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2 How do you feel about High School? First Day of School Video

3 Tips for Success Get Involved Attend every day Grades Count!!!!! Dont Procrastinate

4 Just keep Swimming Video What if things get too hard? Tutorials Parent Teacher Conferences Talk to someone (Counselor or Asst. Principal)

5 What are the BIGGEST changes from Middle School to High School 1 st block (55 minutes) 2A (90 minutes)2B (90 minutes) 3A (90 minutes) /Lunch 3B (90 minutes) /Lunch 4A (90 minutes)4B (90 minutes) 5 th block (55 minutes) Modified Block Schedule

6 You EARN.5 credit for each class you successfully complete each semester. Successfully completing a class means you make a passing grade and have 90% attendance. You have to earn credits to go from one grade to the next and graduate IF YOU FAIL A CLASS YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT OVER UNTIL YOU PASS IT. You still have to pass the End of Course Exams


8 4 x 4 CORE REQUIREMENTS: 4 years of English 4 years of Math 4 years of Science 4 years of Social Studies

9 World Language: 2 credits (3 if on the DAP) Spanish French German Latin *American Sign Language Speech Credit: ½ Professional Communications½ Fine Arts Credit: 1 Art Dance Band Orchestra Choir Theater Arts

10 Physical Education Credit: 1 P.E. or Partner PE Athletics (actual sport)- Physicals Required Athletic Training ½ ROTC Dance Marching band (fall only) Cheerleading (fall only) Drill Team **PLEASE NOTE ALL UIL Athletics are competitive… NOT instructional

11 Cheerleading Tryouts: Parent Meeting – Tuesday Feb. 26 th, 6p.m., RHS Clinic – Monday – March 18 th -21st Tryout day – Friday March 22nd 1 st Parent Cheer meeting –Tuesday March 26th Christie Weir– Sponsor: Strutter (DrillTeam) Tryouts: Parent Meeting – Tuesday, January 29 th Clinic – Monday – Thursday Feb 11 th – 14 th Tryout day – Friday – February 15 th Kelli Jones– Sponsor:

12 Distinguished achievement plan Same as recommended plan except... Same as Recommended Plan Add 3rd year of World Language STAAR testing requirement Four (4) additional advanced measures

13 Advanced Measures Include: AP Courses (and satisfactory grade on AP exam ) Dual Credit University Courses (with a B or higher grade) National Merit Scholarship Finalist Researched based project Sign up for PreAP Classes

14 International Baccalaureate Program at DHS 2-Year college-prep course of study in the junior and senior year You are good IB DP candidate if you register for: 2 Pre-AP core courses Spanish, French, Latin or German (Level 1 or 2) Speech, PE, and Fine Art (state requirements) Contact the IB Coordinator, Beth Hughes

15 The Course Card o Well fill it out together o Write in pencil only o Fill in all information at top of course card o You may not take the same course twice! (Example – Algebra)

16 123456Smith Matt Brian/Mary Smith English I Or PAP

17 Smith Matt Brian/Mary Smith Algebra I Or PAP

18 Smith Matt Brian/Mary Smith Or PAP Biology 20310

19 Smith Matt Brian/Mary Smith Or PAP W. Geog


21 Build skills toward college/career choices Apply core curriculum in a different, more practical way. Earn licensures and certification while in high school Seamless transition to college and earn college credit for free while in high school


23 9 th Grade CTE Elective Courses

24 English Or PAP HS101/Speech Theater I VolleyballASL I /C

25 Cheer Drill Team Spanish 1 BIM

26 Matt SmithMary Smith

27 Schedule Change Request DECISIONS ARE FINAL

28 Course Catalog General information, optional programs, description of all courses Middle school and high school websites Find the CTE power point and more info on these sites! Middle School & High School Counselors Did We Go Too Fast? Righteous Video


30 Obnoxious Video Do you feel more prepared?

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