Revised February 3, 2014 FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN WITH ENDORSEMENT
Endorsement Areas ARTS AND HUMANITIES Political science, literature, world languages, cultural studies, history and fine arts. BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Information technology, database management, marketing, accounting, finance, graphic design, architecture, construction, welding, automotive technology, agriculture, vet science, culinary arts and hospitality. MULTIDISCIPLINARY This endorsement provides students the opportunity to take a variety of courses from each of the other four endorsement areas. PUBLIC SERVICE Health science occupations, education, law enforcement, cosmetology, and JROTC STEM Science, Technology-including computer science, Engineering, and advanced Math.
FOUNDATION PLAN COURSES Revised February 3, 2014 GRADUATION PLAN Academic Discipline Endorsement Distinguished* *Possibly Eligible for top 10% automatic admissions to Texas public 4-year institutions DisciplineCredits English4 4 Math4 4* Science4 4 Social Studies3 3 Foreign Language2 2 Fine Arts1 1 Physical Education1 1 Electives7 7 Total Credits for Graduation: 26 *must include Algebra 2
Requirements to Graduate Earn the 26 required State Credits Pass all 5 EOC tests
Required 5 EOC Tests Algebra 1 English 1 English 2 Biology US History
Students Entering 9 th Grade Each student selects (in writing) an endorsement area.
Plan For The Future Grade 9 * Attend Freshman Orientation * Strive for good grades * GPA begins with 9 th grade * Develop a student resume/portfolio (keep Guidance Handbook in this file) * Become involved - make an impact
A Day In the Life at High School 7:25 am--2:30 pm 7 periods each day 50 minute classes 6 minute passing time Each student assigned counselor & principal according to last name
Pre-AP/AP/Dual Credit Rigorous coursework & more homework “Extra” grade points Be better prepared for college AP/Dual Credit Used for Performance Acknowledgment Earn college credit
PreAP Frequent Questions Who can take PreAP classes? They are open enrollment, but student, parent & counselor input is imperative. Can be a very difficult decision. What if a student is struggling in a PreAP class? A student may choose to exit a PreAP course (regardless of student performance) a. 1 st 6 wks, preferably when 6 WK grade is available or b. At the end of the semester c. Exit decision approved by parent, teacher & counselor/adm. Is there any limit to the number of PreAP courses one can take? No, but must consider the student’s needs & overall course load.
Options for meeting PE requirement 1 year of PE or Equivalent – PE – Dance – Athletics – Cheerleading (S1 only) – ROTC (substitution) – Drill Team (substitution) – Marching Band (S1 only, sub.) Can earn up to 4 PE/Equivalent credits
Options to meet other Required Coursework 2 years of the same Foreign Language – Spanish – French – German – Latin 1 year of Fine Arts – Art – Band – Choir – Dance – Orchestra – Theatre Arts (Performing or Production
Your High School Transcript It is your scorecard! Starts with 9 th grade It is how colleges will evaluate you. It is the official record of: student efforts/grades.
Sample High School Report Card Total of 3.5 credits earned for this report card.
Semester Grades Are Based on : Three Six Weeks Grades & the Semester Exam FirstSix Weeks= 28% SecondSix Weeks= 28% ThirdSix Weeks= 28% SemesterExam= 16% Each semester stands ALONE! The first and second semesters are not averaged together for a passing grade.
9 th Grade Elective Options Semester Touch System Data Entry Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance Money Matters Principles of Human Services Retailing & E-tailing Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Professional Communications Principles of Construction (KF only) Principles of Manufacturing (KF & KO only) Full year Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Business Information Management 1 Concepts of Engineering & Architecture ROTC
Technology ♦ Computer Science 1 (regular or PreAP) ♦ Prerequisite is Alg 1 with a B Average (Recommended) ♦ Fundamental Computer Science (grades 9-12) ♦ Game Program Design (grades 9-12) ♦ Mobile Application Development (grades 9-12) ♦ Robotics Program Design (grades 9-12) ♦ Web Design (grades 9-12)
Begin with the End in Mind What is your career interest? What Programs of Study and/or specialized schools of choice will prepare you for your postsecondary education and/or career training? Which Endorsement will you earn? Plan NOW!
Schools of Choice International Baccalaureate (Klein Oak) International Business Academy (Klein Forest) ** Application process required.
7 Period Day Don’t overload 9th gd schedule! Consider extra curricular activities when selecting classes Schedule change deadlines will be honored! No schedule changes after 3:00 p.m., June 12, 2015 No schedule changes after 3:00 p.m., June 12, 2015
Meet with Counselor Bring Course Request Form Review at home via Parent Connection Online Data Entry
FAQ For more information please visit: The high school counselor webpage at: www.kleinisd.net