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1Klein Forest High School Course Registration for Current9th, 10th, & 11th Graders
23 Requirements to Graduate: Earn 26 State Credits.Pass required State Courses.Pass required End Of Course (EOC) exams.
3You must successfully pass at a Level II or above Graduation Requirements – EOC (EOC = End of Course Exams)You must successfully pass at a Level II or above12-15 EOC tests over 3 years9th grade: English 1 – Reading/Writing, World Geo, Algebra 1, Biology10th grade: English 2 - Reading/Writing, World History, Geometry, Chemistry11th grade: English 3 - Reading/Writing, US History, Algebra 2, PhysicsFor more information go to:
4Credits State Credits – count toward graduation 26 state credits needed to graduate;1 Full Year class = 1 credit1 semester class = .5 creditLocal Credits – do not count toward graduation (office aide, student leadership)Denied Credit – student does not earn credit due to excessive absences, even if passing grade in course
5TranscriptsA Transcript is the official record showing HS courses you have earned credit for while in middle school and high school.
6How Do I Earn Grade Points? Apply to semester grades onlyPre-AP, AP, GT, DC, and Advanced classes receive more grade points.A high grade in any class helps your GPA more than doing poorly in a class with more GPA points.“How to Calculate your GPA” Power Point is online at KFHS website- link to Counseling>College & Career.
72nd Quarter Top Ten Rank 1st Quarter CLASS RANK After all grade points are averaged for all studentsat the end of the 6th semester or Junior year,students are ranked from those with the highestGPA to the lowest GPA.Students also receive a temporary rank at the endof their sophomore year, so they can make plansand set goals for raising their GPA.Rank1st Quarter
8Plan For Your Future2 Year CollegeWhatever you do NOW determines where you go in the future – choose wisely!4 Year UniversityMilitaryWork
9High School GRADUATION PLANS Recommended PlanDistinguished Plan“To be eligible for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution, students must successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished high school program.”--Texas Education Code (state law)
10Graduation Plan Requirements DisciplineRECOMMENDEDDISTINGUISHEDEnglish4MathScienceSocial StudiesForeign Language (same)23Comm. Application.5Fine Art1P.E./P.E. EquivalentAdditional Electives5.54.5TOTAL CREDITS26
11Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP) 4 X 4 Distinguished Grad 4 – yr Plan Course of Study (DAP)9th10th11th12thEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IVAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus (or additional 4th yr math)Biology IChem./Physics4th year lab scienceWorld GeographyWorld HistoryU.S. HistoryGovt./Eco3rd year of same Foreign Language4 Advanced MeasuresAP scores, Dual Credit courses, Articulated courses, National Merit on PSATIPC will count as an elective, not science credit for DAP
12Recommended Achievement Plan (RAP) 4 X 4 Recommended Grad 4 – yr Plan Course of Study (RAP)9th10th11th12thEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IVAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus (or additional 4th yr math)Biology IIPC/Chem./PhysicsChem./PhysicsChem./Physics or 4th year lab scienceWorld GeographyWorld HistoryU.S. HistoryGovt./EcoIPC may count as one of the 4 years of science credit needed for RAPBUT must be taken before Chemistry and Physics
13Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language – Spanish – French – German*Must take 2 years of the same language
14Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art – Art – Band – Orchestra – Choir– Theater (Performance or Technical)– Dance– Color Guard/Winter Guard– Floral DesignSome classes require Audition and/or Group-Director Approval
15Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent – PE – Athletics – Cheerleading (S1 only, S2 Local)– ROTC (S1&S2 waiver)– Drill Team (S1 only, waiver)– Marching Band (S1 only, w)–Color Guard (S1 only, w)Can earn up to 4 PE credits
16Career & Technical Education (CTE) Why take CTE?– Learn about jobs– Certifications2 or 3-period classes require planning!
18Additional Elective Credits Journalism 1A survey course in all aspects of journalism. Prerequisite for Yearbook and Newspaper classesStudents interested in Journalism:•Are self-motivated•Are self-disciplined•Like to write•Have a natural curiosity•Are outgoing•Like to read newspapers and magazines•Like to watch or listen to the news•Are interested in pop culture
19Advanced Academics Pre AP, AP, & Dual Credit Rigorous coursework & more homeworkPreparation of AP/DC classesEarn college credit“Extra” grade pointsBe better prepared for collegeAdvanced Measure for Distinguished PlanLimited opportunity for schedule changes.Consider your schedule, extra-curricular activities, and other responsibilities.
20Advanced Academics (Consider these guidelines) Pre-AP, AP, & DC classes are challenging & demanding!!Must be self-motivated & an independent worker!!!Must be willing to spend additional hours out of class completing research, projects & supplemental readingMust have/acquire good study skills & time management (use a planner and keep up with long-term projects)Pre-AP classes prepare you to take AP classes during your sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.AP/DC classes are college level, and they allow you to potentially earn college credit.
21Course Selection Process PowerPoint Presentation/Course Selection Sheet during Eagle’s NestComplete Course Selection Sheet/Four-Year Plan with input from parentsCourse request entry into Gradespeed during eagle’s NestCourse Selection Meeting with House Counselor Meet for final course selection and turn in Course Selection Sheet/Four-Year PlanCheck requests on Gradespeed until 3/1/2013Course verification in April/MayDeadline to request Schedule Changes is June 14, 2013, as set by the district
23Course Selection Sheet Key * = Semester Course+ = Approval Required$ = Fee RequiredF = Form Required▲ = Prerequisite Required (must have taken another course before you can take chosen one)Checking a course does not mean you will automatically get that class – you must chooses alternates also!!!!!
24Choosing CoursesYou MUST select 7 classes (4 core classes + 3 electives)4 classes must consist of core courses:EnglishMathScienceSocial Studies3 classes must consist of at least 3 of the following:CTE ElectivesForeign LanguageFine ArtsPE/AthleticsTechnology Application Electives1 full year class = 1 period2 semester classes = 1 periodYou MUST ALSO select 3 Alternatives (in case your 1st choice electives are not available
25Online Data EntryAccess online Course Selection portal through Gradespeed using student URLSelect courses using drop-down menus (with Course Selection Sheet from previous day)Meet with Counselor (in next 2 weeks)Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Selection SheetReview at home via Parent ConnectionAccess to the student/parent portal will end onFriday, March 1st 2013.
26Four Year Plan Use pencil. Decide on graduation plan. Name_____________________Four Year PlanSchool Year__________________ID #_________________Use pencil.Decide on graduation plan.Include classes from middle school where you earned HS credit.Fill in the blanks with the classes you plan to take in HS (some pre-filled).Check required classes.Turn in with Course Selection Sheet to your counselor when you are called in for your course selection meeting.
28Tips on High School Success ATTENDANCE – cannot learn if you are not presentGet involved with activities.Do service work (volunteer).Student Council, Key Club, etc.Make time to study every night.Study before the ExamsAsk for help from your teachers, before and after schoolAttend free tutorials before or after schoolGet to know your Counselor!
29Complete your 4 Year Plan. Complete your Course Request Selections – on Course Selection Sheet & online.Turn them in to your counselor when you are called in for your Course Selection Meeting.