Class Placement at USMAPS

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  1. Ambitious Wanderer

    Ambitious Wanderer New Member

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    So, I'm graduating this year and will be going to USMAPS, an achievement that I am proud of to say the least. The question about class placement is due to the fact that I have taken several dual enrollment courses in high school, in both math and English. In math I have taken both college algebra and a pre-calculus/trigonometry class earning a B average in both. My question is, do I have to retake them at USMAPS or will I get the opportunity to test out of them and take the AP calculus course? Does the same apply to English?
    All and any answers are appreciated. :)
     
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    MATH
    There are 3 math tracks at USMAPS:
    1) AP Calculus
    2) Precal
    3) Algebra/Trig

    Everyone takes Precal the first half of the 1st quarter.

    The track that you will then be placed in will be determined by:
    1) how you did in the first half
    2) the teacher's recommendation
    3) a basic skills test
    4) SAT/ACT scores

    ENGLISH
    There is an honors track that you can be placed in if you meet certain requirements after the 1st quarter
     
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    Thank you for the clarification, what about science courses?
     
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    You only take Math and English at USMAPS.
     
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    Wow, okay. Would you mind giving me a brief description of the typical day of a CC?
     
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    Thank you. Answered several of my questions.
     
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    Hey bro! Congrats on the appointment!! PM me if youd like to chat. We have a group message going on with 18 of us that will be there next year. I can add you to that if youd like!
     
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