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1 Transitioning to High School and planning for the future Presented by Clear Brook Principal, Michele Staley Michele Staley& Clear brook Lead Counselor, Elizabeth Fawcett

2 Preparing For High School Transition and Post Secondary Options  Naviance Family Connection  Registration Process  4 Year Plan  8th grade registration with intermediate and high school counselors February 9-12  Classroom guidance for students

3 Planning for High School  Schedule:  High schools have 7 credits per year.  Credits:  Students must earn 26 required state credits in order to graduate. High school credits are earned by semester.  0.5 credit is earned for 1 semester (1 year = 2 semesters)  1.0 credit is earned for a full year Example:  Eng IA = 0.5 credit in the fall semester  Eng IB = 0.5 credit in the spring semester Total of 1.0 credit for English I

4 Graduation Requirements Students must meet the following requirements to graduate and earn a CCISD Diploma:  Complete the requirements for:  The Foundation High School Program (22 credits)  Parent approval required after 10 th grade OR  Foundation High School Program with an Endorsement  (26 credits) OR  Distinguished Level of Achievement with an Endorsement  (26 credits) Must include Algebra II  Meet State Assessment Requirements

5 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End of Course (EOC) Exams  Level II Satisfactory scale score is required in each subject area:  English I, II  (Reading and Writing combined test)  Algebra I  Biology  US History

6 Foundation High School Program 22 Credits STEM Business & Industry Public Services Arts & Humanities Multi- disciplinary Studies Endorsements – 26 Credits 1 Math and 1 ScienceEndorsement Requirements Distinguished Level of Achievement – 26 Credits Algebra II Required, Eligible for Top 10% Automatic Admissions Texas High School Diploma

7 Foundation High School Program (FHSP) 22 Credits Parent approval required after 10 th grade  4 English  3 Math: Algebra I, Geometry, and 1 Additional Math  3 Science: Biology, IPC/Chemistry/Physics, and 1 Additional Science  3 Social Studies: World Geography or World History, US History, US Government and Economics  2 Languages Other Than English  1 PE or PE Substitute  1 Fine Arts  5 Electives  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area: (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

8 Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with Endorsement 26 Credits  FHSP with Endorsement  1 Additional Math  1 Additional Science  Endorsement Requirements  Endorsements  STEM  Business & Industry  Public Services  Arts & Humanities  Multidisciplinary Studies  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area: (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

9 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Required Courses: Algebra II, Chemistry, & Physics Career Cluster: STEM Includes Courses Directly Related to: STEM Career Cluster or Science or Math (beyond Algebra II)

10 Business & Industry Required Courses: 4 th Math and 4 th Science Career Clusters: Agriculture, Architecture, Audio/Video Technology, Business, Finance, Hospitality, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Transportation Includes Courses Directly Related to: B usiness & Industry CTE Career Clusters or Debate or Newspaper or Yearbook

11 Public Services Required Courses: 4 th Math and 4 th Science Career Clusters: Education, Health Science, and Human Services Includes Courses Directly Related to: Public Services CTE Career Clusters or Leadership Development (JROTC)

12 Arts & Humanities Required Courses: 4 th Math and 4 th *Science *(may be substituted with parent approval for another course in ELA, Social Studies, LOTE or Fine Arts) Includes Courses Directly Related to: Social Studies or English Language Arts or Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or Fine Arts – Art, Dance, Music, & Theatre

13 Multidisciplinary Studies Required Courses: 4 th Math and 4 th Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Advanced Courses (prepares for workforce or postsecondary education) or 4 x 4 (includes English 4, Chemistry and/or Physics), or Advanced Placement or Dual Credit

14 Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) 26 Credits  FHSP with Endorsement, including Algebra II  Eligible for 4 year Texas public colleges Automatic Admission if DLA and Top 10% (except UT Austin)  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area: (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

15 College Admissions Requirements College admission requirements may be less rigorous than the requirements for a college major of choice. The number represents the subject credit requirements for admissions. The number in parentheses represents the recommended subject credit(s) for admissions. The table represents the top 20 college applications made by CCISD’s 2014 graduates and the college admissions requirements. Data source – Naviance Family Connection. COLLEGEEnglishMathScience Social StudiesLOTE UH-MAIN (691)4323(2) TX A&M (594)444 2 UT Austin (539)43 (4)2 (3)3 BAYLOR (351)44432 TX State (302)44432 (3) Texas Tech (296)444 2 UH Clear Lake (271) UT San Antonio (257)(4)(3) (2) SHSU (205)4223 Rice (169)43 (4)2(4) SFA (167)433(4)2 UT Dallas (136)43 (4) 2 (3) UNT (133)(4) (3)(4)(3) LSU (132)44442 TAMU Galveston (127) HBU (112)(4)(3) (1) UH Downtown (93)(4) (3) TCU (88)43332 Lamar (85)43233 M H Baylor (71)322

16 Superintendent’s Scholars  Earn grade of at least 95 in Level 2 courses  Earn grade of at least 85 in Level 1 courses  No discipline record  Earn certificate and award  Can qualify all four years of high school!

17 Now Looking Ahead Students:  Get involved  Connect with school  Attend Fish Camp  Begin documentation for an academic resume

18 College Admission Factors  Transcript (AAR)-Rigor and Course Selection  GPA/Rank  College admission requirements may be greater than high school graduation requirements  Test Scores – STAAR, SAT, ACT, TSIA  Resume – Activities, Leadership, Service, Work, Enrichment  Essay  Special Talent (Auditions)  Coaches and Teacher Recommendations  Counselor Recommendations

19 The Registration Process To aid in the registration process each student will receive:  Educational Planning Guide (EPG)  Course Registration Card  Course Registration Worksheet  Skyward Guidance

20 Education Planning Guide 2015 – 2016

21 Educational Planning Guide  Graduation requirements  Class rank and grade point average information  General information pertaining to all district high schools  Program and course descriptions provided  Course names and numbers listed on the last pages of the catalog  Career Pathways

22 Sample From the Educational Planning Guide

23 Course Registration Card

24  Select one Endorsement choice  Circle one course from each of the 4 ‘core’ subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies  Select level of coursework carefully  List elective courses in order of preference with first course being first choice  List alternate courses in order of preference

25 9 th Grade Course Selection Worksheet

26 Level I GPA Courses  Level I courses (open to any student):  Advanced Academic  PreAP  AP courses  Level I courses are awarded extra grade points – more rigorous  Students who are identified through CCISD testing may take GT courses (English I & II Leadership PreAP/GT)

27 Special Education Courses  Some courses restricted to identified special needs students  Course placement determined by Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD)

28 Planning for High School  Choose courses carefully! Schedule changes at the high school are for data mistakes or course errors only.  Verification letters will be mailed home in April. Changes may be made up until May 1, 2015.

29 Remember…  Once the student’s course selections have been verified and the May 1, 2015 deadline has passed, changes will not be allowed.  Schedules will be created to match requests as much as possible.  Course selection cards are due back to the Intermediate Counselors by February 19 th !

30 Alternative Ways to Earn Credits  CCISD Summer School  Clear Stars Evening Education  Clear Access Education  Distance Learning  Credit-by-Exam  Dual Credit  Credit Recovery

31 AP/PreAP Information Session 7:45 P.M. in this Auditorium Hosted by Mrs. Miles, CBHS Dean of Instruction

32 Thank You for Coming! Course Fair/EXPO in the 7:00 P.M.


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