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1 8 th Grade Parent Night Thursday, January 15, 2015

2  Classroom guidance for students  Naviance Family Connection  Registration Process  4-Year Plan  8th grade individual meetings the week of January

3  Schedule:  FHS has 7 credits (class periods) per year.  Credits:  Students must earn 26 required state credits in order to graduate. High school credits are earned by semester.  0.5 credit is earned for 1 semester (1 year = 2 semesters)  1.0 credit is earned for a full year Example:  Eng IA = 0.5 credit in the fall semester  Eng IB = 0.5 credit in the spring semester Total of 1.0 credit for English I

4 Students must meet the following requirements to graduate and earn a FISD Diploma:  Complete the requirements for:  Foundation High School Program with an Endorsement (26 credits) OR  Distinguished Level of Achievement with an Endorsement (26 credits)  Meet State Assessment Requirements

5  Courses with exams:  English I, II  (Reading and Writing combined test)  Algebra I  Biology  US History  Level II Satisfactory scale score is required in each subject area

6  4 English  3 Math: Algebra I, Geometry, and 1 Additional Math  3 Science: Biology, IPC or Chemistry, and 1 Additional Science  3 Social Studies: World Geography or World History, US History, US Government and Economics  2 Languages Other Than English  1 PE or PE Substitute  1 Fine Arts  0.5 Health  0.5 Professional Communications (Speech)  4 Electives  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

7  FHSP with Endorsement  1 Additional Math (Must include Algebra II)  1 Additional Science  Endorsement Requirements  Endorsements  STEM  Business & Industry  Public Services  Arts & Humanities  Multidisciplinary Studies  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

8 Foundation High School Program 22 Credits STEM Business & Industry Public Services Arts & Humanities Multi- disciplinary Studies Endorsements – 26 Credits 1 Math (must include Alg. II) and 1 Science Endorsement Requirements Distinguished Level of Achievement – 26 Credits Algebra II Required, Eligible for Top 10% Automatic Admissions

9 Required Courses: Algebra II, Chemistry, & Physics Career Cluster: STEM Includes Courses Directly Related to: Technology or Engineering or Science or Advanced Math (above Algebra II)

10 Required Courses: 4 th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Career Clusters: Agriculture, Audio/Video Technology, Business, Finance, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Marketing Includes Courses Directly Related to: B usiness & Industry CTE Career Clusters or Debate or Newspaper or Yearbook

11 Required Courses: 4 th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Career Clusters: Education, Health Science, and Law & Public Safety Includes Courses Directly Related to: Public Services CTE Career Clusters

12 Required Courses: 4 th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Social Studies or Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or Fine Arts – Art, Dance, Music, & Theatre

13 Required Courses: 4 th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Advanced Courses (prepares for workforce or postsecondary education) or 4 x 4 (includes English 4, Chemistry and/or Physics), or Advanced Placement or Dual Credit

14  FHSP with Endorsement, including Algebra II  Eligible for 4 year Texas public colleges Automatic Admission if DLA and Top 10% (except UT Austin – Their percentage fluctuates yearly)  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)

15 Biology ® IPC Chemistry ® Chemistry Choose 2 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Science credits. Choose 1 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Science credits. Physics ®AP BiologyAP Chemistry AP Physics 1 & 2Food ScienceAP Environmental Science Adv. Animal SciencePathophysiologyAnatomy & Physiology Earth & Space ScienceForensic SciencePrinciples of Engineering Adv. Plant & Soil ScienceISM

16 Biology or Pre-AP Biology Chemistry or Pre-AP Chemistry Choose one from below to reach a total of four Science credits… OR If you are meeting the STEM Endorsement requirements by Science course selection, you must obtain at least TWO additional Science credits. AP BiologyAP ChemistryISM AP Physics 2Food ScienceAP Environmental Science Adv. Animal SciencePathophysiologyAnatomy & Physiology Earth & Space ScienceForensic SciencePrinciples of Engineering Adv. Plant & Soil Science Physics or AP Physics I

17 Algebra I ® Geometry ® Choose 2 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Math credits. Math ModelsAlgebra II – L ®Advanced Algebra Pre Calculus ®Calculus ABAP Calculus AB ® AP Calculus BC ®AP StatisticsAP Computer Science Digital Electronics Dual Cr. College AlgebraDual Cr. Finite Math

18 Algebra I ® Geometry ® Choose one from below to reach a total of four Math credits… OR If you are meeting the STEM Endorsement requirements by Math course selection, you must obtain at least TWO additional credits that have Algebra II as a prerequisite. Advanced AlgebraPre Calculus ®Calculus AB AP Calculus AB ®AP Calculus BC ®AP Statistics AP Computer Science Digital Electronics Dual Credit College Algebra Dual Credit Finite Math Algebra II ®

19 Outstanding Performance(s) in:  Dual Credit  Bilingualism and Biliteracy  Advanced Placement Exams  PSAT, ACT-PLAN, SAT or ACT  Business or Industry Certificate or License Actual achievement scores can be found in the Academic Planning Guide

20 College Admissions Requirements College admission requirements may be less rigorous than the requirements for a college major of choice. The number represents the subject credit requirements for admissions. The number in parentheses represents the recommended subject credit(s) for admissions. The table represents the top 15 college applications made by FHS’s 2014 graduates and the college admissions requirements. COLLEGEEnglishMathScience Social StudiesLOTE UH-MAIN4323(2) TX A&M444 2 UT Austin43 (4)2 (3)3 TX State44432 (3) BAYLOR44432 UT San Antonio43322 Texas Tech444 2 SHSU4223 SFA433(4)2 Rice43 (4)442 (4) UT Dallas43 (4) 2 (3) LSU44442 UH Downtown(4) (3) TAMU Galveston444 2 TCU43332

21  Transcript - Rigor and Course Selection  GPA and Class Rank  College admission requirements may be greater than high school graduation requirements  Test Scores – STAAR, SAT, ACT, TSIA  Resume – Activities, Leadership, Service, Work, Enrichment  Essay  Coaches and Teacher Recommendations  Counselor Recommendations

22 Students:  Get involved  Connect with school  Attend Fish Camp  Begin documentation for an academic resume… Can house this data in Naviance

23 The Registration Process To aid in the registration process each student has received:  Academic Planning Guide (APG)  Choice Sheet  Course Number Sheet  Blank 4-Year Plan  Directions for inputting courses into Skyward and 4-Year Plans into Naviance.

24 Academic Planning Guide 2015 – 2016

25  Graduation requirements  Class rank and GPA information  Course names and numbers  Program and course descriptions provided  Career Pathways

26  Choose courses carefully! Schedule changes at the high school are for data mistakes or course errors only.  Give thought and consideration to course load and extracurricular involvement… See page 12 in APG for Pre-AP Policy.  Use Naviance throughout your high school career for high school and post-secondary planning.

27  FISD Summer School  Distance Learning  Credit-by-Exam  Dual Credit  Credit Recovery

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29 We look forward to working with your students in the Fall!


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