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.
CreditsCourse 4English 4Social Studies 4Mathematics 4Science.5Professional Communications (Speech).5Health* 1.5Physical Education* 3Foreign Language 1Fine Arts 1Technology Applications* 2.5Electives 26Total Credits with Four Advanced Measures * Not required for current freshmen/sophomores
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)
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).5Health* 1.5Physical Education* 2Foreign Language 1Fine Arts 1Technology Applications* 3.5Electives 26Total Credits *not required for current freshmen/sophomores
CreditsCourse 4English 3Social Studies 3Mathematics 2Science.5Professional Communications (Speech).5Health* 1.5Physical Education* 0Foreign Language 1Fine Arts 1Technology Applications* 5.5Electives 22Total Credits Check with college or university for admission requirements. *not required for current freshmen/sophomores
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 (Only if Algebra 1 in 7 th Grade) 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
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 Food Science Scientific Research and Design Engineering Design & Problem Solving
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
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
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
Be aware that NCAA does not allow coursework through credit recovery (A+ Lab) or Credit by exam (CBE). www.eligibilitycenter.org www.eligibilitycenter.org
High School GPA and Class Rank Exit-Level TAKS or EOC Assessments Course Category for Graduation Requirements College GPA
0 to 5 6 12 18 In order to be considered in the designated grade classification, the appropriate number of credits must be earned at the end of spring semester.
In addition to completing all coursework students must pass either TAKS or EOC exams depending on grade level. Students who entered 9th grade in 2011-12 and beyond must take End of Course (EOC) exams for the courses they are enrolled. English 1 (Reading and Writing Combined) English 2 (Reading and Writing Combined) Algebra 1 US History Biology Students in the class of 2014 will continue to take the TAKS as their graduation requirements.
Jan. 23 – 27: Class Presentations @ LHS January 27th: Parent Presentation @ LHS 6:30 January 29th: Class Presentations @ LFHS February 1 st : Saturday Counselor conferences LHS from 9:00-3:00 (By appointment only.) February 4-5th: Registration at LFHS. February 6th: Registration begins at LHS. Students must submit Registration Form to Science teacher. Any LFHS students wanting to make changes to their course selection prior to May 30 th must see their LFHS counselor. March 21st: Registration Deadline June 25 th : FINAL deadline for changes
You can access the 2014-2015 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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