Below are links to resources and documents pertaining to earning college credit in high school. At the bottom are notes from two public forums on this topic.
Why take AP:
Are AP courses worth it?
Forum 1 Ideas:
- communicate offerings to all students and parents and cost benefit beginning earlier in HS career--website,
- Design 3-4-5 year plans with students and parents--design pathways brochures to help communicate
- Annual check pointpoint meetings with student/parent and C-A advisor (counselor, teachers, etc)
Forum 2 Ideas:
- Increase awareness and expectations that all students could be successful in college level course work.
- Communicate the financial benefits of registering and paying for courses offered through agreements with colleges. Tuition costs may be a struggle for many of our families.
- Improve scores on advanced placement exams.
Recommendations from Forums:
- Provide exposure to career fields and education pathways earlier in students’ schooling. Communicate to each student through actions that the expectation is they will pursue post-secondary education.
- Communicate often to parents about college credit offerings.
- There was consensus that local college courses taken at C-A showed more promise than AP. For students wanting to earn college credit prior to graduation; the A.P. exam success rate would make parents ponder whether that would be the best choice.