Honors/AP Selection

 

Cazenovia HS Scheduling AP/Honors Selection Process 2017

Social Studies Department

The typical progression is for each student to move up to the next level of the NYS/Regents sequence (eg: 8R to 9R to 10R to 11R to Grade 12 Gov/Ec). Students who wish to be considered for Honors/AP in grades 9-12 must follow the procedures listed below. Questions should be addressed to the student’s classroom teacher or to Mr. Wheeler (Social Studies Department Leader) as needed. The Honors/AP selection process will take place during the week of January 30th. It is imperative that any student who wishes to be considered follow the proper process.   

READ TO ALL 8th GRADERS:   9 Honors/AP PREP

Students will be selected for World History 9H/AP Prep based on demonstrated achievement and aptitude using several criteria:

  • Recommendation of Grade 8 Social Studies teacher. (Positive recommendations will be based on academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, demonstrated interest in history and work ethic.)
  • Overall achievement during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 8 Social Studies. (Note: Selections are made in early February, so only grades from the first two quarters may be incorporated.)
  • Achievement on unit exams during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 8 Social Studies.
  • Students selected for 9H must complete a summer project (due on the first day of class in September) for final enrollment.
  • Students interested in 9H must complete an application the week of Jan 30 – Feb 3. The application will clarify the expectations for Honors/AP classes and require both student and parent signatures.

READ TO ALL 9th GRADERS:  10 AP WORLD HISTORY

Students will be selected for World History 10 AP based on demonstrated achievement and aptitude using several criteria:

  • Recommendation of Grade 9 Social Studies teacher. (Positive recommendations will be based on academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, demonstrated interest in history and work ethic.)
  • Overall achievement during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 9 Social Studies. (Note: Selections are made in early February, so only grades from the first two quarters may be incorporated.)
  • Achievement on unit exams during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 9 Social Studies.
  • Students selected for 10AP must complete a summer project (due on the first day of class in September) for final enrollment.
  • All students enrolled in the AP course are required to take the rigorous Advanced Placement examination, administered by the College Board during May.
  • Students interested in 10AP must complete an application the week of Jan 30 – Feb 3. The application will clarify the expectations for Honors/AP classes and require both student and parent signatures.

READ TO ALL 10th GRADERS and 11R: Advanced Placement United States History*

Students will be selected for AP U.S. History based on demonstrated achievement and aptitude using several criteria:

  • Recommendation of Grade 10/11 Social Studies teacher. (Positive recommendations will be based on academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, demonstrated interest in history and work ethic.)
  • Overall achievement during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 10/11 Social Studies. (Note: Selections are made in early February, so only grades from the first two quarters may be incorporated.)
  • Achievement on unit exams during Quarters 1 and 2 of Gr. 10/11 Social Studies.
  • Students selected for AP must complete a summer project (due on the first day of class in September) for final enrollment.
  • All students enrolled in the AP course are required to take the rigorous Advanced Placement examination, administered by the College Board during May.
  • Students interested in 11AP must complete an application the week of Jan 30 – Feb 3. The application will clarify the expectations for Honors/AP classes and require both student and parent signatures.

*Note: May be taken Junior year or as an elective during Senior year. All students in 10R and 10H courses as well as US History 11R are eligible and actively considered.

READ TO ALL 11th GRADERS: Advanced Placement Government and Politics*

Students will be selected for AP Government based on demonstrated achievement and aptitude using several criteria:

  • Recommendation of Grade 11 Social Studies teacher. (Positive recommendations will be based on academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, demonstrated interest in history and work ethic.)
  • Overall achievement during Quarters 1 and 2 of Grade 11 Social Studies. (Note: Selections are made in early February, so only grades from the first two quarters may be incorporated.)
  • Achievement on unit exams during Quarters 1 and 2 of Gr. 11 Social Studies.
  • All students enrolled in the AP course are required to take the rigorous Advanced Placement examination, administered by the College Board during May.
  • Students interested in 12AP must complete an application the week of Jan 30 – Feb 3. The application will clarify the expectations for Honors/AP classes and require both student and parent signatures.

*Note: All students in US History 11R and AP US History are eligible and actively considered.

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English Department

English 9H Requirements (limited to 25 students)

  1. Committee recommendation based upon academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, work ethic, and demonstrated interest in English (literature and writing)
  2. Academic achievement during Q1 & Q2 in English 8
  3. Summative scores from Q1 & Q2 in English 8
  4. Performance on 9-Honors English screening exam (date TBD)

English 10H Requirements (limited to 25 students)

  1. Committee recommendation based upon academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, work ethic, and demonstrated interest in English (literature and writing)
  2. Academic achievement during Q1 & Q2 in English 9
  3. Summative scores from Q1 & Q2 in English 9
  4. Performance on 10-Honors English screening exam (date TBD)

AP Literature (English 11 AP) Requirements (limited to 25 students)

  1. Committee recommendation based upon academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, work ethic, and demonstrated interest in English (literature and writing)
  2. Academic achievement during Q1 & Q2 in English 10
  3. Summative scores from Q1 & Q2 in English 10
  4. Performance on AP Literature English screening exam (date TBD)

AP Language (English 12 AP) Requirements (limited to 25 students)

  1. Committee recommendation based upon academic achievement, class participation, classroom citizenship, work ethic, and demonstrated interest in English (literature and writing)
  2. Academic achievement during Q1 & Q2 in English 11
  3. Summative scores from Q1 & Q2 in English 11
  4. Performance on AP Language English screening exam (date TBD)

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Science Department

It should be noted that, upon completion of four quarters of school, that recommendation(s) will be reviewed to determine if the criteria for a specific course is still being met and that the placement in that course is still considered to be valid.  If changes in placement are needed to be made, an additional letter will be sent home notifying the parents of the change.

From 8th Grade to Earth Science Honors

  1. Completion of the 8th grade testing/placement recommendation process.

From 7th Grade to Earth Science Honors

  1. Q1, Q2, and Q3 science and accelerated math exam averages.  (Students must be enrolled concurrently in the 7th grade accelerated math class.)
  2. Recommendation/placement from 7th grade science.

From Earth Science Regents to Living Environment Honors

  1. 97% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Earth Science Regents.
  2. Teacher recommendation.

From Earth Science Honors to Living Environment Honors

  1. 90% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Earth Science Honors.
  2. Teacher recommendation.

From Living Environment Regents to Chemistry Honors

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in CC Algebra II or higher.

  1. 97% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Regents Living Environment.
  2. Teacher recommendation.

From Living Environment Honors to Chemistry Honors

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in CC Algebra II or higher.

  1. 90% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Honors Living Environment.
  2. Teacher recommendation.

From Regents Chemistry to AP Chemistry

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher.

  1. Successful completion of Regents Chemistry.
  2. Concurrent enrollment in Physics.
  3. 90% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Regents Chemistry.
  4. Teacher recommendation.
  5. All students enrolled must take the AP Chemistry exam in May.

From Chemistry Regents to AP Physics

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher.

  1. 97% Q1 and Q2 exam average in Regents Chemistry.

From AP Chemistry to AP Physics (Class of 2018 Only)

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher.

  1. 90% Q1 and Q2 exam average in AP Chemistry.
  2. Teacher recommendation.
  3. All students enrolled must take the AP Physics exam in May.

AP Biology

Eligible students must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher.

  1. Successful completion of Living Environment Regents and Chemistry Regents or Honors Chemistry.
  2. Completion of/or concurrent enrollment of Physics Regents or AP Physics.
  3. Student acceptance into AP Biology is based on their previous science course grades.
  4. Q1 and Q2 grades in their current science course.
  5. Completion of an application.
  6. Teacher recommendation.
  7. All students enrolled must take the AP Biology exam in May.

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Math Department

From an Honors Course to an Honors Course

  1. 90% test average
  2. Teacher recommendation

From a Regents Course to an Honors Course

  1. 97% test average
  2. Teacher recommendation

AP Calculus 

  1. Successful completion of Honors PreCalculus

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