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High School Graduation Programs Challenging new programs… Exciting futures… Preparing your students for success!
Overview Take a look at high school graduation programs for students entering high school in Review the courses that your students will need to take in order to graduate Legislation Affecting P-16 Coordination
Graduation Plans All Texas students enter high school on the Recommended High School Program All students are encouraged to achieve the Distinguished Achievement Program Some students may graduate under the Minimum Program
HB1 adds the following: TEC (b-1) The State Board of Education by rule shall require that: (1) the curriculum requirements for the recommended and advanced high school programs under Subsection (a) include a requirement that students successfully complete four courses in each subject of the foundation curriculum under Section (a)(1); and
HB1 adds the following: TEC (b-1) The State Board of Education by rule shall require that: (2) one or more courses offered in the required curriculum for the recommended and advanced high school programs include a research writing component.
New Recommended High School Program requires 26 credits Two credits are added - one each in mathematics and science
New Recommended High School Program requires 26 credits for graduation English I, II, III, IV World Geography, World History, US History, US Govt./Economics 4 credits in math: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, 4 th year of math 4 credits in science to include some of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Principles of Technology, 4 th year of science 1 credit each of Fine Arts, Technology Applications .5 credit of Communication Applications, Health 2 credits of a foreign language 1.5 credits of PE 3.5 elective credits
4 Credits in English English I English II English III English IV
4 Credits in Math Algebra I Algebra II Geometry 4 th credit
What can your student take for the fourth math credit? Mathematical Models with Applications ** Precalculus Independent Study in Mathematics Advanced Placement Statistics Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Calculus BC IB Mathematical Studies IB Mathematics Standard Level IB Mathematics Higher Level IB Advanced Mathematics Standard Level AP Computer Science Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses
For students who select Mathematical Models with Applications: Algebra II is their terminal course They may not take Mathematical Models with Applications after taking Algebra II They may not take the two courses concurrently The intent of the rule is that all students should have a rigorous math course in their senior year
4 Credits in Science 1 Credit from Biology (AP/IB) 2 Credits from the following: Integrated Physics and Chemistry Chemistry (AP/IB) Physics (AP/IB), Principles of Technology I 4 th Year of science may be selected from the laboratory-based courses (IPC cannot be taken as the final or 4 th year science)
What can your child take for the fourth Science credit? Biology Chemistry Physics Astronomy Aquatic Science Environmental Systems Earth and Space Science Advanced Placement Biology Advanced Placement Chemistry Advanced Placement Physics B Advanced Placement Physics C Advanced Placement Environmental Science International Baccalaureate Biology International Baccalaureate Chemistry International Baccalaureate Physics International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems The following health science technology education courses: Scientific Research and Design Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems Medical Microbiology and Pathophysiology The following technology education/industrial technology education courses: Principles of Technology I Principles of Technology II Engineering Concurrent Enrollment in college courses
3.5 Credits of Social Studies World Geography Studies World History Studies US History Studies US Government (.5)
.5 Credit - Economics Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits (.5)
2 Credits from Languages other than English The credits earned must be for any two levels in the same language.
1.5 Credits from Physical Education A student may not earn more than 2 credits in PE toward state graduation requirements
.5 Credit for Health Education Health I (.5) or, Advanced Health or, Health Science Technology (1 credit)
.5 Credit in Speech The credit must consist of Communication Applications
And… 1 Credit in Technology Applications 1 Credit in Fine Arts 3.5 Credits in Elective Courses
Distinguished Achievement Program
New Distinguished Achievement High School Program Advanced High School Program At least 26 Credits must be earned Same as the Recommended Program except for the following:
4 Credits in Distinguished Achievement Program Math Mathematical Models is not an option 4th credit must be an approved mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
Complete list of approved Distinguished Achievement Program 4th credit math courses: Precalculus Independent Study in Mathematics (for example, when used to Advanced Mathematics such as Calculus) Advanced Placement Statistics Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Calculus BC IB Mathematical Studies IB Mathematics Standard Level IB Mathematics Higher Level IB Advanced Mathematics Standard Level AP Computer Science Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses
4 Credits in Distinguished Achievement Program Science 4 credits of science, which must consist the following: One biology credit (Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology) One chemistry credit (Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry) One physics credit (Physics, AP Physics, or IB Physics) One additional approved laboratory-based science course.
Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) for Distinguished Achievement Program ? IPC will no longer satisfy the science requirements in the DAP, effective SY – no phase-out
Complete list of science options for 4th year Distinguished Achievement Program After successful completion of a biology course, a chemistry course, and a physics course, a student may select the fourth required credit from any of the following lab-based courses: Earth and Space Science; Environmental Systems; Aquatic Science; Astronomy; Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems; AP Biology; IB Biology AP Chemistry; IB Chemistry; AP Physics; IB Physics; AP Environmental Science; IB Environmental Systems; Scientific Research and Design; and Engineering.
3 Credits in Languages other than English Three credits earned must be for any three levels in the same language.
2.5 Credits in Elective Courses
4 Advanced Measures A student must achieve any combination of four of the following advanced measures: Original research/project Test data 3.0 or higher on college/technical/dual credit courses
For all students in either graduation program The intent of the rule is that all students should have a rigorous math and science course in their senior year Students may continue to take courses at the middle school and receive high school credit
Minimum Program No changes (22 credits) A meeting needs to take place to discuss the ramifications of this decision! A sample letter is in your packet.
HB1 adds the following: Sec COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM. (a) Each school district shall implement a program under which students may earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit in high school. On request, a public institution of higher education in this state shall assist a school district in developing and implementing the program.
HB1 adds the following: Sec COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM. (a-1) Not later than the fall 2008 semester, each school district shall implement a program that meets the requirements prescribed by Subsection (a). This subsection expires June 1, 2009.
Student Success With Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships built into our schools; our students should be well prepared to make a seamless transition to postsecondary college or workforce!
House Bill 3826 Intent General Academic Institution (4 Yr) THECB Emergency Rules to PERMIT Aug. 31, 2009
Senate Bill 282 School districts need to provide notice to parents of available college programs Contact name/number of the agency Section (b) of the Education Code Counselors need to provide to students
House Bill 2237 3 Summer Programs (agency developing guidelines) Education Go Get It 1 Week of activities (MS, JH, HS) 1 Public Speaker needs to present to the students
House Bill 3851 General Academic Institute (4 yr) GPA: The method established by the THECB be used by ISDs in determining the top ten percent, and the optional top 25 percent, of the graduating class for the purpose of automatic admission eligibility. Effective Date: Applies to first-time freshmen entering general academic teaching institutions beginning with the 2009 fall semester.
Don’t Forget: Achieve Texas 3 Identified Career Clusters 1 Program of Study for each cluster
Thanks for your time! Linda Hughes, M.ED Education Specialist Counselor/Transition