Grade Classification Freshman 9 th grade Sophomore10 th grade Junior11 th grade Senior12 th grade Freshmen students with 5 or 5.5 credits will move to GHS at the end of the year.
Rank and G.P.A. – Calculated at the end of 9 th grade year Top 10% receive guaranteed admissions to Texas state universities except University of Texas at Austin (Top 8%) Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) will be calculated on a 4.0 scale for all students. Note: Pre-AP classes receive an additional 1.0 weighting for G.P.A. (5.0 scale) and AP and DC classes receive an additional 2.0 weighting (6.0 scale).
Honors / Upper Level Options 9 th Grade Options: PAP – Pre Advanced Placement Courses English 2 Biology Geometry W.Geography Plan carefully – keep it balanced.
Honors / Upper Level Options 10 th – 12 th Grade Options: PAP Courses Dual Credit Courses Enroll at GHS & Weatherford College Pay tuition fees Students are aware of grade throughout course Advanced Placement Courses Course through GHS Register for AP exam Must score a 3 to earn college credit (1-5 scale)
Subject Load CNG students will select 7 classes each term
Subject Load? Can high school students take advanced courses in all 4 core classes? Answer is “yes”, however careful consideration must be given for the additional commitment. A student could take a combination of PAP, AP, or DC Suggestion: Keep it balanced, be aware of any other extra-curricular commitments.
Graduation Plans Requirements Recommended Distinguished Achievement English44 *Students receiving special education services will have individualized considerations in their diploma plans based on the ARD committee decisions.
English Specifics 8 th : English 1 9 th : English 2 Eng 2 PAP 10 th : English 3 Eng 3 DC or AP 11 th : Eng 4 / DC / AP 12 th : Choice 9 th : English 1 10 th : English 2 Eng 2 PAP 11 th : English 3 Eng 3 DC or AP 12 th : Eng 4 / DC / AP Example Student:
Graduation Plans Requirements Recommended Distinguished Achievement Math44 Three credits must consist of: - Algebra 1 - Geometry - Algebra 2 Three credits must consist of: - Algebra 1 - Geometry - Algebra 2
Math Specifics All high school students in GISD must take Math each year in high school. Examples: 8 th : Algebra 1 9 th : PAP Geometry 10 th : PAP Algebra 2 11 th : PAP Pre-Calculus 12 th : Calculus (AP or DC) 9 th : Algebra 1 10 th : Geometry 11 th : Algebra 2 12 th : Pre-Calculus
Math Specifics: Additional Math courses tentatively offered which can be used under the Recommended or Distinguished Plan: Mathematical Applications in Agriculture Food and Natural Resources Engineering Mathematics College Algebra Statistics and Risk Management
Graduation Plans Requirements Recommended Distinguished Achievement Science44 Three required credits and one credit must be Biology. The remaining two credits must be chosen from the following areas. No more than one credit from each area. --Biology --Chemistry --Physics Students take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics plus an additional science of their choice. Three required credits and one credit must be Biology. The remaining two credits must be chosen from the following areas. No more than one credit from each area. - Biology - Chemistry - Physics Students take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics plus an additional science of their choice.
Science Specifics One credit must be a Biology credit In addition to a Biology course, a student must select two credits from the following: Chemistry PAP Must have taken Biology & have a strong algebra foundation Physics
Science Specifics Cont. After successful completion of 3 credits from the Science list, students can choose an additional Science from the following: Scientific Research & Development: Aviation Scientific Research & Development: Forensics Anatomy and Physiology Biology AP Chemistry AP Engineering Design and Problem Solving Advanced Biotechnology, Advanced Animal Science, Advanced Plant and Soil Science Food Science Examples: 9 th : PAP Biology 10 th : PAP Chemistry 11 th : PAP Physics 12 th : AP Biology 9 th : Biology 10 th : Physics 11 th : Chemistry 12 th : 4 th Science
Graduation Plans RequirementsRecommended Distinguished Achievement World Geography11 World History11 U.S. History11 U.S. Government.50 Economics.50
Graduation Plans Requirements Recommended Distinguished Achievement Physical Education Can take up to 4.0 credits of Athletics 1.0 Professional Communications (Speech).50
Graduation Plans RequirementsRecommended Distinguished Achievement Foreign Language Spanish (Grades 8-12) French (Grades 9-12) German (Grades 9-12) American Sign Language (Grades 9-12) 23 Fine Arts Art Choir Theatre Band 11
Graduation Plans RequirementsRecommended Distinguished Achievement Additional Components: Electives 5.54.5 Five and one-half credits (11 semesters): - State approved courses Four and one-half credits (9 semesters): - State approved courses
Graduation Plans RequirementsRecommendedDistinguished Achievement Total Credits26 *Students receiving special education services will have individualized considerations in their diploma plans based on the ARD committee decisions.
Graduation Plans RequirementsRecommendedDistinguished Achievement* *(Plus 4 advanced measures) Advanced Measures 0*4 Standards for approval of requirements: - The measures must focus on demonstrated student performance at the college or professional level. - Student performance on advanced measures must be assessed through an external review process.
Distinguished Achievement* Requirements: - A student must achieve any combination of four of the following: Original Research/Project: - Judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project; or - Conducted under the direction of mentor(s) and reported to an appropriate audience; and - Related to the required curriculum (related to the TEKS) - May not be used for more than two of the four advanced measures Test Data: - A score of 3 or above on The College Board Advanced Placement examination; - A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition as a Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; as part of the National Hispanic Scholar Program of the College Board; or as part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students of the NMSQT. The PSAT score may count as only one advanced measure regardless of the number of honors received by the student. College Courses: - A grade of 3.0 or higher on courses that count for college credit, including tech prep programs. Students graduating on the Distinguished Achievement Program must meet Level III: Advanced Performance (postsecondary readiness) on English III and Algebra II STAAR EOC. Students graduating on the Recommended Achievement Program must meet Level II: Satisfactory Performance (postsecondary readiness) on English III and Algebra II STAAR EOC.
Achieve Texas Programs of Study Programs of Study (POS) have been created for each of the 16 Career Clusters. The programs of study reflect current occupations and represent all 79 POS as cited on www.careerclusters.org. Granbury ISD will offer several career clusters next year. www.careerclusters.org POS are designed for students but can also be used with administrators, counselors, teachers, business and industry representatives, and parents. POS contain lots of helpful information, including the core courses and career-related electives in high school that will help prepare students for their career goals. The POS are based upon the Recommended High School Graduation Plan and can easily be adapted for the Distinguished Achievement High School Graduation Plan.
Students can choose a favorite Career Cluster from below:
Focus on developing: Good Study Habits Being Responsible Making Positive Choices Becoming Independent Planning Start exploring Setting goals
Look out for: Attendance Concerns – Know the law! Missing Assignments Zero’s hurt any average Missing Credits Credits are earned at the end of each semester Missing Deadlines
Testing Opportunities – 9 th grade STAAR EOC – End of Course Eng 1 or 2 Reading and Writing Algebra or Geometry Biology World Geography PSAT – College Readiness (SAT) October PLAN – College Readiness (ACT) November
More Testing Opportunities STAAR EOC – End of Course PSAT – College Readiness (SAT) October PLAN – College Readiness (ACT) November SAT – College Admission ACT – College Admission ASVAB – Military TSI - THEA/COMPASS/ACCU-PLACER
Pre-Registration Parent Meeting at CNG tonight at 6 pm. Freshmen counselors from CNGC will meet with 8 th grade students again on February 11 th (AMS) or February 12 th (GMS) through your class to update your career interest, four year plans, and select 2013-2014 courses. CNG Counselors will travel to AMS (Feb. 25 th -26 th ) and GMS (Feb. 27 th -28 th ) to meet students and enter pre-registration choices with students.