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1 Sheryl Searcy Ninth Grade Center Course Selection

2 What You Will Need For Registration Course Selection Handbook –books will be available online Course Selection Handbook –books will be available online Course Registration Form Course Registration Form Course Selection List – quick reference guide Course Selection List – quick reference guide Skyward Family Access Log in directions Skyward Family Access Log in directions

3 Credit Requirements 7 courses per year x 4 years = 28 potential credits 9 th Grade 0.0 credits 10 th Grade 5.5 credits 11 th Grade 11.5 credits 12 th Grade 17.0 credits Pg. 5 **26 credits required for graduation

4 GRADUATION PROGRAMS Check college admission requirements carefully Recommended Program Recommended Program Distinguished Achievement Program Distinguished Achievement Program (page 12)

5 Recommended High School Program English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language 1 PE or equivalent ½ Communication Applications 1 Fine Art 5½ Additional State Electives Page 14

6 Recommended Program Must take 4 years of Math Must take 4 years of Math  Algebra 1  Geometry  Algebra 2  4 th Math ( Chosen from the PISD approved courses: ex Pre-Cal, Pre- College Math, AP Stats…) Math Models is not an approved 4 th math. Must take 4 years of Science  Biology  Chemistry  Physics  4 th Science (Chosen from the PISD approved lab; ex- Environmental Systems; Aquatic Science; Earth & Space; Advance Animal Science)

7 Distinguished High School Program English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies 3 Foreign Language 1 PE or equivalent ½ Communication Applications 1 Fine Art 4½ Additional State Electives Page 15

8 Distinguished Program Must take 4 years of Science Biology Chemistry Physics 4 th Science (Chosen from the PISD approved lab; ex- Environmental Science; Aquatic Science; Biology AP; Chemistry AP) Must take 4 years of Math Must take 4 years of Math  Algebra 1  Geometry  Algebra 2  Math Elective OR (if you’re currently in Algebra 1)  Geometry  Algebra 2  Pre-Calculus  Math Elective (ex: AP Calculus, AP Stats, College Algebra & Finite Math)

9 DAP Measures  Score of 3 or above on AP exam 1 to 4  PSAT (junior year) - Commended Scholar or higher, National Hispanic Scholar, or Outstanding African American Scholar 1 Grade of 80 or better in a Dual Credit or college course (ex: BIM 1405; Span 1411) Grade of 80 or better in a Dual Credit or college course (ex: BIM 1405; Span 1411) 1 to 4 Grade of 80 or better in a Tech Prep class (ex: Medical Terminology; BIM) Grade of 80 or better in a Tech Prep class (ex: Medical Terminology; BIM) 1 to 4 Page 16

10 9 th Grade Schedule 1 st period English 1 2 nd period Algebra 1 3 rd period Prin. Buss / Comm. Apps 4 th period World Geography 5 th period Football 6 th period Spanish 1 7 th period Biology 1 1 st period Choir 2 nd period Biology PAP 3 rd period English PAP 4 th period Geometry PAP 5 th period W. Geo PAP 6 th period Spanish 2 7 th period Volleyball Total Credits = 7

11 End of Course (EOC) Test S.T.A.A.R. English I English I Algebra I Algebra I Biology Biology W. Geography W. Geography ; English II; English III ; English II; English III ; Geometry; Algebra II ; Geometry; Algebra II ; Chemistry; Physics ; W. History; US History ; W. History; US History

12 Page 31 STAAR Performance Level III: Advanced Academic Performance Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

13 S.T.A.A.R. Students on the recommended high school program have to perform satisfactory on – (Level II or higher) Algebra II assessment Algebra II assessment English III assessment English III assessment

14 S.T.A.A.R. Students on the Distinguished Achievement high school program (DAP) have to perform satisfactory on the college-readiness component of – (Level III) Students on the Distinguished Achievement high school program (DAP) have to perform satisfactory on the college-readiness component of – (Level III) Algebra II assessment Algebra II assessment English III assessment English III assessment

15 S.T.A.A.R Additional information can be found in the Texas Education Agency website at: Additional information can be found in the Texas Education Agency website at: eoc/ or at PISD Homepage = =40015

16 Review Course Selection Handbook Prerequisites – Check the classes you are selecting. Prerequisites – Check the classes you are selecting. Teacher Recommendation, Information sheet – is approval required? Teacher Recommendation, Information sheet – is approval required? Required Curriculum – What is required for your graduation plan? Required Curriculum – What is required for your graduation plan?

17 Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement (pgs ) High academic ability High academic ability Intense interests Intense interests Good study skills Good study skills Willingness to work at the college level Willingness to work at the college level Summer assignments will be given Summer assignments will be given Must remain in advanced class through first three weeks of the grading cycle– grades transfer to regular class if you decide to drop the PAP class Must remain in advanced class through first three weeks of the grading cycle– grades transfer to regular class if you decide to drop the PAP class

18 Grade Point Average Eligible courses are classified and weighted as Regular, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) or Pre Advanced Placement (Pre-AP). Grades are converted using the following scale: Numeric Grade Pre-AP/AP Honors Regular Page 7

19 Other Programs Athletics (Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, JROTC, Track, Golf, Tennis, Basketball) Athletics (Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, JROTC, Track, Golf, Tennis, Basketball) Career Tech Courses Career Tech Courses Floral Design, Principles of Ag. Science, Principles of Business, Money Matters, BIM Floral Design, Principles of Ag. Science, Principles of Business, Money Matters, BIM Fine Arts Fine Arts Art, Choir, Band, Floral Design, Theater /Tech, Dance Art, Choir, Band, Floral Design, Theater /Tech, Dance

20 SSNGC Special Programs Requirement Band T. Bell 3 years of Middle/JH band. Band students cannot be in color guard. Color Guard T. Bell Director’s Approval based on audition Choir D. Bready Signature from JH Choir teacher. Anyone may join (Boys 1 & Girls 1) Band and Choir Page 76-77

21 DEADLINE For Completing Online Course Selection Monday, March 18, 2013

22 SSNGC Administrative Staff Principal – Andrea Wenke For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at Secretary – Shelly McKay Juan De La Garza Lead Counselor A - L Shelly Black Assistant Principal Tara Viser Counselor M – Z Charles Allen Assistant Principal


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