33 Requirements to Graduate Earn 26 State CreditsComplete one of the Endorsement PlansPass required 5 End of Course (EOC) Exams
4End of Course Exams (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams.English 1English 2Algebra 1BiologyUS HistoryFor more information go to:KCHS website—Testing
5Credits State Credits - count toward graduation 26 Credits Required1 Full Year Class = 1 Credit1 Semester Class = 0.5 CreditLocal Credits - do not count toward graduation (Office Aide, Student Leadership, etc.)Denied Credit – Student does not earn credit due to excessive absences, despite passing grades!
6Transcript Official academic record Send to colleges & scholarships Semester averagesTotal credits earnedEOC, GPA, RankSend to colleges & scholarships6 credits=10th grader11 credits=11th grader17 credits=12th grader
7GPA and Class RankGPA (Grade Point Average) - Grade points are awarded in each course and will eventually be used to calculate your GPA.GPA determines your class rank.Colleges consider GPA and Class Rank for admission decisions.Remember your GPA and Class Rank start your 9th grade year!
8How Do I Earn Grade Points? Semester averages are used to determine grade pointsAdvance courses receive more grade points“How to Calculate your GPA” power point is online on the KCHS websiteGRADE POINT VALUESCourse AverageGT/AP/PreAP/Dual CreditAdvancedRegular1006.05.55.099184.108.40.206220.127.116.1118.104.22.16822.214.171.12454.5944.4934.3924.2914.1904.0893.9883.8873.7863.6853.5843.4833.3823.2813.1803.0792.8782.6772.92.4762.72.2752.52.074*2.8*2.31.873*2.6*2.11.672*2.4*1.91.471*2.2*1.71.270*2.0*1.51.0
9FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN WITH ENDORSEMENT Revised February 3, 2014
105 Endorsement AreasARTS 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.
11Suggested Courses for 9th graders English 1Algebra 1 or Geometry (If Algebra has been completed)BiologyW. GeographyElectives:PEForeign LanguageFine ArtsOther Electives
12Suggested Courses for 10th graders English 2Geometry or Algebra 2 (If Geometry has been completed)ChemistryW. HistoryElectivesFinish other required courses (Fine Art, PE, & Foreign Language) if not completed in 9th gradeOther Electives in your Endorsement
13Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language Most colleges require SpanishFrenchGermanLatinMost colleges require2yrs of a Foreign LanguageMust take 2 years of the same language or 2 years Computer Programming Languages (Computer Science 1 and 2)
14Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art Band Orchestra Choir Theater (Performance or Technical)DanceColor GuardFloral Design
15Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent AthleticsCheerleading (S1 only)ROTC (waiver)Drill Team (waiver)Marching Band (S1 only)DanceCan earn up to 4 PE credits
16Athletics9th Football, Girls Track and Girls Basketball are the only open enrollment sport at KCHSAll other sports require tryouts and/or coach approvalSign up for PE until approved by coach or tryouts occurCoach contact information on KC website and in your packet
17Advanced Academics Pre AP, AP, & Dual Credit Rigorous coursework & more homeworkPreparation of AP/DC classesEarn college creditBe better prepared for collegeHigher GPA ScaleConsider your schedule, extracurricular activities, and otherresponsibilities.
18Schools of Choice International Baccalaureate At Klein Oak High SchoolThis advanced, comprehensive program of study offers an integrated approach to learning with an emphasis on meeting the challenges of living and working in a global, technological society.International Business AcademyAt Klein Forest High SchoolA four-year, magnet program that encompasses the high school core curriculum with additional academic courses that emphasize business, foreign language, and global culture.Additional information can be found on the Klein ISD website
19Use Your Resources Class Catalog & CTE Catalog Forms and info packets Classmates, teachers, and familyCounselors – , stop by before/after school, or put in a counselors request.Attend TIE Night
23Course Selection Sheets Listing of the courses availableKey* = 1 Semester Class+ = Approval Required$ = Fee RequiredF = Form Required▲= Prerequisite RequiredKeep for your records
24Course Request List Form All students must turn in a Course Request List
25Course Request List Form List the Course Name and Course Number7 Class Periods4 Core Classes + 3 Electives1 Full-year Class = 1 Period2 Semester Classes = 1 Period3 AlternatesStudent and Parent Signatures
26ALL students must turn in a 4-year plan FOUR YEAR PLANUse PencilInclude any courses you have taken in Middle School that you will receive high school credit forFill in blanks with classes you plan to takeCheck required classesALL students must turn in a 4-year planwith a PARENT SIGNATURE.
27Online Data Entry Bring completed 4-Year Plan & Course Request Form Students will enter courses online via Career Cruising during Social Studies classes JanReview at home via Career Cruising
28Deadline for Schedule Changes Check them carefully!7 Class PeriodsElectivesSchedule Change Deadline is June 11,2015JUNE 11th
29To Do Review Course Selection Sheets Learn more about class options Which Endorsement will you earn?Learn more about class optionsTurn in completed 4-Year Plan and Course Selection Sheet Jan
30KCHS Website http://kleincollins.kleinisd.net/ Check our website for announcements, deadlines, College and Scholarship information, other useful material.