Presentation on theme: "“What classes should I take next year?”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “What classes should I take next year?” Pre-Registrationfor the Classes of 2013, 14, 15“What classes should I take next year?”
2 Kingwood Park High School Principal: Lisa DrabingAssociate Principal: Brian JohnsonCounselor/AP House TeamsExplorations House: Caren Barnes & Alan CormanGlobal House: Amy Wallace & Stacey PateGreen House: Tim Hurlbert & Terry PerkinsHumanities House: Kimberly Young & Shelby McPherson
4 Exit Level TAKS for 10,11 and 12th Graders New STAAR EOC assessments will be implemented with freshman entering inExit Level TAKS for 10,11 and 12th Graders4
5 Humanities House Counselor Kim YoungHumanities House Counselor
6 Graduation Programs 26 Credit Recommended High School Program 26 Credit Distinguished Achievement Program
7 Graduation Requirements Class of 2014, 2015 English 4Math 4ScienceSocial St. 4Foreign Lang. 2** 3 credits for D.A. planFine Arts 1PESpeech .5Electives 5.5** 4.5 electives for D.A. plan7
8 Graduation Requirements Class of 2013 Fine Arts 1Tech. AppPESpeech .5HealthElectives 3.5* 2.5 electives for DistinguishedEnglish 4Math 4ScienceSocial St. 4Foreign Lang. 2** 3 credits for Distinguished*Please check course selection guide for other Distinguished Plan requirements.8
9 26 Credit Distinguished Graduation Plan Differences between Recommended and Distinguished Plans:3 years of the same foreign language*Additional Requirements:4 Advanced measuresClass of 2015 Graduates will have additional STAAR requirements
10 Alternative PE Credits: Physical EducationFoundations of Pers. FitnessTeam Sports, Individual SportsAerobicsAthletics - must try out and make the team in order to stay in the classBand (fall semester only)ROTCCheerleadingDance 1Alternative PE Credits:Off-Campus PE Access application on HISD Website: Go to Quick Links, then Athletics/General Info.
11 Athletic Considerations Only one athletic period at a time.There are tryouts for most sports.Some athletic programs begin in the summer. (Ex: Football, Cross Country & Volleyball.)If you do not make the team, you will be placed in PE.All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year.
12 Career and Technical Education Classes Humble ISD, in support of the national move, offers career pathways for students as they progress though high school.These match the ones in Bridges.
13 Career & Technical Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Architecture and ConstructionArts, Audio/Video Tech. and CommunicationsBusiness Management and AdministrationEducation and Training
14 Career & Technical cont. FinanceHealth ScienceHospitality and TourismHuman ServicesInformation Technology
15 Career & Technical cont. Law, Public Safety, Corrections and SecurityManufacturingMarketingScience, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsTransportation, Distribution and Logistics
16 HISD Online Course Guide *found at KPark website, Our School tab Graduation PlansGrade Point EquivalenciesGPA ExplanationAward of CreditPolicies and ProceduresRecommended Course PlacementCourse DescriptionsElectives listed by Career Pathways
17 Course Plan Builder *process began in social studies class in Nov Go into your Bridges profile atComplete the Bridges Interest Profiler andthe Cluster FinderSelect a career cluster that matches your interests. Click ADD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO. Do this BEFORE the counselors meet with you in January.
18 Course Plan Builder *To be completed in January Go to Learn tab and course plan builderSelect a career cluster and pathway.Edit your four year planReview your planSubmit for approvalLog in to frequently to check for messages from your counselor.Note to den teacher: Counselors will help students through this process in January during English.
19 Course Plan BuilderGo subject by subject for the four core areas (English, Math, Science and Social Studies)Add the extra-curricular activities that you intend to takeConsider the recommended CTE (career/technology) courses in your pathway and add remaining requirements.Fine arts, PE, foreign language, and speechLook at the bottom of each column for 7 total credits per year and 26 total credits.Note to den teacher: We want the kids to be familiar with what they will do online. This process selects their courses for next year.
20 Course Plans All course plans must be completed by the student on or beforeJan. 22nd.The counselor will lockstudents out of the systemJan. 22nd to review and approveplans.
22 Why take Pre-AP/AP classes? College success is enhancedAdditional grade pointsPrep for AP Exams for possible college credit in 11th - 12th grades.Think, read & write critically & analytically
23 Success in Pre-AP/AP/Dual Credit requires students who are: Self-motivated & enjoy academic rigorCapable of challenging material at a faster paceWilling to take assignments beyond basic requirementsAP students will be expected to take the AP examDevoted to school but still have time for fun!Note: We are asking for students’ current teachers to make recommendations for placement in PreAP courses.
24 Math Academic Lead Teacher Theresa HeadMath Academic Lead Teacher
25 The most important people who can help you select your classes for next year are your:ParentsTeachersCounselorCollege Admissions Counselorcollege website
26 Recommendations for Successful PreAP/AP/Dual Course Selection Maintain at least80 in PreAP Classes90 in Level ClassesCan only make PreAP-AP/Level changes at:1st Three (3) weeks1st Six (6) weeksSemester (to begin 1st day of 2nd sem)Parent Signature required for all schedule changes
27 HS Math Preview: Algebra I Geometry MMA Algebra II Algebra III Pre APGeometryAlgebra IIPre APMMAAlgebra IIAlgebra IIICollege AlgebraPre Calc ABPre Calc BCAP Calc ABAP Calc BCAP StatsStats:After Algebra II if A2 grade > 90 and student is a SeniorAfter Algebra II Pre AP: 11th graders must also take additional math, 12th can take as only mathAfter or concurrently with: Col Alg, Pre calc AB/BC, Calc AB/BC27
29 AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) What AVID is:a program that places students with potential in advanced classes and provides them with critical support.open to incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th gradersAll AVID students are required to be in at least one honors course while enrolled in the program and will receive elective credit for the AVID course.For more information, please contact Dana GrilletorSummary: This class is support for students that are capable of at least one honors class. It helps students gain skills necessary for college and exposes them to the college entrance process.
30 Global House Counselor Amy WallaceGlobal House Counselor
31 The International Baccalaureate Program Often referred to as the IB ProgramProgram with Academic RigorFor students who are University boundHas an emphasis in the humanities and as well as the sciencesStudents may receive more than 24 college credit hours for courses taken in this program with good test scoresStudents can participate in extra-curricular activities – about 90% participate in band, athletics, choir, etc.IB Program is at Humble High School (parents must provide transportation)Diploma Program (11th, 12th)IB Diploma Coordinator, at or
32 Dual Credit Basics All Dual Credit courses: Are dependent upon enrollment and teacher availabilityRequire college placement scores in reading, writing, and math (if attempting to do a math, science or economics)Are accepted at most collegesAcceptable tests include:TAKS-ELA and Essay only (math portion not used)ASSET, COMPASS, THEA, SAT, ACT, and/or ACCUPLACERDual Credit students mustFirst apply online to Lonestar College-KingwoodFill out an Exceptional Admissions form with parent, student, and high school counselor signaturesComplete forms obtained from Celie Herbst, Dual Credit LiaisonTest in March or April at Lonestar College and have scores sent to KPHSFollow college guidelines when dropping a dual credit courseSummary: We offer courses that earn high school and college credit at the same time. They earn honors grade points. Lonestar College offers these courses tuition free. There are only minimal college fees, approximately $50 to $75, depending on the number of credits in which you register.
33 Dual Credit Juniors/Seniors (subject to change) Course OfferingsEnglish 4College TransitionCollege AlgebraPre-CalculusCalculus A/B and B/CFrench 3French 4US History (onlinePsychology (online)Government (online)Economics (online)
34 Mrs. Herbst is the liaison for Dual Credit. Dual Credit ContactMrs. Herbst is the liaison for Dual Credit.
35 Pass/Fail is advantageous for only a small percentage of students JUNIORS AND SENIORS ONLYGrades from these courses are excluded fromGPA and rank calculation.Follow application requirements.Grades continue on progress reports andreport cards for eligibility purposes.Conference with your Counselor beforedeciding if Pass/Fail is right for you.Pass/Fail is advantageous for only a small percentage of students
36 Schedule Change Policy Students must read and sign the KPHS schedule change policy.Student, parent(s), and teacher must conference before the schedule will be changed.A student may request a change in course level at the end of the 3 weeks, the end of the first six weeks, or at the end of the semester.June 6th is the last day to change schedules.
37 COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Colleges primarily look at: GPA & Class Rank Entrance examsHigh School course loadAwards/AchievementsCommunity ServiceExtracurricular ActivitiesLetters of Recommendations
38 College Admissions Testing SAT –Tests critical reading, math, and writingPenalizes for guessing! Don’t answer unless you know!Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section)ACT –Tests reading, English, math, science (writing optional)No penalty for guessing. Answer every question!MOST COLLEGES WILL ACCEPT EITHER/OR!38
39 Where’s the money? FAFSA Workshop Feb. 14th SCHOLARSHIPSGRANTSLOANSWORK STUDYYOUR PARENT’S SAVINGS ACCOUNTLearn more at Financial Aid Night! College reps will be here from Sam Houston and Lone Star College Kingwood.
40 Credit Options Humble ISD Summer School On Campus or after school credit recoveryGrad- Night School (seniors)Houston Learning Academy- $235 per course Contact: (281)Texas Virtual SchoolTexas Tech Correspondence Course- $150 per course (Texas Tech Credit by exam- $40 per courseRetrieval- 70%Acceleration- 90%
41 No Schedule Changes AFTER June 1, 2012 All Course Plans and course selections will be locked on Jan. 22nd for review.No Schedule Changes AFTER June 1, 2012
42 Our Teachers are here tonight! Academic Lead TeachersElective Teachers
44 Replaces TAKS at all levels New STAAR EOC assessments will be implemented with freshman entering inReplaces TAKS at all levelsSTAAR EOC is your graduation requirement44
45 What do we know about STAAR? First implementationWill be “significantly more rigorous” than TAKS (greater emphasis on alignment to college and career readiness)
46 STAAR EOC English: English I, English II, English III Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra IIScience: Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsSocial Studies: World Geography, WorldHistory, U.S. HistorySTAAR will focus on readiness for success in subsequent courses and, ultimately for college and career readiness.
47 Key Concepts Rigor of Assessment Increase in length at most grades and subjectsDifficulty will be increased by including more rigorous (challenging) itemsRigor will be increased by assessing skills at greater depth and level of cognitive complexity. (This will measure growth of higher-achieving students)Two writing tasks (including personal narrative, literary, expository, persuasive, and analytic)English STAAR EOC will be two days of testing
48 Key Concepts Course Grade and Credits STAAR EOC exams will count for 15% of the final grade for each courseIndividual course credit will be delayed until the completion of the STAAR EOC exam
49 “Performance Labels”“ Level III”: Advanced Academic Performance (comparable to Commended on TAKS or higher)“Level II”: Satisfactory Academic Performance (comparable to Met Standard on TAKS)“Level I”: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance (comparable to Did Not Meet Standard on TAKS)-
50 Time Limits 4 hour time limits for STAAR EOC Students must pace themselves to finish the exams
51 Make-Up Testing Make-up testing for all grades and subjects Make-ups are planned for assessments given during all administrations (including summer)
52 Graduation Requirements In order to receive a high school diploma, students must achieve a minimum score on each of the 12 EOC’s.There is also a cumulative score requirement for each student, but that standard has not been established by the State of Texas.