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1 Welcome to GHS! MUSTANG NATION NIGHT For Incoming 9 th Graders 2018 GRADUATING CLASS!!

2 GHS Administrative Team Mrs. Shannon Tovar, Principal A-C Ryan Martin and Cathy Lamb Ryan Martin and Cathy Lamb D- Hn Patrick Torres and Kelly Wallace

3 GHS Administrative Team Ho- Mc Catherine Henry and Gail Madden Md- Sa Steffany Batik and Mary Parsley Sb- Z Dr. Terri Carter and Mary Newlun

4 GHS Strategic Plan Updates posted on the GHS webpage. Keep updated on the exciting momentum here at GHS.

5 k12.org/Domain/349 News Daily Announcements Upcoming Events Weekly Calendar School Info Map Awards Departments Counseling- Scholarship links, SAT, ACT, THEA, PSAT information, college timeline, etc. Clubs/Organizations Athletics Fine Arts Tryouts Personnel PTSA Family Access Project Graduation Alumni Guest Book

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7 State Endorsement Graduation Requirements English - 4 Mathematics - 4 Science - 4 Social Studies – 4 Health -.5 Physical Education – 1 Fine Arts – 1 Speech -.5 Technology - 1 Other Languages-2 Electives- 4 Total Credits-26 State Plan requires 2 years of the same language other than English courses. At least 4 of the 26 credits must be in a coherent sequence and content specific to the endorsement area.

8 Graduation Endorsements STEM STEM Business and Industry Business and Industry Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities Public Services Public Services

9 English The Endorsement Plan Includes: English l English l English ll English ll English lll English lll English lV English lV

10 Mathematics The Endorsement Plan includes: Algebra I Algebra I Geometry Geometry Algebra II Algebra II Additional SBOE approved Math course (pre-calculus, calculus, etc.) Additional SBOE approved Math course (pre-calculus, calculus, etc.)

11 Science The Endorsement Plan includes: Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics Additional Science Courses (IPC, Environmental Systems, Aquatic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, etc.) Additional Science Courses (IPC, Environmental Systems, Aquatic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, etc.)

12 Social Studies The Endorsement Plan includes: World Geography World Geography World History World History US History US History US Government & US Government & Economics Economics

13 Fine Arts (Students must take one of these courses) Art Art Dance Dance Music Music Theatre Theatre

14 Physical Education/Athletics 1 Credit Required for Graduation The following substitutes for PE or Athletics (during the fall semester only): Marching Band Marching Band Drill Team Drill Team Cheerleading Cheerleading

15 Professional Communication (Speech) Professional Communication is required. Professional Communication is required.

16 Technology Credit (1 credit required) Please reference our GCISD Please reference our GCISD Program of Studies for a complete list/ course description: k12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=228

17 Languages other than English Two years of the SAME language Two years of the SAME language (State Endorsement Plan) (State Endorsement Plan)

18 Credits Credits are recorded on your Academic Achievement Record (transcript) at the end of each semester. Credits are recorded on your Academic Achievement Record (transcript) at the end of each semester. Class rank and GPA are calculated in September, February and June. Class rank and GPA are calculated in September, February and June. Each semester stands alone. If a student fails a semester of a required course he/she must retake the course or gain credit through credit by exam. Each semester stands alone. If a student fails a semester of a required course he/she must retake the course or gain credit through credit by exam.

19 Grade Point Average (GPA) A student makes a grade of 100 A student makes a grade of 100 Regular 5.0 grade points Regular 5.0 grade points Pre-AP 6.0 grade points Pre-AP 6.0 grade points AP 6.25 grade points AP 6.25 grade points Fully 90% of the Class of 2015 will not graduate in the top 10% of their class Fully 90% of the Class of 2015 will not graduate in the top 10% of their class 85% GHS graduates pursue post-secondary education 85% GHS graduates pursue post-secondary education

20 STAAR ASSESSMENTS The class of 2018 will need to be successful on the following assessments to meet graduation requirements. English I-II English I-II Algebra I Algebra I Biology Biology US History US History STAAR assessments are course specific as opposed to TAKS which assessed comprehensive grade level content.

21 Skyward Online Arena Scheduling A new scheduling process where students will create their own class schedule in Skyward based on courses they request in February. A new scheduling process where students will create their own class schedule in Skyward based on courses they request in February. Online arena scheduling will allow parents to be more actively involved in their student’s schedule. Online arena scheduling will allow parents to be more actively involved in their student’s schedule. Students will know their unofficial schedule for 9 th grade by the end of this school year. Students will know their unofficial schedule for 9 th grade by the end of this school year.

22 Online Arena Scheduling Steps Step 1: GHS counselors meet with 8 th grade students to go over course requests for next year. Feb 12: CMS Feb 12: CMS Feb 13: GMS Feb 14: CTMS Students can enter and change course requests on Skyward until February 26 th.

23 Online Arena Scheduling Cont… Step 2: May th grade students log back into Skyward Student Access to build their 9 th grade schedule. Step 2: May th grade students log back into Skyward Student Access to build their 9 th grade schedule. The scheduling window opens at 7:00 a.m. on May 5 and closes at midnight on May 9. Students may build their schedule from home or can use a computer at school.

24 May 9 - GHS counselors will be on middle school campuses to assist students with scheduling needs. May 9 - GHS counselors will be on middle school campuses to assist students with scheduling needs. For additional information on Online Arena Scheduling please visit the GCISD or GHS website. For additional information on Online Arena Scheduling please visit the GCISD or GHS website.

25 Navigating PAP and AP in High School What’s right for my student?

26 What ’ s the Difference? PAP Courses Pre-Advanced Placement Pre-Advanced Placement Preparatory courses that lead to Advanced Placement Courses Preparatory courses that lead to Advanced Placement Courses Offered grades 6-12 Offered grades 6-12 AP Courses Advanced Placement Advanced Placement College level courses College level courses National curriculum National curriculum Test in May to earn college credit Test in May to earn college credit Majority at junior/senior level Majority at junior/senior level

27 Qualifications for PAP/AP No formal qualifications-open enrollment No formal qualifications-open enrollment Strong work ethic Strong work ethic Outside reading Outside reading Strong writing skills Strong writing skills Daily homework Daily homework Summer assignments Summer assignments

28 Offerings for Freshmen AP Only one course-AP Only one course-AP Human Geography PAP English I English I Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Algebra II Biology Biology World Geography World Geography Art I Art I Computer Science Computer Science

29 How does GT fit in? AP courses fulfill GT course requirements at the high school level. AP courses fulfill GT course requirements at the high school level. Freshmen can take Global Studies-a combination of AP Human Geography and PAP English I-similar to Discovery classes in middle school. Freshmen can take Global Studies-a combination of AP Human Geography and PAP English I-similar to Discovery classes in middle school. GT students must qualify to enroll in the Global Studies course (see counselor for qualifications). GT students must qualify to enroll in the Global Studies course (see counselor for qualifications).

30 Why take PAP/AP courses? Taking AP courses are a top indicator of college success. Taking AP courses are a top indicator of college success. Some colleges require AP courses as an entrance requirement. Some colleges require AP courses as an entrance requirement. Many colleges award college credit hours for success on the AP exam. Many colleges award college credit hours for success on the AP exam.

31 ATHLETICS/COACHES MEETING Confused about how to participate and/or schedule athletics???? Coaches Meeting Tonight!! Girl ’ s Athletics-Lecture Hall Boy ’ s Athletics-Auditorium

32 Mustang Nation Traditions and Expectations

33 Don ’ t miss FISH CAMP (Details will be mailed in July) SPEND THE DAY EXPLORING GRAPEVINE HIGH SCHOOL!! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES AND TRADITIONS THAT AWAIT YOU AS A MUSTANG!! (Get a COOL T-shirt too)

34 Hey DADS…want to get involved???

35 Share Your Time Serve Your Community Shape The Future

36 Community Scholar Ambassador Program & Community Service Ambassador Program Both require 100 hours of community service Both require 100 hours of community service For more information, come visit the Ambassador table in the 200 hallway. For more information, come visit the Ambassador table in the 200 hallway.

37 Early College High School New Opportunity for GCISD incoming Freshmen Come see us in the Library following this meeting

38 Find your passion! Over 85% of our students participate in extra- curricular activity. Over 85% of our students participate in extra- curricular activity. Time Commitment Time Commitment College Recognition College Recognition Opportunity to build leadership skills Opportunity to build leadership skills Socialization Socialization School Spirit—Go Mustangs! School Spirit—Go Mustangs!

39 Mini Sessions Boys Athletics- Auditorium Boys Athletics- Auditorium Girls Athletics- Lecture Hall Girls Athletics- Lecture Hall Academics- Library Academics- Library Career and Tech- TECC Career and Tech- TECC Clubs and Activities- 200 Hallway Clubs and Activities- 200 Hallway Principals and Counselors- Auditorium Foyer Principals and Counselors- Auditorium Foyer


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