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
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
4 English 4 Social Studies 4 Math 4 Science 1 Fine Arts 3 Foreign Language 1 P.E. (required) .5 Speech 4.5 Electives
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
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
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
● English I (Pre-AP) ● English II (Pre-AP) ● English III (AP) ● English IV (AP, Dual Credit) * A summer reading assignment may be recommended
● 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.
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.
* A summer reading assignment may be recommended ● World Geography (Pre-AP) ● World History (AP) ● US History (DC) ● US Government (DC)/Economics
Every student needs 1 credit P.E. Classes (i.e. Fitness for Life, Team Sports, Individual Sports) Athletics Marching Band Dance Cheerleading
2 credits of the same foreign language (Re Spanish I (PAP) American Sign Language I Spanish II (PAP) American Sign Language II Spanish III
● Professional Communication Every student needs.5 credit
● Band ● Choir ● Principles & Elements of Floral Design ● Art ● Theatre ● Technical Theatre ● Dance
● Every student needs at least 5.5 credits Recommended or 4.5 credits Distinguished ● Refer to course descriptions
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
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.
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
XX.5 * * Local Requirement
Education Service Center, Region 13 2/28/2014
Arts and Humanities Visual Arts Performing Arts – Instrumental Performing Arts – Theatre Performing Arts – Dance
Business and Industry Audio/Video Technology and Film Graphic Design Communications Business Financial Management and Accounting Agriculture Focus Culinary Arts Information Technology/Programming
Public Service Law Enforcement Services Human Services
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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