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1 Klein Collins High School Course Registration for 2015-16 Incoming 9 th graders

2 EOC Endorsement

3 3 Requirements to Graduate Earn 26 State Credits Pass required State Courses Pass required 5 End of Course (EOC) Exams

4 End of Course Exams (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams. Level II or above. – English 1 – English 2 – Algebra 1 – Biology – US History For more information go to: KCHS website—Testing

5 Credits State Credits - count toward graduation – 26 Credits Required – 1 Full Year Class = 1 Credit – 1 Semester Class = 0.5 Credit Local 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!

6 Transcript Official academic record – Semester averages – Total credits earned – EOC, GPA, Rank Send to colleges & scholarships

7 GPA and Class Rank GPA (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 9 th grade year!

8 Revised February 3, 2014 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION PLAN 2014-2015 Academic Discipline Endorsement Distinguished* *Eligible for top 10% admissions to Texas public 4-year institutions and TEXAS Grant eligibility. 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


10 Suggested Courses for 9 th graders 1.English 1 2.Algebra 1 3.Biology 4.W. Geography Electives:  PE  Foreign Language  Fine Arts  Other Electives

11 Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language – Spanish – French – German – Latin Most colleges require 2yrs of a Foreign Language Must take 2 years of the same language or 2 years Computer Programming Languages (Computer Science 1 and 2)

12 Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art – Art – Band – Orchestra – Choir – Theater (Performance or Technical) – Dance – Color Guard – Floral Design

13 Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent – PE – Athletics – Cheerleading (S1 only) – ROTC (waiver) – Drill Team (waiver) – Marching Band (S1 only, w) – Dance Can earn up to 4 PE credits

14 Athletics 9 th Football, Girls Track and Girls Basketball are the only open enrollment sport at KCHS All other sports require tryouts and/or coach approval Sign up for PE until approved by coach or tryouts occur Coach contact information on KC website and in your packet

15 Career and Technical Education (CTE) cutting-edge, rigorous courses that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers

16 Why take CTE? Participate in hands-on, real-world training Join student organizations and gain leadership experience Learn the soft skills colleges and employers seek Build your resume and portfolio Be better prepared for college and career by saving time and money Obtain possible scholarships Earn business and industry recognized certifications for employment Earn core graduation credits in Science, Fine Arts, and Speech Graduate with an Endorsement in Business/Industry, STEM, or Public Services

17 Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study Business & Industry Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Business Management & Administration and Finance Hospitality and Tourism Information Technology Manufacturing Marketing Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

18 STEM Endorsement STEM: Engineering, Electronics, Robotics & Automation Public Services Endorsement Culinary Arts Education & Training Health Science Human Services related to education Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Securities Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study

19 Sample CTE Certifications Business & Industry Endorsement Microsoft Office Specialist Master Certification (MOS) Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) ServeSafe Food Safety Certification American Welding Society (AWS ) Certification Cosmetology, Operator License CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) STEM Endorsement Autodesk AutoCAD Public Services Endorsement Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CphT)

20 Schools of Choice International Baccalaureate –At Klein Oak High School –This 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 Academy –At Klein Forest High School –A 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

21 Begin with the End in Mind What is your career interest? What CTE 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!

22 Advanced Academics Pre AP, AP, & Dual Credit Rigorous coursework & more homework Preparation of AP/DC classes Earn college credit Be better prepared for college Higher GPA Scale Consider your schedule, extra curricular activities, and other responsibilities.

23 Use Your Resources Class Catalog & CTE Catalog Forms and info packets Classmates, teachers, and family Counselors – email, stop by before/after school Attend TIE Night


25 Course Selection Sheets Listing of the courses available Key * = 1 Semester Class + = Approval Required $ = Fee Required F = Form Required ▲ = Prerequisite Required Keep for your records

26 Course Request List Form List the Course Name and Course Number 7 Class Periods – 4 Core Classes + 3 Electives – 1 Full-year Class = 1 Period – 2 Semester Classes = 1 Period 3 Alternates Student and Parent Signatures

27 Online Data Entry Meet with your Counselor Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Request Form Review at home via Parent Connection???????

28 FOUR YEAR PLAN Use Pencil Include any courses you have taken in Middle School that you will receive high school credit for Fill in blanks with classes you plan to take Check required classes ALL students must turn in a 4-year plan with a PARENT SIGNATURE.

29 Deadline for Schedule Changes Check them carefully! – 7 Class Periods – Electives Schedule Change Deadline is June 11,2015 JUNE 11 th

30 To Do Complete the YELLOW Course Request Form Turn in 4-Year Plan and Course Request Form

31 How Do I Earn Grade Points? Semester averages are used to determine grade points Advance courses receive more grade points “How to Calculate your GPA” power point is online on the KCHS website GRADE POINT VALUES Course AverageGT/AP/PreAP/Dual CreditAdvancedRegular 1006.05.55.0 995.95.44.9 985.85.34.8 975.75.24.7 965.65.14.6 955.55.04.5 945.44.94.4 935.34.84.3 925.24.74.2 915.14.64.1 905.04.54.0 894.94.43.9 884.84.33.8 874.74.23.7 864.64.13.6 854.54.03.5 844.43.93.4 834.33.83.3 824.23.73.2 814.13.63.1 804.03.53.0 793.83.32.8 783.63.12.6 773.42.92.4 763.22.72.2 753.02.52.0 74 1.8 *2.8 1.8 *2.31.8 73 1.6 *2.6 1.6 *2.11.6 72 1.4 *2.4 1.4 *1.91.4 71 1.2 *2.2 1.2 *1.71.2 70 1.0 *2.0 1.0 *1.51.0

32 KCHS Website Check our website for announcements, deadlines, College and Scholarship information, other useful material.

33 Work Hard. Graduate!

34 Questions?

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