33 Requirements to Graduate Earn 26 State CreditsPass required State CoursesPass required 5 End of Course (EOC) Exams
4End of Course Exams (EOC) You must successfully complete the following EOC exams. Level II or above.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 & scholarships
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!
8GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION PLANAcademic DisciplineEndorsementDistinguished**Eligible for top 10% admissions to Texas public 4-year institutions and TEXAS Grant eligibility.DisciplineCreditsEnglish4Math4*ScienceSocial Studies3Foreign Language2Fine Arts1Physical EducationElectives7Total Credits for Graduation:26*must include Algebra 2Revised February 3, 2014
9FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN WITH ENDORSEMENT Revised February 3, 2014
10Suggested Courses for 9th graders English 1Algebra 1BiologyW. GeographyElectives:PEForeign LanguageFine ArtsOther Electives
11Required 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)
12Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art Band Orchestra Choir Theater (Performance or Technical)DanceColor GuardFloral Design
13Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent AthleticsCheerleading (S1 only)ROTC (waiver)Drill Team (waiver)Marching Band (S1 only, w)DanceCan earn up to 4 PE credits
14Athletics9th 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
15Career and Technical Education (CTE) cutting-edge, rigorous courses that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers
16Why take CTE? Participate in hands-on, real-world training Join student organizations and gain leadership experienceLearn the soft skills colleges and employers seekBuild your resume and portfolioBe better prepared for college and career by saving time and moneyObtain possible scholarshipsEarn business and industry recognized certifications for employmentEarn core graduation credits in Science, Fine Arts, and SpeechGraduate with an Endorsement in Business/Industry, STEM, or Public Services
17Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study Business & IndustryAgriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesArchitecture and ConstructionArts, A/V Technology, and CommunicationsBusiness Management & Administration and FinanceHospitality and TourismInformation TechnologyManufacturingMarketingTransportation, Distribution, and Logistics
18Graduation Endorsements / CTE Programs of Study STEM EndorsementSTEM: Engineering, Electronics, Robotics & AutomationPublic Services EndorsementCulinary ArtsEducation & TrainingHealth ScienceHuman Services related to educationLaw, Public Safety, Corrections, and Securities
20Schools 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
21Begin 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!
22Advanced 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.
23Use Your Resources Class Catalog & CTE Catalog Forms and info packets Classmates, teachers, and familyCounselors – , stop by before/after schoolAttend TIE Night
25Course Selection Sheets Listing of the courses availableKey* = 1 Semester Class+ = Approval Required$ = Fee RequiredF = Form Required▲= Prerequisite RequiredKeep for your records
26Course 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
27Online Data Entry Meet with your Counselor Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Request FormReview at home via Parent Connection???????
28FOUR YEAR PLAN Use Pencil Include 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 plan with a PARENT SIGNATURE.
29Deadline for Schedule Changes Check them carefully!7 Class PeriodsElectivesSchedule Change Deadline is June 11,2015JUNE 11th
30To Do Complete the YELLOW Course Request Form Turn in 4-Year Plan and Course Request Form
31How 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 CreditAdvancedRegular1006.05.55.099220.127.116.1118.104.22.16822.214.171.124126.96.36.19954.5944.4934.3924.2914.1904.0893.9883.8873.7863.6853.5843.4833.3823.2813.1803.0792.8782.6772.92.4762.72.2752.52.074*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
32KCHS Website http://kleincollins.kleinisd.net/ Check our website for announcements, deadlines, College and Scholarship information, other useful material.