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2015-2016 Collier County Public Schools

HIGH SCHOOL
ADVANCED STUDIES

CATALOG
Cambridge AICE

Advanced Placement

Dual Enrollment

CCPS
Collier County Public Schools

CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
High School Acceleration Courses

COMPARISON
Cambridge AICE
Advanced Placement
Dual Enrollment

CAMBRIDGE AICE
Classes and Information

4-15

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Classes and Information

16-25

DUAL ENROLLMENT
Classes and Information

26-27

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY


PREPAREDNESS 28-29

AICE, AP, and DE classes


can be fun and challenging
at the same time. Students
can take classes that are
full of new information that
can inspire and stimulate
the brain.
Dr. Kamela Patton
Superintendent
District School Board of Collier County
Kathy Curatolo, Chair
Julie Sprague, Vice Chair
Erika Donalds, Member
Kelly Lichter, Member
Roy Terry, Member
5775 Osceola Trail | Naples, Florida 34109
p: 239.377.0001 | f: 239.377.0181
Visut us online at:
www.collierschools.com

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE


Collier County Public Schools strives to provide excellence in education. One way of providing this service
is through Cambridge AICE, Advanced Placement (AP), and Dual Enrollment (DE) high school classes.
These acceleration programs offer students the extra challenge and rigor needed to prepare them for
their futures. Students enrolled in these programs explore their interests and passions while also creating
an impressive academic record for college admissions. Here are some other reasons students and their
parents choose Accelerated Programs.
Students develop college-level academic skills, such as critical thinking, independent thinking,
the ability to evaluate information, and the skill to communicate logically and clearly.
Students save money by taking college classes during high school.
Students can explore subjects more deeply before reaching college.
Students develop the confidence needed to work with college-level
information and ideas.
Students feel challenged with the rigorous content.

WHY SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE ADVANCED CLASSES?


With many courses to choose from, Advanced Studies classes can offer something for everyone.
These classes are perfect for students who are motivated, curious about the subject areas offered, and
are not afraid to work hard. Advanced Studies classes allow students to:
Explore subjects in greater detail
Tackle concepts
Share unique perspectives
Hone dialog and debate skills
Learn how to manage study skills and time before getting to college
Take risks and gain confidence
Let interests guide coursework
Show colleges a dedication to learning and growing
Taking AICE, AP, and or DE classes in high school can help students prepare for the challenges and rigor
of college. College and university admissions may look favorable on a students successful completion
of an advanced class taken during high school. They may offer credit or placement for these classes,
which could save students and parents on tuition. Advanced Studies classes give students the opportunity to try college-level work and learn how to manage time and skills efficiently.

OVERVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATION PROGRAMS

Cambridge AICE Program


The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education
(AICE) program provides an advanced academic pre-university
qualification for students who are studying Cambridge International
A and AS Levels. The Cambridge AICE program offers students the
opportunity to tailor their studies to individual interests, abilities, and
future plans. The program combines breadth of study with choice
and flexibility. The Cambridge AICE program involves the selection
of subjects from three curriculum areas: Mathematics and Science,
Languages, and Arts and Humanities.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program


The Advanced Placement program provides college-level courses and exams in various subject areas for students in secondary school. More than 2,900 universities and colleges worldwide
grant credit, advanced placement, or both to students who have
performed satisfactorily on the exams, and approximately 1,400
institutions grant sophomore standing to students who have demonstrated their competence in three or more AP exams. Approximately
14,000 high schools throughout the world participate in the Advanced Placement program. AP exams are taken each May and
are paid for by the school district.

Dual Enrollment (DE) Program


Dual Enrollment allows high school students to simultaneously
earn college or vocational credit toward a post-secondary diploma,
certificate, or degree at a Florida public institution while also earning credit toward a high school diploma. DE courses are free to
students who attend a Florida public college, technical center, or
university; this includes registration, matriculation, or laboratory
fees. Instructional materials (such as books) are provided to public
school students free of charge; however, students enrolled in home
education programs or non-public secondary schools must provide
their own materials.

COMPARISON CHART

HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATION PROGRAMS

Statutory Eligibility
Requirements

Cambridge AICE

Advanced Placement

Dual Enrollment

None

None

3.0 GPA for college credit courses


2.0 GPA for vocational courses
Pass appropriate sections of
college placement test

Local Eligibility
Requirements
Level of Instruction

Instructor
Qualifications

Courses Available

Districts set criteria

Districts set criteria

Colleges can specify additional


criteria in Dual Enrollment
Articulation Agreement (DEAA)

Advanced high school level

Advanced high school level

College level

Only eligible for college credit


if student passes AICE exam

Only eligible for college credit


if student passes AP exam

Grade earned is part of


permanent college transcript

Public school teacher


education requirements

Public school teacher


education requirements

Mandatory training by University


of Cambridge International
Examinations

Non-mandatory training
by College Board

SACS criteria for college/university


faculty - masters with 18 graduate
credit hours in subject field

Courses offered as a part


of the AICE curriculum and
testing program

Courses offered as a part


of the AP curriculum and
testing program

AICE courses can be offered


at both the AS Level and
the A Level

Any college-level academic


or career course unless
excluded in local DEAA
No prep courses/physical
education

Exit Requirement
for HS Credit

Passing grade in either


AS and/or A Level course

Passing grade in course

Passing grade in course

Transferability of
Post-secondary
Credit

All FL public post-secondary


institutions required to accept
credit as specified in Creditby-Exam equivalences posted
at fldoe.org/articulation

All FL public post-secondary


institutions required to accept
credit as specified in Creditby-Exam equivalences posted
at fldoe.org/articulation

All FL public post-secondary


institutions required by Statewide
Course Numbering System to
accept credit if offering
equivalent course

HS Quality Points
Awarded

Beginning with students entering


grade 9 in 2006-07, must be
weighted same as AP, IB, AICE

Beginning with students entering


grade 9 in 2006-07, must be
weighted same as AP, IB, AICE

Beginning with students entering


grade 9 in 2006-07, must be
weighted same as AP, IB, AICE

.5 QP

.5 QP

.5 QP

1 QP
(even if test is not taken or passed)

1 QP
(even if test is not taken or passed)

1 QP
(for courses that meet core SUS
admissions requirements)

Bright Futures
Quality Points
Awarded
University Admission
Quality Points
Awarded

CAMBRIDGE AICE
PROGRAM

It is important to remember the following items when considering enrolling in an AICE course.
AICE classes require a commitment of extra hours of studying per day and/or week. Thoughtful consideration
of schedules, extracurricular activities, and future goals and interests is important.
Cambridge AICE courses are college-level courses receiving 0.08 weighting if the final grade is a C or better.
Cambridge AICE courses are a full term/year commitment.
AICE Exams are scheduled using an international calendar and students are expected to complete an Exam
for each Cambridge AICE (AS or A) course(s) on his/her schedule. The Cambridge AICE Exam fee is paid for
by the District School Board of Collier County as long as the student has not previously taken the same exam.
Cambridge AICE Exams for Pre-AICE, AS, or A level courses can occur outside of the 180 school day year
calendar.

CURRICULUM INFORMATION
The requirements below are effective from June 2017.
Current requirements can be found at http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/

LINKS

The Cambridge AICE Diploma is made up of individual Cambridge International AS and A Levels, which have widespread international standing as educational qualifications. By demanding knowledge from three different subject
groups, plus the core compulsory subject, Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research, the
Cambridge AICE Diploma provides a broad curriculum with a balance of math and science, languages, arts and
humanities, and skills-based subjects. It maintains flexibility and choice by allowing students to choose subjects at
different levels.

AICE Curriculum
AICE Qualification
AICE Recognition
AICE Classroom Support
AICE Updates
Cambridge in the USA
Comparison of Accelerated Programs
AICE Exams and Certificates
AICE Study Resources
AICE Recognition Search Page

Core

To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass
the revised Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives
& Research (9239). This skills-based course challenges learners
to think critically, analyze evidence and compare perspectives. The
learning is assessed through a team project and presentation as
well as a written examination.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

Cambridge AICE Diploma Credits

To achieve the Cambridge AICE Diploma, learners must achieve a minimum of seven credits (including Cambridge
International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research) from subject groups 1, 2, and 3 (and optionally Group 4)
to be awarded the Diploma. Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3.
The remaining credits can come from any of the groups. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4. A
Cambridge International AS Level is awarded one credit, and a Cambridge International A Level is awarded two
credits. The following combinations of credits are valid for the Diploma:

(2 credits each)

(1 credit each)

AS Levels

Cambridge
International AS
Level Global
Perspectives &
Research (9239)

3
2
1
0

0
2
4
6

1
1
1
1

A Levels

Total

7 credits
7 credits
7 credits
7 credits

Study and Assessment Options

Cambridge International AS Level is typically a one-year course and Cambridge International A Level is typically a
two-year course. The structure of the course content and assessment makes it possible to co-teach learners who
are following both the Cambridge International AS and A Level routes.
Take all Cambridge International A Level components in the same examination session at the end of the
course of study, normally the end of the second year.
Follow a staged assessment to Cambridge International A Level by taking the Cambridge
International AS Level qualification in one examination series, and the final part of assessment (Cambridge
International A Level) in a subsequent series.
Take the Cambridge International AS Level only.

Accumulating Results Over Multiple Exam Series

A learner can accumulate results to be used towards the Cambridge AICE Diploma over more than one exam
series. They can use up to five exam series to take the equivalent of six full credit examinations as long as they are
taken within a 25-month period. For example, a candidate entering for the Cambridge AICE Diploma in November
2017 may only use previous results gained in the November 2015, June 2016, November 2016 and June 2017
examination series.
These candidates must be entered for the Cambridge AICE Diploma in the final exam series. Please refer to the
Cambridge Guide to Making Entries for information on how to enter students for the Cambridge AICE Diploma. The
guide is available to Cambridge exam officers on CIE Direct or you can contact them to request a copy.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

Learners must earn at least one credit from each of Groups 1-3. A
maximum of two credits can count from Group 4, which is optional.
Subject Groups

Unless otherwise indicated, the subjects listed below are available as full (single) credit and double (two) credit
courses. This is not a definitive list of subjects. For the full list please refer to the Cambridge International AS and
A Level section of the Cambridge Guide to Making Entries booklet. This guide is available to Cambridge exam
officers on CIE Direct or you can contact them to request a copy.
GROUP 4
GROUP 1
GROUP 2
GROUP 3
Interdisciplinary &
Mathematics & Science
Languages
Arts & Humanities
Skills-based (optional)
Applied Information and Comm. Tech.
Biology
Chemistry
Computing
Design and Technology
Environmental Mgmt (single cr.)
Further Mathematics (double cr. only)
Marine Science
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physical Science (single cr.)
Physics
Psychology

cr. = credit

Afrikaans
Arabic
Chinese
English Language
French
German
Portuguese
Spanish
Urdu

Accounting
Art and Design
Business
Classical Studies
Design and Textiles
Divinity
Economics
Food Studies (double cr. only)
French Literature (single cr.)
Geography
History
Islamic Studies
Language & Literature in English
(single cr. only)
Law
Literature in English
Music
Portuguese Literature (single cr. only)
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish Literature (single cr. only)

General Paper
(single cr. only)
Global Perspectives
& Research
Thinking Skills

Assessment

Cambridge International A Level uses a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to supplement formal
written examinations orals, practicals, projects and coursework of various types are all used in various subjects
where they are the most effective and appropriate means of measuring attainment. Cambridge International A
Level subjects are graded from A* to E. Cambridge International AS Level subjects are graded A to E. There is
no A* grade awarded at Cambridge International AS Level. The Cambridge AICE Diploma is awarded on a points
system, so each grade is converted to a number of points as shown in the table below. Grade A* is awarded 140
points. The maximum number of Cambridge AICE Diploma points is capped at 420.
Two Credits Study (A Levels)
Grade
Points
A*
140
A
120
B
100
C
80
D
60
E
40
One Credit Study (AS Levels)
Grade
Points
A
60
B
50
C
40
D
30
E
20

Learners who meet the requirements of the group award will receive a
Cambridge AICE Diploma at one of three levels: Pass, Merit or Distinction.
The level awarded is based on the overall Cambridge AICE Diploma score.
Cambridge AICE Diploma with Distinction
Awarded to students with a score of 360 points or above. The maximum
Diploma score is 420 points.
Cambridge AICE Diploma with Merit
Awarded to students with between 250 and 359 points.
Cambridge AICE Diploma at Pass Level
Awarded to students with between 140 and 249 points.
Learners who do not meet the requirements of the group award will receive
certificates for their individual subjects.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

COURSE OFFERINGS
This is a list of AICE courses offered in Collier County Public Schools for the 2014-2015
school year. Students are encouraged to speak with their counselor for more information.

AICE Career Education


0502400 - AICE ACCOUNTING 1 (AS LEVEL)

The Cambridge International AS and A Level Accounting syllabus enables learners to apply their accounting
knowledge and understanding in order to analyze and present information, give reasoned explanations,
and make judgments and recommendations. The syllabus covers topics such as the recording of financial
information, accounting principles and control systems, and the preparation of final accounts for a variety
of different organizations and businesses. Learners find out about raising capital by shares and loans, ratio
analysis and cost accounting, and also study the preparation of cash flow statements, cash flow analysis,
the repayment of share capital, and standard costing and investment appraisal, among many other topics.

AICE English/Language Arts


1001560 - PRE-AICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively
in speech and writing. Students will also be able to understand and respond appropriately to what they
hear, read and experience. The course also provides a variety of writing opportunities calling for the use of
different styles and tones.

1005380 - PRE-AICE ENGLISH LITERATURE

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively in
speech and writing. Students will also be able to understand and respond imaginatively to what they hear,
read and experience in a variety of media. Students will study in detail texts from a variety of genre to include
poetry, prose and drama. The selections will explore areas of universal human concern, thus leading to a
greater understanding of themselves and others.

1001550 - AICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (AS LEVEL)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the semantic, structural, and
rhetorical resources of the English language as they relate to the principles of effective writing. The course
also provides a variety of writing opportunities calling for the use of different styles and tones.

1005370 - AICE ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (AS LEVEL)

The purpose of this course is to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative
literature of various styles, genres, and periods, thus developing independent critical competency in the
study of literature and fostering a high level of achievement in reading, writing, and speaking. Students will
also acquire an understanding of the resources of the language and of the writers craft.

1009360 - AICE GENERAL PAPER (AS LEVEL)

The purpose of this course is to encourage students to make cross-curricular links; to develop a maturity of
thought appropriate to students at this level; and to the achieve an understanding and usage of the English
language which enables them to express arguments, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner.
An awareness of the wider implications of particular issues will enhance the quality of the students response
to the questions; the General Paper is not a test of general knowledge. The key objective is for the student to
convey information or opinion in a way that is thoughtful, perceptive and immediately intelligible to the reader.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

AICE Foreign Languages


0701394 - PRE-AICE FRENCH LANGUAGE 1

The purpose of this course is to cover the first half of the International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) syllabus written and administered by the University of Cambridges International Examinations Program. The purpose of this course is to enable students to being to acquire proficiency in French
through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the
development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals
of applied grammar.

0701396 - PRE-AICE FRENCH LANGUAGE 2

The purpose of this course is to cover the second half of the International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) syllabus written and administered by the University of Cambridges International Examinations Program. The purpose of this course is to enable students to being to acquire proficiency in French
through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the
development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals
of applied grammar.

0701398 - PRE-AICE FRENCH LANGUAGE 3

Pre-AICE French Language III covers the last portion of the International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) syllabus written and administered by the University of Cambridges International Examinations Program. The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire a higher proficiency in French
through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the
development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals
of applied grammar.

0708532 - PRE-AICE SPANISH LANGUAGE 1

The purpose of this course is to cover the first half of the International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) Language (Spanish) syllabus written and administered by the University of Cambridges
International Examinations Program. The purpose of this course is to enable students to being to acquire
proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition
of the fundamentals of applied grammar.

0708534 - PRE-AICE SPANISH LANGUAGE 2

The purpose of this course is to enable students to being to acquire proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of
listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar.

07085366 - PRE-AICE SPANISH LANGUAGE 3

Pre-AICE Spanish Language III covers the last portion of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus written and administered by the University of Cambridges International
Examinations Program. The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire a higher proficiency
in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is
placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on the acquisition of the
fundamentals of applied grammar.

0708530 - AICE SPANISH LANGUAGE (A LEVEL)

The purpose of this course is to develop students ability to understand and communicate confidently and
clearly in speech and written language. Students will be encouraged to read widely, to use relevant vocabulary, employ correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. The students will develop the ability to analyze,
synthesize, make inferences, and organize arguments and ideas logically.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

AICE Physical Education


3026020 AICE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (AS LEVEL)

The Physical Education syllabus is both practical and theoretical, covering anatomy and physiology, movement skills and contemporary studies in sport. Learners are encouraged to try out a range of physical
activities, including team and individual sports, games, and outdoor activities, and then use the theoretical
knowledge they have gained to analyze the different factors influencing performance.

AICE Statistics & Math


1209810 - PRE-AICE MATH 1

The purpose of this course is to enable students to: develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written
and practical skills in a way which encourages confidence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment; read
mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways; develop a feel for number, carry
out calculations and understand the significance of the results obtained; apply mathematics in everyday
situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world around them;
solve problems, present the solutions clearly, check and interpret the results; develop an understanding of
mathematical principles; recognize when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify
and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve
the problem; use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression;
develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology; develop the
abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalize and to prove; appreciate patterns and relationships
in mathematics; produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas;
develop their mathematical abilities by considering problems and conducting individual and co-operative
inquiry and experiment, including extended pieces of work of a practical and investigative kind; appreciate
the interdependence of different branches of mathematics; acquire a foundation appropriate to their further
study of mathematics and of other disciplines.

1209820 - PRE-AICE MATH 2

The purpose of this course is to enable students to: develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written
and practical skills in a way which encourages confidence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment; read
mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways; develop a feel for number, carry
out calculations and understand the significance of the results obtained; apply mathematics in everyday
situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world around them;
solve problems, present the solutions clearly, check and interpret the results; develop an understanding of
mathematical principles; recognize when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify
and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve
the problem; use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression;
develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology; develop the
abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalize and to prove; appreciate patterns and relationships
in mathematics; produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas;
develop their mathematical abilities by considering problems and conducting individual and co-operative
inquiry and experiment, including extended pieces of work of a practical and investigative kind; appreciate
the interdependence of different branches of mathematics; acquire a foundation appropriate to their further
study of mathematics and of other disciplines.

CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

1202371 - PRE-AICE ADDITIONAL MATH 3

The purpose of this course is to enable students to: consolidate and extend their elementary mathematical skills, and use these in the context of more advanced techniques; further develop their knowledge of
mathematical concepts and principles, and use this knowledge for problem solving; appreciate the interconnectedness of mathematical knowledge; acquire a suitable foundation in mathematics for further study in
the subject or in mathematics related subjects; devise mathematical arguments and use and present them
precisely and logically; integrate information technology to enhance the mathematical experience; develop
the confidence to apply their mathematical skills and knowledge in appropriate situations; develop creativity
and perseverance in the approach to problem solving; derive enjoyment and satisfaction from engaging in
mathematical pursuits, and gain an appreciation of the beauty, power and usefulness of mathematics.

1202352 - AICE MATH 1 (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of high school and first year college mathematics,
in a college level format, under the guidelines of the Cambridge International AS level program for Paper
1 & 6. Topics shall include, but not be limited to: an intense study of quadratics, functions, coordinate geometry, circular measure, trigonometry, vectors, sequences and series, differential and integral calculus;
visual representation of data, permutations and combinations, probability, discrete random variables, and
the normal distribution.

1202370 - AICE FURTHER MATHEMATICS (A Level)

The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of high school and first year college mathematics,
in a college level format, under the guidelines of the Cambridge International A Level program for Paper
1, 3, 6, & 7. Topics shall include, but not be limited to: an intense study of quadratics, functions, coordinate
geometry, circular measure, trigonometry, vectors, sequences and series, differential and integral calculus;
college algebra, logarithmic and exponential functions, numerical analysis, differential equations, complex
number analysis; visual representation of data, permutations and combinations, probability, discrete random variables, the normal distribution; the Poisson distribution, linear combinations of random variables,
continuous random variables, sampling and estimation, and hypothesis tests.

AICE Music
1300395 - AICE MUSIC 1 (AS LEVEL)

Cambridge International AS Music learners develop an appreciation of, and an informed critical response
to, music of the Western tradition from at least two genres and periods. Learners discover how to listen
attentively and responsively to develop a better understanding of the musical processes at work; they also
learn how to communicate this understanding, supporting their judgments by evidence-based argument. As
part of the course, learners are encouraged to develop their own creative and interpretative skills through
the disciplines of composing and performing in Western and/or non-Western traditions. This leads, in turn, to
a deeper understanding of music in its wider cultural context. Candidates will be required to perform music
from any tradition that reflects a single focus, e.g. one substantial piece or a group of pieces which reflect
a common theme, style or purpose, on any instrument (or voice). Because of the performance component
of this course, it is strongly recommended that students are concurrently enrolled in a performance course
such as band, orchestra or chorus. This course will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts
graduation credit.

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CAMBRIDGE AICE PROGRAM

1300396 - AICE MUSIC 2 (AS LEVEL)

Cambridge International AS Music learners develop an appreciation of, and an informed critical response
to, music of the Western tradition from at least two genres and periods. Learners discover how to listen
attentively and responsively to develop a better understanding of the musical processes at work; they also
learn how to communicate this understanding, supporting their judgments by evidence-based argument. As
part of the course, learners are encouraged to develop their own creative and interpretative skills through
the disciplines of composing and performing in Western and/or non-Western traditions. This leads, in turn, to
a deeper understanding of music in its wider cultural context. Candidates will be required to perform music
from any tradition that reflects a single focus, e.g. one substantial piece or a group of pieces which reflect
a common theme, style or purpose, on any instrument (or voice). Because of the performance component
of this course, it is strongly recommended that students are concurrently enrolled in a performance course
such as band, orchestra or chorus. This course will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts
graduation credit.

1300397 - AICE MUSIC 3 (A LEVEL)

Cambridge International AS Music learners develop an appreciation of, and an informed critical response
to, music of the Western tradition from at least two genres and periods. Learners discover how to listen
attentively and responsively to develop a better understanding of the musical processes at work; they also
learn how to communicate this understanding, supporting their judgments by evidence-based argument. As
part of the course, learners are encouraged to develop their own creative and interpretative skills through
the disciplines of composing and performing in Western and/or non-Western traditions. This leads, in turn, to
a deeper understanding of music in its wider cultural context. Candidates will be required to perform music
from any tradition that reflects a single focus, e.g. one substantial piece or a group of pieces which reflect
a common theme, style or purpose, on any instrument (or voice). Because of the performance component
of this course, it is strongly recommended that students are concurrently enrolled in a performance course
such as band, orchestra or chorus. This course will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts
graduation credit.

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AICE Science
2000322 - PRE-AICE BIOLOGY

With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus helps learners to understand
the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and
practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at
Cambridge International A Level, which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners understand
how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have
both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment

2000321 - AICE BIOLOGY 1 (AS Level)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a
section on some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical
skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding
of concepts and the application of biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge.
The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future
career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is ideal for learners who want to study biology
or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

2003372 - PRE-AICE CHEMISTRY

The Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which
they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also
develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A
Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners understand how science is studied
and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects
on individuals, communities and the environment.

2003371 - AICE CHEMISTRY 1 (AS Level)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or
equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject,
a section on some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills.
Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of chemistry ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition
of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to
any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry is ideal for learners who want to
study chemistry or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

2002515 - AICE MARINE SCIENCE 1 (AS Level)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction
to the science of the marine environment. The AS part of the course concentrates on the scientific study
of the sea and its ecosystems, while the A Level part concentrates on human activities that depend on the
sea and have an impact on it. No prior study at Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level is assumed. The
emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts as
well as on the acquisition of knowledge, and the course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving
skills which are transferable to any future career path. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the
teaching of the whole course, and learners may be asked about practical activities in examination questions,
but there is no practical paper and no coursework. Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science
can form part of an ideal subject combination for learners who want to study Marine Biology or Environmental
Science at university or to follow a career in shipping, fisheries, tourism or aquaculture.

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2002535 - AICE MARINE SCIENCE 2 (A Level)

The purpose of this course is to concentrate on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact
on it. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the teaching of both AICE Marine Science I and II.
In some topics, these practical activities will be primarily laboratory-based, while in other topics the practical
activities are more likely to involve field trips. This course is designed to follow AICE Marine Science 1 as a
staged route to an Advanced Level (A Level) qualification by first taking an Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level)
examination.

AICE Social Studies


2100500 - AICE US HISTORY (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the development of the United States within
the context of history with a major focus on the transformation of the USA from an isolated agrarian society
of the 1840s to the worlds leading superpower. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of issues and themes within a United States historical period, and distinguish and assess different
approaches to, interpretations of, and opinions about the United States past. The course explicitly encourages the development of two fundamental historical skills, the construction of clear, concise, logical and
relevant arguments and the evaluation and interpretation of source materials as historical evidence within
the context of Unites States history.

2109371 - AICE EUROPEAN HISTORY (AS LEVEL)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the developments that shaped Modern European History. This will be achieved with a holistic understanding of Europe as a geographic region from
1789 to 1939. Europes key developments will be studied in relation to the wider European context and with
attention focused on the broader issues (revolution, nationalism, imperialism, war and totalitarianism) that
helped shape European history.

2103410 - AICE GEOGRAPHY 1 (AS Level)

The Geography syllabus builds upon skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level study. Learners widen their knowledge and understanding of the subject, while developing their investigative abilities
and their evaluation and decision-making skills. The syllabus is wide-ranging and comprises a variety of
options. For example, learners can study topics such as hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere
and weather, rocks and weathering, population change and settlement dynamics. The syllabus considers
a range of environments, from tropical to arid, and learners can also study subjects such as environmental
management, global interdependence and economic transition.

1700364 - AICE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES &


INDEPENDENT RESEARCH REPORT 1 (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to encourage the student to follow and deconstruct arguments and assertions,
to separate fact from opinion, and to assess and evaluate the truth of claims. Related skills involve knowing
where to look for information, how to construct arguments, and how to assemble and handle evidence. This
course takes key themes of global relevance that are of interest to young people, and encourages students
to explore them in an open, critical, disciplined way. The course requirements contained in this course description are designed for a one-credit course. This course provides an opportunity to develop skills required
for Global Perspectives Independent Research II. The Cambridge Pre U and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) are international pre-university curricula and examination system administered
by University of Cambridge International Examinations. The courses include embedded assessments and
an internationally scored end-of-course assessment.

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1700366 - AICE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES &


INDEPENDENT RESEARCH REPORT 2 (Pre-U Level)

Todays students live in a rapidly changing world, confronted by a multiplicity of competing ideas, arguments
and information. They need to be able to deal with information and ideas critically and constructively if they
are to be successful. It is assumed before starting this course that students have successfully completed the
AICE Global Perspectives and Independent Research (GPR) I course and passed the external Cambridge
examination. AICE Global Perspectives and Independent Research (GPR) II focuses on the Independent
Research Report that requires students to dig still deeper into a particular subject, or to cross boundaries
by doing interdisciplinary work, or to make a new departure by investigating a subject not covered by traditional school syllabuses. The focus here is on 138 students applying the tools for independent, pro-active,
interdisciplinary study. Students will submit a single report of between 4,500 and 5,000 words. The report
itself is a single piece of extended writing in the form of a dissertation or a report based on an investigation or
field study. The precise nature and format of the report, and the research and reporting convention adopted,
will be those most appropriate to the subject of the inquiry. Equally, whether the work is based in primary or
secondary material or both will depend on the subject matter and the approach.

1700372 - AICE THINKING SKILLS (AS Level)

Thinking Skills develops a specific set of intellectual skills, independent of subject content, reflecting the
need voiced by universities and employers for more mature and sophisticated ways of thinking. The Thinking
Skills syllabus also enables students to approach their other subjects with an improved ability to understand,
analyze and resolve problems. As a result, students will find the course of great benefit when preparing for
higher education and for a wide range of careers, including law, scientific research, social science, journalism,
medicine, business, accounting and engineering. The Thinking Skills syllabus encourages free and open
debate, critical and investigative thinking, and informed and disciplined reasoning.

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1700374 - AICE THINKING SKILLS 2 (A Level)

Thinking Skills develops a specific set of intellectual skills, independent of subject content, reflecting the
need voiced by universities and employers for more mature and sophisticated ways of thinking. The Thinking
Skills syllabus also enables students to approach their other subjects with an improved ability to understand,
analyze and resolve problems. As a result, students will find the course of great benefit when preparing for
higher education and for a wide range of careers, including law, scientific research, social science, journalism,
medicine, business, accounting and engineering. The Thinking Skills syllabus encourages free and open
debate, critical and investigative thinking, and informed and disciplined reasoning.

2100490 - AICE INTERNATIONAL HISTORY (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the major international issues and their
connection to the past which have shaped the world since the Second World War. Students will use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures and
humanities to develop a historical perspective on many of the most important issues of the contemporary
world. The course encourages teacher and students to view the study of history from 1945 to 1991 as a series
of questions to be explored and analyzed, while explicitly encouraging the development of two fundamental
historical skills, the construction of explanations and the use of source materials.

2107360 - AICE PSYCHOLOGY 1 (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to psychological concepts, theories, research findings, and applications; to create an understanding of the range and limitations of psychological theory and
practice; to encourage student to explore and understand the relationship between psychological findings
and everyday life; to develop skills of analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation; to promote an appreciation and understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity; to develop an understanding of ethical
issues in psychology including the moral and ethical implications of psychological research; to explore and
understand the relationship between psychological findings and social, cultural and contemporary issues;
to study psychological principles, perspectives and applications; and to encourage the development of the
skill of communication.

2107370 - AICE PSYCHOLOGY 2 (A Level)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to psychological concepts, theories, research findings, and applications; to create an understanding of the range and limitations of psychological theory and
practice; to encourage student to explore and understand the relationship between psychological findings
and everyday life; to develop skills of analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation; to promote an appreciation and understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity; to develop an understanding of ethical
issues in psychology including the moral and ethical implications of psychological research; to explore and
understand the relationship between psychological findings and social, cultural and contemporary issues;
to study psychological principles, perspectives and applications; and to encourage the development of the
skill of communication. It is assumed that the content and skills of AICE Psychology have been mastered
before starting this course.

2108310 - AICE SOCIOLOGY 1 (AS Level)

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are
shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human
societies and their continuities with the past. The AS Level provides a solid grounding in the central ideas
and approaches in Sociology.

2108320 - AICE SOCIOLOGY 2 (A Level)

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are
shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human
societies and their continuities with the past. Students can choose to explore a variety of important areas
of sociological inquiry including education, family, religion, and crime and deviance. It is assumed that the
content and skills of AICE Sociology 1 have been mastered before starting this course.

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PROGRAM
It is important to remember the following items when considering enrolling in an AP course.
Advanced Placement classes require a commitment of extra hours of studying per day and/or week. Thoughtfully consideration of schedules, extracurricular activities, and future goals and interests is important.
Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses receiving 0.08 weighting if the final grade is a C or
better.
Advanced Placement courses are a full term/year commitment.
Advanced Placement Exams are given in May of each year and students are expected to complete an Exam
for each Advanced Placement course(s) in his/her schedule. The Advanced Placement Exam fee is paid for
by the Collier County School District as long as the student has not previously taken the same exam.
Advanced Placement Exam scores of 3 or higher may allow students to earn college credit. The student is
expected to refer to the specific college catalog to determine what the college will accept.
I have carefully thought through my schedule, extracurricular activities, my interests and future goals.

CURRICULUM INFORMATION
Please see the Advanced Placement website for complete information.
All AP information is directly from https://apstudent.collegeboard.org.

LINKS

The AP Program is a global academic program, currently offered in secondary schools in over 100 countries around
the world. More than 600 universities in more than 60 countries outside of the United States recognize AP Exam
scores for admission, credit and placement.

AP Website
AP Courses
AP Exam Calendar and Fees
Explore AP
Taking the AP Exam
AP Scores
AP Credit and Placement
AP Exam Information and Study Help
Comparison of Accelerated Programs

AP Can Help You Succeed in College

Taking challenging AP courses can help you get into college.


Once youre in college, the skills that you developed in your AP
courses critical thinking, time management, study skills, etc.
will serve you well in college classes. AP can also help you
save on college costs through AP credit, expanded scholarship
opportunities and a greater likelihood of graduating on time.

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What It Takes to Take AP Classes

You might think that AP classes are tough, and you might be right. But that doesnt mean that you arent up to the
task. If you are willing to work hard, youll find that the qualities you use in other parts of your life can help achieve
your goals. AP brings the college experience to your high school with the opportunity to earn college credits at
thousands of universities. More students are ready for AP than youd think. Roll up your sleeves and find out what
AP can do for you.
Curiosity, creativity and commitment are key ingredients for success in AP courses. These may be qualities you
recognize in yourself when youre working at your best, on the things you love best like teaching yourself about
what interests you, finding new ways to solve the problems in your world or proving what you can accomplish with
enough practice. Not only will these qualities help you succeed in AP, AP can help you discover and build what
youre capable of by challenging you to do more.
You dont need to be top of your class to be an AP student, but youll want to be prepared for the AP course you
choose. Some AP classes have recommended courses you should take first, and all AP courses ask that you come
willing to do your best work. To choose an AP course thats right for you, talk to a counselor or teacher about the
subjects that interest you and ask about your options for learning the skills to help you succeed.

College in a High School Setting

With AP, you dont have to wait for college to start contributing, because AP is college in a high school setting.
Your school can choose from many AP courses in subjects that directly connect you to what you want to do now
and with your future. They not only give you the knowledge and skills to help you at your college or university, but
scoring well on the AP Exam can get you credit and placement there too.

Get Hands-On Experience

In APs immersive courses, you dont just read about things, you get to learn how things really work. You wont just
be memorizing facts and figures that youll forget moments after the test. In AP youll tackle concepts and do things
that will stick with you long after the class is through. AP teachers hands-on approach to learning takes you out of
the typical classroom and into an experience that will prepare you for college and beyond.

Support

With AP, youll explore new ideas side-by-side with your classmates and AP teachers. When you get to college,
youll be asked to manage your own time and study habits, while tackling challenging problems and subject areas.
This is what you get when you take an AP class, with the added benefit of your AP teacher helping you throughout
the journey. AP courses let you to see and feel what college work is like, while receiving the support to help you
get there.

College Credit and Advanced Placement

One great benefit of taking AP Exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. Most colleges and
universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. You can save money and get
a head start on your degree when you enter college with credit youve already earned through AP.

College AP Credit Policies

Each college and university makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most have a written
policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a given AP Exam, the amount of credit
awarded and how credits are applied.

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AP Exams

AP Exams are your opportunity to show what you know and what you can do. Taken each May by students all over
the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams
are designed to measure how well youve mastered the content and skills of the course a successful score could
even earn you credit and advanced placement in college. Each of the exams has its own unique requirements;
however, almost all of the exams have several things in common:
Most exams are two to three hours long. Be prepared to tackle a challenging exam with limited breaks. Eat
a good breakfast and, if you are taking more than one exam on the same day, make sure you have lunch
and snacks to keep you going.
The first part of the exam usually consists of multiple-choice questions. You will choose one of four or five
answer choices for each question and use a pencil to bubble in your choice on your AP answer sheet. Your
total exam score on the multiple-choice section is based only on the number of questions answered correctly.
You wont receive or lose points for incorrect answers or unanswered questions.
The second part of the exam usually consists of free-response questions that require you to generate your
own responses. Depending on the exam, your responses could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a
problem, or a spoken response. In most cases, youll be writing your response in pen in the free-response
exam booklet
Your AP teacher will go over the exam format with you in class. You can get detailed information about each exam
at the AP Courses page. You can view sample questions from actual exams using the Exam Practice links on the
Preparing for the Exams page.

AP Scores

Completing an AP course and exam is a huge accomplishment. You should feel very proud of the work youve
done and the skills youve learned. Your AP score is one way to share this accomplishment with your preferred
colleges and universities. The final exam score is reported on a scale of 15 and shows how well youve mastered
the content of the course. After you take an AP Exam, College Board will send your score report to the college or
university that you designated on your answer sheet. When you view your scores online, you have the option to
send them to other institutions for a fee.

AP Testing Results

AP Exam scores are a weighted combination of the student score on the multiple-choice section and the freeresponse section. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale. This score is a recommendation on how qualified
students are to receive college placement or credit. Each college and university set their own credit and placement
policies.
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
4 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation
According to studies performed by the AP Program, there is a correlation between the AP Exam scores and the
performance of college students in parallel course. The results indicate:
An AP Exam score of 5 is equivalent to grades of A+ and A in the corresponding college course.
An AP Exam score of 4 is equivalent to grades of A-, B+, and B in the corresponding college course.
An AP Exam score of 3 is equivalent to grades of B-, C+, C in the corresponding college course.

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COURSE OFFERINGS
This is a list of AP courses offered in Collier County Public Schools for the 2014-2015
school year. Students are encouraged to speak with their counselor for more information.

AP Art Courses
0104300 - AP ART-DRAWING PORTFOLIO

Advanced Placement Art-Drawing Portfolio gives advanced students the opportunity to develop quality,
concentration, discipline and breadth in drawing. Focus will be on: perceiving and responding to the qualities
of art found in drawing; valuing art as an important realm of human experience; producing original art and
imaginative drawings as works of art; knowing about the history of art, specifically drawing and its relationship to other processes and periods; and making and justifying judgments about the aesthetic merit and
qualities of works of art. The course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials. This
course will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts graduation credit.

0109350 - AP STUDIO ART TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO

This course is for the advanced student who wishes to seek AP credit through submitting a 2-D portfolio of
work for consideration by the College Board. The purpose of Advanced Placement Studio Art Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio is to address a very broad interpretation of two-dimensional (2-D) design issues.
This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of
art in an integrative way. The elements of design (line, shape, illusion of space, illusion of motion, pattern
and texture, and value and color) are like a palette of possibilities that artists use to express themselves. The
principles of design help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize the elements on a picture
plane in order to communicate content. These principles include unity, variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm,
and proportion/scale. For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in two-dimensional
design using a variety of art forms. These could include, but are not limited to, graphic design typography,
digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, and printmaking. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction and expression may be part of the students portfolio. This
course will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts graduation credit.

0109360 - AP STUDIO ART THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO

This course is for the advanced student who wishes to seek AP credit through submitting a 3-D portfolio
of work for consideration by the College Board. The Advanced Placement Studio Art Three-Dimensional
Design Portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in three-dimensional (3-D)
design. These may include mass, volume, form, plane, light, and texture. Such elements and concepts can
be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be part of the students portfolio. These might include, among
others, traditional sculpture, architectural models, apparel, ceramics, fiber arts, or metalwork. This course
will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts graduation credit.

AP Computer Programming
0200320 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

This college level course follows the recommendation of the Committee on Computer Science of the Advanced Placement Program and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Computer Science A examination of the College Entrance Examination Board. Major emphasis is placed on knowledge and use of
JAVA computer language and advanced data structures, including dynamic memory structure.

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AP English
1001420 - AP ENGLISH: LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

The purpose of this course is to involve students in the study and practice of writing and in the study of
English Language. Students will also acquire an understanding of the resources of the language and an
understanding of the writers craft. This college level course prepares students for the English Language
and Composition Advanced Placement Examination of the College Board.

1001430 - AP ENGLISH: LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

The purpose of this course is to involve students in the study and practice of writing and in the study of literature. Students will learn to use the modes of discourse and to recognize the assumptions underlying various
rhetorical strategies. Students will also acquire an understanding of the resources of the language and an
understanding of the writers craft. They will develop critical standards for the appreciation of any literary
work and increase their sensitivity to literature as a shared experience. This college level course prepares
students for the English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement Examination of the College Board.

AP Foreign Languages
0701380 - AP FRENCH LANGUAGE

There will be great emphasis on reading and grammar throughout this course. In addition, students will
develop the following:
the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts;
a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary
texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and
the ability to express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and
accuracy in both written and spoken French.

0708400 - AP SPANISH LANGUAGE

This course covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish writing and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. The use of
Spanish for active communication is emphasized with the following objectives:
the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish;
the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of
newspaper and magazine articles, as well as of modern literature in Spanish;
the ability to compose expository passages; and
the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency.

0708410 - AP SPANISH LITERATURE

This course is intended to be the equivalent of a third-year college introduction to Hispanic Literature.
Literary works from seven centuries of Hispanic Literature will expose students to a wide variety of genres
and types of discourse. Students will trace the history of Spanish prose from Don Juan Manuel to modern
times and become acquainted with significant works that have become sources for literature and art worldwide. This course will provide students with the skills and experience:
to analyze and interpret literature and poetry;
to use appropriate language to determine how a theme is treated in a literary selection/poem; and
to analyze critical commentary about a particular literary work.

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AP Statistics & Math


1202310 - AP CALCULUS AB

The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of Calculus, in a college level format, under the
guidelines of the Advanced Placement Program. The course content will follow the outline set forth by the
College Board for Advanced Placement Calculus AB. Topics shall include, but not be limited to: applications of
properties of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; limits; derivatives of algebraic,
trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; derivatives of the inverses of functions; the relationship
between differentiability and continuity; tangent and normal lines; maxima and minima; integration; area
between curves; and volumes of solids of revolution. Earning credit in this course precludes earning credit
in Calculus Honors.
*** A student may not simultaneously earn credit in both Calculus Honors and AP Calculus AB
*** A student may not receive credit for AP Calculus AB, if credit has already been earned in AP Calculus BC

1202320 - AP CALCULUS BC

The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of Calculus, in a college level format, under the
guidelines of the Advanced Placement Program. The content shall include that of Advanced Placement Calculus AB plus sequences of real numbers, convergence, and solution of elementary differential equations.
*** A student may not simultaneously earn credit in both Calculus Honors and Calculus BC.
*** A student may not simultaneously earn credit in both Calculus AB and Calculus BC.

1210320 - AP STATISTICS

The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of probability & inferential statistics, in a college
level format, under the guidelines of the Advanced Placement Program. The course content will follow the
outline set forth by the College Board for Advanced Placement Statistics. Topics shall include, but not be
limited to: interpreting, summarizing and comparing distributions of univariate data; exploring bivariate data;
data collection methods; 104 planning and conducting surveys and experiments; normal and sampling
distributions; confidence intervals; and tests of significance. Earning credit in this course precludes earning
credit in Probability and Statistics with Applications.

AP Music
1300330 - AP MUSIC THEORY

The purpose of this course is to develop the students ability to recognize and understand the basic materials
and processes in any music that is heard or read in score. Focus will be on applying fundamental terminology
and notational skills to intervals, key signatures, rhythmic and metric notation, transposition, and musical
terms; create elementary compositions in melodies to specifications, two-part counterpoint, harmonization
of a melodic line, and four-part realization of figured bass symbols and/or roman numerals; analyze visually
pitch organization (melody, harmony, tonality), rhythmic organization, texture, and form; identify aurally single
line rhythms, melodic lines, two-part excerpts, and block chord and other homophonic textures. This course
will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts graduation credit.

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AP Science
2000340 - AP BIOLOGY

The purpose of this course is to provide a study of the facts, principles, and processes of biology and the
collection, interpretation, and formulation of hypotheses from available data. Laboratory investigations of
selected topics in the content, which also include the use of scientific method, measurement, laboratory
apparatus, and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Use the scientific method to solve problems, employ metric measurements, and demonstrate safe
and effective use of laboratory instruments.
Analyze the chemical composition of organisms.
Describe in detail cell infrastructure and function of cellular organelles.
Assess the role of enzymes in life processes.
Trace the biochemical pathways involved in respiration and photosynthesis.
Describe the processes of cell division.
Describe the principles of genetics.
Apply knowledge of structure and the function in plants and animals to their reproduction and
development.
Identify the experimental evidence for the modern theories of the origin of life.
Describe the changes in organisms through time.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of ecology and the role of energy flow, biogeochemical
cycles, population growth and regulation, communities, habitats, and niches.
Distinguish between stereotyped and learned behavior and list the factors of social behavior.
Describe the implications of mans social biology on his environment and quality of life.
Analyze how biology interacts with technology and society.

2003370 - AP CHEMISTRY

The purpose of this course is to study the development and application of chemistry principles and concepts.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Use the scientific method to solve problems, employ metric measurements, and demonstrate safe
and effective use of laboratory instruments.
Discuss atomic theory and structure.
Compare the types of binding forces in chemical bonding, the geometry of molecules, and the
molecular model theory.
Demonstrate knowledge of nuclear chemistry.
Describe the various states of matter.
Discuss numerous types of chemical reactions.
Demonstrate knowledge of equations and advanced stoichiometry.
Describe chemical equilibrium qualitatively and quantitatively.
Investigate reaction rates.
Analyze thermodynamic processes.
Develop an understanding of systematic nomenclature.
Illustrate the principles of descriptive chemistry.
Analyze the interactions of chemistry, technology, and society.

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2003421 - AP PHYSICS 1

The purpose of this course is to provide a systematic introduction to the main principles of classical and
modern physics and emphasize the development of problem-solving ability. Laboratory investigations of
selected topics in the content, which also include the use of scientific method, measurement, laboratory
apparatus, and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Use the scientific method to solve problems, employ metric measurements, and demonstrate safe
and effective use of laboratory instruments.
Analyze the principles of kinematics.
Identify and apply Newtons laws of motion.
Apply conservation laws in classical mechanics.
Describe torque, rotational equilibrium, gravitation, planetary motion, and oscillations.
Describe the kinetic theory and solve problems in thermodynamics.
Analyze the principles of electrostatics quantitatively.
Describe electric currents.
Interpret concepts of magnetism.
Develop an understanding of waves and optics.
Analyze the concepts of modern physics.
Analyze the interactions of physics, technology, and society.

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2001380 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The purpose of this course is to study the interaction of man with the environment. Upon completion of this
course, students should be able to:










Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships of the natural world.


Identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-generated.
Evaluate the relative risks associated with natural and human-generated environmental problems.
Analyze alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing environmental problems.
Use the scientific method to solve problems, employ metric measurements, and demonstrate safe
and effective use of laboratory instruments.
Identify the effects of technology on air, water, and land quality and identify possible solutions for
negative impacts.
Develop understanding of how human population growth and human development affect local
human, vegetative, and wildlife communities, and impact other natural resources.
Describe methods which individuals and industries can employ to conserve natural resources and
energy.
Compare the effects of different methods of conservation in various parts of the world.
Identify examples of environmental planning and waste management that have been used in the
local community and explain their impact.
Analyze the present and future effects of various preservation or conservation efforts on the local
community.

AP Social Studies
2100330 - AP UNITED STATES HISTORY

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to develop the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of American historical development by focusing on persistent themes and change in history, and by applying historical reasoning to seek
solutions to contemporary problems. Advanced Placement United States History is a challenging course
that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course and can earn students college credit. It is
a survey of American history from the age of exploration and discovery to the present. Solid reading and
writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study, are necessary to
succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original
documents, and historiography. Students will master a broad body of historical knowledge, demonstrate an
understanding of historical chronology, effectively use analytical skills of evaluation, use historical data to
support an argument or position, and interpret and apply data from original documents, including graphs,
cartoons, and letters.

2109420 - AP WORLD HISTORY

The purpose of the Advanced Placement World History course is to develop greater understanding of the
evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical
skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. Focused primarily on the past thousand years
of the global experience, the course provides students with an understanding of the cultural, institutional
and technological achievements of human society within the context of several thematic strands. Examples
of these are: 1) the impact of technology and demography upon society, and 2) cultural and intellectual
developments and interactions among and within societies. Coverage of European History will not exceed
over 30% of the course in order to encourage increased coverage of topics that are important to Europe in
the world and not just to Europe itself, as well as attention to areas of the world outside Europe.

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

2106420 - AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to develop a critical perspective on politics
and government in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various
institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that make up the American political reality. Appropriate concepts and
skills will be developed in connection with the following content: an understanding of federalism and the
separation of powers; the development of the Constitution; the process of politics; the nature of public opinion; the role of political parties and interest groups; the major formal and informal institutional arrangement
of powers; an overview of Florida government, including the state constitution and local government; and
the development of civil rights.

2102370 - AP MACROECONOMICS

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity for students to gain a thorough understanding of the
principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis will be laid upon
the study of national income and price determination and developing students familiarity with economic
performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. Students will study comparative
advantage to determine the basis on which mutually advantageous trade can take place between countries.
Appropriate skills will be developed around the concepts of gross national product, gross domestic product,
monetary vs. fiscal policy, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and various aspects of international
finance.

2109380 - AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to examine connections to the past
in order to help them prepare for the future as a participating member of a global community. Students
use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse
cultures and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social and employment settings. The content
should include, but not be limited to the following: geographic-historic and time-space relationships; the use
of arbitrary periodization in European history; analysis of its classical and medieval heritage; the rise of
the European nation-states, the impact of religious thought on European cultures/the evolution of political
systems and philosophies in European societies; the interaction of science and European cultures; the
development of nationalism as a European phenomenon; the origin and course of economic systems and
philosophies in European societies; the influence of major historical figures and events in European history,
and contemporary European affairs.

2103400 - AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that
have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earths surface. Students employ spatial concepts
and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They
also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in the science and practice. Students will have
the opportunity to understand the following concepts related to the course: regions and their development,
population studies, cultural concepts and spatial representation, political geography, land use, urbanization,
issues related to space, place and scale, and economic geography.

2107350 - AP PSYCHOLOGY

The purpose of the Advanced Placement course in Psychology is to introduce students to the systematic
and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Advanced
Placement Psychology is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college
course and can earn students college credit. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Students will have the opportunity
to understand psychological facts, principle and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields
within psychology. They will learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The
course traces the emergence of scientific psychology in the nineteenth century from its roots in philosophy
and physiology and covers the development of the major schools of psychology.

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DUAL
ENROLLMENT
PROGRAM

Dual Enrollment (DE) is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn college or vocational
credit toward a post-secondary diploma, certificate, or degree at a Florida public institution while also earning credit
toward a high school diploma. Dual Enrollment is as an articulated acceleration mechanism and is intended to:
Shorten the time necessary for students to complete the requirements associated with the conference of a
high school diploma and college degree.
Broaden the scope of curricular options available to students.
Increase the depth of study available for a particular subject.
Dual Enrollment courses are free to students who attend a Florida public college, technical center, or university;
this includes registration, matriculation, or laboratory fees for courses taken through dual enrollment. Instructional
materials (such as books) are provided to public school students free of charge; however, students enrolled in
home education programs or nonpublic secondary schools must provide their own materials.

Courses taken through the DE program are creditable toward a high school diploma, Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree,
Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, and/or certificate programs. To qualify for DE, a student must meet the criteria
that are established by the Student Progression Plan of CCPS and which are included in the Inter-institutional
Articulation Agreement with the other institution.

Early Admission Program

Early Admission is a form of Dual Enrollment through which eligible secondary students enroll in a postsecondary
institution on a full-time basis in courses that are creditable toward a high school diploma and an Associate or
Baccalaureate degree. Students enrolled in this Early Admission Program are exempt from paying registration,
tuition, and laboratory fees. Interested students should speak with their school counselor for additional information.
When students leave high school as Early Admission Program students, they may participate in graduation
exercises with their graduating class and may be ranked in class using district policy regarding weighting of Dual
Enrollment classes. Early Admission students are not permitted to attend classes at their home high school nor
are they permitted to participate in co-curricular activities.

LINKS

Florida Gulf Coast University


Florida SouthWestern State College

DE Course Offerings

Course offerings may change yearly. Students are encouraged


to speak with their school counselor for more information.

Dual Enrollment Information


Dual Enrollment FAQs
Comparison of Accelerated Programs

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DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

POST-SECONDARY PARTNERSHIPS
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
The Accelerated Collegiate Experience (ACE)

The Accelerated Collegiate Experience at FGCU is designed to bring a unique educational experience to qualified
junior and senior high school students who are seeking advanced study options. The program provides part-time
or full-time study at FGCU in which students earn college credit while simultaneously completing a high school
diploma.
High school juniors who enroll in the ACE program full time and who meet qualifying criteria during their first year
in the program will be able to join the ACE Honors Program during their senior year. Participants in the ACE Honors
Program will have access to FGCU Honors Program classes which include enriched curriculum taught by Honors
Fellows and may include research opportunities in either the sciences or social sciences.

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW)


The Dual Enrollment Program

Dual Enrollment (DE) or Early Admissions (EA) at FSW is a successful acceleration mechanism that allows students
to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual post-secondary interests. Each year, more than 3,500
students across FSWs five-county district experience college life through its Dual Enrollment program. Over the
years, thousands of students have taken college courses towards both their high school and college degree. Some
students choose to take a few courses to get a head start on their college coursework, while others complete the
necessary requirements of earning an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they are graduating from high
school. Students have the option of taking classes at their high school, on any of FSWs campuses, or online.

Placement Parameters (2015-2016)


Florida Gulf
Coast University
GPA - Unweighted

3.0

GPA - Weighted

3.7

SAT (minimums)

Combined (1600) AND


Math (500),
Critical Reasoning (500)
Writing (500)

ACT (minimums)

Composite (23) AND


Reading (20),
English (20),
Math (20),
Combined English/Writing (20)

Florida SouthWestern
State College
AND

3.0
Not applicable
Combined (1000) AND
Math (540),
Critical Reading (440)

OR

Composite (23) AND


Reading (19),
English (17),
Math (23)

OR

PERT (minimums)

Not applicable

Math (123) AND


Reading (106) AND
Writing (103)

Other Tests

Not applicable

Passing scores on FCAT 2.0 and


Algebra 1 EOC during sophomore year

Early Admissions
Dual Enrollment

Students shall have completed a


minimum of four semesters of full-time
secondary enrollment

Students must have earned at least


14 high school credits by the end
of their sophomore year

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COLLEGE
AND CAREER
READINESS

Source: Florida Department of Education

Definition of College and Career Readiness

Students starting out in college or a career need to be well prepared. The transition from high school or the workforce to college can be a challenge for some students, especially those who are not aware of the expectations
and requirements for entering college level coursework. Once admitted to a college, students may take a college
placement test to identify the appropriate courses for the individuals skill level. The resources below provide information regarding college and career readiness in Florida.
Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation
needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate
degree program without the need for remediation. These same attributes and levels of achievement are needed for
entry into and success in post-secondary workforce education or directly into a job that offers gainful employment
and career advancement.

Knowledge

To be considered college and career ready, students must demonstrate mastery of the Floria Post-secondary
Readiness Competencies in English and mathematics that have been identified through a cross-sector collaborative
effort by Florias K12, college, and university faculty. Students demonstrate proficiency by achieving passing-level
scores in reading, writing, and mathematics on the Post-secondary Education Readiness Test or an approved
alternative. Students scoring below state-adopted common cut scores in these discipline areas are required to
enroll in and successfully complete developmental education (remedial) courses in the areas of their deficiencies
prior to enrollment in post-secondary, General Education, college-credit courses.

LINKS

Higher levels of demonstrated competence in mathematics, language arts, the natural sciences, and the social
sciences increase the options available to a student (e.g., selective university enrollment, high-skill occupation)
and the likelihood that a student will succeed in post-secondary education and the skilled workforce. These higher
levels of competency may be measured by SAT and/or ACT scores, in addition to earning post-secondary credits
through AP, Dual Enrollment, or AICE programs; or by earning state-approved industry certifications.

College/Career Readiness Information


Bright Futures Information
Online Student Advising System
State University System of Florida
State College System of Florida
U.S. Air Force Qualifications
U.S. Army Qualifications
U.S. Coast Guard Qualifications
U.S. Marine Corps Qualifications
U.S. Navy Qualifications

Skills

Students who succeed in higher education and the workforce


tend to demonstrate a maturity that is evidenced by the following observable dispositions and behaviors which have been
identified by Florida post-secondary faculty as well as business
and industry leaders:
Effective communication skills
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Good time management skills
Intellectual curiosity
A commitment to learning

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COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Academic Preparation

To be considered for admission to a degree program in a Florida post-secondary institution all students must,
at minimum, possess a standard high school diploma or its equivalent as defined in Florida Statutes and State
Board of Education rule. Additionally, for students to attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to support
college and career ready standards, it is recommended that all currently enrolled Florida secondary students
successfully complete a minimum of 16 high school credits in core content areas that include:
4 credits in mathematics including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2
4 credits in English that include grammar, writing, and literature
3 credits in science that include the physical, life, and earth space sciences

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