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 Marcos Esquivel, Academic Counselor (A-K) 9-12 th  Tracy Reinen, Academic Counselor (L-Z) 9 th - 12 th  Craig Schraub, Special Education Counselor.

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2  Marcos Esquivel, Academic Counselor (A-K) 9-12 th  Tracy Reinen, Academic Counselor (L-Z) 9 th - 12 th  Craig Schraub, Special Education Counselor  Dede Braun, Dual Credit Counselor  Priscilla Schier, Counselor Secretary

3 Curriculum AreaRecommended Program Distinguished Achievement Program English4 credits Math4 credits Science4 credits Social Studies4 credits Foreign Languages2 credits (same language) 3 credits (same language) Physical Education1 credit Speech.5 credit Fine Arts1 credit Electives5.5 credits4.5 credits Advanced MeasuresNone4 advanced Measures** Total Credits26 State ExamsTAKS/EOC

4 Distinguished Recommended

5 26 Total Credits RECOMMENDED PLAN  4 English  4 Social Studies  4 Math  4 Science  1 Fine Arts  2 Foreign Language  1 P.E. .5 Speech  5.5 Electives

6  4 English  4 Social Studies  4 Math  4 Science  1 Fine Arts  3 Foreign Language  1 P.E. (required) .5 Speech  4.5 Electives

7 Distinguished Graduate Plan  Complete Recommended Plan  One additional credit in Foreign Language  Achieve any combination of four of the following: *Score 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination *A grade of 80 or higher on each semester college course *Original research project

8  AP courses provide college-level curriculum  Require 1-2 hours of homework per night  Every student is encouraged to take the AP course exam at the end of the school year  Every student at every school takes the same 3- hour AP exam at the same specified time in May  Scores range from 1-5  Students making a score of 3, 4, or 5 may be eligible for college credit based on their high school AP exam score.  Scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on one AP exam = 1 advanced measure for the Distinguished graduation plan

9 Dual Credit Courses  LVISD has academic and technical dual credit partnerships agreements with St. Phillips College  Students earn high school and college credit at the same time  A qualifying score on the TSI exam must be met before enrolling in a dual credit course or  Qualify for exemption based on STARR scores

10 ● English I (Pre-AP) ● English II (Pre-AP) ● English III (AP) ● English IV (AP, Dual Credit) * A summer reading assignment may be recommended

11 ● Algebra I ● Geometry/Math Models ● Algebra II ● For the Distinguished Plan Pre-Calculus is required. Other advanced courses are DC Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics.

12 Science Courses ● Biology (Pre-AP, AP) ● Chemistry (Pre-AP) ● Physics (Pre-AP) ● After successful completion of a biology, chemistry and physics course, the fourth credit may be selected from: Environmental Systems, Forensic Science, and Anatomy & Physiology d to take Physics as per new state requirements.d to take Physics as per new state requirements.

13 * A summer reading assignment may be recommended ● World Geography (Pre-AP) ● World History (AP) ● US History (DC) ● US Government (DC)/Economics

14 Every student needs 1 credit  P.E. Classes (i.e. Fitness for Life, Team Sports, Individual Sports)  Athletics  Marching Band  Dance  Cheerleading

15 2 credits of the same foreign language (Re Spanish I (PAP) American Sign Language I Spanish II (PAP) American Sign Language II Spanish III

16 ● Professional Communication Every student needs.5 credit

17 ● Band ● Choir ● Principles & Elements of Floral Design ● Art ● Theatre ● Technical Theatre ● Dance

18 ● Every student needs at least 5.5 credits Recommended or 4.5 credits Distinguished ● Refer to course descriptions

19 LA VERNIA HIGH SCHOOL  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Principles of Ag, Food, & Natural Resources Ag Mechanics & Metal Tech/Livestock Prod Ag Powers Systems Wildlife, Fisheries, & Ecology Horticulture Principals & Elements of Floral Design  Marketing, Business & Finance Money Matters Entrepreneurship Principals Information Technology  Media Technology & Communications Digital & Interactive Media Graphic Design & Illustration Adv. Graphics Design & Illustration AV Production  Human Resource Services Principals of Human Services Child Development Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness Child Guidance  Law, & Public Safety Law Enforcement Forensic Science  Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts Practicum in Culinary Arts  Career Development Career Preparation  Information Technology Computer Maintenance Computer Programming

20  HB 5 changed the graduation programs from MHSP, RHSP, and DAP to a Foundation Program with options for:  Endorsements;  Distinguished Level of Achievement; and/or  Performance Acknowledgements.  This becomes effective with freshmen but students enrolled in high school prior to will have the option of transitioning to this graduation program.

21  22-credit Foundation Program -17 specified credits + 5 electives  26-credit Endorsements -19 specified credits + 7 electives  26-credit Distinguished Level of Achievement -19 specified credits, including Algebra II + 7 electives  For ANY student: Performance Acknowledgements

22 XX.5 * * Local Requirement

23 Education Service Center, Region 13 2/28/2014

24 Arts and Humanities  Visual Arts  Performing Arts – Instrumental  Performing Arts – Theatre  Performing Arts – Dance

25 Business and Industry  Audio/Video Technology and Film  Graphic Design  Communications  Business Financial Management and Accounting  Agriculture Focus  Culinary Arts  Information Technology/Programming

26 Public Service  Law Enforcement Services  Human Services

27 STEM  Science Focus  Math Focus  Computer Science Focus  Math/Science/Computer Science Combination

28 Multidisciplinary Option A – 4 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 (4 advanced courses) Option B – 4 credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English 4 and Chemistry and/or Physics (4X4) Option C – 4 credits in AP, DC selected from English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Economics, LOTE, or Fine Arts 4 English – Eng 1, Eng 2, Eng 3, Adv Eng 4 Science – Bio, IPC, or Adv Sci, 2 more Adv Sci 4 Math – Alg 1, Geometry, 2 Adv Math* 3 SS – W History, or W Geography, US History, Government/Economics Health/Professional Communication 2 LOTE 1 PE 1 Fine Arts 6 more elective credits *Distinguished Level of Achievement requires Algebra 2 Multidisciplinary Option A – 4 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 (4 advanced courses) Option B – 4 credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English 4 and Chemistry and/or Physics (4X4) Option C – 4 credits in AP, DC selected from English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Economics, LOTE, or Fine Arts 4 English – Eng 1, Eng 2, Eng 3, Adv Eng 4 Science – Bio, IPC, or Adv Sci, 2 more Adv Sci 4 Math – Alg 1, Geometry, 2 Adv Math* 3 SS – W History, or W Geography, US History, Government/Economics Health/Professional Communication 2 LOTE 1 PE 1 Fine Arts 6 more elective credits *Distinguished Level of Achievement requires Algebra 2

29  Effective College prep course for ELA and math must offered.  Course developed in partnership with Alamo Community College  For 12th grade students who: ◦ do not meet college readiness standards or whose performance indicates they are not ready to perform entry-level college coursework. ◦ did not pass math and/or ELA End-of-Course tests

30 Attendance  Students must attend class 90% of the time in order to receive credit for the course.  Absences cannot exceed 9 (per class) in a semester.  Medical appointments are excused.  If a student earns a 70 or better in a class, but is denied credit due to attendance he or she will be required to make up hours to receive the credit.  The student will meet with an Administrator to be assigned a credit recovery plan.

31  In order to move from grade level to grade level, students must:  earn a total number of credits each year  have some of those credits in specific courses  To advance to the  10 th grade = 6 total credits including: English, Science, Social Studies, and Math  11 th grade = 12 total credits including 2 in English, 2 in math, 2 science & 2 social studies  12 th grade = 19 total credits & enrolled in all courses needed for graduation.

32  Understand the college admission process and all the things you will need to send to colleges in order to apply.  Understand the difference between early admission and regular admission.  Have taken the SAT and/or ACT at least once and reported my scores to my top school choices.  Understand the admission requirements for my top school choices.  Research scholarships, grants, and other types of financial assistance you may qualify for.  Inform any teachers, counselor, community service personnel, etc. of your wishes for them to write you a letter of recommendation.  Start planning out your college application essay.  Make plans to visit colleges you are interested in if you have not done so already.

33  Determine the types of colleges you want to apply to.  Choose at least 5 colleges. (always have at least one “safety” school on your list. “Safety” school is a school you know you will meet the requirements for admission to)  Take SAT and ACT exams during the fall semester.  Research and apply for scholarships.  Earn strong grades.  Take advantage of opportunities for leadership and responsibility to help round out your college applications.  Complete college applications.  Obtain letters of recommendation.  Write your essay(s).  Complete college applications, scholarship applications, and FAFSA.  Send transcripts

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