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1 Klein Collins High School
9th Grade Information & Course Registration for

2 Agenda Graduation Requirements Required Coursework
Career Exploration Courses Advanced Academic Courses Course Selection Process


4 3 Requirements to Graduate
Earn 26 State Credits Pass required State Courses Pass required End of Course (EOC) Exams

5 Credits State Credits - count toward graduation
26 Credits Required 1 Full Year Class = 1 Credit Local Credits - do not count toward graduation (Office Aide, Student Leadership, etc.) Denied Credit – Student does not earn credit due to excessive absences, despite passing grades!

6 --Texas Education Code (state law)
Graduation Plans Recommended Plan Distinguished Plan “To be eligible for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution, students must successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished high school program.” --Texas Education Code (state law)

7 Recommended High School Program
4 years of English 4 years of Math 4 years of Social Studies 4 years of Science 2 years of Foreign Lang. 1 year of PE/Equivalent 1 year of Fine Art Communication Applic. Electives 26 Credits

8 Distinguished High School Program
26 Credits Same course requirements as Recommended IPC does not count 3 years of Foreign Language 4 Advanced Measures AP scores Dual Credit Articulated-prep courses National Merit on PSAT

9 Required Coursework 2 years of Foreign Language
Spanish French German Latin Must take 2 years of the same language

10 Required Coursework 1 year of Fine Art Band Orchestra Choir Theater
Dance Color Guard Floral Design

11 Required Coursework 1 year of PE or Equivalent
Athletics Cheerleading (S1 only) ROTC (waiver) Drill Team (waiver) Marching Band (S1 only, w) Dance (Must choose PE or Fine Art credit) Can earn up to 4 PE credits

12 End of Course Exams (EOC)
You must successfully complete the following EOC exams. English 1, English 2, English 3 Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, US History Will count as 15% of your final grade For more information go to:

13 Plan for Your Future 2-year College Military 4-year University Work
Whatever you do NOW determines where you go in the future – choose wisely!

14 Career & Technical Education (CTE)
15 Career Clusters Why take CTE? Learn about jobs Certification Articulated credit 2 or 3-period classes require planning!

15 Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Cosmetology Agriculture

16 Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Vet Tech Auto Tech

17 Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Health Science Child Care

18 Advanced Academics/ Pre-AP
Rigorous coursework & more homework “Extra” grade points Be better prepared for college Advanced Measure for Distinguished Plan Earn college credit

19 Additional Information
Attend TIE Night at KCHS on November 16 from 6-8 PM Class Catalog & CTE Catalog Forms, info packets, & applications Counselors, classmates, teachers, and family Visit the Klein Collins Web Site

20 Course Selection Process
Paperwork Four-Year Plan Course Selection Sheets Other Information

21 Turn in with your Course Request Sheet!
Four-Year Plan Use pencil Include any courses you have taken in Middle School that you will receive high school credit for Fill in blanks with classes you plan to take Check required classes Turn in with your Course Request Sheet!

22 9th-12th Grade Math Sequence
Advanced Math Skills Successful Math Performance Extra Support Needed for Math Success

23 Course Selection Sheets
Listing of the courses available Key * = 1 Semester Class + = Approval Required $ = Fee Required F = Form Required

24 Course Selection Sheets
7 Class Periods 4 Core Classes + 3 Electives 1 Full-year Class = 1 Period 2 Semester Classes = 1 Period 3 Alternates Student and Parent Signatures

25 Online Data Entry Meet with Counselor
Bring 4-Year Plan & Course Selection Sheet Review at home via Parent Connection

26 Verification Sheets This Spring Check them carefully!
7 Class Periods Electives Schedule Change Deadline is June 8, 2012 JUNE 8th

27 Transcript Official academic record Send to colleges & scholarships
Semester averages Total credits earned TAKS, GPA, Rank Send to colleges & scholarships

28 GPA and Class Rank GPA (Grade Point Average) - Grade points are awarded in each course and will eventually be used to calculate your GPA. GPA determines your class rank. Colleges consider GPA and Class Rank for admission decisions. Remember your GPA and Class Rank start your 9th grade year!

29 How Do I Earn Grade Points?
Semester averages are used to determine grade points Advance courses receive more grade points “How to Calculate your GPA” power point is online on the KCHS website

30 To Do Review and complete the Course Selection Sheet
Learn more about class options Check for prerequisites, fees, forms, etc. Turn in 4-Year Plan and Course Selection Sheet

31 Questions?

32 Work Hard. Graduate!

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