Liberal Arts College Preparatory and AP Capstone Magnet Program

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Contact:
Valli Robinson Phone Icon 770-651-6072 Email Icon Email
  Steve Beatty Phone Icon 770-651-6000 Email Icon Email

Important Dates for AHS Magnet Applicants

 

Informational Meeting: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in AHS Cafeteria

 

Applications Due: Monday, December 12, 2016 (application located in forms tab above)

You may mail applications to:

Valli Robinson Alexander High School 6500 Alexander Pkwy Douglasville, 30135

or drop off in main office or e-mail to valli.robinson@douglas.k12.ga.us

  

Notification of Selection to Students: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

Commitment Letters Due: Friday, February 17, 2017

 

What is a liberal arts education?

A liberal arts education provides a strong background in all academic areas.   The curriculum includes in-depth studies in mathematics, sciences, languages, literature, social studies, and fine arts, as well as opportunities to explore technology, and career concentrations. Students grow in their abilities to read, write and speak effectively, and to examine ideas critically. The rigorous curriculum of the liberal arts program requires the student to stretch academically, complete homework in all classes, and meet high expectations in behavior.

"It is in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough - it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing."

– Steve Jobs, in introducing the iPad 2 in 2011

 

What is a college preparatory curriculum?

College preparatory students complete a rigorous course of study that is consistent with the entrance requirements at public and private four-year colleges around the world. The faculty and administration at AHS believe that students should be prepared academically, physically, socially, and ethically.

 

All Liberal Arts College Preparatory candidates entering the program as 9th graders must earn a total of 28 Carnegie units. Students must maintain high academic standards, attendance and behavioral expectations to remain in the Liberal Arts College Preparatory program at Alexander High School. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of the student from the program. Students are required to take one course each year in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies and earn 3 units in one foreign language. Students will also be required to complete one Advanced Placement course in order to graduate from the Alexander High Liberal Arts College Preparatory Program.

 

Choosing between AP and IB

 

http://withinreacheducation.com/ap-vs-ib-evaluated-equally-college-admissions/

 

 

For additional information and requirements, please look under Forms tab above.