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1 Ranked among the top 1000 schools in the US by Daily Beast Central High School Information on Advanced Study Opportunities for Students IB DP & MYP AP QUEST PSEO CIS AVID FIC

2 Agenda Greetings from Principal Mary Mackbee Overview of Central s advanced study opportunities: Slides presented by Central staff (Handouts are available w/details) Student Panel Throughout the presentation we welcome your questions. Translation services are also available.

3 School Choice Placement Center Contact No: Central is the Community School for Area F1 Central is the District wide magnet for the French Immersion program (Areas A-F). Central is the Regional IB magnet for Area C (West of 35E) & Area E Busing will be provided to schools within the student s Attendance Area as well as to Regional and District Magnets. Any student who lives outside the attendance areas may apply to Central. Admitted students will be expected to provide their own means of transportation.

4 Students who must submit an application to attend Central High and receive transportation from the district Placement Center Application Deadline: February 16, 2016 Students attending Capitol Hill Middle School who reside within Area F1- Please submit an on time application by February 16th Students who live in Area E and Area C (West of 35E) who want to attend Central for the IB Program - Please submit an on time application by February 16th

5 Advanced Study Options IB DP: International Baccalaureate Diploma program (External Exams) IB MYP: International Baccalaureate Middle Years program AP: Advanced Placement Courses (External Exams) Q: Quest Courses ( no external exams) FIC: French Immersion Certificate CIS: College in the schools (U of M credit, no external exams, classes held at Central) PSEO: Post Secondary Educational Opportunities : Classes taken at a post secondary institution worthy of school and college credit)

6 Grading System and High Honors Designation All Accelerated, Quest, IB, AP, Honors, CIS and PSEO courses are weighted for GPA (Grade Point Average) calculations. The formula for these courses will be figured for GPA calculations via a 1.25 multiplier effect For example: An A (GPA=4.0) grade in such a course will yield a GPA of 5.0 (4.0x1.25= 5.0) Class ranks are calculated based on GPA

7 Open Access There is no screening process for participation in IB/AP & Quest classes/programs- students self select Some eligibility requirements apply for participation in CIS and PSEO Some course recommendations may be suggested based on a student s previous course of study.

8 IB DP (Grades 11-12) The Full IB Diploma Program (option 1) The IB Course Results (option 2): Take IB courses ( at Standard and Higher levels) and exams in individual subjects IB Exam scores are considered for College credit/advanced standing in college/university All IB DP courses follow a standardized International curriculum Central Students have IB Testing options in several subjects

9 The Full IB Diploma Program (Participation begins in Grade 11) Exam Requirements 6 IB exams at standard (SL) and Higher levels (HL) from different subject groups 4HL+ 2 SL OR 3HL+3 SL Additional requirements Take the Theory of Knowledge class (TOK) Complete a research paper with advising support Fulfill Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) hours Please Note: Participation in the IB MYP is not a prerequisite for the IB DP, but is strongly encouraged

10 IB MYP: (Grades 9-10) Grade 9 and 10: Year long study Schedule of an MYP student: 7 period day Accelerated/Quest courses in core subjects (4 periods) French, Spanish or Chinese (1 period) Art (1 period) Grade 10, additional Requirement: Take the personal project class (2 quarters, Tech/elective credit) *Please see handout enclosed in folder for details

11 Advanced Placement (AP) Offered by The College Board Courses follow a standardized national curriculum AP external exam scores are considered for college credits/ advanced standing in College/University Central Students have AP Testing options in several subjects

12 Quest Courses Humanities focus, rigorous, discussionbased Offered in grades 9-12 Weighted/Honor points Quest courses in grades 9 and 10 are also MYP courses Quest courses do not have an external exam in place, at the end of the course

13 French Immersion Certificate Coursework Higher Level IB exam National French Exam French Advisory / Cohort French Service Learning (10 hours per year) Capstone Project the spring of your senior year

14 College in the Schools (CIS) Central teachers lead a U of M-approved curriculum for Grades 11/12 Students are enrolled as U of M students Students receive U of M credits and High school credits

15 PSEO- Post Secondary Educational opportunities Students take college level courses while at High School (Eligibility requirements apply) Taught on the college campus Taught by College faculty Students earn College and High school credit on successful completion of the course

16 Academic Support Services Academic counseling Title One After-school help-given by individual teachers AVID elective class/avid Tutoring Sophomore/ Freshman 1-1 Information sessions on course options for ALL students Junior Anticipated Diploma candidate meeting and scheduling session Full IB Diploma and Anticipated IB Advisories French Immersion Advisory/Cohort

17 Colleges & Universities chosen by the top 25 students of CHS Class of 2015 Bates Brown Case Western Reserve University Gustavus Adolphus College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Massachusetts Institute of Technology New York University Reed College St. Olaf College Swarthmore College University of California, Berkeley University of Chicago University of Denver University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Pennsylvania University of St. Thomas University of Wisconsin, Madison Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Williams College

18 Central 2015 Graduates College Profile Top 30 U.S. Institutions: (National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Ivy League) - 13 students Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) - 9 students University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - 38 students University of Minnesota, other campuses - 18 students University of Wisconsin, Madison - 4 students Minnesota four-year state universities - 34 students Minnesota four-year private colleges/universities- 76 students Minnesota two-year Public/Private colleges- 101 students Out-of-state four-year public/private colleges/universities- 103 students Out-of-state one- and two-year Public colleges- 4 students International colleges/universities- 3 students * This information was collected from where students had their final transcripts sent.

19 College Readiness Support AVID, AAMI, MEP, ACT for all, Upward Bound, College Possible, Y Achievers College Readiness, College and Career Readiness office (CCRC), St. Paul College Pathways, Gateway to College

20 Admissions & Important Dates February 16 th --application deadline within the district (Please submit ON TIME applications) Application forms available online from 01/ District s Placement Center Tours of Central are available: call Shadowing at Central begins in December and continues through February. Please visit the school s website for updates on the application process CENTRAL SHOWCASE: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)

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