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AIG Newsletters’ Winter of 2017

AIG Newsletters' Winter of 2017


AP COURSE BENEFITS

STAND OUT IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities
know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate
environment. When admissions officers see “AP”
on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in
a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges
of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most
rigorous classes your high school has to offer.


EARN COLLEGE CREDITS
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related
AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges
and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced
placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
These credits can allow students to save college tuition,
study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform
what once seemed unattainable into something within
reach.


BUILD COLLEGE SKILLS
Taking an AP course builds the skills you’ll need throughout
your college years. You give your mind a rigorous
workout while polishing up your time management and
study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues
and problems, with the support of your AP teachers.
AP courses let you know what to expect during the next
phase of your educational journey and help you build the
confidence to succeed.


AIG ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
AIG students must maintain mastery or better in the area(s) they are identified. Mastery of AIG services is defined to be a “B” (80%) OR better in the Honors/AP level courses. Students whose grades fall below a “C” be placed on advisement and a plan for improvement will be created. If, after two quarters on advisement, a student does not improve to a “C”, he/she will be placed on inactive status in that area of AIG identification until their performance is again indicative of the need to be placed back on active status.
1– Students must be enrolled in honors/AP level courses in the area(s) of identification.
2– Students must maintain at least a “B” in an Honors or AP level class in the area(s) of identification.
3-All 9th, 10th & 11th grade AIG students are required to maintain an academic portfolio in their area(s) of identification. These portfolios will be maintained by the AIG consultant and kept in the AIG office until the spring semester of the student’s senior year. Portfolios will be returned at the AIG Senior Celebration in May. AIG students must submit TWO ‘Best Products’ to the portfolio from their area of identification on an annual basis. These pieces will be collected during the last marking period of the semester. These products may include research papers, projects, essays, flash drives that contain certain projects, tests, etc.


NC GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five-week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on two campuses, Meredith College and Salem College.
The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline and does not involve credit, tests, or grades. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 305 students each.
Students must meet qualifying score requirements and complete the extensive application process. Nominees advance to the county level, where a CCS committee will select 32 academic nominees from area high schools to represent our county. Those students will then compete on the statewide level for final selection. Performing Arts students must also audition in February. Students will be notified of acceptance by the middle of March 2017.
Congratulations to our fellow Tiger Ashley Simon (English). She will advance to compete on the state level!! Good luck Ashley!!!


COLLEGE TOURS & ENRICHMENT
The International Festival of Raleigh provides a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and multicultural artists to present international art in downtown Raleigh. The Festival’s artists are both professional and amateur and represent Raleigh’s diverse population. More than 71 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of high-quality arts through dance and musical performances, ethnic cuisines, dance, and global cooking workshops, visual art, calligraphy, textile design, and cultural expression from across the globe.


AIG Juniors
AIG juniors had the opportunity to visit the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Students met with admissions officials and current students. Admission requirements, Honors College, and other UNCW information were discussed before the tour began. Students received an up-close look at college life by touring the campus, which included lecture halls, the library, a model dorm room, and sports facilities. AIG students dined in the UNCW cafeteria and shopped at the bookstore.
AIG juniors had the chance to visit NC State University. They toured the campus, had an informational session including a video, visited the bookstore, and had lunch at one of the many campus dining facilities. The students explored the Free Expression Tunnel. The tunnel gives students a venue for expressing their thoughts and feelings about anything–from “Happy Birthday” to announcing club and organization meetings. The tunnel never looks the same twice, as it is painted daily by various student groups.


AIG Seniors
AIG seniors visited WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach, SC. WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 50,000 square feet of “edutainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and sparks the imagination.


AIG students will visit the Learning Lab with Ms. Rebecca Moody in March at South View High School. The mobile lab is designed with 14 stations complete with virtual reality headsets and controllers. Math students will develop an understanding of slope with respect to rising over a run rate of change solving problems while creating rollercoasters using Minecraft. English students will be fully immersed in storytelling from various authors. Visit learninglab360.com for more information!


Upcoming Events:

  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Methodist University
  • Cultural/TheatrePerformance
  • Learning Lab 360

Scholarship Information


  • Click this link to download a full-color copy of this newsletter in a pdf file format for printing.
  • Contact Ms. Sophia Durham for more information about the AIG Program here in Tiger Country.

Consultant: Sophia Durham
sophiadurham@ccs.k12.nc.us

SVHS: M, TH, F
(910)425-8181

RRCHS: Tuesdays
(910)488-8415

WOHS: Wednesdays
(910)864-0190


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Published by George Brooks on January 29, 2018
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