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1 Wolf Pack Parent Night

2 Tonight’s Purpose Understand the scheduling and course selection process Dialogue with our teachers and students about life at RHS Investigate our classes, clubs, organizations, and performing arts groups Match your interests and talents with programs and activities

3 School Leadership Sherie Skruch –Principal Adam Toy– Associate Principal Donna McMurrey – Assistant Principal Bobbie Taylor – Assistant Principal Wynter Nash– Counselor A-L Dawn Thompson – Counselor M-Z Tamara Johnson - 9 th Graduation Coach Sharon Kotarski – IB Coordinator

4 RHS – Your School of Choice High academic standards (IB) Graduates attend prestigious universities. There is a place for everyone to belong: academics, athletics, arts, organizations. We are building a tradition of success.

5 Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

6 Provides more flexibility in the new graduation plan Foundation High School Plan with Endorsements Reduces number of required EOC exams required for graduation Algebra I Biology US History English I English II

7 Foundation PLUS Endorsement(s) 26 credits 4 credits English 4 credits Mathematics 4 credits Science 2 credits World Language or Computer Programming 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Fine Arts 4 credits in Electives – may include CTE or certification courses to satisfy Endorsement Requirement Additional Local Requirement.5 credit Communication Applications.5 credit Health 1 credit Technology 1 credit Social Studies World History* *One locally required credit in Social Studies is included in the total of 4 Social Studies credits

8 Distinguished Level of Achievement 26 credits 4 credits English 4 credits Mathematics – Algebra II must be one of the math courses 4 credits Science 4 credits Social Studies 2 credits World Language or Computer Programming 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Fine Arts 4 credits in Electives – may included CTE or certification courses to satisfy Endorsement Requirements Additional Local Requirements.5 credit Communication Applications.5 credit Health 1 credit Technology 1 credit Social Studies World History* *One locally required credit in Social Studies is included in the total of 4 Social Studies credits.

9 Beginning in the school year, a school district must ensure that each student, on entering ninth grade, indicates an endorsement that the student intends to earn. The five endorsement areas are: Arts and Humanities Business and Industry Multidisciplinary Public Services STEM

10 Includes: Political Science, World Languages, Cultural Studies, History, Fine Arts

11 Includes: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts-AV Tech and Communications, Business Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales and Service, Transportation, Distributions, and Logistics

12 Allows a student to select courses from the curriculum of each endorsement area and earn credits in a variety of advanced courses.

13 Includes: Education and Training, Government and Public Administration, Human Services, Health Science, Law, Public Safety, and Corrections and Security

14 Includes: Science, Environmental Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Advanced Math

15 Counselors will meet with each student to develop their Personal Graduation Plan (PGP). The four year plan or PGP will be sent to parents for review and their signature. Four year plans will be reviewed each year by counselors and students.

16 Scheduling and Course Selection Seven periods per day each semester 50 minute classes meet each day; All students select: 4 core classes (English, Math, Sci, SS) Foreign Language Choose 2 of the following: Technology Fine Art PE or Athletics

17 Important Points to Consider When Selecting Courses: The graduation plan and the endorsement area you select Extracurricular activities Academic progress Competitiveness of the university or college you wish to attend

18 9 th Grade Course Selection Sheet Courses requiring audition/try-out: Cheerleading –clinic & tryouts 3/18-3/22 After the tryout process is over, any new member’s schedule will be changed reflecting placement in the appropriate period for the squad or team.

19 Options for Acceleration: Summer Course Acceleration Traditional summer classes: Business Information Management (Technology) Art PE Speech Health Spanish II (if it’s the last course to be taken) Online learning experiences (C-FB Virtual-Campus): Health PE Business Information Management (Technology) Speech Dual Credit Courses (Junior and Senior Year) Individualized options (See counselors)

20 Grade Advancement in High School At the high school level, grade advancement is based on credit attainment…meaning that a student does not advance to the next grade level unless a certain number of credits has been earned. Grade classification is based on the following: Grade# of credits 9 th grade 0 10 th grade6 11 th grade12 12 th grade19

21 Educational Planning Guide Graduation Requirements Planning for College 4-year Graduation Plan Testing Information Courses Graduate Profile General Information Grading Procedures

22 International Baccalaureate Ms. Sharon Kotarski – IB Programs Coordinator

23 Advanced Academic Options at RHS 9 th -10 th grades – Pre-IB Diploma level coursework available in all core areas 11 th -12 th grades – IB Diploma level coursework 2 options: 1. Pursue the IB Diploma 2. Select individual IB courses

24 International Baccalaureate: MYP-Middle Years Program Only 124 high schools in the U.S. authorized to offer MYP Embodies the learner profile Interdisciplinary International focus Includes a personal project

25 International Baccalaureate: DP - Diploma Programme Admittance by application in 10 th grade Junior & Senior program for college-bound students who are motivated to participate in a challenging and rewarding curriculum, extra-curriculars, & service Key words: motivated, challenging, rewarding The IB Diploma is recognized as a superior education, preparing students to succeed in the university and post-secondary settings IB Diploma students can receive preferential college admittance status and college credits

26 International Baccalaureate Individual Course Certificates 11 th & 12 th grade students for whom the IB Diploma is not appropriate may take any number of individual IB courses (with teacher recommendation) All advanced coursework is highly regarded by colleges Students will have the option to earn IB course certificates, which can be submitted to colleges for course credit consideration

27 Success in Pre-Diploma Courses 8 th grade Pre-Diploma hopefuls should: o Develop a high level of reading/vocabulary & writing skills o Be inquisitive, creative, and display a high level of motivation for knowledge o Have excellent attendance and very good behavior o At a minimum, earn satisfactory scores on all STAAR/EOC tests o Possess a strong work ethic and an ability to complete tasks independently

28 Interested In Learning More About IB? Contact Sharon Kotarski – IB Coordinator Visit the RHS IB website link on the Ranchview homepage Go to to learn more about IB in generalwww.ibo.org

29 School Attendance Attendance Requirements 90% attendance requirement in all classes to receive credit – No more than 8 absences a semester High School Hours 8:20 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Bus schedules available online by August After or before school practices for all athletics and UIL activities Athletic practices for fall sports (football, volleyball) traditionally start early August Required parent meeting for all athletes will be held mid-April.

30 RHS Directors Band – Mr. Showalter & Mr. Schaub Theater Arts – Mr. Games Orchestra – Mr. Milbrandt Choir – Mrs. Roberts Campus Athletic Coordinator – Mr. Smith International Baccalaureate – Ms. Kotarski RHS Special Services – Ms. Cypert

31 Schedule for the Evening Tables showcasing RHS classes, clubs, performing groups, and organizations are open until 7:30. Meet parents, students, and teachers. Seek information regarding RHS academic programs. Select clubs, teams, and organizations that match individual interests. Select a place to volunteer.


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