Presentation on theme: "A new path to post-secondary success"— Presentation transcript:
1 A new path to post-secondary success HB 5A new path to post-secondary success
2 The 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 which contains sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code, and therefore, to graduation plans in Texas public schools
3 End of Course Exams Reduced from 15 to 5 Those five tests are: ELA I, ELA II, Algebra I, Biology and US HistoryReading and Writing were combined into one English/Language Arts test at levels I & II
4 New Graduation Plan Created Foundation High School Program (FHSP)It also added Endorsements, Distinguished Level of Achievement and Performance AcknowledgementsStarts with next year’s freshmen (cohort 2018)
5 Conroe ISD High School Graduation Requirements for Current Students (4 X 4) Recommended HS Plan Distinguished HS PlanEnglish creditsMath creditsScience creditsSoc. Studies creditsFor. Lang creditsHealth creditPE creditFine Arts creditSpeech creditElectives creditsTotal creditsEnglish creditsMath creditsScience creditsSoc. Studies creditsFor. Lang creditsHealth creditPE creditFine Arts creditSpeech creditElectives creditsAdv. Measures FOUR
6 House Bill 5’s Foundation Plan was designed to give students more flexibility in scheduling classes.
7 House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program English Language Arts Four CreditsEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIAdvanced English CourseMathematics Three CreditsAlgebra IGeometryAdvanced Math CourseScience Three CreditsBiologyPhysics or Principles of TechnologyChemistry
8 House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program Social Studies Three CreditsUS HistoryUS Government (1/2 credit)Economics (1/2 creditWorld Geography or WorldHistory or combined World Geography/HistoryPhysical Education One CreditForeign Language Two credits (same language)Fine Arts One CreditElectives Five CreditsTotal Credits
9 CISD may decide to add courses to the Foundation Program.
10 In Addition to the FHSP, Students Will Need to Choose an Endorsement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)Business and IndustryPublic ServicesArts and HumanitiesMultidisciplinary StudiesSpecific courses for each endorsement will be decided during the school year.General descriptions of each endorsement follows
11 The FHSP with Endorsement Each endorsement requires 26 credits total, including:4th math (STEM will most likely require Alg.II)4th scienceAdditional electives within the endorsementNOTE – specific requirements will not be known for each endorsement until the State Board of Education makes the final ruling.
13 STEM Requires Algebra II, Chemistry and Physics, and Coherent sequence in CTE STEM courses, orCoherent sequence of four courses in computer science, orFour courses in mathematics, orFour courses in science
14 Business & Industry Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Coherent sequence four English elective courses to include three levels of one of:Advanced Broadcast journalismNewspaperPublic SpeakingDebate, orCoherent sequence of one of the se CTE course clusters:Agriculture, food, and natural resourcesArchitecture and constructionArts, audio/visual technology, and communicationsBusiness management and administrationFinanceHospitality and tourismInformation TechnologyManufacturingMarketing
15 Public Service Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Coherent sequence in CTE coursesEducation and trainingGovernment and public administrationHuman servicesLaw, Public safety, corrections, and securitiesFour courses in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
16 Arts and Humanities Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Four social studies courses, orFour levels of the same language other than English (LOTE), orTwo levels of the same LOTE and two more levels of a different LOTE , orFour levels of American Sign Language, orCoherent sequence in Art, orCoherent sequence in Dance, orCoherent sequence in Music, orCoherent sequence in Theatre
17 Multidisciplinary Studies Includes Advanced Math and Science, andFour advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the Workforce successfully, or post secondary education without remediation (no coherent sequence required), orFour credits in each of the four Foundation subject areas to include English IV and Chemistry and/or Physics, orFour AP or IB courses to include one credit in each of the four Foundation subjects
18 Distinguished Level of Achievement To earn the distinguished level of achievement, students must complete:The FHSPAn EndorsementAlgebra IIStudents completing the distinguished level are eligible for college admission under the Top 10% automatic admissions provision.
19 Performance Acknowledgement A performance acknowledgement can be earned for outstanding performance:In a dual credit courseIn bilingualism and biliteracyOn an AP testOn the PSAT, SAT, or ACTFor earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or licenseOnce again, more details later this year
20 Websites, other places parents can get information as it comes out? District/counseling/campus websites?