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1 A&M Consolidated High School Freshman Registration February 9, 2015
Welcome to the Jungle A&M Consolidated High School Freshman Registration February 9, 2015

2 Principals Principal – Gwen Elder Assistant Principals: KeKe Johnson
Aaron Hogan Omar Espitia

3 Dean of Students Counselors Christi Cheshire Mindy Casper Paul Hord
Jamie Boyd

4 Credits Graduation 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 credit Full year course = 1 credit Full 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 Endorsement Foundation Plan with Endorsements and Performance Acknowledgement 22 credits plus 22 credits required 1 add’l Math 1 add’l Science Minimum plan to graduate from high school Requires additional measures 2 additional advanced endorsement electives Cannot request this plan until 11th grade 26 total credits required House Bill 5 has provided 3 graduation plans beginning with the incoming class of On 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 PE 1 Fine Art 5 electives 22 Credits The 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 the 22 required credits for Foundation Plan plus: 1 more Math (Alg 2 or higher) 1 more Science 2 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 language Two credits in computer programming languages selected from Computer Science I, II, and III If 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 Geography Computer programming languages A 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 studies two credits in career and technical education or technology applications The 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 or the committee established for the student under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

12 Endorsements offered in CSISD 26 credits required
Business and Industry Multidisciplinary Public Services College 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) STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics See pgs 18-20

13 PLUS the Foundation High School Plan
STEM ENDORSEMENT CSISD CLUSTERS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math PLUS the Foundation High School Plan

14 STEM – SBOE Rule A 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 CLUSTERS Architecture and Construction Arts, Audio/Visual and Communications Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Business Management and Administration Hospitality and Tourism Informational Technology Finance Marketing PLUS 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 Resources Architecture & Construction Finance Arts, Audio/video Tech & Communications Information Technology Hospitality & Tourism Business Management & Administration Marketing four English elective credits to include three levels in one of the following areas: advanced journalism: newspaper advanced journalism: yearbook debate

17 PUBLIC SERVICE ENDORSEMENT
CSISD CLUSTERS Education & Training Health Science Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Securities Human Services PLUS 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 & Training Health Scienc Human Services Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Securities

19 ARTS AND HUMANITIES ENDORSEMENT
CSISD CLUSTERS Foreign Language AP Social Studies Theater Music Dance Art PLUS 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 courses Four levels of the same language in a language other than English Two levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than English A 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 area PLUS 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 Physics Four 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 sequence Four 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 II A total of four credits in science The remaining Foundation curriculum requirements The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement A student must earn a distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission to college.

24 PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
At least one… At least 12 hours of college courses, including academic and technical courses Score of 3, 4 or 5 on one AP exam A 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 internationally recognized business or Industry certification Bilingualism and Biliteracy National Merit Commended or higher ACT 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 criteria Colleges 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 4.0 or An 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 organization A state agency or other government entity or A state-based industry association Certifications or licensures for performance acknowledgements shall: Be age appropriate for high school students Represent a student's substantial course of study and/or end-or-program knowledge and skills Include an industry recognized examination or series of examinations, an industry validated skill test, or demonstrated proficiency through documented, supervised field experience and Represent substantial knowledge and multiple skills needed for successful entry into a high-skill occupation

31 Course Catalog Parts of Course Description book:
Pages – General information Transfer information Scheduling Grading / Class rank / GPA Graduation requirements and information Alternate Credits / Enrichment / DAP Eligibility requirements / NCAA Clearinghouse Page – Course descriptions

32 Course Catalog Reading and understanding course descriptions:
Course Number Course Name Grade level Course length / Credits Weight See page 22 in the Course Catalog Pre-requisites Course Description Fees Type of Credit

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 Industry Arts and Humanities (includes Fine Arts courses) Public Services Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Multidisciplinary

34 Course Sequences English (4 credits)
English I English II English III English IV or Advanced English Adv Eng – Debate 3, Oral Interp 3 Pass Eng. I before Eng II … etc. See the English pre-requisites in the course descriptions

35 Course Sequences Social Studies (3-4 credits)
World Geography or World History U.S. History Government / Economics See the Social Studies pre-requisites in the course descriptions.

36 Course Sequences Science (4 credits)
Biology plus at least 3 from the following list IPC * Chemistry Physics Aquatic Science Anatomy & Phys Environ Sci Astronomy AP Bio.II AP Chem.II AP Physics I, II, C Adv 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 1 Geometry + 2 from the following list MMA* (Algebraic Reasoning) Algebra 2 AQR (Data Analysis) PreCal AP Calculus AB, BC AP Statistics Engineering Math If 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 Courses Pre-AP Courses AP Courses Students 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 I English II Algebra I Biology U.S. History Students will not be allowed to take any EOC courses for acceleration during summer school.

41 Parent signature is required!
5-year plan See page 21 in Course Catalog Very 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 Plan 1 3 2 You 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. 4 5

43 5 year plan – How to 1 2 Select your graduation plan.
Foundation with Endorsement Endorsement 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 Math Business and Industry Arts and Humanities Public Service Multidisciplinary Studies 2

44 5 year plan – How to (cont)
Fill in 8th grade (current) courses Fill 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 & 4 5

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 week Be sure to fill in the Post High School box at the right

46 Course Request Form Write 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 Form Using the 9th grade column from your 5-year plan, write the courses on your Course request form All 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 course Don’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 Form You 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 Form This 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 plan Endorsement Courses Courses for 9th-12th grade Alternates After High School plans Signatures Counselors will place students in courses if course requests are not received. Counselors will be at AMCMS February 17th-20th Have “Homework” ready to turn in.

52 Help Sessions… Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 11th & 12th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. AMCHS library Monday, Feb 16th 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. AMCHS counseling office Tuesday-Friday, Feb 17th-20th During 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 Involvement No initiations Watch for postcards June 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


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