Graduation Requirements Christy Maeker Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/HB%205%20-Presentation.pdf
9 th grade counts – don’t wait until it’s too late!!! You will pass your classes if you adopt: The Habits of Super Successful Students 1.Go to Class on time 2.Do all of your homework 3.Go to tutorials 4.Listen in class 5.Take good notes 6.Ask for help 7.Always retest
Kuder Navigator Career Planning System Internet based information system to provide lifelong career planning Free to all KISD high school students Forms in Counselors’ Office Up-to-date information about careers, colleges, majors, military opportunities, and financial information Can be used from home if you have access to the internet
REMINDERS Be realistic in your course selections. Read the catalog carefully for prerequisites and other information. Get your teacher’s advice on whether to take Academic or Pre-AP classes in their subject area. Please note the guidelines on exiting AP or Pre-AP courses. Make wise choices now – Schedule changes will be difficult. List at least three alternate choices for classes. Include your email address & phone number.
Sample Schedule 1 st periodAlgebra 1 2 nd periodWorld Geography Pre Ap 3 rd periodOrchestra/Theatre/ Fine Arts LunchLunch 4 th periodBiology 5 th periodSpanish 1/Foreign Language 6 th periodEnglish 1 7 th periodAthletics/PE
Sample Schedule 1 st periodAlgebra 1 2 nd periodWorld Geography Pre Ap 3 rd periodBand (PE Credit Fall/Fine Arts in the Spring) Lunch 4 th periodBiology 5 th periodSpanish 1/Foreign Language 6 th periodEnglish 1 7 th periodAthletics Ex: Football/Volleyball
Sample Schedule 1 st periodAlgebra 1 2 nd periodWorld Geography 3 rd periodArt I LunchLunch 4 th periodBiology 5 th periodFrench 1 6 th periodEnglish 1 Pre AP 7 th periodHealth/PE
Need help with… what to take? Complete your course request sheet in pencil. See your 8 th grade counselor if you have questions C ounselors will be seeing many students. Please be patient. Make sure you choose an endorsement.
Your Course Request Sheet Is Due On: Friday, February 28, 2014 Don’t be late!
Future Planning Focus on the importance of high school Make good academic decisions Get involved in extracurricular activities Start developing a student resume which includes activities, awards, and honors Become familiar with careers that relate to your interests and abilities
Enrichment and Tutorials Students can attend enrichment each week for extra help. Students request a pass beforehand. Teachers provide tutorials either in the mornings or afternoons. Schedule is posted online and students may go to any teacher that is offering tutorials.
SubjectSem. Grade2 nd Semester Grade English 7870 Algebra 8570 W. Geo. PreAP9185 Biology8262 PE9595 Theatre9392 Study Hall N/AN/A Credits: 5.5 Credits
Earning Credits Grades count always. When you pass a class, you earn a credit. You earn credits each semester. Your GPA & class rank are calculated from all semester averages.( posted junior year) What you do in 9 th grade DIRECTLY affects your college possibilities.
Calculating a GPA SubjectSem. GradeGrade Points English 782 Algebra 853 W. Geo. PreAP915 Biology823 PE954 Theatre934 Study HallN/AN/A Total Grade Points 21 21/6=3.5 for the semester See page 24 of Course Catalog
Research shows that students who are involved in school are more successful ! Get involved!!
Katy Summer Academic Term High School: Classes will meet Monday through Thursday Exception: Friday June 20 classes will be in session. Semester 1 – June 17-June 30 Semester 2 – July 1-July 17 (July 4-Holiday) Location: Mayde Creek HS: Academic Morton Ranch HS: EOC remediation Additional Information will be posted as it becomes available.
Off Campus PE Interested students should let their counselor know if they are planning to take off campus PE. QUALIFYING CRITERIA CATEGORY I: Requires a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week of exceptional or high quality participation by the student (comparable to Olympic training level) Student is allowed to miss one period of the school day
Off Campus PE CATEGORY II: Requires a minimum of five (5) hours per week of appropriate participation by the student (i.e. swimming, gymnastics, ballet, etc.). The student is not allowed to miss any part of the school day for participation in this type of program.
Counseling Department Information Please check the counselor webpage regarding updates Twitter Tompkins Counselors @OTHSCounselors
Remind 101 Grab your cellphone! Enter this number (469) 203-8054 Text this message @othscounse
Remind 101 Email Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com No subject line is needed