3REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE Earn 26 required State CreditsPass required End of Course (EOC) Exams
4CREDITS State Credits – count toward graduation 26 Credits Required1 Full Year Class = 1 Credit1 Semester Class = .5 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
5REQUIRED COURSEWORK (In addition to English, Math, Science, & Social Studies) 2 years of the same Foreign LanguageSpanishFrenchGermanLatin
6REQUIRED COURSEWORK (cont.) 1 year of Fine ArtArtBandOrchestraChoirTheater (Performance or Technical)DanceColor Guard (Spring only)Floral Design
7REQUIRED COURSEWORK (cont.) 1 year of PE or EquivalentPEAthleticsCheerleading (S1 only)ROTC (1st year only gives you a PE Credit)Drill Team (S1 only)Marching Band (S1 only)Color Guard (S1 only)Can earn up to 4 PE credits
8ATHLETICS All sports have open enrollment at KOHS except: Swimming VolleyballBaseballGolfSign up for PE until approved by coach or tryouts occur for the above sports.All other sports require tryouts and/or coach approvalCoach contact information is on the Klein Oak website
9END OF COURSE EXAMS (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams. Level II or above.English 1 (Reading and Writing)English 2 (Reading and Writing)Algebra 1BiologyUS History
10ADVANCED ACADEMICS Pre AP, AP, & Dual Credit (DC) Rigorous coursework and more homeworkPreparation of AP/DC ClassesEarn college creditHonors grade pointsBe college readyAdvanced Measure Distinguished PlanLimited opportunity for schedule changesConsider your schedule, extra curricular activities, and other responsibilities prior to selecting Advanced Courses.
11HOW TO EARN GRADE POINTS? Year/Semester averages are used to determine grade pointsAdvanced courses receive more grade points
12TRANSCRIPT Official academic record Send to colleges and scholarships Semester averagesTotal credits earnedEOC’s, GPA, RankSend to colleges and scholarships
13The IBA is a four-year program that focuses on the HS core curriculum with additional academic courses emphasizing business, language, and culture. It is only available at Klein Forest High School.
14Klein Forest High School IBA- International Business Academy Contact InformationKaren BabbIBA CoordinatorKlein Forest High School
15The International Baccalaureate®(IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. It is only available at Klein Oak High School.
16THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® (IB) For Information please contact:Linda GarnerIB Coordinator
17KLEIN ISD FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN Revised February 3, 2014
18PURPOSEDuring the last legislative session, changes were made to graduation plans and state assessments through House Bill 5.To identify the graduation plan (endorsement) options available to Klein ISD students in order that parent may help their student to select the best option for their desired academic pursuit.
19KEY COMPONENTS OF HB 5HB5 eliminates the Recommended and Distinguished Achievement High School Graduation Plans for students entering 9th grade in and beyond.The new graduation plan is called the Foundation High School Graduation Plan (with career pathway endorsements).Opportunities to take a Career and Technology courses to satisfy endorsement requirements.Reduced number of EOC assessments to 5 tests
20END OF COURSE EXAMS The number of EOC exams reduced from 15 to 5. REQUIRED ASSESSMENTSEnglish 1 (Reading and Writing)English 2 (Reading and Writing)Algebra 1BiologyUS History
24Career and Technical Education (CTE) Cutting-edge, rigorous courses that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high demand careers
25Why take CTE? Participate in hands-on, real-world training Join student organizations and gain leadership experienceLearn the skills colleges and employers seekBuild your resume and portfolioBe better prepared for college and career by saving time and moneyObtain possible scholarshipsEarn business and industry recognized certifications for employmentEarn core graduation credits in Science, Fine Arts, and SpeechGraduate with an Endorsement in Business/Industry, STEM, or Public Services
26Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study Business & IndustryAgriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesArchitecture and ConstructionArts, A/V Technology, and CommunicationsBusiness Management & Administration and FinanceHospitality and TourismInformation TechnologyManufacturingMarketingTransportation, Distribution, and Logistics
27Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study STEM EndorsementSTEM: Engineering, Electronics, Robotics & AutomationHealth SciencePublic Services EndorsementEducation & TrainingHuman Services related to EducationLaw, Public Safety, Corrections, and Securities
29Endorsement Areas STEM BUSINESS & INDUSTRY PUBLIC SERVICE Science, Technology-including computer science, Engineering, and advanced Math.BUSINESS & INDUSTRYInformation technology, database management, marketing, accounting, finance, graphic design, construction, welding, automotive technology, and agriculture.PUBLIC SERVICEHealth science occupations, education, law enforcement, culinary arts and hospitality.ARTS AND HUMANITIESPolitical science, literature, world languages, cultural studies, history and fine arts.MULTIDISCIPLINARYThis endorsement provides students the opportunity to take a variety of courses from each of the other four endorsements areas.
30STEMThis endorsement includes courses directly related to science, including environmental science, technology including computer science, engineering, and advanced mathematics.
31BUSINESS AND INDUSTRYThis endorsement includes courses directly related to data base management, information technology, communications, accounting, finance, marketing, graphic design, etc.
32PUBLIC SERVICEThis endorsement includes courses directly related to health sciences and occupations, education and training, law enforcement, and culinary arts and hospitality.
33ARTS AND HUMANITIESThis endorsement includes courses directly related to political science, world languages, cultural studies, English literature, history, and fine arts.
34MULTIDISCIPLINARYThis endorsement includes courses from the curriculum of each endorsement area and a variety of advanced courses from multiple content areas.
35ENDORSEMENT PLAN CONSIDERATIONS College/University admission requirementsWhich science and math courses are required for admission and/or for a chosen major in college?Technology or Certification desiredWhich courses will prepare students for career choices, both core subjects and electives?Will students be able to complete all of the foundation credits with endorsement requirements?
36STUDENTS ENTERING 9TH GRADE IN 2014-2015 Each student selects (in writing) an endorsement area and creates a Four-Year Plan.The student and their parents are advised of the components on the Foundation Plan.Students and parents must select and sign off on an endorsement area of their choosing. Endorsement plan selection may be changed.
38*Inclusion on this list does not designate advanced grade points ADVANCED COURSES Klein ISD Advanced Course Offerings * (Courses satisfy the Foundation Graduation Plan Advanced Course Requirements) ELA, Math & Science*Inclusion on this list does not designate advanced grade points
39DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT Requirements beyond Endorsement(s): A student in the top 10% of his/her class must have earned the Distinguished Level of Achievement to be eligible for automatic admission to a Texas public college or university.Requirements26 Credits plus and Endorsement(s) and:4 math credits must include Algebra II
40PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Performance acknowledgments may be earned for outstanding performance:In a Dual Credit courseIn Bilingualism and BiliteracyOn an Advanced Placement testInternational Baccalaureate examinationOn the PSAT, ACT Plan, SAT, or ACTA student may also receive a performance acknowledgment for earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license.
41COURSE SELECTION PROCESS Learn more about class options and endorsementsCheck for pre-requisites, fees, and required formsDetermine your course selectionsCourse selections entered into GradespeedTurn in a completed course selection sheet signed by student and parentThis Spring you will receive a verification sheet of your course selections. Check them carefully.Deadline to request changes is June 12, 2014.
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