Register Now for Advanced Placement Summer Institutes
Once again, there will be two locations for Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI).
The first will be hosted by the Education Outreach and Partnerships (EOP) office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from June 23-27, 2014. University faculty members team with experienced Advanced Placement (AP) consultants to help participants expand their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology for the following AP courses:
- Calculus AB & BC
- English Language
- English Literature
- US Government
- US History
EOP will offer eight partial scholarships in the amount of $350 for one participant in each of the APSI courses. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2004. Click here to learn more. The College Board also offers grants to teachers whose schools meet certain criteria. Click here for more information.
Click here to get additional details and to register.
The second Advanced Placement Summer Institute will be held at the Conserve School during two different sessions.
- During Session One from June 16-20, 2014, the following AP courses will be offered:
o English Literature and Composition
o Environmental Science
o U.S. History
- During Session Two from June 23-27, 2014, the following AP courses will be offered:
o Calculus AB
o Environmental Science
o U.S. History
Click here to get more information on the APSI at Conserve School.
College Board President, David Coleman, will offer a live stream on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm CST to share information about the redesigned SAT and other initiatives. Click here (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/delivering-opportunity?ep_mid=10878403&ep_rid=38383874) on that date to join.
Apply for a NOSCA National Advocacy Award
The National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) recognizes exemplary advocacy efforts by school counseling professionals that result in positive outcomes for underrepresented populations through the National Advocacy Awards.
There are three award categories:
- Increasing Equity in College and Career Readiness K–12
- Partnerships and Collaborations
- School Counselors Responding to College and Career Readiness Policies and Legislation
All awards will be presented at NOSCA’s national conference, Destination Equity, April 11–12, 2014, in Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about the awards and the application process.
Wisconsin 2013 AP State Scholars Announced
Each year the College Board recognizes the top male and female students in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. This year's AP State Scholars from Wisconsin are Jennifer Kaiser, a graduate of Marshfield High School, and Nikil Prasad, a graduate of Brookfield Central High School. Students are selected for this award for having the greatest number of scores of three or higher on AP exams and the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP exams they have taken. This is the 23rd year that the College Board has recognized State AP Scholars. Click here to view the State Superintendent's complete news release.
AP and IB Test Fees for Low-Income Students
Wisconsin public school districts are responsible by law to pay AP and IB exam fees for students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. This requirement is found in Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22). The full text follows:
Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22) Advanced Placement Examinations. Using federal, state, local, or private funds, pay the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by pupils enrolled in the school district who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758.
For AP exams, the amount is a reduced fee. In 2014, AP exams will cost $89 and the College Board will provide a fee reduction for these students. The amount has not yet been determined. The school forgoes its $8 rebate for the exam. There is no maximum number of exams that the student can take.
For IB, there is no reduced fee, so the school district is responsible for the full cost.