Presentation on theme: "Understanding House Bill 5 Graduation Requirements:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Understanding House Bill 5 Graduation Requirements: Graford High SchoolMay 2014
2 Accountability, Assessments, and Graduation Plans The Intent of HB5:Accountability, Assessments, and Graduation PlansDuring the 83rd Texas Legislature, House Bill 5 was signed into law, which changes high school graduation requirements for students who will be freshmen during the school year and beyond.It establishes one graduation plan - Foundation High School Program (FHSP) - with opportunities to earn endorsements and performance acknowledgements.
3 Accountability, Assessments, and Graduation Plans The Intent of HB5:Accountability, Assessments, and Graduation PlansThe goals:develop a more diverse workforce,send students to the postsecondary level more prepared, andunderstand that each student’s path to the workforce is unique.
4 High School Graduation Requirements To receive a high school diploma, a student entering Grade 9 in school year and thereafter must accomplish the following:complete the Foundation High School curriculum,pass the EOC testing requirements (English I & II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History),ANDdemonstrate proficiency in professional communication.
5 FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS – 22 Credits ENGLISHEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIAdvanced EnglishMATHEMATICSAlgebra IGeometryAdvanced MathPHYSICAL EDUCATIONFINE ARTSCIENCEBiologyIPC or Advanced ScienceAdvanced ScienceSOCIAL STUDIESWorld History or GeographyUS HistoryGovernment/EconomicsLANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (2 Years)FIVE (5) ELECTIVES
6 **Multi-disciplinary The New Plan for Texas Graduation RequirementsArts/ HumanitiesBusiness & IndustryPublic ServiceSTEM**Multi-disciplinaryENDORSEMENTSFoundation Graduation Plan + EndorsementsCreditsEnglish I, English II, English III, Advanced EnglishBiology, Chemistry, Advanced ScienceWorld Geography, World History, US History,Algebra I, Geometry, Advanced MathGovernment/EconomicsForeign Language (2 Credits)Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Electives26
7 “Top 10% of the Class for automatic admission” Distinguished AchievementTo be considered as“Top 10% of the Class for automatic admission”Have Algebra II success,Earn four credits in science,Complete curriculum requirements,ANDGraduate with an endorsement.
9 You have a choice!What do you want to bewhen yougrow up??
10 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Math : Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and College Prep. Math, Statistics, or Algebraic Reasoning.Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy & Physiology,Environmental Systems, or Advanced Animal Sciences
11 Business & IndustryAgricultural Sciences: Principles of Agriculture, Livestock/Small Animal Mgmt, Wildlife, Ag. Mechanics, Range Ecology & Management, or Advanced Animal SciencesHospitality and Tourism: Principals of Family Consumer Sciences, Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness, Hospitality Service and Culinary Arts, including a Practicum
12 Business & Industry (con’t.) Information Technologies: Principles of Information Technology, Digital Media, Computer Programming, and Web Technologies Advanced journalism: Yearbook (3 years), by acceptance only at the end of your freshman year.
13 Public ServicesHuman Services: Principals of Family Consumer Sciences, Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness, Child Development, and Child GuidanceHealth Services: Health Science, Medical Terminology, Life Nutrition & Wellness, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathophysiology
14 Arts & HumanitiesSocial Studies: World Geography, World History, US History, Government, Economics, and Sociology or PsychologyLanguage other than English: Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Spanish IVFine Arts: Art I, Art II, Art III, and Art IV
15 Multidisciplinary Studies Foundation Subjects: Current 4x4 requirement, including English IV, Chemistry, and PhysicsDual Credit: Four dual credit courses selected from English, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts, offered through Weatherford College
17 Performance Acknowledgements Having an Outstanding Performance(s) in:Dual Credit (>12 hours with a 3.0 or higher or an Associate’s degree.)Bilingualism and Bi-literacyAdvanced Placement ExamsPSAT (Commended scholar) , ACT (28, excl. writing), or SAT (1250 math and reading)Earning:Business or Industry Certificate or License
18 Mandatory College Prep Courses EffectiveEach school district, in partnership with at least one IHE (W’ford College),is to develop and provide courses in college prep for mathematics andEnglish language arts for 12th grade students who do not meet thecollege readiness standards.Courses are provided on HS campus (with our teachers).School must give notice to eligible students and their parents/guardians.Successful completion of these courses may be used for the advance ELA/Mathematics curriculum requirement.
19 Opportunities under HB 5 High school students have the opportunity to graduate on the Foundation Plan with or without Endorsements.Students who graduate on the Foundation Plan (unlike the current Minimum Plan) are eligible to be accepted to a 4-year university in Texas.
20 Students Entering 9th Grade Beginning current 8th gradersEach student shall specify in writing an intended endorsement.Students may enroll in courses under more than one endorsement before the junior year and to choose, at any time, to earn an endorsement other than the one previously indicated.A student may opt for the Foundation School Program without an endorsement after the sophomore year with guardian approvalAND with advisement of the counselor regarding advantages of graduating with one or more endorsements.