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 High School Graduation Programs  2015-2016 Course Description Guide  Transcripts  Registration Timeline and Guidelines.

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2  High School Graduation Programs  Course Description Guide  Transcripts  Registration Timeline and Guidelines

3 COUNSELING STAFF A-D- Ms. Clark E-I – Ms. Velazquez J-M – Ms. Morris N-R – Ms. Savas S-Z – Ms. Dennison Collegiate Coach – Ms. Dominguez Special Programs – Ms. Davenport

4 Distinguished Achievement Program – Meets prerequisites for colleges and universities, but also requires college level coursework. (26 credits) Distinguished Achievement Program – Meets prerequisites for colleges and universities, but also requires college level coursework. (26 credits) Recommended Program – Meets prerequisites for colleges and universities. Recommended Program – Meets prerequisites for colleges and universities. (26 credits) Minimum Program – For special circumstances only and requires approval from the student’s counselor, principal, and parent. Minimum Program – For special circumstances only and requires approval from the student’s counselor, principal, and parent. (22 credits) *Students graduating on the MHSP should check with colleges regarding admission requirements.

5 CreditsCourse 4English 4Social Studies 4Mathematics 4Science.5Professional Communications (Speech) 1Physical Education 3Foreign Language 1Fine Arts 4.5Electives 26Total Credits with Four Advanced Measures

6 PSAT / NMSQT Score (Jr. year) PSAT / NMSQT Score (Jr. year) Commended or semi-finalist (counts as one measure) Commended or semi-finalist (counts as one measure) AP Exam Score of 3, 4 or 5 (at the end of an AP course; each score of a 3-5 counts as one measure) AP Exam Score of 3, 4 or 5 (at the end of an AP course; each score of a 3-5 counts as one measure) Dual Credit grade of B or better (each semester of a dual credit course counts as one measure) Dual Credit grade of B or better (each semester of a dual credit course counts as one measure)

7 4 English 4 Social Studies 4 Mathematics 4 Science 0.5 Professional Communications (Speech) 0.5 Health 1.5 Physical Education 2 Foreign Language 1 Fine Arts 1 Technology Applications 3.5 Electives 26 Total Electives CreditsCourse 4English 4Social Studies 4Mathematics 4Science.5Professional Communications (Speech) 1Physical Education 2Foreign Language 1Fine Arts 5.5Electives 26Total Credits

8 Course Sequence for Recommended and Distinguished Programs COURSE RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE DISTINGUISHED SEQUENCE English English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Math Year 1: Algebra 1 Year 2: Geometry Year 3: Algebra 2 Year 4: Pre-Calculus or AQR Year 5: Finite Math / Business Year 6: Calculus Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics, plus another approved course Biology, Chemistry, Physics, plus another approved course Social Studies World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Gov./Economics

9 Math  AQR  Pre Calculus  AP Statistics  AP Computer Science I  Statistics & Risk Management Science  AP Biology  AP Chemistry  AP Physics – C  Anatomy & Physiology  Environmental Systems  Earth & Space Science  AP Environmental Science  Advanced Animal Science  Scientific Research and Design  Engineering Design & Problem Solving

10 GOAL To help students develop the study skills, habits of mind and critical thinking skills that they will need in college. Students who take AP courses are given the chance to earn college credit (while still in high school) and to stand out in the college admissions process.  MISD offers AP courses and exams in many subjects.  Exams are administered each year in May.  Score of 3 or higher can be considered for college credit.  It is the responsibility of the student/parent to check with prospective colleges to see if AP scores will count for college credit.  Pre-AP and AP English and Social Studies courses require summer reading  Pre-AP / AP Guiding Criteria and Agreement Form

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12 Parents must attend a mandatory meeting if enrolling.

13 To Qualify, Students Must: Maintain a 2.75 grade point average Complete the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program Volunteer at least 20 hours of community service by senior year. Students may begin in the summer after their freshman year. Hours are due by the end of the 4 th six weeks Banquet is held to recognize seniors who have met all requirements Texas Scholars Program

14 Pays 12 hours tuition per semester at Midland College for each year that community service is completed. Students can begin hours in the summer of their junior year. Must have a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) on the final senior transcript. Must have 40 hours from approved agencies. Turn in hours and application to Midland College. Link for MC Legacy Scholarship

15 Course Register

16  Be aware that NCAA does not allow coursework through credit recovery (A+ Lab) or Credit by exam (CBE). 

17 College GPA High School GPA and Class Rank Course Category for Graduation Requirements EOC Assessments

18 0 to In order to be considered in the designated grade classification, the appropriate number of credits must be earned at the end of spring semester.

19 In addition to completing all coursework students must pass five EOC exams. English 1 English 2 Algebra 1 US History Biology.

20  Jan. 20: Senior Class Presentations  Jan 20-23: Begin Senior Hallway Registration  January 22: Parent LHS 6:30  January 26: Begin Junior Class Presentations  Jan 27-30: Begin Junior Hallway Registration January 31 st : Saturday Counselor conferences LHS from 9:00-3:00 (By appointment only.)  February 9: Classroom Presentations at LFHS.  February 10-13: Registration begins at LFHS..  Any LFHS students wanting to make changes to their course selection prior to May 29 th must see their LFHS counselor.  June 23 th : FINAL deadline for changes

21  You can access the Course Register on the LHS website under the Registration link.  Seniors should focus on college application, scholarship, etc.  Juniors should try to take the ACT/SAT at least once at the end of their junior year  If a student does not pass an EOC, they will be enrolled in an EOC class. Lunch for these students will be reduced to 36 minutes.

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