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1 Introductions - Administration Dr. Marc Faulkner – Superintendent Barbra Bowden – Current Director of Curriculum Jennifer Crook – Incoming Director of Curriculum Cherish Hermes – Director of Special Education Megan Stauffer – Multi-Campus LSSP (Licensed Specialist in School Psychology)/ Diagnostician (Special Education)

2 Introductions - Campus Dr. Brian Holt – CSHS Principal Mike Compton – CSHS Assistant Principal Kevin Pitts – CSHS Assistant Principal Joyce Cole – 9 th and 10 th Counselor Patrick Shade – 11 th and 12 Counselor Christi Kramer - Counselors Administrative Assistant Lorna Horstman – CSHS PEIMS (School Data) Dedra Davis – Front Office Administrative Assistant Dinah Martin – CSHS Attendance

3 Instructional Staff Julie Smith - Media Specialist and Social Studies Instructor Kristi Phillips – Study Lab Coordinator and Instructor Gena Goforth – English Instructor Danielle Boucher – Math Instructor Chelsea Fewell – CTE Instructor

4 House Bill 5 The New Graduation Plans

5 Disclaimer ***Information is subject to change as CSHS continues to clarify details of the Foundation High School Program during the initial year of implementation. ***

6 The Endorsements Arts and Humanities Business and Industry Public Services Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Multidisciplinary Studies

7 Arts and Humanities China Spring High School Arts and Humanities career cluster includes: Art, Choir, Music (Band), Spanish, Theater, & Social Studies. POPULAR ARTS AND HUMANITIES CAREERS INCLUDE: Photographer Educator Editor Fashion designer Writer Actor, Producer or Director Artist Dancer, Dance Choreographer Musician Translator The Arts and Humanities endorsement is a curriculum path that allows for a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to fine arts, foreign languages, or social studies.

8 The Business and Industry Endorsements Business Management and Administration Finance Arts, A/V (Audio/Visual) Technology and Communication Manufacturing Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Hospitality and Tourism ***Tentative based on interest***

9 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION China Spring High School offers (tentative based on interest) one career pathway: Business Management The Business Management & Administration endorsement is a curriculum pathway that allows a student to focus deeply on courses that teach business skills essential to run a business or be efficient and productive in a business field. POPULAR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION CAREERS INCLUDE: Business Owner Chief Executive Officer Entrepreneur Controller Marketing Manager Human Resource Manager Executive Assistant Wholesale/Retail Buyer Retail Salesperson Meeting/Convention/Event Planner Office Manager Receptionist Budget/Cost/Systems Annalists Training/Development Specialist

10 ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION The Arts, A/V Technology & Communication endorsement is a curriculum pathway for creative students to focus deeply on designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, or publishing multimedia content.

11 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM The Hospitality & Tourism endorsement is a curriculum pathway for students to encompass management, marketing and operation of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation and travel services. China Spring High School offers (tentative based on interest) one career pathway: Culinary Arts POPULAR CULINARY ARTS CAREERS INCLUDE: Chef Kitchen Manager Restaurant Manager/Owner Restaurant Server Caterer Dietician Research & Development Chef Food/Beverage Wholesaler Product Demonstrator Baker Nutrition Consultant

12 AGRICULTURE, FOOD, & NATURAL RESOURCES The CTE Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career pathway is a curriculum pathway for students to focus deeply on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. China Spring High School offers career pathways (tentative based on interest) in the following: Animal Science (small animal), Animal Science (large animal), Horticulture, Ag Mechanics POPULAR AGRICULTURE, FOOD, & NATURAL RESOURCES CAREERS INCLUDE: Ranchers/Farmers Agriculture Mechanic USDA Graders/Meat Inspectors Landscapers/Turf Managers Agricultural Education Teachers Floral Designers Veterinarians Forestry Service Nursery/Greenhouse Managers Agriculture Bankers Commodity Traders Plant Pathologists

13 MANUFACTURING The Manufacturing endorsement is a curriculum pathway that allows a student to focus deeply on how industry and technology work together to make or package the things that we use every day China Spring High School offers (tentative based on interest) one career pathway: Welding POPULAR WELDING CAREERS INCLUDE: Welders Certified Welding Inspectors Engineers Welding Technicians Welding Managers/Supervisors Welding Instructors Welding Fabricator/Pipefitters Quality Assurance Manager Machinist Self Employed Welder

14 FINANCE The Finance endorsement is a curriculum pathway that allows a student to focus deeply on courses for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and financial management. These careers require skill in organization, time management, and customer service and communication. China Spring High School offers (tentative based on interest) one career pathway: Finance POPULAR FINANCE CAREERS INCLUDE: Accountant Financial Analyst Banker/Loan Officer Insurance Underwriter/Adjuster/Salesman Tax Preparer Investment Advisor Auditor Controller Personal Financial Advisor Debt Counselor Bank Teller

15 Public Service Endorsements Human Services Health Science

16 HUMAN SERVICES The Human Services endorsement is a curriculum pathway that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to families and human needs. China Spring High School Human Services career pathway (tentative based on interest) includes one of the following: Counseling & Mental Health Child Development POPULAR HUMAN SERVICES CAREERS INCLUDE: Teacher Social Worker Case Worker Child Care Worker/Child Care Director School or Private Counselor Sociologist/Psychologist Recreation Worker Cosmetologist/Hairstylist Home Health Aide Mental Health Provider Drug Abuse Counselor Child Abuse Worker/Investigator

17 HEALTH SCIENCE The Health Science endorsement is a curriculum pathway that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to careers that promotes health, wellness and diagnosis, and treats injuries and diseases. China Spring High School offers (tentative based on interest) one career pathway: Health Science POPULAR HEALTH SCIENCE CAREERS INCLUDE: Nursing Physician Surgeon Dentist Scientist Nutritionist/ Dietician Medical/Public Health Researcher Medical Lab Technician Physicians/Medical Assistant Physical Therapists Hospital Administrator Pharmacist Pharmacy Tech

18 STEM In the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math career pathway students focus deeply on courses that challenge creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. China Spring High School offers career pathways in the following: STEM MATH - A total of five credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and two additional math courses for which Algebra 2 is a prerequisite. STEM SCIENCE - A total of five credits in science by successfully completing Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and two additional science classes. POPULAR STEM CAREERS INCLUDE: Engineers Medical Scientist Health and Safety Engineers Physicists/Chemists Microbiologists Statisticians Environmental Scientist Aerospace Engineers

19 Multidisciplinary Multidisciplinary studies programs are not a pre-determined course of study as are most degree programs, but are rather a unique combination of courses chosen by a student based upon his or her specific educational and career interests. Students typically combine courses from up to three disciplines. A student might choose a multidisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school's existing majors, minors and electives. Multidisciplinary studies are also an option for students to combine completed coursework from various disciplines and want to combine them into a single degree program.

20 MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES cont… China Spring High School Multidisciplinary career pathway includes one of the following: 4 X 4 content area (4 credits in each the core subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts ) 4 X 4 content area with Honors – must have 4 credits that are AP and/or dual credit, or a combination. Overall, multidisciplinary studies program breaks traditional boundaries of course curricula and offers a broader learning experience as you pursue your personal and professional interests. In a multidisciplinary studies degree program, you'll develop skills in logic and integrative thinking in addition to communication, writing and research.

21 So What do Colleges Want? Currently Colleges are not expressing a preference over endorsement type. ***This may change.*** Colleges are still looking for a well rounded student who has a high likelihood of finishing a degree.

22 The most competitive students will - Have high GPA and class rank Have performed well on standardized assessments like ACT and SAT Have taken advanced measures classes -honors and advanced placement courses Will be involved in extra curricular activities including Fine Arts, UIL, and Athletics. Will be a member of a service organization and will perform community service Be recognized as a peer leader And many others…

23 So where do we go from here? We are required by the state to have a meeting with every incoming freshmans guardians. We will help you tailor a graduation plan for you student. We will try our best to give you quality information so you can make educated choices. We are developing contingency and fall back plans for our students. It is important that you pick the best path for your student.

24 Counselors Joyce Cole - 9 th and 10 th Grade Counselor Patrick Shade – 11 th and 12 Grade counselor Office Telephone

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26 CSHS 9 th Grade Elective Choices CTE ELECTIVES Principles of Human Services--teacher, social worker, health science Principles of Agricultural--animals or plants Principles of Manufacturing--welding Business Information Management--technology, business, finance FINE ARTS ELECTIVE Art Choir Band Theater OTHER ELECTIVES World Geography Journalism PE Professional Comm TRY-OUT ONLY Cheerleading Electric Blues ATHLETICS Select Sport Periods

27 Appointments for the state required student/parent course selection will be held at the China Spring High School on Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th from 4:00 pm until 7:20 pm. You may sign up for a 20 minute time slot after the parent meeting tonight, or call the counseling office at Please review the endorsements and fill out the Graduation Plan provided for you in your packet and bring it with you. Student Scheduling

28 SUCCESS EDUCATION AFTER HIGH SCHOOL It is a fact that young people who have at least one year of post high school education earns thousands of dollars more a year. So, if you spend one or more years at a 2 or 4 year college, in a certification program at a technical school, or in an apprenticeship after you graduated from high school, you will very likely earn higher wages all your life. By furthering your education, you will be better prepared to successful navigate the world of work.

29 THE END CSISD is committed to helping students develop their interest and individual potential. For more information please call the counseling office at


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