Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by LynnB, Jun 18, 2009.
Jun 18, 2009
Anyone teach combined secondary gifted/AP classes?
I have taught Honors American History I/II, Honors Western Civilization, as well as Adavanced Placement American and European History. Gifted classes take much more effort to teach particulary in the area of preparation and learning. For example, in Honors American History students complete a substantial research paper, which requires much outside grading by the teacher, however in College-Prep no such report is completed.
What do you mean by combined? I know in my school we used to only have AP U.S. History/AP World History, but a lot of people were complaining so we added honors world history/honors u.s. history.
Gifted? AP? You mean those levels actually exist? The ones I get, they're "gifted" if they're not eating paint chips during class. (LOL!!!)
Wow, is there a way you can transfer to Central or CAPA?
But I appreciate the thought! (Really!)
I didn't think you could do that???
Our advanced English classes are titled AP AND gifted. Only academically gifted students (students who qualify in the English subject through testing) can take the classes, and because of the gifted title, the class numbers are limited (7 min to 14 max each). We get $ by using the gifted title, but we have to get our curriculum approved by the College Board. I know it's confusing , but this is the way our school has done it for years. I've never heard of anyone else doing it this way.
Oh, and the requirements for gifted and AP are fairly similar.
Jun 19, 2009
Don't you run into the problem with only offering AP to gifted students? Over the past few years, the college board has almost demanded that AP classes be available to all students and for schools to remove any pre-req's for AP classess. I have students in my AP classes that haven't passed graduation requirements. My first thought is the college board would not approve any class labeled gifted/AP.
Yea, I have kinda wondered about that. I'm not too savvy on the whole thing, so that's why I am asking questions about it. The district has considered the option of having AP classes made into dual enrollment classes at out local college. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT because students would have to pay fees assoc w the college. That leaves out students who couldn't afford to pay unless there is some kind of grant in place for them, and I know the College Board is against that.
We have prerequistes, but if a student really wants to take APUSH or APEH I will let them in even if they were in CP the year before. Its their choice.
What is CP?
"College Prep", I should think.
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