Presentation on theme: "Klein Collins High School 9 th Grade Information & Course Registration for 2012-13."— Presentation transcript:
Klein Collins High School 9 th Grade Information & Course Registration for
Agenda Graduation Requirements Required Coursework Career Exploration Courses Advanced Academic Courses Course Selection Process
3 Requirements to Graduate Earn 26 State Credits Pass required State Courses Pass required End of Course (EOC) Exams
Credits State Credits - count toward graduation – 26 Credits Required – 1 Full Year Class = 1 Credit Local 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!
Graduation Plans Recommended Plan Distinguished 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)
Recommended High School Program 4 years of English 4 years of Math 4 years of Social Studies 4 years of Science 2 years of Foreign Lang. 1 year of PE/Equivalent 1 year of Fine Art Communication Applic. Electives 26 Credits
Distinguished High School Program 26 Credits Same course requirements as Recommended – IPC does not count 3 years of Foreign Language 4 Advanced Measures – AP scores – Dual Credit – Articulated-prep courses – National Merit on PSAT
Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language – Spanish – French – German – Latin Must take 2 years of the same language
Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art – Art – Band – Orchestra – Choir – Theater – Dance – Color Guard – Floral Design
Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent – PE – Athletics – Cheerleading (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
End of Course Exams (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams. – English 1, English 2, English 3 – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 – Biology, Chemistry, Physics – World Geography, World History, US History Will count as 15% of your final grade For more information go to: d=692&menu_id2=796&cid=
Plan for Your Future 4-year University 2-year College Military Work Whatever you do NOW determines where you go in the future – choose wisely!
Career & Technical Education (CTE) 15 Career Clusters Why take CTE? – Learn about jobs – Certification – Articulated credit 2 or 3-period classes require planning!
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Cosmetology Agriculture
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Auto Tech Vet Tech
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Health Science Child Care
Advanced Academics/ Pre-AP Rigorous coursework & more homework Extra grade points Be better prepared for college Advanced Measure for Distinguished Plan Earn college credit
Additional Information Attend TIE Night at KCHS on November 16 from 6-8 PM Class Catalog & CTE Catalog Forms, info packets, & applications Counselors, classmates, teachers, and family Visit the Klein Collins Web Site stration2
Course Selection Process Paperwork – Four-Year Plan – Course Selection Sheets – Other Information
Four-Year Plan Use pencil Include any courses you have taken in Middle School that you will receive high school credit for Fill in blanks with classes you plan to take Check required classes Turn in with your Course Request Sheet!
9 th -12 th Grade Math Sequence Advanced Math Skills Successful Math Performance Extra Support Needed for Math Success
Course Selection Sheets Listing of the courses available Key * = 1 Semester Class + = Approval Required $ = Fee Required F = Form Required
Course Selection Sheets 7 Class Periods – 4 Core Classes + 3 Electives – 1 Full-year Class = 1 Period – 2 Semester Classes = 1 Period 3 Alternates Student and Parent Signatures
Online Data Entry Meet with Counselor Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Selection Sheet Review at home via Parent Connection
Verification Sheets This Spring Check them carefully! – 7 Class Periods – Electives Schedule Change Deadline is June 8, 2012 JUNE 8 th
Transcript Official academic record – Semester averages – Total credits earned – TAKS, GPA, Rank Send to colleges & scholarships
GPA and Class Rank GPA (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 9 th grade year!
How Do I Earn Grade Points? Semester averages are used to determine grade points Advance courses receive more grade points How to Calculate your GPA power point is online on the KCHS website
To Do Review and complete the Course Selection Sheet Learn more about class options Check for prerequisites, fees, forms, etc. Turn in 4-Year Plan and Course Selection Sheet