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1 Presented by the Lake Dallas High School Academic Center 2012 8th Grade Family NightPresented by theLake Dallas High SchoolAcademic CenterWelcome PARENTS of the CLASS OF 2016!
2 LAKE DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL Dr. Kristi Strickland PrincipalFernando Natividad,Associate PrincipalBilly Humphries, Assistant PrincipalCorey Hailey, Assistant PrincipalBob Plagge, Assistant PrincipalLDHS is a Recognized Campus
3 Academic Advisors Lake Dallas High School Academic CenterAcademic Advisors Lake Dallas High SchoolAngela Clouse A-FLori Tipton G-MDebbie Cantrell N-ZLDHS is a Recognized Campus
4 Pre-AP Information Meeting Feb. 7th AP Coordinator Cynthia Powers6:30 Performance HallLDHS is a Recognized Campus
5 WELCOME TO LAKE DALLAS HIGH Preparing For High SchoolWELCOME TO LAKE DALLAS HIGHOPPORTUNITY AWAITS
7 TerminologyCredits- earned by semester-every class each semester receives ½ credit for passing grades and acceptable attendanceExcessive absences may equal loss of creditPre-requisite- a course required before taking another courseElective Course- courses that are not specified as requiredRequired Course- courses mandated for graduationGPA- (Grade Point Average) of all courses except Physical Ed.Numerical grades are converted to a weighted 4.0 scaleClass Rank- GPA provides ranking within a class; Refer to LDHS Course Guide for specific informationEOC- End of Course Exams- H.S. version of STAAR testing; Refer to LDHS Course Guide for specific information
8 8TH GRADE ORIENTATIONWelcome Class of 2016!!!!!!
9 How many credits do I need to graduate? You must earn 27 credits to graduate from LDHS. You can earn 8 credits each year. It’s possible to earn 32 credits in four years. Most graduates earn 30 credits or more by passing all classes.
10 What if I fail a class or miss a credit? If you fail a class, you have the opportunity to recover the credit during Tier II at the end of the school year. If the credit is not earned during Tier II, you will need to attend Summer School.Graduations Requirements.4 credits of math4 credits of science4 credits of english4 credits of social studies2 credits of a foreign language1 computer credit1 fine arts credit1 health/speech credit1 ½ P.E. credits
11 What are 9th grade Core and Required Courses? Core Courses (4):English I, Algebra or Geometry, World Geography and Biology.Additional Required Courses (5): Physical Education, Fine Arts, Technology (BIM), Foreign Language, Health/Speech
12 American Sign Language and Spanish What foreign language classes are offered?American Sign LanguageandSpanish
13 What credit do I get for band? Each year of Band fulfills ½ P.E. credit and ½ Fine Arts credit.Fall semester=1/2 P.E., Spring= Fine Arts. LDHS requires 1 PE credit for graduation.
14 What classes count as “fine art” credits? Art, Choir, Band (also ½ P.E.), Dance (also counts for a P.E.),Music, Theatre, Technical TheatreEach of these classes have additional classes for further study in subsequent years.
15 What is a Pre-AP class?A Pre-AP class is one that is more challenging in subject material and depth of study. Pre-AP courses are prerequisites for AP classes in most subject areas. AP courses are available to grades
16 Graduation Requirements: Class of 2016 RecommendedDistinguished AchievementEnglish4MathScienceSocial StudiesPhysical Education1Health.5Communication ApplicationsTechnologyFine ArtsForeign Language23Electives5Advanced Measures4 measuresTotal27 credits27 credits plus 4 measures
17 What’s the difference between Recommended and Distinguished Diplomas? Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP) is the same as the Recommended Plan but with an added 3rd year of a Foreign Language and four (4) additional advanced measures.
18 How are “Advanced Measures” earned ? Passing score on an AP ExamB Average in Anatomy PhysiologyNational Merit Scholar FinalistDual Credit Courses with a grade of “B” or better
19 What’s a Dual Credit Course? Dual credit courses are those that will earn both high school and college credit. We offer dual credit courses (online and with an instructor) on LDHS campus, while others can be taken on the college campuses of NCTC, UNT, or TWU. You will be eligible for these classes during the summer after your sophomore year.19
20 What classes need signatures of recommendation by my teachers? You must get the signature of the appropriate teacher, sponsor or coach to participate in these areas:SportsPre-AP classesBandSpanish 2
21 What courses should I choose? Here’s an example of a typical 9th grade schedule:1. Athletics2. Algebra 13. Biology4. World Geography5. English 16. Principles of Agriculture7. Spanish 18. Comm.App./Health1.
22 Football Golf Softball Soccer BasketballGolfTennisVolleyballSoftballBaseballCross CountrySoccer
23 2012 – 2013 PRE-REGISTRATION FORM ClassesSubjectCourse NameTeacher Signature RequiredFor Pre-AP Courses1English2Science3Social Studies4MathAlgebra 1 or Geometry or Pre-AP Geometry5PhysicalEducationPE Athletics Band Cheerleading Dance High-steppersBand/Athletics Signature6CTE(Career &Technology Education)Principles Courses(Intro courses)(Select your top 3 choices by placing a 1, 2, or 3 in the blanks.)____ Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources____ Principles of Human Services____ Principles of Education & Training____ Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance7ElectiveASL Theatre Tech Pre-AP Art ChoirSpanish Theatre Entrepreneurship BIM (formerly BCIS)Spanish Music A - Z Comm. App./Health Art 1Signature Required For Spanish 2 and Pre-AP Art8Signature Required For Spanish 2 and Pre-AP Art*AlternateCircle one in each boxEnglish 1 or Pre-AP English 1Biology or Pre-AP BiologyWorld Geography or Pre-AP World Geography
24 Purpose of CTE Classes (Career and Technical Education) Build skills toward college/career choicesProvide opportunity for students to apply the core curriculum skills in a different, more practical wayPrinciples CTE courses are pre-requisites for more in depth applications of a specific career or vocationRefer to the LDHS Course Guide for detailed descriptions of each CTE course as they relate to specific Career Clusters
25 DATES TO REMEMBER:Pre-Registration Forms Due: Friday, February 3 Turn in these forms to your Middle School Counselor, Ms. SmithPre-AP/AP Parent Meeting, Tuesday Feb. 7th 6:30pm in the High School Performance HallSports, Cheerleading, Drill Team and Band will have parent meetings later in the year
26 Department Contact Scheduled Meeting Athletics Scott Head You will get an invitation by mailInformation available on web-siteEach sport will have a meetingFCCLA and CTE Tonya MondenFFA Chris BeanPre –AP/AP Cynthia Powers Feb. 7, 6:30pm LDHS Performance HallCheerleading Kim Dennis Feb. 21, 6pmLDHS Lecture HallBand Denise Kennedy Color Guard Try-outs: Apr 16-20:30-7:30Drill Team Amy Huff April 2, 6pmLDH Lecture HallCounseling /Advising Debbie Cantrell
27 For Questions Regarding Sports: Michael Young-Boys Heather Vannoy-GirlsLDHS is a Recognized Campus