Mansfield ISD Opportunities for Advanced Academics

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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
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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.
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