STUDENT APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES John Muir High School (ONE APPLICATION FOR ALL AP COURSES) 1. Legal Name _____________________________________ Current Grade level (circle one): 9 10 11 Which academy are you in? ________________________ Student Number: _____________________ 2. E-Mail __________________________________ AP course for which you are applying (Maximum 3) Art History Biology Calculus English Language (11th ) Spanish Language Studio Art U.S. History English Literature (12th) Physics World History (Course descriptions are posted on johnmuirhs.org under the advanced placement link) 3. List all AP courses you are currently / have previously taken. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Write an essay on the back of this sheet explaining why you wish to take the course(s) you have chosen. 5. The following items are DUE to Mrs. R. Rodriguez in the Attendance office (A108) or Mrs. Lake (G226) ON OR BEFORE Friday May 2, 2014 Complete Application Current Teacher recommendation from one of your current academic courses – see attached form. Once you give this to the teacher, the teacher will turn it in to the correct person. Parent/Student Consent Statement If accepted in to the Advanced Placement Program, students and parents must understand and agree to the following responsibilities and obligations: 1. I agree to accept a much heavier workload including outside readings, written essays, tests, reports, projects, etc. 2. I understand that this is a YEAR-LONG commitment. There will be no schedule changes. 3. I understand that I will have summer readings as well as assignments relating to all my A.P. classes. It is my responsibility to get these from the appropriate teacher or otherwise be penalized upon returning to school in the fall or in the new semester. 4. Students are expected to complete the summer assignment. 5. Students are expected to keep up with all assigned class readings. Many of these will be found on the internet. 6. Students are expected to turn in all assignments on time, written legibly, or typed. 7. ALL AP students are expected to pay for and take the Advanced Placement Examination(s) in May. Refer to the Advanced Placement link on johnmuirhs.org for current costs and updates. Parent Signature: ________________________________ Student Signature: _______________________________ Date: _________________ ___________________________________________________________________ (If additional space is needed, please staple to this application) ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM Section I to be completed by student: Name of Student: ______________________________________________ ID #__________________________ (Full Legal Name) Academy: ___________________________________________________ Name of AP Course(s) Requested: _________________________________________________________________________ Section II to be completed by teacher offering recommendation: Bearing in mind that the AP program demands much of the student’s time and will require great ability and motivation, please rate the student in the following areas: Not Low Average Above Average Exceptional observed Self-motivation Analytical Skills Desire for Knowledge Oral Communication Skills Ability to Meet Deadlines (complete tasks) Attendance Positive Approach Toward Studies Work Ethic Is a good writer, with a good command of the English language First Semester Grade: _________ Would you recommend this student for an Advanced Placement course in your subject area next year? YES WITH RESERVATIONS (PLEASE EXPLAIN) NO COMMENTS: Nominating teacher’s signature: _________________________ Date: ___________________ TEACHER…Please return the completed form to Ms. Rodriguez in the Attendance office (A108) by Thursday, May 8. THIS RECOMMENDATION IS CONFIDENTAL AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT/PARENTAL REVIEW.