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?Rethinking A.P.http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2012/10/06/classes-problem-for-massachusetts-high-schoolers/SXfDSpDnIhEoaKIvMww3BO/story.htmlhttp://www.totalregistration.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=487%3A2013-ap-exam-score-distributions&catid=18%3Amisc
Early CollegeEarly College publications: http://www.earlycolleges.org/publications.htmlLocal district program: http://www.bscsd.org/district.cfm?subpage=10323Potential Partners:
SCCCForum 1 Ideas:
Forum 2 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)
- 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.
- 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.