2House Bill 5 and High School Graduation Requirements for Students Entering High School in 2014-2015 Foundation ProgramRequired CoursesEndorsementsDistinguishedPerformance AcknowledgmentsThese are the items we will touch on today.
3Freshmen 2014-2015 English I Math Science Social Studies Physical EducationForeign Language or Fine ArtElective for EndorsementAll entering freshmen need these courses on their schedule.
4Endorsements STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Business and IndustryPublic ServicesArts and HumanitiesMultidisciplinaryThere are five endorsements that students can choose from. After their fourth year of math and science, they will choose electives that are in line for their chosen endorsement.
5Family Choices to Make Choose your endorsement Some endorsements require specific courses for the freshmen year (Such as JROTC in Public Services, Computer Science in STEM, etc.)Review your course selectionsSubmit your changes to your counselor by April 21, 2014After the information today, you will need to make these choices for your family. Note the April 21st deadline is two weeks away, but there aren’t many changes you will need to make.
6Required Courses - English 4 creditsEnglish I, II, and III andEnglish IV, English IV DC, AP English IVDebate III orAdvanced Journalism III: Newspaper orAdvanced Journalism III: Yearbook orAdvanced Integrated Reading and WritingIn high school, students need four credits of English. The difference is that English IV is no longer required, but a choice. Students have more options for their fourth credit of English. This choice doesn’t have to be made until their senior year so we don’t need to worry about it now.
7Required Courses - Mathematics 3 creditsAlgebra I, Geometry, andAlgebra II orAlgebraic Reasoning (To be developed) orStatistics (To be developed)All students will take Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, but many will take a fourth credit as we will discuss under endorsements. The state is working to develop new courses, but they aren’t ready yet. For right now, all of our students fit into either Alg. I, Geometry, or Algebra II.
8Required Courses - Science 3 creditsBiology andIPC, Chemistry or Physics andAP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Aquatic Science, Environmental Systems, AP Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science or Advanced Animal ScienceThree credits of Science are required. Biology is required and then the other two science courses can be chosen by the students based on endorsement, interest, etc. Next year, most of our students will take Biology.
9Required Courses – Social Studies 3 creditsWorld History or World GeographyUnited States History andUnited States Government (1/2 credit) andEconomics (1/2 credit)Three credits of Social Studies are required. The big change is that students have a choice in taking World History or World Geography. Currently, all are signed up to take World Geography next year. If you wish to change that to World History, you must submit a change to the counselor by the 21st. We recommend students to take World Geography. However, students must look long range to make their selection.
10Required Courses – Languages Other Than English 2 creditsTwo levels of the same language orTwo credits in computer programming languages selected from Computer Science I, II, and III* orCourses designated as replacements after the first year of foreign languages.*Must be earned before September 1, 2016Students are required to take two years of a foreign language.
11Required Courses – Others Physical Education – 1 creditFine Arts – 1 creditArt I, II, III, or IVDance I, II, III, or IVMusic I, II, III, or IVTheatre I, II, III, or IV orPrinciples and Elements of Floral DesignHealth – ½ credit (local)Speech – ½ credit (local)Outside of the core that we have talked about, students are required to have the following courses to graduate.
12Required Courses – 26 Credits English – 4 CreditMathematics – 3 CreditsScience – 3 CreditsSocial Studies – 3 CreditsForeign Languages – 2 CreditsFine Arts – 1 CreditPhysical Education – 1 CreditHealth and Speech – 1 CreditElectives – 4 creditsEndorsement courses – 4 creditsIn summary, students are required to take 26 credits in order to graduate as listed here.
13Endorsements – 4 Included Credits Mathematics – 1 additional creditScience – 1 additional creditElectives – 2 additional creditsWithin the 26 credits, students will choose an endorsement. Four of the required 26 credits that students choose till be in order to fulfill their endorsement choice.
14Endorsement Requirements A fourth credit in Mathematics fromAlgebra II*PrecalculusIndependent Study College AlgebraCollege Prep MathAP StatisticsAP CalculusAP Computer Science*Required for STEM endorsementAll endorsements require a fourth credit of math
15Endorsement Requirements An additional credit in Science fromChemistry or Physics orAquatic Science orEnvironmental Systems orAP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Physics 1, 2, or CAP Environmental Science orAdvanced Animal Science orAnatomy and Physiology orForensic Science orAn Arts and Humanities substitute courseAll endorsements require a fourth year of science
16Endorsements STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Business and IndustryPublic ServicesArts and HumanitiesMultidisciplinaryAgain here are the five endorsements that students can choose from. Here is a little information about each one.
17Endorsements – STEM Algebra II, Chemistry, and Physics and Computer Science orMathematics orScience orCombinationA coherent sequence of 3 credits from 2 of the aboveSTEM requires Alg, II, Chemistry, and Physics and then a series of elective choices from computer science, math, or science. It is important to look at college plans and career interests and then choose the sequence of courses based on that interest. For instance, under STEM, if I was interested in engineering, I might choose courses from math and computer science.
18Business & Industry Career and Technical Education Clusters A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course and the final course from one of the following clusters.ClustersAgriculture, Food, Natural ResourcesArchitecture and ConstructionBusiness Management and AdministrationFinanceManufacturingMarketing orBusiness and Industry endoresement focuses on various career and technical education clusters.
19Business & Industry (continued) EnglishFour English elective credits including three levels in one of the following areas:Debate orAdvanced Journalism: Newspaper orAdvanced Journalism: Yearbook orCombinationA coherent sequence of four credits from the above programs
20Public Services Career and Technical Education A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course and the final course from one of the following clusters.ClustersEducation and Training/Human ServicesHealth Science orJunior Reserve Officer Training CorpsFour courses in JROTCPublic Services endorsement includes education, health science, or JROTC
21Arts and Humanities Social Studies Foreign Languages Fine Arts Five Social Studies credits orForeign LanguagesFour Levels of the same language other than English orTwo levels of the same language other than English and two levels of a different language other than English orFine ArtsFour credits from one or two disciplines of fine artsThe Arts and Humanities endorsement consists of social studies, foreign language or fine arts.
22Multidisciplinary Studies Four advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education 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 selected from English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Economics, Other Languages, or Fine ArtsMultidisciplinary Studies is a focus on courses across the core in ELA, SS, Math, and Science.
23Distinguished Level of Achievement* Successful Completion of Required CoursesSuccessful Completion of at least oneendorsementFour credits in mathematics (includingAlgebra II)Four credits in science*Required to be eligible for TOP 10% and automatic state college admissionsStudents have the opportunity to earn a distinguished level of achievement. A distinguished level of achievement is required in order to be in the Top 10% and to qualify for automatic state college admissions.
24Performance Acknowledgments For 12 hours of dual credit with a 3.0 grade equivalentOutstanding performance in bilingualismA score of 3 or more on an AP ExamOutstanding performance on PSAT, SAT, or ACT-PLAN, ACTNationally recognized industry certification score or licenseAn associate degree while in high schoolAlso, students can earn performance acknowledgements by satisfying one of the following standards.
25Freshmen 2014-2015 English I Math Science Social Studies Physical EducationForeign Language or Fine ArtElective for EndorsementAlthough we have focused on a ton of information that is overwhelming and difficult to decipher at this time, I want us to be clear on what is required for the freshman year. All students will choose an endorsement prior to the end of this year. They will make sure they are signed up for the seven classes above. During the freshman year, all students and parents will have a freshman conference with the high school counselor where the endorsements and four year plans will be reviewed.
26Family Choices to Make Choose your endorsement Some endorsements require specific courses for the freshmen year (Such as JROTC in Public Services, Computer Science in STEM, etc.)Review your course selectionsSubmit your changes to your counselor by April 21, 2014So, after this meeting, students need to choose one of the five endorsements, review your course selections and submit changes to counselor by April 21. At this time, the only changes that possibly will be made are to your elective for your endorsement or in your social studies although all students are recommended to take World Geography.