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1 “What classes should I take next year?”
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 3

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

5 Humanities House Counselor
Kim Young Humanities House Counselor

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

7 Graduation Requirements Class of 2014, 2015
English 4 Math 4 Science Social St. 4 Foreign Lang. 2* * 3 credits for D.A. plan Fine Arts 1 PE Speech .5 Electives 5.5* * 4.5 electives for D.A. plan 7

8 Graduation Requirements Class of 2013
Fine Arts 1 Tech. App PE Speech .5 Health Electives 3.5 * 2.5 electives for Distinguished English 4 Math 4 Science Social St. 4 Foreign 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 measures Class of 2015 Graduates will have additional STAAR requirements

10 Alternative PE Credits:
Physical Education Foundations of Pers. Fitness Team Sports, Individual Sports Aerobics Athletics - must try out and make the team in order to stay in the class Band (fall semester only) ROTC Cheerleading 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. 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 Construction Arts, Audio/Video Tech. and Communications Business Management and Administration Education and Training

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

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

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

17 Course Plan Builder *process began in social studies class in Nov
Go into your Bridges profile at Complete the Bridges Interest Profiler and 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.

18 Course Plan Builder *To be completed in January
Go to Learn tab and course plan builder Select a career cluster and pathway. Edit your four year plan Review your plan Submit for approval Log 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 Builder 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 Consider the recommended CTE (career/technology) courses in your pathway and add remaining requirements. Fine arts, PE, foreign language, and speech Look 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 before Jan. 22nd. The counselor will lock students out of the system Jan. 22nd to review and approve plans.

21 Associate Principal Brian Johnson

22 Why take Pre-AP/AP classes?
College success is enhanced Additional grade points Prep 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 rigor Capable of challenging material at a faster pace Willing to take assignments beyond basic requirements AP students will be expected to take the AP exam 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.

24 Math Academic Lead Teacher
Theresa Head Math Academic Lead Teacher

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

26 Recommendations for Successful PreAP/AP/Dual Course Selection
Maintain at least 80 in PreAP Classes 90 in Level Classes Can only make PreAP-AP/Level changes at: 1st Three (3) weeks 1st Six (6) weeks Semester (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 AP Geometry Algebra II Pre AP MMA Algebra II Algebra III College Algebra Pre Calc AB Pre Calc BC AP Calc AB AP Calc BC AP Stats Stats: After Algebra II if A2 grade > 90 and student is a Senior After Algebra II Pre AP: 11th 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 27

28 Dana Grillet AVID Coordinator

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 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 Summary: 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 Wallace Global House Counselor

31 The International Baccalaureate Program
Often referred to as the IB Program Program with Academic Rigor For students who are University bound 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 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 availability Require college placement scores in reading, writing, and math (if attempting to do a math, science or economics) Are accepted at most colleges Acceptable tests include: TAKS-ELA and Essay only (math portion not used) ASSET, COMPASS, THEA, SAT, ACT, and/or ACCUPLACER Dual Credit students must First apply online to Lonestar College-Kingwood Fill out an Exceptional Admissions form with parent, student, and high school counselor signatures Complete forms obtained from Celie Herbst, Dual Credit Liaison Test in March or April at Lonestar College and have scores sent to KPHS Follow college guidelines when dropping a dual credit course Summary: 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 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)

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

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

38 College Admissions Testing
SAT – Tests critical reading, math, and writing Penalizes 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
SCHOLARSHIPS GRANTS LOANS WORK STUDY YOUR PARENT’S 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
On Campus or after school credit recovery Grad- Night School (seniors) Houston Learning Academy- $235 per course Contact: (281) Texas Virtual School Texas Tech Correspondence Course- $150 per course (http://www.depts.ttuedu/ode/ec2k/heading.asp) Texas Tech Credit by exam- $40 per course Retrieval- 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 Teachers Elective Teachers

43 STAAR EOC For Parents Terry Perkins Assistant Principal 43

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

45 What do we know about STAAR?
First implementation Will 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 II Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics Social Studies: World Geography, World History, U.S. History STAAR 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 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

48 Key Concepts 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

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.


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