43 Requirements to Graduate Earn 26 State CreditsPass required State CoursesPass required End of Course (EOC) Exams
5Credits State Credits - count toward graduation 26 Credits Required1 Full Year Class = 1 CreditLocal Credits - do not count toward graduation (Office Aide, Student Leadership, etc.)Denied Credit – Student does not earn credit due to excessive absences, despite passing grades!
6--Texas Education Code (state law) Graduation PlansRecommended PlanDistinguished Plan“To be eligible for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution, students must successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished high school program.”--Texas Education Code (state law)
7Recommended High School Program 4 years of English4 years of Math4 years of Social Studies4 years of Science2 years of Foreign Lang.1 year of PE/Equivalent1 year of Fine ArtCommunication Applic.Electives26 Credits
8Distinguished High School Program 26 CreditsSame course requirements as RecommendedIPC does not count3 years of Foreign Language4 Advanced MeasuresAP scoresDual CreditArticulated-prep coursesNational Merit on PSAT
9Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language SpanishFrenchGermanLatinMust take 2 years of the same language
10Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art Band Orchestra Choir Theater DanceColor GuardFloral Design
11Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent AthleticsCheerleading (S1 only)ROTC (waiver)Drill Team (waiver)Marching Band (S1 only, w)Dance (Must choose PE or Fine Art credit)Can earn up to 4 PE credits
12End of Course Exams (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams.English 1, English 2, English 3Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsWorld Geography, World History, US HistoryWill count as 15% of your final gradeFor more information go to:
13Plan for Your Future 2-year College Military 4-year University Work Whatever you do NOW determines where you go in the future – choose wisely!
14Career & Technical Education (CTE) 15 Career ClustersWhy take CTE?Learn about jobsCertificationArticulated credit2 or 3-period classes require planning!
16Career & Technical Education (CTE) Vet TechAuto Tech
17Career & Technical Education (CTE) Health ScienceChild Care
18Advanced Academics/ Pre-AP Rigorous coursework & more homework“Extra” grade pointsBe better prepared for collegeAdvanced Measure for Distinguished PlanEarn college credit
19Additional Information Attend TIE Night at KCHS on November 16 from 6-8 PMClass Catalog & CTE CatalogForms, info packets, & applicationsCounselors, classmates, teachers, and familyVisit the Klein Collins Web Site
20Course Selection Process PaperworkFour-Year PlanCourse Selection SheetsOther Information
21Turn in with your Course Request Sheet! Four-Year PlanUse pencilInclude any courses you have taken in Middle School that you will receive high school credit forFill in blanks with classes you plan to takeCheck required classesTurn in with your Course Request Sheet!
229th-12th Grade Math Sequence Advanced Math SkillsSuccessful Math PerformanceExtra Support Needed for Math Success
23Course Selection Sheets Listing of the courses availableKey* = 1 Semester Class+ = Approval Required$ = Fee RequiredF = Form Required
24Course Selection Sheets 7 Class Periods4 Core Classes + 3 Electives1 Full-year Class = 1 Period2 Semester Classes = 1 Period3 AlternatesStudent and Parent Signatures
25Online Data Entry Meet with Counselor Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Selection SheetReview at home via Parent Connection
26Verification Sheets This Spring Check them carefully! 7 Class PeriodsElectivesSchedule Change Deadline is June 8, 2012JUNE 8th
27Transcript Official academic record Send to colleges & scholarships Semester averagesTotal credits earnedTAKS, GPA, RankSend to colleges & scholarships
28GPA and Class RankGPA (Grade Point Average) - Grade points are awarded in each course and will eventually be used to calculate your GPA.GPA determines your class rank.Colleges consider GPA and Class Rank for admission decisions.Remember your GPA and Class Rank start your 9th grade year!
29How Do I Earn Grade Points? Semester averages are used to determine grade pointsAdvance courses receive more grade points“How to Calculate your GPA” power point is online on the KCHS website
30To Do Review and complete the Course Selection Sheet Learn more about class optionsCheck for prerequisites, fees, forms, etc.Turn in 4-Year Plan and Course Selection Sheet