2Round Rock High School Course Selections 2013-2014
3HandoutYour handout should include a copy of the power point presentation in note form so that you can take notes as we discuss specific pointsAlso included is the course selection sheet for next year with the courses we anticipate to offer at Round Rock High School (subject to change)Not all courses in the course catalog online at roundrockisd.org are offered on our campus, so it is important you go by our course selection sheet
4First, enter your name, id number, and next year’s grade level on the top line of the Registration Sheet for If you are a sophomore, your choice sheet is green. If you are a junior, your choice sheet is blue. Next, check off which graduation plan you hope to graduate under.
5Beginning with the Class of 2015, the End of Course Exam grades will also determine eligibility for the Distinguished and Summa Cum Laude Graduation Programs. The exact scores are yet to be determined and are under discussion at this time.
6All current students must indicate which Academy they are in (only one). Academy students receive priority for those Academy specific classes should space availability be an issue.As we discuss which classes to take in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, please circle the number and name of that course on your Registration Sheet if it is already on the sheet. Otherwise, please write in the number and name of the course.
7All Round Rock High School Students must be in an Academy All Round Rock High School Students must be in an Academy. The Academies and the Programs of Studies are listed on the course listing sheets. There are *’s in front of the required courses, in order of sequence, under each Program of Study.
8Procedures for filling out the Registration at home Look over the graduation plans in the course catalog (can be found on-line at roundrockisd.org under the Academics tab) and determine which courses are required by RRISD for graduation.2. Review the 4 year graduation plan you discussed with your counselor most recently.3. Discuss your classes carefully with your parents/guardians because no schedule changes will be allowed once school begins in August.4. Obtain signatures (if necessary) from your teachers (athletics, band, and orchestra, Dragonettes, cheerleading, etc) to indicate which level you should be in next year, as well as verification you are on the team, etc.5. Have your parent/guardian sign and YOU sign the form.6. All students will return their signed course selection forms to your science teacher by Monday, February 25th.
9QUESTIONS??? Questions you have during the presentation? Write them on a piece of paperTurn the paper in to your teacher before you leave classThe Counselors will create a FAQ sheetbased on all the questions asked and willpost it on the school webpage.
10Dual Credit English III ENGLISH OPTIONSFromEnglish II*** See note belowEnglish III1132AP1133Dual Credit English III11325TAG Pre- APTAG AP1135*** If you are making between in Pre-AP English II, then you should consider taking a AP class next year in that same subject.
11ENGLISH OPTIONS English IV 1142 TAG AP English III AP English IV 1143 From English IIIor AP English IIIEnglish IV1142Dual Credit English IV11425AP English IV1143*** See note belowDual Credit English British Literature*** Dual Credit English IIITAG AP English IIITAG AP English IV1145*** If you took Dual Credit English III (1301 and 1302) at Round Round Rock High School with Mr. Smith last year, then you would take these one semester of British Literature this year to fulfill English IV requirements. If you took the 1301 and through ACC, you will need a course in American Literature and one in British Literature
12MATHEMATICS OPTIONS From Geometry From TAG Pre-AP Geometry *** See note belowMath Modeling3221Algebra II3222Pre AP Algebra II3223FromTAG Pre-APGeometryTAG Pre-AP Algebra II3225*** If you are made between in Regular Algebra I as a freshman, then you shouldconsider taking Pre-AP Algebra II next year.*** If you made in Algebra I your freshman year, then you should consider takingregular Algebra II.*** If you made below 80 in Algebra I as a freshman, then you should take Math Modeling. ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR THEIR SUGGESTION!!!
13MATHEMATICS OPTIONSFrom Math ModelsAlgebra II3222
14AQR – Advanced Quantitative Reasoning MATHEMATICS OPTIONSFrom Algebra IIPre-Calculus3609AQR – Advanced Quantitative Reasoning3636AP Statistics3608From Pre-AP Algebra IIPre-Calculus3609Pre-APPre-Calculus 3610AP Statistics3608FromTAG Pre-APAlgebra IIPre-Calculus3611When in doubt, ask your math teacher or your counselor for recommendation for what you should take next year.
15Advanced Quantitative Reasoning MATHEMATICS OPTIONSAQRAdvanced Quantitative Reasoning3636Precalculus3609AP Statistics3608Pre-Calculus3609AP Statistics3608When in doubt, ask your math teacher or your counselor for recommendation for what you should take next year.
16MATHEMATICS OPTIONS Pre-AP Pre-Calculus 3610 AP Calculus-AB 3614 Or AP Calculus-BC3617TAG Pre-APPre-Calculus3611TAGAP Calculus-BC3615When in doubt, ask your math teacher or your counselor for recommendation for what you should take next year.
17SCIENCE OPTIONS From From Chemistry Pre-AP Chemistry Physics 4241 *** See Note BelowPhysics4241Pre-AP Physics4242Must be inPre-CalculusFromPre-AP ChemistryPhysics4241Pre-AP Physics4242Must be inPre-Calculus*** Chemistry students making above an 88 should consider taking Pre-AP Physics. Pre-AP Physics requires concurrent or prior Pre-Calculus. Chemistry students who struggled with the class should consult their teacher for Science options available next year.TAG Science Students should elect to take TAG Pre-AP Physics 4245
18Any Science Elective of your choice SCIENCE OPTIONSFromPhysicsOrPre-AP PhysicsAny Science Elective of your choice
19SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS FromWorld HistoryU.S. History2332Dual Credit U.S. History23325AP2334FromAPWorld HistoryU.S. History2332Dual Credit U.S. History233252334
20SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS FromU.S. HistoryDual Credit U.S. HistoryorAP U.S. HistoryU.S. Government2442Dual Credit Government24425AP U.S. Government2444Economics2602Dual Credit Economics26025OrAP Macro Economics 2604AND
21ELECTIVESYour first elective should be your next level of Foreign LanguageNext you need to put in your required Academy classFollowing that should be any graduation requirements you have not met yet (P.E., Fine Arts, Communication Applications, Health, Technology)Juniors and Seniors will not be allowed to have an off- period if they have failed a course. They will be placed in Credit Plus (or repeating the failed course) instead.****Any student failing TAKS (especially in math or science) may be required to take a TAKS remediation class in lieu of an elective or off period.
22THINGS TO REMEMBERFootball, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and Dragonettes are double blocked and therefore take the place of two classes – sports and Dragonettes require a coach/instructor signature.Band members sign up for two different band classes (check with your instructor to determine which classes to sign up for and obtain a signature).When in doubt, ask your current teachers which class you should sign up for next in that subject area.If you do not turn in a course selection sheet, your counselor will select for you and you will have no choice on your classes.
23Teacher Signatures Needed? Athletic CoachesDragonettesBand (specific sections)Orchestra (specific sections)Choir (specific section)Journalism (above 1st level)PALSSee course catalog class descriptions to determine if there is a requirement of an application or teacher approval
24CHOOSE CAREFULLY!!!!!!You will NOT be able to change classes once school begins, so be very careful in your course selections!!!!Since you may not be able to get in every elective class you want, be very certain you put your elective choices in the order of your preference.
25Include 3 alternate elective courses, in the order of your preference. Include your and cell/home number in case your counselor needs to contact you over the summer regarding your choices.Challenge yourself but know your own limits, especially if you are involved in extracurricular activities.
26GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS P.E. SUBSTITUTES: ROTC MARCHING BAND (FALL ONLY) DRAGONETTESATHLETICSCHEERLEADING (FALL ONLY)Double blocked CTE coursesP.E. Classes:. (Each may be taken only ONCE for credit!)Please check the course catalog for a complete listing of P.E. substitute classes.
27DUE DATE Current Sophomores and Juniors Monday, February 25th, 2013 Sophomores and Juniors – Turn in your signed form to your Science teacher no later than February 26th.**************************************Counselors will be available for questions and answers before school, during lunches, and after school.