Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CCBC at Pikesville High

After surveying students for their interest in CCBC courses and discussing our options with the CCBC staff and our incoming principal, Ms. Reid, the courses that will be available next year for students will be:
Fall semester: ECON 111 (which satisfies BCPS credit in Econ & Public Issues) and MNGT 101
Spring semester: CRJU 101 and CSIT 101
Click on these links to read the course descriptions:
ECON 111 (Personal Finance)
MNGT 101 (Introduction to Business and Industry)
CRJU 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice)
CSIT 101 (Technology and Information Systems)
These courses will be offered during 4th period next year. CCBC's schedule for the courses will follow a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday schedule, rather than BCPS's A-day/B-day plan. This means that if a student only enrolls in one of the two courses for a given semester, then he or she will report to a resource room on the days that he or she does not have the college class. Seniors will have the option of leaving after their third period classes.
Students who are interested must apply to CCBC at www.ccbcmd.edu no later than Friday, June 12.  Students who need assistance with applying on either June 11 or 12 can sign up for assistance in the school counseling office. A social security number is required to complete the CCBC application.
The cost for courses depends on the students' unique circumstances: BCPS juniors and seniors are eligible to receive a 50% tuition discount through the Parallel Enrollment Program, those juniors and seniors who have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or better are eligible for their tuition for credit-bearing courses to be paid by BCPS as part of the College 4 Free program. Students who participate in College 4 Free and who are eligible for Free and Reduced Meals will also have their fees paid for. All students will need to pay for their own books, but CCBC does have a payment plan.
We have scheduled sessions in the computer lab next week for students who have completed the CCBC application to take the Accuplacer placement test, during 2nd period on June 16 and 17. This is a self-paced test and usually takes no longer than two hours to complete. If a student misses a final exam due to taking the Accuplacer, his or her excused absence from the final exam permits him or her to take a make-up final. Students are strongly urged to review the practice questions in advance of the test. Click here to access the practice questions.
If you have questions, please email me at jgoldman@bcps.org or call me at 410-887-1219.

Friday, May 1, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Rider University

A little north of Trenton, New Jersey, you'll find Rider University, a private, unaffiliated university that is about the same size as Frostburg State. Its surroundings are suburban, and its admissions are selective, like Towson University. Musicians, Rider University is also home to the world-famous Westminster Choir College.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Georgetown University

Georgetown, with its renaissance architecture and shady trees, has a very old feel to it, and rightly so. It has been one of the nation's premiere institutions of higher learning for nearly as long as America established its independence. Students with SAT scores above 700 and rank in the top five usually hope they are admitted to Georgetown.