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Course Selections 2012 Summer Creek High School Parent Night for Grades 10, 11, & 12 January 26, 2012.

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1 Course Selections 2012 Summer Creek High School Parent Night for Grades 10, 11, & 12 January 26, 2012

2 Who’s Who at SC? Trey Kraemer, Principal Paul Edwards, Associate Principal Jennifer Jacobs, Assistant Principal House Principal/Counselor Teams: –Copper - Al Segura & Phyllis Cart –Carbon - Reginald Spivey & Sharon Garcia –Silver 1 – Eddie Palomarez & Jana Murray –Silver 2 – Kelli Marchiando & Jaya McNair –Gold - Laura Frazier & Neatra McMiller

3 What Is a Credit? One credit = 1 full year in a class One half credit = 1 semester of a class To earn credit: –Average must be 70% or better –Must be in attendance 90% of days

4 Recommended Graduation Plan Class of credits of (the same) Foreign Language 1 credit of Fine Arts 1 credit of PE classes, athletics, or a PE substitute 0.5 credit of Teen Leadership (meets the speech requirement) 5.5 additional elective credits Classes of 2012, credits of (the same) Foreign Language 1 credit of Fine Arts 1 credit of Technology Applications 1.5 credit of PE classes, athletics, or a PE substitute 0.5 credit of Teen Leadership (meets the speech requirement) 0.5 credit of Health 3.5 additional elective credits

5 Distinguished Achievement Program Recognizes exceptional achievement See Course Guide for full description Still 26 credits –Third credit of the same foreign language –IPC and Math Models do not count as one of the four math or science credits –Four “advanced measures” – any combination of: Preapproved research project AP Test Score of 3 or higher PSAT recognition 80% or higher in College Credit course

6 Advanced Academics Advanced Placement –No fee for class up front –No placement test –Fee for AP Test at the end of course –College credit awarded based on AP Exam score (acceptable scores differ based on individual university/college requirements) –Universally accepted Dual Credit –Must qualify by placement test –Apply as Lone Star college student –Pay Lone Star fees –LSC credit awarded if “C” or better is obtained in the course (75+)

7 English English 1 or English 1 PreAP English 3 or AP English 3 English 2 or English 2 PreAP English 4 or AP English 4 or English 4 Dual 9th 10th 11th 12th

8 Math Algebra 1 Geometry or Geometry PreAP PreCalculus PreAP/Dual Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 PreAP AP Calculus/Dual Algebra 3College Algebra Dual Math Models AP Statistics

9 Science Biology or Biology PreAP Principles of Physics or Physics or Physics PreAP Chemistry or Chemistry PreAP 9th 10th 11th 12th Any 4 th year Science * *If student takes IPC, it counts as the fourth science.

10 Social Studies World Geography or World Geography PreAP US History or AP US History or US History Dual World History or AP World History Government or AP Government or Government Dual Virtual 9th 10th 11th 12th Economics or AP Economics or Economics Dual Virtual and

11 Electives Fine Arts Athletics Psychology/Sociology Foreign Language Debate Journalism Reading AVID JROTC Career Pathways: Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Business Management & Administration Education & Training Finance Government and Public Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Manufacturing Marketing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

12 Humble ISD Course Guide Valuable Information on: –Career Pathways –GPA/Credits –Course Placement –Course Descriptions –Graduation Plans Link from Website –www.bridges.comwww.bridges.com

13 Texas Virtual School Network (www.TxVSN.org) Clearinghouse of online courses Student-Funded, possible scholarship monies available High school student may take up to 2 TxVSN courses/semester –Part of 7 period day –Outside of regular school day High school student may take up to 2 TxVSN courses/semester

14 Course Selection Process Students:  Four-year plans developed in Bridges  Course selection for populated Parents:  Review course selections at  counselor with change requests  Verification sheets will be distributed after spring break  Check SCHS Website for deadlines

15 Paying for College How much? –www.collegefortexans.comwww.collegefortexans.com What financial aid is available? ( Grants, Loans, Work Study, Scholarships) What do I pay? How do I qualify? When do I apply? What do I need to apply?

16 Websites –www.bridges.com –SCHS website: –http://www.humble.k12.tx.us/Domain/3842http://www.humble.k12.tx.us/Domain/3842 College and Career –www.fastweb.comwww.fastweb.com  Beware of Scams College-specific Scholarships –Eligible when application is complete –December of senior year –Apply early (before end of October)

17 Financial Aid Parent Workshop For Parents of 11th and 12th Graders Tuesday, February 7th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Copper LGI

18 Career Help Bridges does more than four-year plans and course requests! Career Interest, Values, Skills College Majors and Finders Scholarships Resumes Saved Profile

19 Class of 2013 College Testing College Testing –IF 4-year college NOW is the time (spring of junior year) ACT – SAT – –IF 2-year college ASSET or COMPASS test with Lone Star When applying for Dual Credit Classes or during senior year

20 Advanced Academics Parent Meeting May 22nd, :00PM Items Addressed: Purchasing books for summer reading in English. Updates on Advanced Classes for

21 Need Help? Counselors:


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