A parent program was held this evening to explain the 12 Advanced Placement (AP) and two Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) course offerings at Scotia-Glenville beginning this fall.
This is the time of year that students are planning their middle school and high school schedules for the upcoming school year. Here is information about the Advanced Placement (AP) offerings (administered through the College Board) at Scotia-Glenville, beginning with the September 2016 semester:
Scotia-Glenville High School is committed to offering a wide array of AP Courses taught by well-trained teachers, based on the belief that participating in challenging high school courses is the best way for students to prepare for success in college and career.
The standards and rigor that Advanced Placement classes provide offer an ideal environment for SGHS students to develop powerful academic skills, stretch their capabilities, and prepare for the academic demands of college coursework. To that end, SGHS believes that preparing for and taking the AP exam is an essential component of completing any AP Course with fidelity and thereby gaining maximum benefit from the AP Program.
▪ Calculus AB
▪ Calculus BC
▪ English Literature & Composition
▪ English Language & Composition
▪ Physics Psychology
▪ US History
▪ World History
The AP exams are part of a strong progression of courses that students at Scotia-Glenville may consider as they plan their schedules at the middle school and high school. Learn more about that here.
Benefits of taking an Advanced Placement Course
▪ Engages motivated students with college-level course work
▪ Provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit
▪ Allows students to place out of college courses, saving them time and money as they work towards their college degree
Scotia Glenville Advanced Placement Timeline
▪ Parent meeting with Academic Heads and Principal (February)
▪ Work with Academic Head to request/sign-up for a course (February)
▪ Complete any summer assignments prior to course if applicable (July/August)
▪ Submit payment for AP exam(s) (November 1st deadline)
▪ Complete AP exam(s) and determine score reporting preferences (May)
▪ Complete AP course(s) and reap the benefits of success! (June and beyond)
Advanced Placement at SGHS: Frequently
▪ Where might I access additional information regarding the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program?
The Advanced Placement section of the College Board website may be
▪ How do I control the release of my AP Scores?
During the pre-administration paperwork process the student is afforded the opportunity to select from the following options regarding the release of the student’s scores. Additionally, these preferences may be altered on through the College Board’s website after the scores are received.
▪ What if I cannot afford the cost of the AP exam(s)?
Scotia-Glenville High School is committed to prospect of all students taking AP exams for the courses in which they are enrolled and will make funding available for any hardship case. Requests for assistance should be initiated with a student’s guidance counselor. All requests will be handled with confidentiality.
▪ How might I find out if the college of my choice accepts AP Exam Scores/Credit?
The following web address on The College Board’s website allows a person to type in a college name to obtain a report on each school’s policy regarding Advanced Placement: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies
▪ Is it possible to get a refund if I decide to drop an AP Course?
Refunds for the cost of the exams are only granted if a student drops the course prior to the time when the exams are ordered.
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