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College Credit Now Options

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Valdosta High School 2017-2018 College Credit Now Options:

AP/IB/MOWR

 
What are Advanced Placement Courses?
  • Advanced placement (AP) is a College Board Program for motivated students who want to take challenging college-level courses while in high school. Rigorous work and high expectations provide superior preparation for success at postsecondary institutions. AP also gives students a competitive advantage in the admissions process.
  • How is college credit earned?
            - Acceptable scores on AP tests earn college credit at most colleges and universities.
  • What is the process for a VHS student to enroll in AP courses?
              - A teacher recommendation is required for highly motivated students. Parents of students who want to enroll in an AP course but do not receive a teacher recommendation may schedule a meeting with the counselor, current teacher and the AP teacher.
 
What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a demanding two-year international program that meets the needs of highly motivated Grade 11 and 12 students. Prospective IB diploma students do need to plan ahead because there are certain courses students need to take in 9th and 10th grades to prepare for the IB diploma program in 11th and 12th grades.
  • The (IB) Programme is the most rigorous high school diplomas that a student can receive in the world today. The Programme is designed to provide students with an education that meets the standards required by universities in any country.
  • How is college credit earned?
              - Acceptable scores on IB tests earn college credit at most colleges and universities.
  • What is the process for a VHS student to participate in the IB program?
               - A teacher recommendation is required for highly motivated students.
  • Parents of students who want to enroll in the IB Programme but do not receive a teacher recommendation may schedule a meeting with the counselor, current teacher(s) and the IB coordinator.
 
What is the Move On When Ready program?
  • Move On When Ready is Georgia‚Äôs dual enrollment program that allows highly motivated high school students to enroll in college and earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The new MOWR program now covers tuition, mandatory fees and required textbooks.
  • What are the requirements for VHS student to participate in MOWR through local colleges?
                 - College ACADEMIC courses: Minimum SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores and Minimum 3.0 Academic GPA
                  - College CAREER courses: Minimum SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores
  • What is the process for a VHS student and parent to participate in MOWR?
                   - A student who meets all MOWR requirements and wants to participate in MOWR must schedule a meeting with the counselor, parent and student to complete forms and review requirements, responsibilities and agreements.
  • Deadlines to request a MOWR meeting with counselor:
                   - Fall 2017 enrollment-April 21, 2017; Winter/Spring 2018 enrollment-October 27, 2017.
  • MOWR courses withdrawn from or failed will be posted with a failed grade on the high school transcript

Valdosta High School 2017-2018 College Credit Now Options:

AP/IB/MOWR

  • MOWR Information Night: Jan. 26, 7-8PM in the VHS PAC.
  • Advanced Programs (AP & IB) Information Night: 9th & 10th grades: Jan. 26, 6-7PM in the VHS PAC.
  • Advanced Programs (AP & IB) Information Night: 7th & 8th grades: Feb. 9, 6-7PM in the VHS PAC.

Online Courses

Valdosta City Schools is committed to providing our students opportunities to take online courses. While Georgia does not require an online course to graduate, our district is exploring a variety of options for providing more online learning opportunities for students. Recent legislation passed in Georgia requires school districts to make parents aware of online learning opportunities available within the school district and how to access Georgia's Online Clearinghouse of online courses and providers as well as guidelines for high quality online courses.
 
Valdosta City Schools' Online Learning
Students enrolled in Valdosta City Schools may take an online course, even if the course is offered in our district during the regular school day; however, at this time there are limited options for online courses within Valdosta City Schools. Requests for online courses will be evaluated on an individual basis and careful consideration will be applied to ensure student success in online learning. Online courses taken in lieu of a course scheduled during the regular school day will be paid for by the school. If an online course is chosen in addition to the regular school day, the parent will be responsible for paying the course. For more information about online learning contact your child's school counselor.
 
Georgia's Online Clearinghouse
The Georgia Online Clearinghouse provides students and parents with information and access to high quality academic and career oriented courses aligned to state and national standards, through a variety of online providers.
 
Please be aware online providers listed within Georgia's Online Clearinghouse are not affiliated nor endorsed by Valdosta City Schools. Tuition fees associated with courses available within Georgia's Online Clearinghouse will not be paid by Valdosta City Schools. This information is being provided to parents in compliance with HB 175.