APRIL 3, 2020 AP UPDATE
In summary they stated the following:
- Exams will be held May 11-22 in 45 minute sessions - here is the calendar
- Please note all exams have their own session between noon and four negating the need for late testing.
- Late testing is available from June 1-5 only for disruptions to exams - i.e. technology disruptions, illness.
- The College Board will continue to provide online instruction and simulations to prepare students for at home testing.
- The College Board warned that it has numerous ways to monitor academic honesty, violations will be reported to colleges and universities.
What does this mean for Novi students?
- Your teachers care about you and your learning and will continue to post Schoology updates and lessons to keep you on track, not just for testing, but to continue your work on the curriculum they designed for you.
- Refunds: Students can cancel their exams at any point without penalty, including not taking the exam on exam day. That said, look for more information from Novi after May 22 to request refunds.
- Contact Alaina.Brown@NoviK12.org with any questions about AP testing.
MARCH 27, 2020 IB UPDATE
IBO recently updated their COVID-19 update page. The May exams are still cancelled. However, in order to still award scores, certificates and diplomas for IB coursework, all SL, SL2 and HL2 IB students will be required to complete all previously assigned internal assessments and related coursework by Friday, April 3. Teachers will use all completed coursework to assign predicted grades. IB will use predicted grades and now externally scored external assessments to award scores, certificates, and diplomas. What does this mean for Novi students? Look for more detailed communication coming from your IB teachers in terms of course specific deadlines. IBO is still finalizing the details. If you have any questions, please contact Alaina.Brown@NoviK12.org
MARCH 20, 2020 AP UPDATE
As of Friday, March 20, The College Board stated that they will move all May exams to online only. This statement was made on AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus. The College Board updates this link frequently and is using this space to provide support and resources to students as they prepare remotely for their exams.
Students will be able to take the exams on anything with internet capability - laptop, iPad, cell phone; even take a picture of their written work and submit electronically.
At this point we do not officially know the format (although it seems that each exam will be 45 minutes for free response question(s)), the calendar (it will be posted no later than April 3), and how they will support students with accommodations, our goal is to support our students as best we can.
Hope you are well!
If you have any questions, please contact Alaina.Brown@NoviK12.org
2019-2020 AP Exam Registration has ended. If you have questions, please contact Alaina.Brown@NoviK12.org
Novi High School is a member of the College Board
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science A
- AP Economics: Macroeconomics
- AP Economics: Microeconomics
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP French Language and Culture
- AP Government and Politics: US
- AP Japanese Language and Culture
- AP Physics C: Mechanics
- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- AP Statistics
- AP U.S. History
NEW DISTRICT POLICY REGARDING SELF-STUDY FOR AP EXAMS
Novi High School, beginning in Fall 2019, decided not to allow students to self-study for AP Exams. This decision was made for several reasons, the most important reason of which is our concern for students' mental wellness. The practical reason is knowledge that AP exams alone do not improve student's acceptance to universities.
World Languages are the only exception.
If you have financial need, but do not qualify for free and reduced lunch, please fill out this AP Scholarship Application
Based on information provided on College Board and IB websites.
Who can take these classes?
When can students begin the program?
What is the purpose of the program?
To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
How many Courses are offered at Novi?
AP: 22 courses
IB: 15 courses - Higher Level (HL) courses are 2 years, Standard Level (SL) courses are 1-2 years.
How many courses must students take?
How much does it cost?
All fees are paid in October of Testing Year , these numbers are based on the 2019/20 fees
AP: $94 most courses, $142 Capstone courses, Capstone Diploma costs at least $660*
*4 AP classes + Seminar & Research required
IB: $119 per course, IB Diploma (6 courses) costs $714
Do AP/IB classes fulfill graduation requirements?
Biology = AP Biology or IB Biology HL
Chemistry = AP Chemistry
Physics = IB Physics SL
English 11 = AP Language and Composition or IB Literature HL1
English 12 = AP Literature and COmposition or IB Literature HL2
US History = AP US History or IB History of the Americas HL2
Civics = AP US Government
Economics = AP Micro AND Macro Economics
World History = AP European HIstory or IB World SL/HL1
What are the Core beliefs of the program?
AP: In the AP Capstone™ program, students consider and evaluate multiple points of view to develop their own perspectives on complex issues and topics through inquiry and investigation.
AP Capstone gives students the following pedagogical framework (“QUEST”) to develop, practice, and hone their critical and creative thinking skills as they make connections between various issues and their own lives:
- Question and Explore
- Understand and Analyze Arguments
- Evaluate Multiple Perspectives
- Synthesize Ideas
- Team, Transform, and Transmit
*note this framework only applies to Seminar and Research.
IB: The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people, who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. All elements/courses of the program support the Learner Profile, which means, IB learners strive to be:
Is service learning part of the program?
WHAT ARE SOME Unique elements?
AP: Students can focus all of their coursework on the subject(s) of interest.
Junior year students may take Seminar and senior year they may take Research. The culmination of these courses is group and individual presentations and writing. Students write a 5,000 word essay on a topic of interest in Research.
IB: The Diploma Programme is recognized as the most rigorous high school program. Diploma students are required to take one course from each category, demonstrating their ability across subjects. Subjects of interest are typically taken for two years, while those meant to round out the student are typically only one.
Diploma students must complete the core requirements in addition to IB classes. The core requirements include Theory of Knowledge, CAS experiences, and writing their own 4,000 word Extended Essay under the guidance of a teacher mentor.
WHAT ARE SOME College Perspectives?
AP: Perceived as increasing opportunity to earn college credits.
IB: Perceived as an opportunity to increase chances of admission because it is the most rigorous high school curriculum.
Examples of college credit based on scores
English: AP - up to 4 credits, IB up to 4-8 credits for 2 years of classes
Biology: AP - up to 8 credits, IB up to 8 credits
University of Michigan LSA
English: AP - up to 6 credits but does not fulfill grad requirements, IB up to 6 credits for 2 years of classes
Biology: AP - up to 8 credits towards overall number needed to graduate, not biology specifically, IB up to 5 credits
*All IB classes listed are 2-year HL courses, only similar AP/IB classes are listed for illustrative purposes. Students must achieve passing scores for these credits to apply.
**More credit opportunities in AP classes overall due to the number of classes offered and single year requirement.
Your AP scores will be available online July 5.
Friday, May 1: Afternoon: IB Business Management HL P1
- Monday, May 4: Morning: AP US Government and IB Business Management HL P2
- Monday, May 4: Afternoon: AP Physics C: Mechanical (11:30am), AP Physics C: E & M (2pm)
- Tuesday, May 5: Morning: AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC
- Tuesday, May 5: Afternoon: IB History SL/HL P1-2
- Wednesday, May 6: Morning: AP English Lit. & Comp., IB History HL P3
- Wednesday, May 6: Afternoon: AP European History
- Thursday, May 7: Morning: AP Chemistry
- Thursday, May 7: Afternoon AP Japanese, IB Biology HL P1-2
- Friday, May 8: Morning: AP US History and IB Biology HL P3
- Friday, May 8: Afternoon: AP Computer Science A
- Monday, May 11: Morning: AP Biology
- Monday, May 11: Afternoon: AP Chinese, AP Environmental Science, IB Math Studies SL P1, and IB Math SL P1
- Tuesday, May 12: Morning: AP Seminar, AP Spanish, IB Math Studies SL P2, and IB Math SL P2
- Tuesday, May 12: Afternoon: AP Psychology, IB Japanese SL P1, and IB German SL P1
- Wednesday, May 13: Morning: AP Lang. & Comp., IB Japanese SL P2, and IB German SL P2
- Wednesday, May 13: Afternoon: AP Microeconomics
- Thursday, May 14: Afternoon: AP Macroeconomics, IB English Lit. HL P1
- Friday, May 15: Morning: AP French, IB English Lit. HL P2
- Friday, May 15: Afternoon: AP Statistics
- Tuesday, May 19: Afternoon: IB Spanish B SL P1
- Wednesday, May 20: Morning: IB Spanish B SL P2
- Wednesday, May 20: Afternoon: IB Physics SL P1-2 and IB Sports, Exercise, Health Science HL P1-2
- Thursday, May 21: Morning IB Physics SL P3 and IB Sports, Exercise, Health Science HL P3
- Thursday, May 21: Afternoon: IB French B SL P1
- Friday, May 22: Morning: IB French B SL P2