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1 High School Graduation Programs Challenging new programs… Exciting futures… Preparing your students for success!

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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.

6 New Recommended High School Program requires 26 credits Two credits are added - one each in mathematics and science

7 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

8 4 Credits in English  English I  English II  English III  English IV

9 4 Credits in Math  Algebra I  Algebra II  Geometry  4 th credit

10 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

11 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

12 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)

13 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

14 3.5 Credits of Social Studies  World Geography Studies  World History Studies  US History Studies  US Government (.5)

15 .5 Credit - Economics  Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits (.5)

16 2 Credits from Languages other than English  The credits earned must be for any two levels in the same language.

17 1.5 Credits from Physical Education  A student may not earn more than 2 credits in PE toward state graduation requirements

18 .5 Credit for Health Education  Health I (.5) or,  Advanced Health or,  Health Science Technology (1 credit)

19 .5 Credit in Speech  The credit must consist of Communication Applications

20 And…  1 Credit in Technology Applications  1 Credit in Fine Arts  3.5 Credits in Elective Courses

21 Distinguished Achievement Program

22 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:

23 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

24 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

25 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.

26 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

27 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.

28 3 Credits in Languages other than English  Three credits earned must be for any three levels in the same language.

29 2.5 Credits in Elective Courses

30 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

31 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

32 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.

33 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.

34 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.

35 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!

36 Legislation Affecting P-16 Coordination :  4 Bills  September 27, 2007 TEA Correspondence SUBJECT: Legislation Affecting P- 12/Higher Education/Workforce (P-16) Coordination

37 House Bill 3826 Intent General Academic Institution (4 Yr) THECB Emergency Rules to PERMIT Aug. 31, 2009

38 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

39 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

40 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.

41 Don’t Forget:  Achieve Texas 3 Identified Career Clusters 1 Program of Study for each cluster

42 Thanks for your time!  Linda Hughes, M.ED Education Specialist Counselor/Transition


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