High School Timeline Teens Guide to College & Career Planning Getting the Most out of High School High School Parent Guidebook BHISD Website
Schedule Period 1 7:35 – 8:29 Period 28:34 – 9:29 Period 39:34 – 10:28 Period 410:28 – 11:58 (includes a 30 minute lunch) Period 512:03 – 12:57 Period 61:02 – 1:56 Period 72:01 – 2:55 Credits: Students must earn 26 credits during 4 years to graduate. High school credits are earned by semester..5 credit is earned for 1 semester 1.0 credit is earned for a full year
Students must meet the following requirements to graduate: Complete the required 26 credits for either the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) OR Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) Meet State Assessment Requirements State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
4 English: English I-IV 4 Math: Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II + 4 th Math Option OR Alg. I/Geometry/ Math Models/Algebra II 4 Science: Biology, Chemistry & Physics + 4 th Science option 4 Social Studies: World Geography, World History, US History, Government and Economics 1 PE or equivalent (Band, Athletics, Cheerleading, or Dance) 1 Fine Art (Band, Choir, Art, Theatre Arts, Dance or Floral Design).5 Professional Communications (Speech) 2 Foreign Language (Spanish/American Sign Language) 5.5 Electives 26 Total Credits
4 English: English I-IV 4 Math: Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II + 4 th Math option 4 Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics + 4 th Science option (IPC will not satisfy Science credit, only as elective) 4 Social Studies: World Geography, World History, US History, Government and Economics 1 PE or equivalent (Band, Athletics, Cheerleading, or Dance) 1 Fine Art (Band, Choir, Art, Theater Arts, Dance or Floral Design).5 Professional Communications (Speech) 3 Foreign Language (Spanish /American Sign Language) 4.5 Electives 26 Total Credits
Students wishing to complete the DAP for graduation must complete four advanced measures from the following: Dual-Credit Courses Each semester of a dual-credit course with a grade of B or higher Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Each AP exam score of 3 or higher
COURSE CATALOG Lists all courses available at the high school campus. Course levels available: Regular, Pre-AP, Dual Credit, or AP. Prerequisites and/or recommendations are listed for each course. Course Catalog access BHISD Website High School Counseling
Developing a Four Year Plan NAVIANCE REMEMBER: This four year plan is flexible and is reviewed and updated yearly to meet each students needs and interests.
Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus IPC or BiologyBiology or Chemistry Chemistry or Physics *4 th year Science (ex: AP Chemistry) W. GeographyW. HistoryU.S. HistoryGovt.Eco. PE or ElectiveElective Comm. App Elective Spanish ISpanish IIFine ArtsElective 7.0 Credits Sample Four Year Plan
EnglishMathScienceSocial Studies Grade 9 English I + Algebra I + Biology + World Geography + Grade 10 English II + Geometry + Chemistry + World History + Grade 11 English III (Must Pass) Algebra II (Must Pass) PhysicsUS History 3 = Average Graduation 3 = Average Graduation 3 = Average Graduation 3 = Average Graduation
PAP: Pre-Advanced Placement (College Board) Dual Credit: High School and College Credit (Lee College) AP: Advanced Placement (College Board)
PAP and AP CoursesDual Credit Courses PAP courses in grades 9, 10, and 11 prepare students for AP courses. Successful completion of an AP course gives students high school credit. Scoring well on an AP test (3, 4, or 5) gives students college credit, depending on the institution. Weighted grade points are awarded to PAP and AP courses (5.0, 6.0). AP courses can be an advanced measure on the Distinguished Achievement Plan.* Successful completion of AP coursework is the best indicator for college success and ranks as one of the leading indicators for admission into the most competitive colleges and universities. *if certain criteria are met PAP courses in grades 9, 10, and 11 can also prepare students for dual credit courses. Successful completion of a dual credit course gives students high school credit and college credit (Lee College). Weighted grade points are awarded to Dual Credit courses (5.5) that are taken during the regular school day in the fall and spring semesters. DC courses taken during the summer do not count toward GPA but can be applied as an advanced measure on the Distinguished Achievement Plan.* Successful completion of dual credit coursework can be an indicator of college success and is a consideration for most colleges and universities. *if certain criteria are met
Organized Strong time management skills Strong and consistent study habits Self-sufficient; self-directed Ability to multi-task Commitment to the rigor and pacing of the course Commitment to the work assigned *Restrictions on schedule changes
Laura Acosta- CTE Coordinator CTE courses give students an opportunity to explore and prepare for the world of work. Most of our Career Clusters have articulated courses at Lee College for faster AA degree completion.
Ag- 2012 State Winner in Wildlife Production, Star State Degree Top Ten of Texas Construction Tech- 2011, 2012 Chambers County Youth Project Show Grand Champion, Grand Reserve Dual Credit Drafting-6 students inducted into Lee College Phi Theta Kappa (Requirement: Deans List 3 semesters) Accounting- 2011 5 State Qualifiers, 2012 2 nd Place District, 2012 -1 State Qualifier Business/BPA- 2011 State Winner, National Finalist, 2012 National Finalist, 2013 5 National Finalists Law Enforcement-2 nd Place Officer Down Competition
Students: Be involved. Be connected with school organizations/clubs. Begin an academic resume that highlights your activities, service, leadership, work, and enrichment.