Presentation on theme: "Goose Creek CISD Spring 2014. Welcome OUR GOALS: Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school by: Providing information on graduation requirements."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome OUR GOALS: Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school by: Providing information on graduation requirements (HB 5) and what is being proposed by the state. Sharing information on graduation requirements so that family discussions on Endorsements can begin. Sharing other important dates and upcoming activities.
New Graduation Requirements House Bill 5 New Graduation Requirements: Post Secondary Readiness Bill in Texas Career Awareness/Exploration/Planning for PK-12 Post Secondary Readiness Parental Engagement Component
Personal Graduation Plans This academic year, parents & 8th grade students will create a plan for high school years and beyond. Counselors will work with 8th grade students to discuss credits, grades, GPA, junior school promotion & high school graduation requirements. Additionally, counselors will talk to students about life beyond high school (college & careers).
Foundation Graduation Plan 22 Credits English4 Mathematics3 Science3 Social Studies3 PE or PE substitute1 Fine Arts1 Language other than English2 Electives5
Endorsements Arts and Humanities Business and Industry Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Public Services Multidisciplinary
Endorsements – 26 credits Arts and Humanities Foundation Plan Additional Credits needed for Endorsement DisciplineCredits English4 Math31 Science31 Social Studies3 Foreign Language2 Fine Arts1 Physical Education1 Electives52 Total Credits for Graduation: 22 4
Arts and Humanities Endorsement Example Pds:9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade 1 English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV* 2 Algebra IGeometryMath Models or Algebra II 4 th Math of Choice* 3 BiologyIPC or ChemistryChemistry or Physics4 th Science of Choice* 4 World Geography World History*U. S. HistoryGovernment/Economics 5 Orchestra I* Orchestra II*Orchestra III*Orchestra IV* 6 Spanish ISpanish IIElective of Choice 7 Business Information Management PEHealth/Communication Applications Elective of Choice Foundation requirement * Endorsement requirement
Endorsements – 26 credits STEM Foundation Plan Additional Credits needed for Endorsement DisciplineCredits English4 Math31 Science31 Social Studies3 Foreign Language2 Fine Arts1 Physical Education1 Electives52 Total Credits for Graduation: 22 4
STEM Endorsement example Pds:9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade 1 Pre AP English IPre AP English IIAP English IIIAP English IV 2 Algebra IGeometryMath Models or Algebra II Algebra II* or Higher Math 3 BiologyChemistryPhysics*Anatomy &Physiology* or other 4 th science 4 World Geography Elective of ChoiceU. S. HistoryGovernment/Economics 5 Business Information Management for Health Science Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness Health Science I* Health Science II* 6 Spanish ISpanish IIElective of Choice 7 Athletics/ Cheer/ Stars/ or Band Foundation requirement * Endorsement requirement
Distinguished Four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II Four credits in science The remaining foundation plan curriculum requirements The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement
Performance Acknowledgements Outstanding Performance In a dual credit course In bilingualism and biliteracy On an AP test or IB exam On the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the ACT For earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license, such as a CNA, A+ cert., Microsoft Office Suite cert….
What is a Credit? One credit = 1 full year in a class One half credit = 1 semester of a class To earn credit: Semester average must be 70% or better Must attend 90% of days
Advanced Academics Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement classes are available in many subject areas. General rule: Should have an A in current on-level class OR an A or B in current Pre-AP class
Advanced Academics Benefits Prepare for college Opportunity for more points toward your GPA Possible college credits through AP exams and Dual Credit program
Who should take Advanced Classes? Students who are: Self-motivated Hard-working Good time-manager Challenge-seeking Capable of handling more rigorous curriculum at a faster pace
College and Career Planning Naviance Program Career Interest, Values, Skills College Majors Link to 4 year plans Resumes Saved Profile
2014-2015 EOC Assessments English I Reading and Writing combination English II Reading and Writing combination Algebra I Biology U.S. History
Health Science Academy Integrated curriculum Job shadowing Speakers from Industry Academy specific field trips Dual credit opportunities Certification opportunities (Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician…) STEM endorsement
Whats Next? January 21-24, 2014 8th Grade Student Transition Meetings at Junior High Campuses January 28, 2014 GCCISD Career Fair at Robert E. Lee High School February 17th, 2014 8th grade students will attend High School Orientation at High School Campuses during the school day. February 17, 2014 8th Grade Parent Elective Night at high schools. Gallery Walk of all electives will be showcased. February 25-March 11, 2014 8th Grade students will complete course selections and 4 year graduation plans in Naviance.
As a parent, what do I need to do? Suggestions: Talk to your student about their future goals. Explore all of the possibilities that are available for college and careers. Log-In to Naviance, browse and explore Road Trip Nation and Super Match: College Search. Contact your students College & Career Counselor and CTE Specialist at their high school.
Naviance High School Sites Campus Naviance Family Connections Sites Goose Creek Memorial High School http://connection.naviance.com/gcmhs Robert E. Lee High School http://connection.naviance.com/relee Ross S. Sterling High School http://connection.naviance.com/rssterling Students can login to the system: Username: Student ID number Password: Birth date (must have 2 digits for date, 2 digits for month, and 4 digits for the year) Example June 6, 1996= 06061996 If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact either your counselor.