Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are a challenging learning experience that are recognized as highly effective preparation for success in college. A record of AP and/or IB courses on a student’s transcript is an indication of the student’s commitment to rigorous academics. Course requirements are carefully outlined on the AP and IB Course Description links available online at www.norcrosshigh.org.
Typically, successful AP and IB students are task-oriented, proficient readers, able to prioritize their time, and have parental support. The rigorous curriculum requires more effort and homework on the part of the students. The faster pace of the class covers more content in greater depth. Summer work may be required as a prerequisite to the class.
A student desiring to exit an AP or IB course after a contract has been completed and the roster has been generated must take the following steps:o Attend a student/parent/teacher conferenceo For AP courses: Obtain an exit form from the counselors’ office and complete the form along with the parent and teacher signatures. o For IB courses: Print off an online IB exit request form, complete all required steps/information.o Submit the exit form to the AP Coordinator or IB Coordinatoro The student withdrawing from the AP or IB course may also not receive their first choice of course, or level placement, they are transferring into based on class availability. There is also a possibility that the student’s entire schedule may be altered if a change is made.
By signing this contract, I understand that the following conditions and requirements apply:o I thoroughly understand the course description and expectations of the AP or IB college-level course.o I will complete all summer assignments as designated by the individual class requirements and due dates.o I may need to purchase supplemental materials for some of my AP or IB courses and understand that this requirement will be present on the individual course syllabus available online. (Financial aid will be available for F/R students.)o For IB Courses I realize the course work of the class as well as the final IB exam will determine if I get college credit. I agree to complete all required components for this course.
Your electronic signature below indicates that you have read the all statements in this academic contract and you understand the expectations of taking an AP/IB course at NHS.
Your electronic signature below indicates that you have read the all statements in this academic contract and you understand the expectations of students taking an AP/IB course at NHS.