Friday, January 9, 2009

Sci Tech Academy/ Advanced classes

Sam Franklin with the Sci Tech school provided information about the advanced classes that will be offered at the school:

The Academy plans do include AP English and AP Calculus. In the four concentration areas the Academy's advanced courses do not align with current AP offerings, one reason why we decided not to go with AP in our four science, technology, engineering, and math concentrations. Courses like Genomics, Cellular Communications, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Consulting, Material Cycles, Electrical Design etc. are not offered by the College Board, Each concentration takes students beyond the traditional high school curriculum in their focus area and we are very confident that universities will recognize the merit of the program. See the Document Library under the Parents/Students tab on our website, for more information.


Mark Rauterkus said...

This is good claification and a change of the tide(s). At one time it was stated that there would not be AP courses at the Science & Tech School.

Anonymous said...

I'm still not sure what they mean by it "goes beyond the usual high school curriculum." I get that those are specialized classes, but wouldn't they need to have the basics before they can do that?

They'd still need to have the same core of information as any other high school science student before they can go beyond, right?