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1 Rising Freshman Scheduling Presentation

2 TCHS Counseling Department Unfortunately, Annie Pittman will be retiring; however, we will be gaining 2 new counselors next year. Leanne Cottrell A-EL Ext. 2513 Cynda Wilson L-Ri Ext. 2516 Laura Thomas Lead Counselor Ro –Z Ext. 2511

3 Scheduling Packet LISD Course Description Guide Scheduling Worksheet/4 year plan TCHS Course Selection Sheet (Lavender) Career Center Course Selection Sheet (yellow) PAP/AP Contract

4 GRADUATION PROGRAMS  Recommended Program  Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) 2 Plans Available

5 What is the difference? The DAP requires the same 26 credits Requires 3 credits of the same foreign language instead of 2 credits Requires 4 additional measures listed in the Course Description Guide on page 8

6 RECOMMENDED PROGRAM  English - 4 credits (Eng. 1-4)  Math - 4 credits (Alg 1, Geom., Alg 2), then one additional math credit  Science - 4 credits (One credit in each course of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics is required. A 4 th science of your choice.  Social Studies – 4 credits (World Geography, World History, US History, Government, & Eco)  Foreign Language - 2 credits of the same Foreign Language  These courses are used to calculate GPA

7 Recommended (Con’t)  P E (or waiver) 1.0 credit  Fine Arts 1.0  Speech (Comm App).5  Electives 5.5

8 Course Selection P.E. – 1 credit substitutions may include:  Athletics  Army ROTC  Band (1 st 9-wks in fall only)  Drill Team (fall only)  JV Drill Team (fall only)  Cheerleading  External PE

9 Course Selections Fine Arts – 1 credit  Art  Band  Choir  Dance  JV Drill/Drill Team (spring only)  Orchestra  Theater Arts  Music Theory

10 High School Transcripts will include all grades from 9 th – 12 th

11 TCHS CLASS SCHEDULE  4- 90 minutes classes in the Fall  4- 90 minutes classes in the Spring  8-Total credits per year BELL SCHEDULE 1 st period 8:15-9:45 2 nd period 9:53-11:30 3 rd period 11:38-1:53 (Lunch) 4 th period 2:00-3:30

12 Freshman Required Courses NON PAP Track  English 1  Algebra 1 or Algebra 1AB  Biology  World Geography P/AP Track  English 1 P/AP  Geometry P/AP  Biology P/AP  WD Geography P/AP or Human Geography AP You must return the AP/PAP Contract with signatures!

13 Example Schedule FallSpring 1 st Theater 1Algebra 1 2 nd English 1Biology 3 rd Spanish 1Spanish 2 4 th World Geography Per Fit Aerobics

14 Example Schedule FallSpring 1 st Freshman Football Lifetime Nutrition Wellness Interpersonal Studies 2 nd English 1Biology 3 rd Algebra 1 AB (AY) 4 th World GeographyFreshman Football

15 Example Schedule FallSpring 1 st English 1 P/APBiology P/AP 2 nd Human Geography APGeometry P/AP 3 rd French 1French 2 4 th Band

16 Example Schedule FallSpring 1 st Principles of Architecture & Construction @ CCE World Geography 2 nd Algebra 1 @ CCEEnglish 1 3 rd Biology 1German 2 4 th German 1Comm AppHealth

17 MATH (example sequence) Algebra 1 Geometry Math Models Algebra 2 Geometry P/AP Algebra 2 P/AP Pre Calculus P/AP Calculus AB AP

18 Science (example sequence) Biology IPC Chemistry Physics Biology P/AP Chemistry P/AP Physics P/AP AP Science

19 Pre-AP English 1 Requires Summer Reading Projects. You will not be able to drop this course because you failed to complete the summer reading assignment!

20 GPA Computation Multiplier for a Regular Class is 1.1 Multiplier for a Pre-AP is 1.2 Multiplier for AP is 1.3

21 Sample 4 year plan Recommended DAP

22 When choosing courses: Choose 4 core courses Choose 4 elective courses Choose 2 alternates Choose both foreign language courses (ie, French 1 and French 2) Students in more that 1 sport should register for the FALL sport and adjustments will be made in the SPRING.

23 High School Credit for Middle School Courses  Algebra 1  Spanish 1  Art 1  Principles of Human Services  Communications Applications

24 Continued  Band, Choir, ROTC, and Athletics should be taken all year.  Choose both Fall (F) and Spring (S) as part of your 8 course selections.

25 TCHS Electives Fair Don’t know what electives to choose? TCHS Electives Fair is scheduled for March 21 st ! Elective teachers will be available to answer questions Career Center East and Dale Jackson teachers will also be available.

26 Course Description Guide  The Course Description Guide lists all of the courses that are available to all campuses in LISD.  If a course is not listed on your course selection sheet, you CANNOT sign up for that course. TCHS does not offer it or it is unavailable to freshman.

27 When choosing your courses Check for: Prerequisites Teacher Recommendation required Grade level requirements Age level requirements EX: page 73



30 Career Center Course Selection Sheet SCAN WITH Principles of Architecture & Construction, Algebra 1 or Geometry circled

31 Career Center Courses available to Rising Freshman Scan career center course card with all courses available to 9 th graders circled!

32 If you plan to enroll in a Career Center course at anytime, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to have your 4 year plan in place to ensure completing all your credits to graduate.

33 Four Year Plan Username: LISD-JM123456 (last initial, first initial + student ID number) Password: Birthdate (mm/dd/year) Login with personal portfolio information

34 SCHEDULE CORRECTION POLICY Schedule Changes will ONLY be made for the following reasons: PLEASE be mindful when choosing your courses! The Master Schedule is made according to the Pre-selection of students. There will be no room for movement when school begins in August. The student has not met the prerequisites for the course (ie, English 2, yet hasn’t passed English 1). The student is repeating a course that was failed and has the same teacher before. The student already has credit for the course. If there is not a specific period scheduled. To balance AP & PAP courses.

35 AP/PRE-AP SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY To change out of an AP or Pre-AP class to a Non AP or Non Pre-AP class after attending 3 weeks in the class, you AND your child must meet with the counselor, administrator and teacher before these changes can occur.

36 Scheduling Materials due back! o Materials due back to your Science Teacher on March 22 nd o Don’t forget to attend the TCHS Electives Fair on March 21 st ! o TCHS Counselors will be back to enter your course selections on March 25 th

37 Lavender COURSE SELECTION SHEET 8 courses circled and 2 alternates parent signature and e-mails Yellow Career Center COURSE SELECTION SHEET (if necessary) P/AP-AP Contract (if necessary) DUE:

38 IMPORTANT!!!! If you FAIL to return your course selection sheet with parent signature your courses will be chosen for you and you will NOT be able to change them in August!

39 On your way to Cougar Nation…

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