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1 Pre-Registration for the Classes of 2013, 14, 15 What classes should I take next year?

2 Kingwood Park High School Principal: Lisa Drabing Associate Principal: Brian Johnson Counselor/AP House Teams Explorations House: Caren Barnes & Alan Corman Global House: Amy Wallace & Stacey Pate Green House: Tim Hurlbert & Terry Perkins Humanities House: Kimberly Young & Shelby McPherson

3 STAAR EOC For Parents Terry Perkins Assistant Principal

4 New STAAR EOC assessments will be implemented with freshman entering in Exit Level TAKS for 10,11 and 12 th Graders

5 Kim Young Humanities House Counselor

6 Graduation Programs 26 Credit Recommended High School Program 26 Credit Recommended High School Program 26 Credit Distinguished Achievement Program 26 Credit Distinguished Achievement Program

7 Graduation Requirements Class of 2014, 2015 English 4 English 4 Math 4 Math 4 Science 4 Science 4 Social St. 4 Social St. 4 Foreign Lang. 2* Foreign Lang. 2* * 3 credits for D.A. plan * 3 credits for D.A. plan Fine Arts 1 PE 1 Speech.5 Electives5.5* * 4.5 electives for D.A. plan

8 Graduation Requirements Class of 2013 English 4 English 4 Math 4 Math 4 Science 4 Science 4 Social St. 4 Social St. 4 Foreign Lang. 2* Foreign Lang. 2* * 3 credits for Distinguished * 3 credits for Distinguished *Please check course selection guide for other Distinguished Plan requirements. Fine Arts 1 Tech. App. 1 PE 1.5 Speech.5 Health.5 Electives3.5 * 2.5 electives for Distinguished

9 26 Credit Distinguished Graduation Plan Differences between Recommended and Distinguished Plans: 3 years of the same foreign language 3 years of the same foreign language *Additional Requirements: 4 Advanced measures 4 Advanced measures Class of 2015 Graduates will have additional STAAR requirements Class of 2015 Graduates will have additional STAAR requirements

10 Physical Education Foundations of Pers. Fitness Foundations of Pers. Fitness Team Sports, Individual Sports Team Sports, Individual Sports Aerobics Aerobics Athletics - must try out and make the team in order to stay in the class Athletics - must try out and make the team in order to stay in the class Band (fall semester only) Band (fall semester only) ROTC ROTC Cheerleading Cheerleading Dance 1 Dance 1 Alternative 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. Only one athletic period at a time. There are tryouts for most sports. There are tryouts for most sports. Some athletic programs begin in the summer. (Ex: Football, Cross Country & Volleyball.) 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. If you do not make the team, you will be placed in PE. All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year. 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. 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 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Architecture and Construction Arts, Audio/Video Tech. and Communications Arts, Audio/Video Tech. and Communications Business Management and Administration Business Management and Administration Education and Training Education and Training

14 Career & Technical cont. Finance Finance Health Science Health Science Hospitality and Tourism Hospitality and Tourism Human Services Human Services Information Technology Information Technology

15 Career & Technical cont. Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Manufacturing Manufacturing Marketing Marketing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

16 HISD Online Course Guide *found at KPark website, Our School tab Graduation Plans Graduation Plans Grade Point Equivalencies Grade Point Equivalencies GPA Explanation GPA Explanation Award of Credit Award of Credit Policies and Procedures Policies and Procedures Recommended Course Placement Recommended Course Placement Course Descriptions Course Descriptions Electives listed by Career Pathways Electives listed by Career Pathways

17 Course Plan Builder *process began in social studies class in Nov Go into your Bridges profile at Go into your Bridges profile at Complete the Bridges Interest Profiler and Complete the Bridges Interest Profiler and the Cluster Finder the Cluster Finder Select a career cluster that matches your interests. Click ADD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO. Do this BEFORE the counselors meet with you in January. Select 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 builder Go to Learn tab and course plan builder Select a career cluster and pathway. Select a career cluster and pathway. Edit your four year plan Edit your four year plan Review your plan Review your plan Submit for approval Submit for approval Log in to frequently to check for messages from your counselor. Log in to frequently to check for messages from your counselor.www.bridges.com

19 Course Plan Builder Go subject by subject for the four core areas (English, Math, Science and Social Studies) Go subject by subject for the four core areas (English, Math, Science and Social Studies) Add the extra-curricular activities that you intend to take Add the extra-curricular activities that you intend to take Consider the recommended CTE (career/technology) courses in your pathway and add remaining requirements. Consider the recommended CTE (career/technology) courses in your pathway and add remaining requirements. Fine arts, PE, foreign language, and speech Fine arts, PE, foreign language, and speech Look at the bottom of each column for 7 total credits per year and 26 total credits. Look at the bottom of each column for 7 total credits per year and 26 total credits.

20 Course Plans All course plans must be completed by the student on or before Jan. 22 nd. The counselor will lock students out of the system Jan. 22n d to review and approve plans.

21 Associate Principal Brian Johnson

22 Why take Pre-AP/AP classes? Why take Pre-AP/AP classes? College success is enhanced College success is enhanced Additional grade points Additional grade points Prep for AP Exams for possible college credit in 11 th - 12 th grades. Prep for AP Exams for possible college credit in 11 th - 12 th grades. Think, read & write critically & analytically Think, read & write critically & analytically

23 S uccess in Pre-AP/AP/Dual Credit requires students who are: Self-motivated & enjoy academic rigor Self-motivated & enjoy academic rigor Capable of challenging material at a faster pace Capable of challenging material at a faster pace Willing to take assignments beyond basic requirements Willing to take assignments beyond basic requirements AP students will be expected to take the AP exam AP students will be expected to take the AP exam Devoted to school but still have time for fun! Devoted to school but still have time for fun! Note: We are asking for students current teachers to make recommendations for placement in PreAP courses. Note: We are asking for students current teachers to make recommendations for placement in PreAP courses.

24 Theresa Head Math Academic Lead Teacher

25 The most important people who can help The most important people who can help you select your classes for next year are your: you select your classes for next year are your: Parents Parents Teachers Teachers Counselor Counselor College Admissions Counselor College Admissions Counselor college website college website

26 Recommendations for Successful PreAP/AP/Dual Course Selection Maintain at least Maintain at least 80 in PreAP Classes 80 in PreAP Classes 90 in Level Classes 90 in Level Classes Can only make PreAP-AP/Level changes at: Can only make PreAP-AP/Level changes at: 1 st Three (3) weeks 1 st Three (3) weeks 1 st Six (6) weeks 1 st Six (6) weeks Semester (to begin 1 st day of 2 nd sem) Semester (to begin 1 st day of 2 nd sem) Parent Signature required for all schedule changes Parent Signature required for all schedule changes

27 Stats: After Algebra II if A2 grade > 90 and student is a Senior After Algebra II Pre AP: 11 th graders must also take additional math, 12th can take as only math After or concurrently with: Col Alg, Pre calc AB/BC, Calc AB/BC HS Math Preview: Geometry Pre AP MMA Algebra II Pre AP Pre Calc AB Pre Calc BC Algebra III AP Calc ABAP Calc BC Algebra I AP Stats College Algebra

28 Dana Grillet AVID Coordinator

29 What AVID is: a program that places students with potential in advanced classes and provides them with critical support.a program that places students with potential in advanced classes and provides them with critical support. open to incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th graders open to incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th graders All 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 Grillet or AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

30 Amy Wallace Global House Counselor

31 The International Baccalaureate Program Often referred to as the IB Program Often referred to as the IB Program Program with Academic Rigor Program with Academic Rigor For students who are University bound For students who are University bound Has an emphasis in the humanities and as well as the sciences Has an emphasis in the humanities and as well as the sciences Students may receive more than 24 college credit hours for courses taken in this program with good test scores Students may receive more than 24 college credit hours for courses taken in this program with good test scores Students can participate in extra-curricular activities – about 90% participate in band, athletics, choir, etc. Students 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) IB Program is at Humble High School (parents must provide transportation) Diploma Program (11 th, 12 th ) Diploma Program (11 th, 12 th ) IB Diploma Coordinator, at or IB Diploma Coordinator, at or

32 Dual Credit Basics All Dual Credit courses: All Dual Credit courses: Are dependent upon enrollment and teacher availability Are dependent upon enrollment and teacher availability Require college placement scores in reading, writing, and math (if attempting to do a math, science or economics) Require college placement scores in reading, writing, and math (if attempting to do a math, science or economics) Are accepted at most colleges Are accepted at most colleges Acceptable tests include: Acceptable tests include: TAKS-ELA and Essay only (math portion not used) TAKS-ELA and Essay only (math portion not used) ASSET, COMPASS, THEA, SAT, ACT, and/or ACCUPLACER ASSET, COMPASS, THEA, SAT, ACT, and/or ACCUPLACER Dual Credit students must Dual Credit students must First apply online to Lonestar College-Kingwood First apply online to Lonestar College-Kingwood Fill out an Exceptional Admissions form with parent, student, and high school counselor signatures Fill out an Exceptional Admissions form with parent, student, and high school counselor signatures Complete forms obtained from Celie Herbst, Dual Credit Liaison Complete forms obtained from Celie Herbst, Dual Credit Liaison Test in March or April at Lonestar College and have scores sent to KPHS Test in March or April at Lonestar College and have scores sent to KPHS Follow college guidelines when dropping a dual credit course Follow college guidelines when dropping a dual credit course

33 Dual Credit Juniors/Seniors (subject to change) Course Offerings English 4 College Transition College Algebra Pre-Calculus Calculus A/B and B/C French 3 French 4 US History (online Psychology (online) Government (online) Economics (online) Dual Credit Juniors/Seniors

34 Dual Credit Contact Mrs. Herbst is the liaison for Dual Credit

35 Pass/Fail JUNIORS AND SENIORS ONLY JUNIORS AND SENIORS ONLY Grades from these courses are excluded from Grades from these courses are excluded from GPA and rank calculation. GPA and rank calculation. Follow application requirements. Follow application requirements. Grades continue on progress reports and Grades continue on progress reports and report cards for eligibility purposes. report cards for eligibility purposes. Conference with your Counselor before Conference with your Counselor before deciding if Pass/Fail is right for you. deciding 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 GPA & Class Rank Entrance exams Entrance exams High School course load High School course load Awards/Achievements Awards/Achievements Community Service Community Service Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular Activities Letters of Recommendations Letters of Recommendations

38 College Admissions Testing SAT – Tests critical reading, math, and writing Tests critical reading, math, and writing Penalizes for guessing! Dont answer unless you know! Penalizes for guessing! Dont answer unless you know! Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section) Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section) ACT – Tests reading, English, math, science (writing optional) Tests reading, English, math, science (writing optional) No penalty for guessing. Answer every question! No penalty for guessing. Answer every question! Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section) Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section) MOST COLLEGES WILL ACCEPT EITHER/OR!

39 Wheres the money? FAFSA Workshop Feb. 14th FAFSA FAFSA SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS GRANTS GRANTS LOANS LOANS WORK STUDY WORK STUDY YOUR PARENTS SAVINGS ACCOUNT YOUR PARENTS SAVINGS ACCOUNT Learn 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 Humble ISD Summer School On Campus or after school credit recovery On Campus or after school credit recovery Grad- Night School (seniors) Grad- Night School (seniors) Houston Learning Academy- $235 per course Contact: (281) Houston Learning Academy- $235 per course Contact: (281) Texas Virtual School Texas Virtual School Texas Tech Correspondence Course- $150 per course (http://www.depts.ttuedu/ode/ec2k/heading.asp) Texas Tech Correspondence Course- $150 per course (http://www.depts.ttuedu/ode/ec2k/heading.asp) Texas Tech Credit by exam- $40 per course Texas Tech Credit by exam- $40 per course Retrieval- 70% Retrieval- 70% Acceleration- 90% Acceleration- 90%

41 No Schedule Changes AFTER June 1, 2012 All Course Plans and course selections will be locked on Jan. 22 nd for review.

42 Our Teachers are here tonight! Academic Lead Teachers Elective Teachers

43 STAAR EOC For Parents Terry Perkins Assistant Principal

44 New STAAR EOC assessments will be implemented with freshman entering in STAAR EOC is your graduation requirement Replaces TAKS at all levels

45 First implementation Will be significantly more rigorous than TAKS (greater emphasis on alignment to college and career readiness) What do we know about STAAR?

46 STAAR will focus on readiness for success in subsequent courses and, ultimately for college and career readiness. English: English I, English II, English III Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics Social Studies: World Geography, World History, U.S. History STAAR EOC

47 Rigor of Assessment Increase in length at most grades and subjects Difficulty will be increased by including more rigorous (challenging) items Rigor 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 Key Concepts

48 Course Grade and Credits STAAR EOC exams will count for 15% of the final grade for each course Individual course credit will be delayed until the completion of the STAAR EOC exam Key Concepts

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 4 hour time limits for STAAR EOC Students must pace themselves to finish the exams Time Limits

51 Make-up testing for all grades and subjects Make-ups are planned for assessments given during all administrations (including summer) Make-Up Testing

52 Graduation Requirements In order to receive a high school diploma, students must achieve a minimum score on each of the 12 EOCs. There is also a cumulative score requirement for each student, but that standard has not been established by the State of Texas.


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