS A RIGOROUS COURSE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR AP COURSES AND COLLEGE.Pre- AP GeometryPre-AP Algebra IIPre-AP ChemistryPre-AP BiologyPre-AP English I and IIPre-AP Mississippi StudiesPre-AP Intro to World GeographyAVIDPre-AP English 7th and 8th GradesPre-AP Social Studies 7th and 8th GradesPre-AP Science 7th and 8th GradesPre-AP Pre-AlgebraPre-AP Algebra I

  • WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU TAKE AP AND PRE-AP CLASSESRigorous Courses, students more involved in classCollege board trained teachersDesigned to prepare students for collegeStudents are required to read, write, and study more!!After school enrichment offered.

  • WHAT CAN AP DO FOR ME?College creditSave money in collegePreparation for college coursesResearch shows that students who attempt at least one AP course in high school are more likely to graduate from college in 4 years.AP also looks good to colleges and helps to make students eligible for scholarships.

  • AVIDADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATIONNew program in the Lowndes County and City school district. It is the first one of its kind in Mississippi. 4 year program at high school level with college as the main goal. Students begin AVID in the 9th GradeAVID elective courseTutorialsCornell Note TakingNotebookCollege Tours and Admissions This class helps with all aspects of students readiness and getting accepted to 4-year universities.

  • HOW DO I GET CREDIT FOR AP?

  • EXAMPLE CREDIT AT MSU AND UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMAMSU Credit by Examination

    University of Alabama AP Credit

  • SUPPORT FOR AP STUDENTSAfter school enrichment for AP: AP Course tutoring, ACT prep, AP Exam prepAP Practice TestsCollege Board Practice Tests and College InformationExposure to college tours and career fairs throughout the school yearMentoring program AP Coordinator at each school

  • ON OCTOBER 28, THE AP SENIORS TOOK A TOUR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. ON NOVEMBER 4, THE AP JUNIORS TOOK A TRIP TO TOUR MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.

  • AVID STUDENTS TO MSUOCTOBER 26, 2012

  • PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILRepresent AP Parents5 parents from each county school who will meet bi-monthly to discuss needs of AP Encourage and recruit students to be a part of the AP program in Lowndes County Please sign up with Mrs. Lott if you are interested in being a part of this council.

  • AP RESOURCESThese sites help the students prepare for the AP exams:www.mlc.lib.ms.uswww.collegeboard.comwww.moodle.aventalearning.comMississippi Virtual Public School

    AP Link

  • PRE-AP TO APPre-AP starts in 7th grade.Springboard Students are screened and recommended for Pre-AP and AP, however we maintain an open door policyTeachers are trained by College Board before they teach Pre-AP and AP.

  • STUDENTS NEED TO LEARN TO THINK AND ACT INDEPENDENTLY AND RESPONSIBLY.

    WE AS EDUCATORS CAN HELP DEVELOP THIS UNDERSTANDING AND SKILL SET. WE MUST TEACH OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO LEARN.

    ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING IS THAT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATORS MUST WORK TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF STUDENTS.

  • Middle and High School teachers meet monthly in subject areasVertical Alignment DocumentTeachers lesson plan together and collaborateMeet AT LEAST 4 times per year. Preferably every month.Administrators must protect this meeting timeCommon planning time is good tooVERTICAL ALIGNMENT

  • WHAT GOOD IS PRE-AP?PushResponsibilityExpectationsAccountabilityPreparation

  • WHAT CAN ADMINISTRATORS DO?Support, Support, SupportBe interactiveTake pride in APPut as much emphasis on students succeeding on the AP exam as you do on students succeeding on the state assessments.

  • SUCCESSOver the last 4 years we have seen a large increase in total AP and Pre-AP participation. We have also seen an increase in students scoring 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exams.We have a greater number of students taking the PSAT.We have an open door policy for AP and Pre-AP.

  • Elizabeth Lott /Megan Ruffin AP Coordinators Lowndes County Schools MS

    Elizabeth.lott@lowndes.k12.ms.usMegan.ruffin@lowndes.k12.ms.us662-244-4717662-241-5070

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