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AP Tools for College Success Resources

This course is an elective course provided for our AP students. The time spent in this course will be used to work on projects and assignments for AP courses and perform necessary research for those courses. Students will be provided the time and technology needed to facilitate study time on campus during school hours. Students will be encouraged to collaborate with one another and use the strengths of the teacher to aide in their success of their AP course load. 
 
The grading categories for this class are:
Classwork/Homework - 40%
Participation/Effort - 40%
Growth - 20%.
 
One point for classwork/homework can be earned daily and will be entered into Infinite Campus on Fridays. Therefore, students can earn a 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, or 5/5 points each week for classwork/homework. Classwork/homework includes working on the assignments and projects that are due in their courses. Points are lost for sleeping, not studying/working, or causing other students to be disrupted from their workload.
 
One point for participation can be earned daily and will be entered into Infinite Campus on Fridays. Therefore, students can earn a 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, or 5/5 points each week for participation/effort. Participation/effort includes engaging in class discussion at the start of class about upcoming due dates/tasks in other classes, “what’s happening” discussion at the start of class (basically what you are working on in your AP classes), and “what is hard for me right now” discussions and individual check-ins. Participation also encompasses working on AP coursework and/or practicing on online platforms or websites for review. Points are lost for sleeping or not studying/working.
 
Growth will be evaluated every 4.5 weeks through a short essay written by the student that addresses key takeaways and experiences that the student has gleaned through AP course participation. Growth will also encompass how students are performing academically in their course load as reflected by their course grades. Students can earn a total of 20 points each 4.5 weeks for growth.