Presentation on theme: "Implementing HB 5 in Brownwood High School Key Components of HB 5 O Allows greater flexibility in the Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with endorsements."— Presentation transcript:
Key Components of HB 5 O Allows greater flexibility in the Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with endorsements O Expands available CTE courses that will satisfy the requirements for endorsements
Key Components of HB 5 Will reduce End-of-Course exam requirements O Algebra I O Biology O US History O English I (R+W) O English II (R+W)
BHS Core Requirements of the New FHSP O 4 English (Eng I, Eng II, Eng III, and an advanced English) O 3 Math (to include Algebra I and Geometry) O 3 Science (to include Biology) O 3 Social Studies (to include World History, US History, Gov’t, and Eco) O 1 PE O 1 Fine Art O 2 credits of the same Foreign Language O 5 electives O For a total of 22 credits
The FHSP with Endorsements With few exceptions, ALL students will be required to earn an endorsement in one of the following areas: 1. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 2. Business and Industry 3. Public Service 4. Arts and Humanities 5. Multidisciplinary
Student Success In order to help our Freshman students begin their high school career successfully, we are requiring all incoming Freshmen to take a new course entitled Student Success. This course will include study skills, test taking skills, note taking skills, as well as personal success strategies.
The FHSP with Endorsements In addition to the 22 credits required for the FHSP, each endorsement requires an additional 4 credits including 1. 4 th math 2. 4 th science 3. 2 additional electives For a total of 26 credits
Distinguished Level of Achievement To earn the distinguished level of achievement, students must complete: 1. The FHSP 2. An endorsement 3. Algebra II Only students completing the distinguished level are eligible for college admission under the Top 10% automatic admission provision.
What happened to the old graduation plans? O Students currently in the 9 th, 10 th and 11 th grade will graduate on the graduation plans now in place (MHSP, RHSP, DAP). O The current plans will be phased out over time
When Considering FHSP... O Think about the student’s chosen pathway O Which science & math courses will be needed? O Think about which college/university the student plans to attend O Which science & math courses are required for admission and/or chosen major?
If you have questions, see your child’s high school counselor.