Foundation Graduation Plan Endorsement Distinguished Level of Achievement 1 Fine Arts 1 PE 7 Electives (including 4 English ELA 1, 2, 3, 4 4 English ELA 1, 2, 3, 4 4 English ELA 1, 2, 3, 4 Performance Indicators Four Credits in Science Four Credits in Math (Including Alg 2) S.T.E.M. BUSINESS & INDUSTRY PUBLIC SERVICES ARTS & HUMANITIES MULTI- DISCIPLINARY 4 English English I, II, III, IV 3 Math Required: Alg 1, Geom, 1 Adv Math 3 Science Required: Bio Choice: 1 of Chem, Physics, IPC 3 Social Studies (Local= 4) World Geo, World History (Local Credit) US History, Gov/Eco 2 LOTE 2 yrs of same language 1 PE 1 Fine Arts 5 Electives *22 Credits Top 10% automatic admission to state universities *26 Credits
PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Dual Credit Coursework-at least 12 hours of college credit with minimum grade of B Bilingualism & Bi-literacy-see MISD course description guide PSAT (Commended Scholar or Higher), SAT (combined reading & math of 1250 ACT score (composite score of 28) Advanced Placement Scores (score of 3 or higher) Industry Certifications & License
Course Sequence for Foundations with Endorsements Plan English - 4 credits : English I, II, III & IV Math - 4 credits Required: Algebra I & Geometry Choice: two credits in any advanced math course Science – 4 credits Required: Biology Choice: one credit in Chemistry or Physics Choice: two credits in any advanced science course Social Studies – 4 credits – World Geography, *World History (local requirement), US History, Gov/Econ Foreign Language – 2 credits (2 years same language) Physical Education – 1 credit Fine Arts – 1 credit 7 credits in electives -4 of the electives may be dictated by endorsement requirements. See endorsement pages for more information
Multidisciplinary STEM Business & Industry Arts & Humanities Public Services Note: MISD policy for GPA & Class Rank indicates that courses earned and calculated in historical GPA, will not be recalculated if students change their endorsement.
END-OF-COURSE (EOC)EXAMS Required for Graduation Algebra 1 Biology English 1 English 2 US History NOTE: Students who do not pass EOC exams are scheduled for a 30 minute class during the lunch hr.
Advanced Placement GOAL To help students develop the study skills, habits of mind and critical thinking skills that they will need in college. Students who take AP courses are given the chance to earn college credit (while still in high school) and to stand out in the college admissions process. MISD offers AP courses and exams in many subjects. Exams are administered each year in May. Score of 3 or higher can be considered for college credit. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to check with prospective colleges to see if AP scores will count for college credit. Pre-AP,AP English, Social Studies courses require summer reading Pre-AP / AP Guiding Criteria and Agreement Form
Dual Credit Parents must attend a mandatory meeting if enrolling.
To Qualify, Students Must: Maintain a 2.75 grade point average Volunteer at least 20 hours of community service by senior year. Students may begin in the summer after their freshman year. Hours are due by the end of the 4 th six weeks Banquet is held to recognize seniors who have met all requirements Texas Scholars Program
MIDLAND LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP Pays 12 hours tuition per semester at Midland College for each year that community service is completed. Students can begin hours in the summer of their junior year. Must have a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) on th e final senior transcript. Must have 40 hours from approved agencies. Turn in hours and application to Midland College. Link for MC Legacy Scholarship
COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETES Be aware that NCAA does not allow coursework through credit recovery (A+ Lab) or Credit by Exam (CBE). www.eligibilitycenter.org www.eligibilitycenter.org
College GPA High School GPA and Class Rank Course Category for Graduation Requirements EOC Assessments
GRADE CLASSIFICATION 0 to 5 6 12 18 In order to be considered in the designated grade classification, the appropriate number of credits must be earned at the end of spring semester.
STATE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION In addition to completing all coursework students must pass five EOC (End of Course) exams in: English 1 English 2 Algebra 1 US History Biology.
REGISTRATION TIMELINE Jan. 20: Senior Class Presentations Jan 21-23: Begin Senior Hallway Registration January 22: Parent Presentation @ LHS 6:30 January 26: Begin Junior Class Presentations Jan 27-30: Begin Junior Hallway Registration January 31 st : Saturday Counselor conferences LHS from 9:00-3:00 (By appointment only.) February 9: Classroom Presentations at LFHS. February 10-13: Registration begins at LFHS. Any LFHS students wanting to make changes to their course selection prior to May 29 th must see their LFHS counselor. June 23 th : FINAL deadline for changes
10 th General Information Students that do not receive full credits in core classes (math, science, english, social studies) will be scheduled in the same classes in 10 th grade. Be aware that GPA is cumulative. The grades that are earned each year can determine your college entrance and scholarship opportunities during the senior year. You can access the 2015-2016 Course Register on the Midland ISD website quicklinks.
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