MANSFIELD ISD OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCED ACADEMICS Oh the Places we will go! WHAT IS ADVANCED ACADEMICS? Gifted/ Talented Services Duke Talent Search Gr 7-8, Duke Seminar Advanced Placement—AP & PreAP Chess K-12 Credit By Exam Grades 1-12 Destination Imagination K-12 SAT/ ACT Summer Institute Science Camp K-4 PSAT/ SAT Total Prep Prog & MHS PSAT Team Mathematics Pentathlon K-7 SAT & ACT Practice Exams ES/IS/MS University Interscholastic League Duke Talent Search Grades 4-6 Academic Decathlon 9-12 SCIENCE CAMP 3rd Year 300 K-4th graders from across the district 2014 theme – Energy Registration for Summer 2015 will open in January UIL ACADEMICS The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests. ELEMENTARY EVENTS Art Smart 4th Grade Chess Puzzle 2nd/3rd Grade & 4th Grade Creative Writing 2nd Grade Music Memory 3rd & 4th Grade Number Sense 4th Grade Oral Reading 4th Grade Ready Writing 3rd & 4th Grade Spelling 3rd & 4th Grade Storytelling 2nd & 3rd Grade ADVANCED PLACEMENT Offer college level classes and exams to high school students American colleges and universities offer college placement and course credits to students who get high scores on their AP exams. 34 AP COURSES & EXAMS Arts: Art History, Music Theory, Studio; Art (Drawing, 2‐D, 3‐D) English: Language and Composition, Literature and Composition History & Social Science: Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History. Mathematics & Computer Science: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Statistics. Sciences:: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics World Languages: Chinese Language and Culture, French Language, German Language, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature. RESEARCH ABOUT ADVANCED PLACEMENT In general students who earn a 3 or higher on the exam … •perform well in subsequent college courses in the discipline. •perform well overall in their first year of college. •are more likely to graduate in four years. •are more likely to major in their AP subject or a related discipline. •are more likely to take dual enrollment courses. 2015 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Based on 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). National Merit Finalists represent fewer than 1% of all U.S. high school seniors. MISD DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM Provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school credit and as many as 24 college hours Encourages a smooth transition to a collegiate campus Encourages the likelihood that a student will graduate from college (on time) ISTART COLLEGIATE PROGRAM Provides accelerated dual credit the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school credit and up to 48 college hours Encourages a smooth transition to a collegiate campus and students can work toward achievement of a bachelor’s degree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRQlA1gT_A4&list=UUy0 LhfzcbbSS1bwjwYWUZZg TREC COLLEGIATE Exclusive to Frontier High School An accelerated dual credit program exclusive to college Health Professions Education Program Opportunity to simultaneously earn high school credit and up to 42 college hours Encourages a smooth transition to a collegiate campus and students work toward achievement of a health related certification MISD STUDENT ENROLLMENT For the 2014-2015 school year, the total student enrollment in Dual Credit courses, iStart, and TREC in MISD is 1071. MISD has the largest number in Tarrant County including schools and districts that have two-three times the number of students our district has. MISD ADVANCED ACADEMICS PARENT ACADEMY Provides a collaborative learning opportunity for all MISD high school parents and guardians. Focuses on college and career readiness. Some items covered are; how to apply for college, ACT/SAT prep, Dual Credit, and Advanced Placement courses 2014 COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT MANSFIELD ISD Ensuring educational and personal success by: • Aspiring to high academic standards. • Fostering a community built on mutual support and excellence. • Delivering innovative educational opportunities. • Cultivating productive, lifelong learners.