Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit Courses:  1. AP Macroeconomics    2. AP Microeconomics

How does it work?

Concurrent credit courses are offered through the collaboration between Legend College Preparatory (LCP) and San Jose State University (SJSU). These are college-level courses taught by a LCP faculty member on the LCP campus. The class is recorded on both the LCP transcript and the SJSU transcript, with a letter grade assigned. This enables a student to earn college credit while still in high school.

Does my child need this course?

These are factors you may consider:

  • AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics are applicable to many college majors and career preparation.
  • As AP level courses, they really offer the academic rigor to get your child prepared for the knowledge in the field.
  • LCP offers these college courses on campus for a fraction of the cost that families would have to pay at a four-year college or university.
  • These courses provide highly motivated high school students an opportunity to earn college credit even in their freshman and sophomore years (Require principal’s approval.).
  • Your child can start creating a strong GPA as this concurrent credit course gives an actual letter grade.
  • Improve your child’s prospects during the college admissions process as a result of college credits earned.
  • The option of not having to take the AP exam will make room for other AP exams that must be taken.
  • This is the beginning of your college career at SJSU or you can transfer 4 units you earn in economics to any university.
  • Your child receives better academic support in a small group environment than in an actual college campus.
  • College units accumulated will put your child in a seniority status in class and housing selection at the beginning of his/her college years.
  • Make a personalized college study more possible. Your child may either choose to go at a slower or an accelerated pace.                                              

Program Details

  1. Enrolled students study AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics or both courses on Legend College Preparatory (LCP) campus at 21050 McClellan Road, Cupertino, CA 95014. Upon completion of the course, they will earn 5 high school credits (equivalent to one semester) and 4 units of credits from San Jose State University.
  2. There will be one mid-term and one final exam for each course.
  3. Official transcripts from both LCP and SJSU with a letter grade are given to each student.
  4. Full time LCP students may be eligible for scholarships. Talk to your counselor for applications.

AP Macroeconomics Course Description

From unemployment and inflation to government policy, macroeconomics studies the interconnectedness of economic forces and measures how they affect everyone. In this course, you’ll learn about the theories used to assess both national and international economies. Other topics include economic challenges and performance, supply and demand, banking, and much more. In short, you’ll get the behind the scenes skinny on why prices go up and down. This course is “a-g” approved.

AP Microeconomics Course Description

AP Microeconomics is an introduction to the study of the consumers and producers that make up the economy: households, firms, governments, and community organizations. The course provides particular emphasis on the function of consumers and producers within the economic system. The course also offers analysis of the markets in which consumers and producers interact as well as non-market economics. This course, which prepares students to take the AP Microeconomics exam, draws on software provided by Thinkwell. It has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the “AP” designation.

Instructor

Mr. William Mui, MBA.

Class Size

8 students per class

 Application Procedures:

  1. Fill out an application at http://legendcollegepreparatory.com/dual-credit-course-enrollment/  between March 17, 2014 and May 16, 2014.
  2. Pay the tuition of $1095 online at the time of submitting your application.
  3. Fill out a second application at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/tom.means/courses/ECON1A-B/  You will enroll under the school Legend College Preparatory. Remember this is treated like an official application to SJSU so correct full name is important.   Also NO DASHES for SSN and birthdate.  Payment of $15 will not be due until students are registered in early September.
  4. The class will schedule a date to fill out the application to SJSU together.

Contact

Paul Chan (408)865-0366 paulchan@legendcp.com

Application Deadline: May 16, 2014