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1 A&M Consolidated High School Freshman Registration February 9, 2015 Welcome tothe JungleA&M Consolidated High SchoolFreshman RegistrationFebruary 9, 2015
2 Principals Principal – Gwen Elder Assistant Principals: KeKe Johnson Aaron HoganOmar Espitia
3 Dean of Students Counselors Christi Cheshire Mindy Casper Paul Hord Jamie Boyd
4 CreditsGraduation credits are earned for courses passed – even elective courses!Difference between promotion and earning credits.Credits needed to graduate (26)5.5 credits to be a 10th grader (Sophomore)11 credits to be a 11th grader (Junior)17 credits to be a 12th grader (Senior)
5 Credits, cont. Each student has 7 class periods per day. Students have the opportunity to earn 7 credits per year during the regular school day.1 semester course = ½ creditFull year course = 1 creditFull year/2 period course = 2 credits
6 Middle School courses that count for High School credit Comm App / Speech (½ credit - elective)Keyboarding (½ credit - elective)Algebra 1 (1 credit - Math)Geometry (1 credit - Math)Spanish 1 over two years (1 credit - FL)Foundations of PE (½ credit - PE)Spanish 2 and 3 (Dual Language)(1-2 credits - FL)
7 Graduation Requirements for Incoming Freshmen 2015-16 Foundation High School Plan (FHSP)Foundation Plan with EndorsementFoundation Plan with Endorsements and Performance Acknowledgement22 credits plus22 credits required1 add’l Math1 add’l ScienceMinimum plan to graduate from high schoolRequires additional measures2 additional advanced endorsement electivesCannot request this plan until11th grade26 total credits requiredHouse Bill 5 has provided 3 graduation plans beginning with the incoming class ofOn page 14, applies to 2018 graduates.
8 Foundation Plan (minimum plan to graduate from HS) 4 English (Eng 1, Eng 2, Eng 3, Eng 4)3 Math (must include Alg I, Geom)3 Science (must include Biology)3 Social Studies (W. Geog OR W. Hist, US History, Gov’t, and Econ)2 Foreign Language (same language)1 PE1 Fine Art5 electives22 CreditsThe Foundation Plan is similar to the minimum plan that students may choose to graduate on this plan alone after their sophomore year. We do not promote this basic graduation plan to everyone. It is considered on an individual basis.The new Foundation High School Program will allow each student much more flexibility in selecting courses. In general, the basic graduation plan includes 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Math (which must include Algebra 1 and Geometry), 3 credits of Science (which must include Biology), 3 credits of Social Studies (which must include US History, Government and Economics and a choice of either World Geography or World History), 1 credit of PE, 1 credit of fine art, 2 credits of the same foreign language and 5 electives, for a total of 22 credits.The Foundation Plan is similar to the Minimum Graduation Plan we have currently. A student may graduate on this plan after the student’s sophomore year. After being advised by the school counselor about the benefits of graduating with endorsements, the student’s parents must file written permission with the school allowing the student to graduate under the foundation plan without endorsements.
9 Foundation Plan with Endorsement 26 required credits Includes the22 required credits for Foundation Plan plus:1 more Math (Alg 2 or higher)1 more Science2 more Electives (We strongly recommend that one of these is the 4th Social Studies; Geography or World History)The Foundation High School Program with an endorsement requires 26 credits, a fourth math, a fourth science, and 2 additional electives. Specific requirements for each endorsement are being determined.
10 Foreign Language rules and exceptions Any two levels in the same languageTwo credits in computer programming languages selected from Computer Science I, II, and IIIIf a student, in completing the first credit of Foreign language, demonstrates that the student is unlikely to be able to complete the second credit, the student may substitute another appropriate course as follows:Special Topics in Language and Culture (future course)World History or World GeographyComputer programming languagesA different language course
11 Foreign Language rules and exceptions (cont.) A student, who due to a disability, is unable to complete two credits in the same language, may substitute:a combination of two credits from English language arts, mathematics, science, or social studiestwo credits in career and technical education or technology applicationsThe determination regarding a student’s ability to complete the FL credit requirements will be made by:the student’s ARD committee if the student receives special education services under the TEC, Chapter 29, Subchapter A orthe committee established for the student under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
12 Endorsements offered in CSISD 26 credits required Business and IndustryMultidisciplinaryPublic ServicesCollege Station ISD will offer clusters and pathways in all 5 Endorsements.Out of the 16 nationally and state recognized career clusters, College Station ISD has the ability to offer 13 of the clusters. Last year, there were 2033 students in 9 – 12 that were in at least 1 CATE class.Arts and Humanities(includes Fine Arts courses)STEMScience, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsSee pgs 18-20
13 PLUS the Foundation High School Plan STEM ENDORSEMENTCSISD CLUSTERSScience, Technology, Engineering, and MathPLUS the Foundation High School Plan
14 STEM – SBOE RuleA student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements including Algebra 2, chemistry, and physics and:A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters. The final course in the sequence must be selected from the STEM career cluster.A total of five credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra 2 is a prerequisite.A total of five credits in science by successfully completing biology, chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses.In addition to Algebra 2, Chemistry, and Physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the areas listed in (A), (B), and (C).
15 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENT CSISD CLUSTERSArchitecture and ConstructionArts, Audio/Visual and CommunicationsAgriculture, Food and Natural ResourcesBusiness Management and AdministrationHospitality and TourismInformational TechnologyFinanceMarketingPLUS the Foundation High School Plan
16 Business & Industry – SBOE Rule A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters.Agriculture, Food & Natural ResourcesArchitecture & ConstructionFinanceArts, Audio/video Tech & CommunicationsInformation TechnologyHospitality & TourismBusiness Management & AdministrationMarketingfour English elective credits to include three levels in one of the following areas:advanced journalism: newspaperadvanced journalism: yearbookdebate
17 PUBLIC SERVICE ENDORSEMENT CSISD CLUSTERSEducation & TrainingHealth Science TechnologyLaw, Public Safety, Corrections and SecuritiesHuman ServicesPLUS the Foundation High School Plan
18 Public Services – SBOE Rule A student may earn a Public Services endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:A coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters. The final course in the sequence must be selected from the one of the following CTE career clusters.Education & TrainingHealth SciencHuman ServicesLaw, Public Safety, Corrections and Securities
19 ARTS AND HUMANITIES ENDORSEMENT CSISD CLUSTERSForeign LanguageAP Social StudiesTheaterMusicDanceArtPLUS the Foundation High School Plan
20 Arts & Humanities – SBOE Rule A student may earn an Arts & Humanities endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:A total of five social studies coursesFour levels of the same language in a language other than EnglishTwo levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than EnglishA coherent sequence of four credits by selecting courses from one or two categories or disciplines in fine arts (Orchestra, Band, Art, Theater)
21 MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENDORSEMENT CSISD CLUSTERS*Four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics (previously known as the 4 x 4 plan).*Four AP courses to include one credit in each of the four foundation subjects*Four advanced courses from any endorsement areaPLUS the Foundation High School Plan
22 Multidisciplinary Studies – SBOE Rule A student may earn a Multidisciplinary Studies endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:Four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English 4 and Chemistry and/or PhysicsFour advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education without remediation from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequenceFour credits in advanced placement or dual credit selected from English, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English or fine arts
23 Distinguished Level of Achievement A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing all of the following:A total of four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra IIA total of four credits in scienceThe remaining Foundation curriculum requirementsThe curriculum requirements for at least one endorsementA student must earn a distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission to college.
24 PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Atleastone…At least 12 hours ofcollege courses,including academic andtechnical coursesScore of3, 4 or 5on oneAP examA student can earn a performance acknowledgement for successfully completing at least 12 hours of college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit as part of the Texas core curriculum, and advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.A student may earn a performance acknowledgement by completing all English language arts requirements and maintaining a minimum GPA of an 80 on a scale of 100 AND one other requirement listed in the proposal – for example, complete of a minimum of 3 credits in the same language other than English with a minimum of an 80 GPA.A student may earn a performance acknowledgement by earning a 4 or 5 on a College Board advanced placement examination.A student may earn a performance acknowledgement for outstanding performance on the PSAT – a score that qualifies the student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher, the SAT – a combined critical reading and mathematics score of at least a 1250, or the ACT – a composite score on the exam (without writing) of 28.Nationally or internationallyrecognized business orIndustry certificationBilingualism andBiliteracyNational Merit Commended or higherACT Composite score of 28+SAT Reading and Math score of 1250+
25 How will Colleges Recognize the FHSP/Endorsements/DLA? Current data is not available on how colleges will recognize Endorsements in the future or if students will be admitted to certain majors beyond college admissions criteriaColleges will continue to evaluate transcripts for the types of courses taken and grades earned along with test scores and the academic résumé
26 Performance Acknowledgements, part 1 A student may earn a performance acknowledgment for outstanding performance in a dual credit course by successfully completing:At least 12 hours of college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit and advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0orAn associate degree while in high school
27 Performance Acknowledgements, part 2 A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student’s diploma and transcript for outstanding performance in bilingualism and biliteracy. (1) A student may earn a performance acknowledgment by demonstrating proficiency in two or more languages by: (A) completing all English language arts requirements and maintaining a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; and (B) satisfying one of the following: (i) completion of a minimum of three credits in the same language in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or (ii) demonstrated proficiency in the TEKS for level IV or higher in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or (iii) completion of at least three credits in foundation subject area courses in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of 80 on a scale of 100; or (iv) demonstrated proficiency in one or more languages other than English through one of the following methods: (I) score 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam for a language other than English; or (II) score 4 or higher on an International Baccalaureate exam for a higher level languages other than English course; or (III) performance on a national assessment of language proficiency in a language other than English of at least Intermediate High. (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of (b)(1) of this subsection, to earn a performance acknowledgment in bilingualism and biliteracy, an English language learner must also have: (A) participated in and met the exit criteria for a bilingual or ESL program; and (B) scored at the Advanced High level on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).
28 Performance Acknowledgements, part 3 A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student’s diploma and transcript for outstanding performance on a college advanced placement test by earning: (1) a score of four or five on a College Board advanced placement examination A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student’s diploma and transcript for outstanding performance on the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the ACT by: (1) a score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that qualifies the student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) of the College Board or as part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; (2) achieving the college readiness benchmark score on at least two of the four subject tests on the ACT PLAN exam; (3) a combined critical reading and mathematics score of at least 1250 on the SAT; (4) a composite score on the ACT exam (without writing) of 28.
29 Performance Acknowledgements, part 4 A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student’s diploma and transcript for earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license with:(1) performance on an examination sufficient to obtain a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification; or(2) performance on an examination sufficient to obtain a government-required credential to practice a profession.
30 Performance Acknowledgements, part 5 Nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification shall be defined as an industry validated credential that complies with knowledge and skills standards promulgated bya nationally or internationally recognized business, industry, professional, or government entity representing a particular profession or occupation that is issued by or endorsed by:A national or international business, industry, or professional organizationA state agency or other government entity orA state-based industry associationCertifications or licensures for performance acknowledgements shall:Be age appropriate for high school studentsRepresent a student's substantial course of study and/or end-or-program knowledge and skillsInclude an industry recognized examination or series of examinations, an industry validated skill test, or demonstrated proficiency through documented, supervised field experience andRepresent substantial knowledge and multiple skills needed for successful entry into a high-skill occupation
31 Course Catalog Parts of Course Description book: Pages – General informationTransfer informationSchedulingGrading / Class rank / GPAGraduation requirements and informationAlternate Credits / Enrichment / DAPEligibility requirements / NCAA ClearinghousePage – Course descriptions
33 Course List (cheat sheets) Be sure to look at course numbers, credits, course approval requirements. (pgs 19-20)2nd page is color coded by endorsement.Business and IndustryArts and Humanities(includes Fine Arts courses)Public ServicesScience, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsMultidisciplinary
34 Course Sequences English (4 credits) English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV or Advanced EnglishAdv Eng – Debate 3, Oral Interp 3Pass Eng. I before Eng II … etc.See the English pre-requisitesin the course descriptions
35 Course Sequences Social Studies (3-4 credits) World Geography or World HistoryU.S. HistoryGovernment / EconomicsSee the Social Studies pre-requisites in the course descriptions.
36 Course Sequences Science (4 credits) Biology plus at least 3 from the following listIPC *ChemistryPhysicsAquatic ScienceAnatomy & PhysEnviron SciAstronomyAP Bio.IIAP Chem.IIAP Physics I, II, CAdv Biotechnology*Please note: A student may not take IPC after any chemistry credit has been earned.See the Science pre-requisites in the Course Catalog.
37 Course Sequences Math (4 credits) *Please note: A student may not take MMA after any Algebra 2 credit has been earned.Algebra 1Geometry+ 2 from the following listMMA* (Algebraic Reasoning)Algebra 2AQR (Data Analysis)PreCalAP Calculus AB, BCAP StatisticsEngineering MathIf a student did not take Alg 1 in 8th grade, they may co-enroll in Geom and Alg 2 PAP in 10th grade to get to Calculus in 12th grade.See the Math pre-requisites in the Course Catalog.
38 Grade point averages (GPA) are weighted! Honors CoursesPre-AP CoursesAP CoursesStudents are given 10 additional points for these courses in the calculation of their GPA if they earn a 75 or higher for the semester.*Note: the 10 points will not be shown on the report card or transcript.
39 Should I sign up for on-level, honors or Pre-AP courses in a subject? Ask your teacher in that subject. He/she knows your abilities and study habits best.If you are planning to take AP level courses, prepare for them by taking Pre-AP courses..AP courses provide COLLEGE LEVEL curriculum and require more homework per night. Students may choose to take an AP exam in May to receive an AP score. Individual colleges decide what credit will be awarded at their school for the AP scores.Honors courses provide advanced study, but not College Level curriculum.
40 End of Course Exams (EOCs) Students must achieve a passing score on each of the following required tests to graduate from a Texas public high school.English IEnglish IIAlgebra IBiologyU.S. HistoryStudents will not be allowed to take any EOC courses for acceleration during summer school.
41 Parent signature is required! 5-year planSee page 21 in Course CatalogVery important – required by law to have a plan with endorsement on file for all high school students.Helps students plan ahead to be able to get courses they want and need!.But … it is a plan. Plans can change and this one can be modified! See your counselor.Parent signature is required!
42 Five Year Plan132You are looking at a sample of the 5 year plan with endorsement. Each incoming 9th grade student will have a completed plan on file in the Counseling office. The box in the upper left corner is a summary of what credits a student needs to earn based on their selected graduation plan. The top middle portion is where the student checks which graduation plan and endorsement they plan on completing. The lower portion of the plan indicates which courses the student has or will complete for that particular school year. If at any time the plan changes for the student, the parents/guardians will be mailed home an updated copy. We also request that there be a signature for both the student and the parent.45
43 5 year plan – How to 1 2 Select your graduation plan. Foundation with EndorsementEndorsement with Performance Acknowledgement* Cannot choose Foundation only until 11th grade.Think about your interests in Career and Technology (CATE) areas, Band, Orchestra, Theater, Athletics, etc. and select your Endorsement (see page 18 in Course Catalog)Science, Technology, Engineering and MathBusiness and IndustryArts and HumanitiesPublic ServiceMultidisciplinary Studies2
44 5 year plan – How to (cont) Fill in 8th grade (current) coursesFill in required foundation core classes English, Math, Science and Social Studies courses for the next 4 years. (see pg 19)Fill in your endorsement required courses and other planned activities for the next 4 years (Band, Orchestra, Athletics, Theatre, etc.)Fill in your other required courses; Foreign Language (2 years), Physical Education (1 credit), Fine Arts (1 credit)Student and parent/guardian signature required.3 & 45
45 5 year plans, cont.5-year plan will be used to help determine transfer approval/status.All current 8th grade CSISD students will attend the 9th grade campus to which they are zoned.Students may transfer high schools beginning their 10th grade year if qualified. (See page 4)Finish the plan and be ready to turn in during registration weekBe sure to fill in the Post High School box at the right
46 Course Request FormWrite in the course number and name of the courses you are requesting and ask teachers for required signatures.Year long (1 credit) courses should be written in Semester 1, then draw an arrow across Semester 2.
47 Course Request FormUsing the 9th grade column from your 5-year plan, write the courses on your Course request formAll students will sign up for the required 9th grade courses; English, Math, Science and Social Studies and 3 additional classes for a total of 7 periods each semester.Use the course “cheat sheets” (pg 19-20) to write the course number carefully and accurately for each of your requested courses.Ask your teachers for required signatures!
48 Course Request Form - Alternates Consider other Career Cluster Electives starting on page 44 in the Course Catalog. These will be used to fill in the alternate classes.Any course that requires a try-out or application should be noted with an alternate that will take the place of this courseDon’t forget the additional required courses like PE, Fine Arts, Foreign Language.Look at other electives available to freshmen and note the codes for full year and half year.Alternates must be listed!!!
49 Course Request FormYou may or may not be approved for the level of the course you want.Waiver meetings (AMCHS lecture hall)March 25th at noon and 5:30.March 31st at noon and 5:30.June 12th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. is the final day to request course changes (other than summer school completion, tryout courses, etc.)
50 Course Request FormThis is NOT your schedule, just your requested courses for 9th grade.Alternates MUST be listed. There must be at least two ½ year (single semester) courses.The alternates MUST be different from the requested courses.Alternates are not in any certain order and will be used where they best fit.Can & very likely will be used and you will NOT be contacted if they are used.Parent signature is REQUIRED
51 “Homework” Complete 5 year plan Complete Course Request form Graduation planEndorsementCoursesCourses for 9th-12th gradeAlternatesAfter High School plansSignaturesCounselors will place students in courses if course requests are not received.Counselors will be at AMCMS February 17th-20thHave “Homework” ready to turn in.
52 Help Sessions… Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 11th & 12th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.AMCHS libraryMonday, Feb 16th1:00 – 3:30 p.m.AMCHS counseling officeTuesday-Friday, Feb 17th-20thDuring your child’s history class time.(This opportunity will be limited to 5 minutes)AMCMS library
53 Summary / Advice BMOC to Little Fish Talk to your students Encourage InvolvementNo initiationsWatch for postcardsJune 12th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. is the final day to request course changes (other than summer school completion, tryout courses, etc.)
54 Thank you for coming and we will see you in August for Fish Camp