4New High School Graduation Requirements Students entering Grade 9 in the school year and thereafter shall enroll in the courses necessary to complete the curriculum requirements for the Foundation High School Program and the curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement.
5Foundation High School Program A student must earn at least 26 credits to complete the Foundation High School Program in GCISD.Pending Board Approval:English language arts -four creditsScience--three creditsOne credit must consist of Biology or AP BiologySocial studies--four creditsWorld Geography, World History, US History,Government .5 credit/Economics .5 creditMathematics--three creditsTwo of the credits must consist of Algebra I and Geometry.Local GCISD decision regarding requiring Algebra II pending
6Foundation High School Program Languages other than English (LOTE)--two creditsany two levels in the same languageComputer Science I, II, or III are optionsPhysical Education--one creditProfessional Communications - .5 creditHealth - .5 creditFine Arts--one creditTechnology – one credit6 Electives
7STEM Endorsement CTE Route A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program, including Algebra II, Chemistry, and Physics and:A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consist of at least two courses in the same cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from of the following CTE career clusters in STEMScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematicsOr
8STEM Endorsement Non CTE Route Three credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra II and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite orFour credits in science by successfully completing Chemistry, Physics and two additional science courses.
9Business & Industry Endorsement CTE Route A student may earn a business and industry endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program and:Algebra II andA coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consist of at least two courses in the same cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course, which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The final course in the sequence must be selected from of the following CTE career clusters listed in the following:Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; orArts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; orBusiness Management and Administration; orFinance; orHospitality and Tourism; orInformation Technology; orMarketing; orTransportation, Distribution, and Logistics; or
10Business & Industry Endorsement Non CTE Route A student may earn a Business and Industry endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program andAlgebra II andFour English elective credits by selecting courses to include three levels in one of the following areas:Advanced Journalism: Newspaper; orPublic Speaking; orDebate; orAdvanced Journalism: Yearbook
11Public Services Endorsement CTE Route A student may earn a Public Services Endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program and:Algebra II andA coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consist of at least two courses in the same cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from of the following CTE career clusters listed in the following:Education and TrainingHealth Science
12Arts & Humanities Endorsement A student may earn an arts and humanities endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program and:Algebra II andFour social studies courses orFour levels of the same language in a language other than English orTwo levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than English orFour levels of American Sign Language orA coherent sequence of four credits by selecting courses from one or two categories or disciplines in fine arts
13Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement A student may earn a Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement by completing the Foundation High School Program and:Algebra II andFour advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education without remediation from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence; orFour credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and Chemistry and/or Physics; orFour credits in advanced placement or dual credit courses selected from English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Economics, LOTE or Fine Arts.
14Distinguished Level of Achievement A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing the curriculum requirements for the Foundation High School Program and the curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement, including four credits in science and four credits in mathematics to include Algebra II.
15Performance Acknowledgments A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student's diploma and transcript for outstanding performance in a dual credit course by successfully completing:At least 12 hours of college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit as part of the Texas core curriculum, and advanced technical credit courses, with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0; orAn associate degree while in high school
16Performance Acknowledgements Other ways for students to earn a performance acknowledgement also include:Completing two or more languagesFor outstanding performance in a dual credit course, in bilingualism and biliteracy, on a college AP test; or on the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the ACT; orfor earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license. The performance acknowledgement earned will be noted on the student's diploma and transcript.
17The following slides were created by Colleyville Heritage Counseling Department to address the transition from middle school to high school in regards to course selection.
18Colleyville Heritage High School Class of 2018Colleyville Heritage High School
20WELCOME! Course Selection Information Program of Studies is ONLINE!Course Selection Worksheet- brought by high school counselors on middle school visit day.Endorsement Plan by SubjectChanged registration to
21Bookmark the CHHS counseling website for helpful resources http://www
22House Bill 5There are new graduation requirements for student entering high school during the school year and beyond.A House Bill 5 Break out session will be in the library beginning at 7:45 – 8:15.
23INFORMATION ON TRY-OUTS Refer to the Athletics and Fine Arts Options (available online) CHEERDANCE TEAMTHEATER PRODUCTIONNEWSPAPER/YEARBOOK
24Athletics High School athletics are very competitive. Students who are not currently playing a sport either in middle school or on a competitive team should contact the appropriate coach prior to registering for that sport.Contact information is on the “Athletics and Fine Arts Options” information sheet online on the Counselor’s website.
25CreditsCredits are recorded on the transcript at the end of each semester.Class rank is calculated in September, February and June.Credits are awarded on a semester by semester basis. If a student fails a required course for the semester they must retake the semester of that course, or regain the credit by making 70 or higher on a credit by exam..
27Grade Point Average (GPA) A student makes a grade of 100Regular 5.0 grade pointsPre-AP 6.0 grade pointsAP 6.25 grade pointsNot all students will graduate in the 10% of the class but, 85% CHHS graduates pursue post-secondary education. There is a college for you even if your not in the top 10%!
28To be promotedStudents need a total of 6 credits at the end of the freshman year.Basically , that means passing 6 classes first semester and 6 classes second semester.Remember that a student must be in attendance 90% of school days in order to earn credit. “Seat time” may be needed to regain credit lost for attendance.
29STAAR State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness The class of 2018 will need to be successful on the following assessments to meet graduation requirements.English I-IIAlgebra IBiologyUS HistorySTAAR assessments are course specific as opposed to TAKS which assessed comprehensive grade level content.More information at TEA’s website:More information at TEA’s website:
30Pre-AP/AP Classesdesigned to prepare students for the entry into Advanced Placement (AP)meet the unique needs of qualified students.Basic content is the same as the regular course, but instruction allows for more in-depth and accelerated pacing.Preparation time (outside of school) is estimated to be 1- 1 ½ hours per class period.
31Available Classes AP CLASSES Pre-AP Classes Computer Science Calculus ABStatisticsPhysicsChemistryBiologyMicroeconomicsUS HistoryWorld HistoryHuman GeographyGovernmentPsychologyEuropean StudiesHistory of ArtDrawing & General PortfolioEnglish Comp & English LitFrenchGermanSpanishMusic TheoryPre-AP ClassesChemistry IPhysics IAlgebra I, IIGeometryPre-CalculusWorld GeographyWorld HistoryUS HistoryFrench III, IVSpanish III, IVEnglish I, II, IIIHistory of Art
32Requirements for GT Programs (* If previously qualified, your student will STILL qualify)Minimum score of 125 on any one of the following aptitude measures:VerbalNonverbalQuantitativeMinimum score of 95th percentileon any one of the followingachievement measures:ReadingSocial StudiesScienceMathematicsMust meet two of the three following criteriaMinimum of 90 GPA in the previous semesterMinimum of 18 on the Student Self-AssessmentMinimum of 60 on 2 Teacher Checklists
33Extra Curricular Activities Major Time CommitmentCollege RecognitionOpportunity to build leadership skills.SocializationSchool Spirit!
34Off Campus ClassesSome courses are offered at Grapevine High School and the GCISD Swim Center.A shuttle is provided by the district. Please be aware of signing up for GHS classes (designated by GHS on registration sheet).Gymnastics (Must provide own transportation)
35The Importance of a Well Rounded Education Test ScoresLeadership and Extra-curricular activitiesGPACommunity Service
36Community Scholar Ambassador Program Requirements:State Endorsement PlanThree credits in the same language other than English70% or higher in every course taken100 Hours of Community ServicePlease see the website for contact info & further information.
37Hints for Course Selection Choose classes that will challenge, but not overwhelm you.Gains in GPA and class rank come from a combination of challenging courses AND good grades.Map out a time management plan identifying preparation time for classes, time requirements for extracurricular activities and free time.
38Skyward Online Arena Scheduling A new scheduling process where students will create their own class schedule in Skyward based on courses they request in February.Online arena scheduling will allow parents to be more actively involved in their student’s schedule.Students will know their unofficial schedule for 9th grade by the end of this school year.
39Online Arena Scheduling Steps Step 1: CHHS counselors meet with 8th grade students to go over course requests for next year.Feb 11: HMSFeb 12: CMSFeb 13: GMSFeb 15: Parent follow up Q&A 9:00 AM PDECFeb 18: House Bill 5 Information – CMS PTA meetingStudents can enter and change course requests on Skyward until February 26th.
40Online Arena Scheduling Cont. Step 2: May th grade students log back into Skyward Student Access to build their 9th grade schedule.The scheduling window opens at 7:00 a.m. on May 5 and closes at midnight on May 9. Students may build their schedule from home or can use a computer at school.
41Online Arena Scheduling Cont. May 9 - CHHS counselors will be on middle school campuses to assist students with scheduling needs.For additional information on Online Arena Scheduling please visit the GCISD or CHHS website.
42Parent University Schedule 7:00 - 7:30 - Pre-AP and AP informationLocation: Auditorium7:00 - 7:30 - Registration Discussion for Spanish speakers:Location: Library7:45 - 8:15 - Dual Enrollment – Location: Auditorium7:45 - 8:15 – House Bill 5 Information Session (applies only to incoming Freshman)