2 Explore Results - 8th Grade Using your ACT Explore Results and what they mean…Composite ScoreCollege ReadinessWorld of Work MapYour SkillsYou can use Explore Results to prepare for PLAN.Planning to attend a 4 year college? Must be college ready.
3 PLAN Results - 10th GradeMuch like ACT Explore - ACT PLAN is a good place to compare your growth from 8th grade - 10th grade.Where are you now?Composite ScoreCollege ReadinessWorld of Work MapYour skillsYou can STUDY for an ACT from these results! EXACT SAME QUESTIONS.Planning to take dual credit? ACT PLAN can be used to determine dual credit course eligibility.
4 PSAT Results PRE- SAT exam Log into for a full online reportWhat do my scores mean?Critical ReadingMathematicsWriting SkillsSelection Index ScoreYour SkillsUse these results to study for an SATPSAT scores CAN be used to see if you’re eligible for dual credit.
5 Why do I take all these tests? Testing is a way to measure where you are and determine how much you need to improve to get to where you are going.PLAN/PSAT/SAT/ACT all show if you are on the right track for college readiness.4-year institutions REQUIRE you prove you are ready for college level work.Other testsTSIEOC
6 How are test results used for dual credit? If you are planning to take dual credit courses, you must meet eligibility requirements through testing.ACT - Composite of 23; 19 in Math and ReadingSAT - Composite of 1070; 500 in Math and ReadingPSAT - Composite of 107; 50 in Math and ReadingPLAN - Composite of 23; 19 in Math and ReadingTSI - Math 350; Reading 351; Writing 363 or a 5/4.*EOC - Alg and Eng. 2 Level 2 scores (beginning in )These scores along with the proper applications and tuition are required for you to enroll in dual credit courses.
7 How are test results used for scheduling? World of Work MapWhere are your strengths? Passions? Skills?What do you want to be when you “grow up?”my college quick start and act.org both are great website for further career explorationState of Texas, HB 5 REQUIRES students to choose a pathway for endorsement that could lead to a career field or college readiness
9 Choosing an Endorsement •Beginning in the school year, a school district must ensure that each student, on entering ninth grade, indicates in writing an endorsement that the student intends to earn.STEM Public Services MultidisciplinaryBusiness and Industry Arts and Humanities
10 Endorsements Requirements A student may earn an endorsement by successfully completing:•curriculum requirements for the endorsement•four credits in mathematics•four credits in science•two additional elective creditsTotal of 26 Credits for Graduation
11 Curriculum Requirements for Graduation English Language Arts Four creditsEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIAdvanced English CourseMathematics Three creditsAlgebra IGeometryAdvanced Mathematics CourseScience Three creditsBiologyIPC or Advanced Science CourseAdvanced Science CourseSocial Studies Three creditsU.S. HistoryU..S. Government (one-half credit)Economics (one-half credit)World Geography or World History or Combined World History/World Geography (course not developed yet)
12 Curriculum Requirements Con’t •Physical Education One credit•Languages Other Than English Two credits in the same language orComputer programming language•Fine Arts One credit•Electives Five credits
13 STEM EndorsementA student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements including Algebra II, chemistry, and physics and:(A) a coherent sequence courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters or CTE innovative courses approved by the commissioner of education. The final course in the sequence must be selected from the STEM career cluster.(B) a coherent sequence of four credits in computer science selected from the following:Fundamentals of Computer Science•(C) A total of five credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite•(D) A total of five credits in science by successfully completing biology, chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses•(E) In addition to Algebra II, chemistry, and physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the areas listed in (A), (B), (C), and (D)
14 CHS STEM Courses3 STEM Pathways (Alg. II, Chemistry and Physics REQUIRED for this endorsement)MATH (4 credits) Technology (4 Credits)Pre-AP Algebra 1 Business Information Mngmt 1Pre-AP Geometry BIM IIPre-AP Algebra II Digital MediaPre-AP Pre Calculus Web DesignAP Calculus / DC Algebra RoboticsWeb TechnologyScience(4 credits) Game ProgrammingPre-AP Biology Mobile App DevelopmentPre-AP or AP ChemistryPhysicsDC Biology * Industry Recognized CertificationsDC Anatomy and Physiology
15 Business and Industry Endorsement A student may earn a business and industry endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:(A)a coherent sequence courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters or CTE innovative courses approved by the commissioner of education. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters:Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources MarketingArchitecture & Construction Information TechnologyArts, Audio/Video Technology, & Communications ManufacturingBusiness Management & Administration Hospitality &TourismTransportation, Distribution, & Logistics Finance
16 CHS Business and Industry courses B&I Technology B&I Agriculture B&I CulinaryBIM 1 Princ. of Ag Princ. of HosBIM II Horticulture Culinary ArtDigital Media Ag Mech/Metal Tech Prac. in CA 1Web Design Ag Facilities Design Prac. in CA IIRobotics Livestock & Small AnimalGame Programming Wildlife & RangeWeb Technology Practicum in Ag/DC WeldMobile App Development*Industry Recognized Certifications
17 Public Service Endorsement A student may earn a public services endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:(A )a coherent sequence courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster including at least one advanced CTE course which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The courses may be selected from courses in all CTE career clusters or CTE innovative courses approved by the commissioner of education. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters:•Education & Training•Government & Public Administration•Health Science•Human Services•Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
18 CHS Public Services Courses Public Service in CTE Health ScienceMed TermsPrinciples of Health SciencePracticum in Health Sciences (CNA)Practicum in Health Sciences (Pharm Tech)Public Service in CTE LawPrinciples of Law EnforcementLaw Enforcement 1Law Enforcement 1(Dual Credit)Court Systems
19 Arts and HumanitiesA student may earn an arts and humanities endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:(A) A total of five social studies courses(B) four levels of the same language in a language other than English(C) two levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than English(D) four levels of American sign language(E) a coherent sequence of four credits by selecting courses from one or two categories or disciplines in fine arts or innovative courses approved by the commissioner(F) four English elective credits by selecting from the following:•English IV•Independent Study in English•Literary Genres•Creative Writing•Research and Technical Writing•Humanities•Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition; or•International Baccalaureate Language Studies A1 Higher Level; or•Communication Applications
20 CHS Arts and Humanities Courses Arts and Humanities in Fine Arts :A coherent sequence of four credits by selecting from Band, Choir, Art, Theatre.Band I-IVChoir I-IVArt I-IVTheatre I-IV
21 Distinguished Level of Achievement A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing:• a total of four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II• a total of four credits in science• the remaining curriculum requirements• the curriculum requirements for at least one endorsementA student must earn distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission.
22 Performance Acknowledgement A Student may earn an acknowledgement:for outstanding performance:• in a dual credit course ( for 12 hours or more)• on an AP test or IB exam (3 or higher on AP exam)• on the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the ACT (based upon set score criteria)• for earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license
23 Dual Credit Courses* Any student desiring to take dual credit courses must qualify for dual credit.Dual credit courses are currently provided by Cisco CollegeAvailable Dual Credit Courses at CHSEnglish 4BiologyAnatomy and PhysiologyEconomics and Us GovernmentPsychology and SociologyAlgebra/StatisticsSpanish 3WeldingCriminal Justice
24 Dual Credit Process1. Apply for admissions to Cisco College (online application)2. Meet TSI or other testing requirement3. Complete the Dual Credit Request Form available on Cisco College website4. Register for class through CHS5. PAY YOUR TUITION PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!6. Purchase Textbooks7. Apply yourself in class - dual credit does not equal easy!
25 Other Graduation Requirements EOC Testing Required - Required CoursesEnglish hour testEnglish hour testAlgebra hour testBiology - 4 hour testUS History - 4 hour test
26 How to declare your plan Step 1:View the google live form. Complete the live form.You will choose all courses necessary to complete an endorsement.This form declares your endorsement plan and sends a copy of the plan to you.The document will need to be printed and signed.Step 2:Go to and input your courses for next year. You will ONLY choose courses for the school year.This schedule page will need to be printed and signed.Step 3:Return both forms to the counseling offices either at the HS or JrH